Meet Alex Middleton — Girlfriend of Oregon LHP David Peterson

Our last MLB Draft prospect profile belongs to Oregon left-handed pitcher David Peterson. Baseball America has him ranked as their 17th-best player available on their big board, and the fourth-best lefty behind Brendan McKay, MacKenzie Gore, and DL Hall.

MLB.com’s scouting report on the Oregon lefty:

A strong junior season helped Peterson improve his Draft stock. The lefty racked up the strikeouts for Oregon, including a 20-strikeout effort against Arizona State on April 28, with a strong fastball-slider combination. Peterson’s fastball sits in the low 90s, while his slider is an above-average offering. Peterson also features a changeup and a curveball. At 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds, Peterson has a strong, durable frame that will allow him to continue starting. Peterson also has good command and has kept his walk rate down this spring.

Where the final mock drafts have David going:

BA: No. 17 (Mariners)
MLB.com: No. 17 (Jim Callis); No. 19 (Giants/ Jonathan Mayo)
Keith Law (In$$$ider): No. 16 (Yankees)

Off the field, the probable first rounder is dating Alex Middleton, who attended Baylor University.
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Assistant Editor of Busted Coverage. Based in Los Angeles.
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