Mark Peterson

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 11 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 8 mos
Position(s) LHP  
Ht/Wt 6-5, 180 lb
B/T R/L
School  Lincoln
Hometown  Fort Pierce, FL USA
Summer Team  All American Prospects
Fall Team  Young Guns
MLB Draft 
Round 50 by Rays  in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Florida - All Region 1st Team 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
227
Position - LHP
NA
Been good for a long time, crafty winning lefty with 90 mph fastball. 88 in Jupiter, could explode this spring.
FL State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - LHP
NA
GPA
3.1
SAT
--
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Florida State 

College(s) interested in
Florida State 
Louisiana State 
Florida 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
9.5
6/16/2006
Latest Showcase Report
2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 9.5
Mark Peterson is a 2007 left hand pitcher from Lincoln Park Academy, residing in Fort Pierce, FL. He has a long and lanky body type and a very projectable 6'5" 180 lb. frame. One of the many talented lefties in Fayetteville, Peterson ranked #38 among PG National Top 85 pitchers due to his combination of pitchability, stuff, and projectability. Pitching from a 3/4 slot, Peterson has a clean arm action and though there is a little bit of effort, it is not a concern. That effort seems to be geared toward putting movement on his pitches, rather than for velocity. He has good rhythm in his delivery that is a slightly across his body, creating a slight bit of deception. Even if he could not get his fastball up to 89 mph, which he did, Peterson could still pitch with the fastball. His range is a comfortable 86-88 mph and it appears a bit better when it gets on hitters. Peterson gets good arm side movement on the fastball and showed the ability to pitch to both sides of the plate, to right and left hand hitters. His best pitch is his 71-74 mph curveball, which has plus depth. That 1/7 shaped breaker starts out headed to the zone and gets bats started. Then it dives below bats below the zone, resulting in many swing and misses. Peterson's curveball is an out pitch. He also showed advanced feel of his 78-79 mph change-up. A strike thrower with three pitches, Peterson has big time pitchability and a body that will keep scouts checking on him this spring, waiting for just a little more velocity to possibly move on him in the top few rounds. As for colleges, Peterson should be near the top of all LHP recruiting lists.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 89 mph
6/16/2006
89.09% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
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