Want to make your own assessment on third baseman D.J. Peterson, who is generally viewed as the Mariners’ top non-pitching prospect?
Tune in at 5 p.m. Saturday to MLB Network for the Arizona Fall League’s annual all-star game, known as the Fall Stars Game. You can also point your browser to MLB.com for a streaming version of the telecast.
Peterson was selected Monday as one of 50 players for the game, which will take place at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona. Salt River serves as the spring home of the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Fall League, which bills itself as a finishing school for top prospects, consists of six teams that each draw players from five big-league organizations.
Peterson, 22, and other Mariners prospects play for the Surprise Saguaros.
The Fall Stars rosters are determined through consultation by Fall League officials with scouting and farm directors from all 30 big-league clubs. Each organization is offered the opportunity to have at least one player chosen.
Peterson was the only Mariners prospect selected — and the honor points more to his potential than his Fall League performance. He entered Monday with a .214 average (9-for-42) with one homer and six RBIs in 12 games.
The Fall League season runs through Nov. 15.
Peterson was the Mariners’ first-round pick in 2013 and batted .297 this season with 31 homers and 111 RBIs in 123 games at Hi-A High Desert and Double-A Jackson.
The Mariners selected Peterson and first baseman Jordy Lara as their co-players of the year for their minor league operations.
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The Mariners have seven such players: pitchers Chris Young and Joe Beimel, catcher Humberto Quintero, first baseman/DH Kendrys Morales, and outfielders Endy Chavez, Chris Denorfia and Franklin Gutierrez.
The Mariners are not expected to extend any qualifying offers.
In effect, this means clubs have an exclusive five-day window to negotiate with their own players who qualify for free agency.