Brock Alan Peterson...is a 2002 graduate of W.F. West (WA) High...played baseball, football and basketball as a prep in Centralia, WA.
Tallied 56 extra-base hits (30 doubles, career-high 25 home runs) for the Cardinals' Triple-A Memphis affiliate and earned first taste of the big leagues...led the Pacific Coast League with 25 home runs, home run ratio (HR every 18.2 at-bats) and a .531 slugging percentage...also ranked among PCL leaders in OPS (2nd, .895), total bases (2nd, 242), games (2nd, 136), extra-base hits (3rd), walks (tied 3rd, 77), RBI (tied 4th, 86) and doubles (7th, 30)...had contract selected by the Cardinals on July 20 as Matt Holliday was placed on the DL...debuted that night vs. SDP and posted first big league RBI via a 6-3 groundout...posted first MLB hit, a single off Jake Diekman, July 24 vs. PHI.
Hit 21 home runs in 94 games with Bridgeport of the independent Atlantic League before signing with the Cardinals organization as a minor league free agent on Aug. 14...ranked among Atlantic League leaders in slugging percentage (6th, .563), OPS (6th, .939)home runs (tied 7th, 21).
Posted 31 extra-base hits, including 11 home runs, in 71 games for (independent) Bridgeport.
Legged out 21 doubles and hit 19 home runs in 8th and final season in the Twins' chain...following the season, played for Este in the Dominican Winter League and represented the DWL in the prestigious Caribbean Series...spent '10 Spring Training in big league camp with MIN.
Spent entire season at Triple-A Rochester...placed on the disabled list with sore right shoulder, April 28...reinstated, May 4...batted .345 (86-for-249) with nine home runs and 30 RBI in 77 games after June 1...season-high 12-game hit-streak, August 4-19...homered in consecutive games, August 12 and 13 at Buffalo...homered in consecutive games, August 31 and September 1 at Buffalo...went 3-for-4 with a home run and a season-high four RBI, September 1 vs. Buffalo...batted .464 (13-for-28) in eight September games...batted .306 (64-for-209) with eight home runs vs. right-handers and .299 (32-for-107) with two home runs vs. left-handers.
Began season at Double-A New Britain and hit his first home run on April 9 vs. New Hampshire...hit safely in 11 straight games, April 14-24, with two home runs and 13 rbi during that span, including a four-rbi game, April 16 at New Hampshire...went 4-for-6 with three rbi, May 7 vs. Bowie...went 3-for-6 with two home runs, two rbi and three runs scored, July 4 vs. Connecticut...finished July with six home runs...hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games with the Rock Cats, hitting three home runs, scoring 10 runs and driving in nine in that span...promoted to Triple-A Rochester, August 9...had four rbi game, August 12 vs. Syracuse.