The Milwaukee Brewers took another player from Canada on day two of the 2021 MLB Draft, this one coming in the seventh round. The selection is outfielder Tristan Peters of Winkler, Canada, who had been playing for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Peters, a 21 year old junior, played at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Arizona before suiting for the Salukis in 2021. During his lone season at SIU, Peters hit .355/.463/.548 with six home runs and 14 stolen bases across 268 plate appearances. Peters was not ranked among the top draft prospects by Baseball America, but Prep Baseball Report did have this evaluation to offer from April of this year:
The left-handed hitting cleanup hitter for the Salukis is short to the ball at the plate with good balance, bat speed and extension. This combination of abilities has led him to a .423 batting average with nine doubles and two home runs to start the 2021 season. With good plate discipline and the ability to extend an at-bat, Peters has walked (20) nearly twice as many times as he’s struck out (11) in 119 plate appearances. With plus speed he has swiped 10 of 11 bases. Although he showed below average arm strength, he looked to be an above average defender in center field. Previous to SIU, Peters was an NJCAA Gold Glove winner at Chandler-Gilbert CC (Ariz.) in 2019.
The slot value for pick #207 is $218,500.