Dillon James Peters...On Twitter: @Dillypickz... Visited patients at CHOC Children's in August 2019 alongside teammates Taylor Cole and Ty Buttrey... Attended Cathedral HS (IN)...Indiana All-State in 2009 & 2010...2010 Indiana Super Team Player of the Year...Went 12-1 with a 0.63 ERA and 154 strikeouts in 89.1 innings as a senior... Attended University of Texas...Junior season and college career were cut short by Tommy John surgery following 2014 Big 12 Tournament...Was 7-3 with a 2.13 ERA as a junior for Longhorns and 6-3 with a 1.97 ERA as a sophomore...Tossed seven innings in a combined no-hitter against Kansas State, May 16, 2014... Originally signed by Marlins scout Ryan Wardinsky.
Appeared in 17 Major League games (12 starts) in first season in Angels organization...Set new career highs in every major pitching category across four big league stints... Made Angels debut Apr. 16 at Texas after opening season with Triple-A Salt Lake...Totaled 13 games (11 starts) in three stints with Bees... Tossed 7.2 innings Aug. 2 at Cleveland as Angels primary pitcher after Taylor Cole opened...Marked longest outing of career and second-longest appearance for an Angels pitcher in 2019...His 7.2 IP were most in a game for any Angels relief pitcher since Gary Ross (7.2 IP) June 30, 1976 at White Sox... Allowed three-or-fewer earned runs in 13 of 17 appearances for Angels... Held opponents to a .268 (45/168) average against off-speed pitches, compared with a .320 (40/125) average against his four-seamer... Opponents hit .378 (28/74) against his first 25 pitches of an appearance but held batters to a .260 average (57/219) after reaching his 26th pitch of an outing.
Made first career Opening Day roster with Marlins...Earned win in season debut Apr. 1 vs. Cubs after tossing six shutout innings... Optioned to Triple-A New Orleans, May 3 and would spend majority of season with Baby Cakes... Only other Major League appearance came July 5 at Washington with two innings pitched in relief... Fanned career-high 12 batters Aug. 29 vs. Nashville, while pitching career-high eight scoreless innings... Finished season with New Orleans on a four game winning streak.
Overcame broken left thumb early in Minor League season and went 7-3 with a 1.57 ERA (63.0 ip/11 er) in 13 starts before earning his first MLB promotion in September... Had contract selected by Miami on September 1 and made MLB debut that night with a start vs. Philadelphia...Went 7.0 innings and struck out eight in debut, leaving in line for the win. Allowed just three hits and three walks. Tied Club record for innings pitched in an MLB debut, joining Justin Nicolino (June 20, 2015) and Brad Penny (April 7, 2000), and also tied for most strikeouts in an MLB debut, joining José Fernández (April 7, 2013)...In debut, infielder Brian Anderson also started and made MLB debut. Marked 18th time in Club history two-or-more players made MLB debut in same game, and just fourth time that two players started MLB debut together, joining Justin Bour & J.T. Realmuto (June 5, 2014 at Tampa Bay); Christian Yelich & Jake Marisnick (July 23, 2013 at Colorado); and Dan Uggla & Eric Reed (April 3, 2006 at Houston). -Stats LLC...Had 14 strikeouts over first two career starts, tying Dontrelle Willis for the third-most in Club history over a pitcher's first two career starts...Picked up first career win in final start, Sept. 28 vs. Atlanta...Went 1-1, 1.53 (31.1/18) in three starts at home, compared to 0-1, 9.88 (13.2/15) in three starts on road...Missed nearly two months of Minor League season after sustaining a fractured left thumb in April 17 start at Pensacola (hit by line drive)...In four rehab starts, posted 1-1 record, allowing just one earned run (three total) over 17.1 innings...Prior to going on DL, allowed two runs and six hits over first two starts of season (10.1 ip). In return, allowed six hits and one run over 5.0 frames July 27 at Mississippi...Allowed average of 3.15 hits per start and surrendered more than three hits in a start just three times; July 27 at Mississippi (6), August 6 vs. Birmingham (7) and August 25 vs. Birmingham (4)...Tossed season-high 6.2 innings in last Minor League outing, Aug. 25 vs. Birmingham. Held Barons scoreless with two walks and season-high tying seven strikeouts. ..Held opponents scoreless over final 13.2 innings in Minors, marking second-longest scoreless streak of season: tossed 14.2 scoreless from July 10-21.