David Peterson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 6" / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/3/1995 (26)
David Peterson Season Stats
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David Peterson News
New York Mets starting pitcher David Peterson (oblique, foot) will have to undergo potentially season-ending surgery after breaking a bone in his foot, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. Peterson was already on the injured list with a right oblique strain, and on Friday night while walking through the clubhouse, Peterson sustained a "Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal," which will require surgery. The Mets do not have an official timeline for how long this could keep Peterson out, but DiComo reports that this type of injury typically takes six-to-eight weeks to recover from, and when you add in the build-up program to get Peterson throwing again, the season could be over before he can return. Peterson had been inconsistent on the mound this year, but did have some value as a matchup-dependent streaming option. At this point there's no reason he should still be rostered in any format.
New York Mets left-hander David Peterson (oblique) is close to getting back on a mound as he recovers from a severe right oblique strain that he suffered near the end of June. It's good progress, but Peterson is still at least several weeks away from a return to the Mets. Given how decimated New York's rotation is at the moment, Peterson could return and jump back into a starting role despite his 5.54 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 69/29 K/BB in 66 2/3 innings spanning 15 starts. However, Carlos Carrasco should be making his team debut soon, and the Mets are hoping that Jacob deGrom isn't out for that long. The Mets could also be aggressive at the trade deadline and add another starting arm. Even if Peterson rejoins the rotation, he'll be a shaky streaming option in deeper leagues.
New York Mets starting pitcher David Peterson (side), placed on the 10-day injured list on Friday, was diagnosed with an oblique strain on Saturday. It is reportedly a strain between grades 1 and 2, which will keep him sidelined for an undetermined amount of time. According to manager Luis Rojas, Peterson is "week-to-week" at this point. Peterson has had a very inconsistent campaign in 2021, posting an unimpressive 2-6 record with a 5.54 ERA through 15 starts this season. Moments of brilliance have been mixed in with rough stretches for the 25-year-old southpaw. When he eventually returns, Peterson is a potential streaming option based on the matchup.
New York Mets starting pitcher David Peterson had a strong rookie campaign in 2020. He posted a 3.44 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a 40:24 K:BB in 49 2/3 innings pitched over nine starts. Despite this success, Peterson is no lock for a rotation spot heading into 2021. The Mets made numerous moves in the offseason to shore up their rotation. They signed Marcus Stroman to a qualifying offer, signed free-agent Taijuan Walker to a two-year deal, and traded for Carlos Carrasco and Joey Lucchesi. With Jacob deGrom, Carrasco, Stroman, and Walker locked into the first four rotation spots, Peterson will likely find himself in a competition for the fifth rotation spot with Lucchesi this spring. In addition, once Noah Syndergaard (elbow) returns from the injured list sometime in June or July, Peterson could find himself moved into a swingman role even if he breaks camp as the team's fifth starter. Also of note, since Peterson has not pitched more than a total of 129 innings over the past three seasons, the Mets could subject Peterson to an innings limit in 2021. Beyond these concerns, Peterson's 2020 metrics also suggest some ERA and WHIP regression. In 2020, he posted a 4.39 xERA, which would lead us to believe that his 3.44 ERA was partially luck-driven. In addition, his strikeout and walk rates were both within the bottom 26% of the MLB, which suggests a poor K:BB and WHIP increase in 2021. With the possibility that Peterson will not win and/or hold a rotation spot for the duration of the season, quality start and win totals will also likely be suppressed in 2021. At his current ADP of 399, Peterson is largely going undrafted in all but the deepest of mixed leagues. He is a better option for managers in dynasty formats heading into 2021 unless the Mets suffer injuries which would necessitate that Peterson remains in the rotation indefinitely.