CHICAGO (WANE) – After being selected in the 12th round of this year’s MLB draft, pitcher Mat Peters has chosen to begin his professional baseball career with the Cubs organization. The Cubs announced this 19 of their 20 draft picks have signed before Monday’s deadline.
Peters has had a meteoric rise in his baseball career since graduating from Bishop Dwenger High School. Entering his senior year, Peters stood at 5-foot-7 while shooting in the mid-eighties. He then had a growth spurt around the time he enrolled to play with the Ivy Tech baseball program. Peters now stands at 6-foot-4, and can also consistently throw a fastball over 100 miles per hour.
If Peters had decided not to sign with the Cubs, he could have continued his college baseball career at Miami University in Ohio.
Peters told WANE 15 he is currently staying in Arizona at the Cubs compound.