Jace Ryan Peterson is a second baseman in Major League Baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers. He was formerly with the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, and Baltimore Orioles in Major League Baseball.
On May 9, 1990, Jace Peterson, the eldest of three children born to Scott and Shawn Peterson, was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
At Hamilton Christian Academy in his hometown, he was a three-sport athlete who excelled in baseball, basketball, and football.
Following graduation, Peterson attended McNeese State University, where he was a member of the McNeese State Cowboys football and baseball teams.
Peterson set a school record for most stolen bases with 78 during his three-year collegiate baseball career.
The Padres selected him in the supplemental first round (58th overall) of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, and he signed a $624,600 contract with the team.
The Eugene Emeralds were Peterson’s first professional team in 2011. In 276 at-bats, he batted.243/360/.333 with two home runs.
He hit .286/.378/.392 in 444 at-bats over 117 games with the Fort Wayne TinCaps in 2012. He hit .303/.382/.454 in 496 at-bats over 113 games for the Lake Elsinore Storm in 2013.
The Double-A San Antonio Missions were his first stop in 2014. He was optioned to the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas in May after appearing with the Major League club.
In his prior minor league assignments, he had mostly played shortstop, although he also saw time at second, third, and short.
How Much Does Jace Peterson Make?
Jace Peterson makes an annual average salary of $1,825,000.