David Peterson, the Mets’ No. 10 prospect, is set to make his Major League debut against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.
Peterson, 24, who was initially drafted by the Red Sox out of high school in the 28th round of the 2014 draft, attended the University of Oregon for three years before being selected 20th overall by the Mets.
In 24 starts for the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the then 23-year-old had a 4.19 ERA and went 3-6. The left-hander conceded nine home runs and 37 walks with 122 strikeouts.
Peterson was added to the Mets 60-player pool at the outset of Summer Camp. He was put on the taxi squad for the first road trip of the season and will be getting his first career start.
“This kid, just great demeanor,” Mets manager Luis Rojas said, per Mets beat reporter Anthony DiComo. “He presents as that guy that wants to compete, that wants to get you out. He’s always searching. He’s always asking questions. I like his pitchability as far as repertoire, and also controlling the running game, fielding his position. There’s just a good package there.”
During his time with the Oregon Ducks, Peterson went 19-15 and posted a 3.47 ERA and allowed eight home runs and 76 walks while striking out 282.
Peterson will get the start as the Mets (2-2) look to win its second-straight against left-hander Matt Hall and the Red Sox (1-3) at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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