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Q&A With A's 16th Round Pick Tanner Peters

Peters has a 0.58 WHIP for Vermont.

At 6'0'', 150 pounds, Tanner Peters doesn't look the part of team ace. Yet that is what he was for UNLV. In 2011, he posted a 1.50 ERA and struck-out 105 in 120.1 innings and earned Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Year honors. Soon after, Peters was drafted by the Oakland A's in the 16th round. Now he is dominating for the Vermont Lake Monsters. Donald Moore caught-up with him.

Making the jump from college to the pros isn't supposed to be easy, but Tanner Peters is making it look like child play at the moment. The former UNLV ace has yet to allow an earned run in 12 innings of work -- all out of the bullpen -- for the short-season Vermont Lake Monsters. The Oakland A's 2011 16th-round pick has allowed only four hits and three walks and he has struck-out 14. Peters was a...

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