Dillon Peters’ road to the major leagues wasn’t smooth. Even this season, when Peters impressed the Marlins in spring training, he found himself on the disabled list at Class AA Jacksonville because of a broken left thumb.
Peters made it back, had a 1.87 ERA in six starts in July and August for Jacksonville and earned his first big-league chance in a Sept. 1 start against the Phillies. What the Marlins saw that night was worth waiting for.
Pitching a day after his 25th birthday, Peters allowed three hits and had eight strikeouts in seven scoreless innings.
“It was pretty awesome, from the first pitch to the last pitch,” Peters said. “It was just a blessing to be out there and accomplish a dream.”
Peters is ranked by MLB.com as the Marlins’ fourth-best prospect.
The Marlins also called up third baseman Brian Anderson, whom MLB.com ranks as their third-best prospect. Anderson hit 22 home runs in 120 games at the top two levels of the Marlins’ farm system this season and played in the All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park.