Dan Peltier

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Daniel Edward Peltier

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Dan Peltier was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the third round of the 1989 amateur draft, and he began his professional career that year with the rookie league Butte Copper Kings. With them, he hit .402 with 7 home runs, 28 RBI, 10 stolen bases and 25 walks in 33 games. He jumped to Double-A in 1990, playing in 117 games for the Tulsa Drillers. His average slipped to .279, however he hit 11 home runs, stole ten 10 bases again and drove in 57 runs.

His average slipped again in 1991, playing for the Triple-A Oklahoma City 89ers - he hit only .229 with 3 home runs and 32 RBI in 94 games. In 1992, he spent most of the season with the 89ers, hitting .296 with 7 home runs and 53 RBI. On June 26th, he made his big league debut, against the Detroit Tigers. He went 0-for-4 in his first game before collecting his first hit - a single off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Juan Guzman. Overall, he appeared in 12 big league games that year, hitting .167 in 24 at-bats.

In 65 games with the Rangers in 1993, Peltier hit .269 with 1 home run and 17 RBI. That home run would be the only one he'd hit in the major leagues - it was a three-run home run off Bob Wickman. He spent 48 games with the 89ers that year as well, hitting .321 with 5 home runs and 33 RBI.

1994 was spent entirely with the 89ers. That season, he hit .268 with 9 home runs and 60 RBI in 125 games. On March 29, 1995, right before the season was set to begin, Peltier was released and became a free agent. No major league team signed him, so he played for the St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League, hitting .366 with 9 home runs in 83 games. He signed as a free agent with the San Francisco Giants on January 9, 1996, and spent most of that season in Triple-A hitting .285 with no home runs in 70 games. He spent 31 games in the majors that year, hitting .254 with nine RBI in 59 at-bats. On July 17th, he played his final game, and on October 15th, he was granted free agency once again.

He played one more season of United States professional baseball, with the Saints of the Northern League in 1997. He hit .288 in 21 games. Overall, he hit .255 with 1 home run and 28 RBI in 108 big league games. In the minors, he hit .294 in nine seasons.

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