David Peterson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 6" / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/3/1995 (28)
David Peterson Season Stats
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New York Mets left-hander David Peterson (hip) underwent surgery to fix a labrum tear in his left hip on Monday, according to the team. It's an injury that typically takes six to seven months to return from, which means Peterson is unlikely to be ready until May or early June of 2024. The 28-year-old southpaw certainly won't be ready for the start of the regular season next year. His hip injury could have contributed to an inconsistent 2023 campaign in which he went 3-8 with a 5.03 ERA (4.34 FIP) and 1.57 WHIP while walking 50 and striking out a career-high 128 batters in 111 innings over 27 appearances (21 starts) in his fourth big-league season in New York.
New York Mets pitcher David Peterson will be in search of more strikeouts on Thursday when he takes the ball on the road against the Philadelphia Phillies. Peterson tossed 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball against the Reds his last time out but also racked up a hefty 10 strikeouts in the process. The left-hander hasn't had a great season as he sports a 5.22 ERA across 25 outings (19 starts) but his 4.45 FIP, 3.97 SIERA, 55.4% ground-ball rate, and 25.3% K% report he has been far better than his surface ERA suggests. However, he has been battered for a 7.35 ERA on the road where he also sports a 1.84 HR/9 versus a tidy 3.18 ERA and 0.88 HR/9 at Citi Field this season.
New York Mets left-hander David Peterson is starting Friday's game against Dean Kremer and the Baltimore Orioles. The 27-year-old has appeared in 17 games for the Mets this season, posting an ugly 5.92 ERA and 1.62 WHIP, but is still sporting an above-average 24.4% strikeout rate. After the club shipped starters Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer elsewhere, Peterson should have a long leash in the rotation to see if he can start showing results more like his 2022 numbers (3.83 ERA over 105 2/3 innings). Fantasy owners can continue to roster the fourth-year player in deeper formats but should probably stash him on the bench against a solid Baltimore offense.
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.