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Dodgers' Peters is a work in progress but is putting up notable numbers

PHOENIX - Introduce yourself to DJ Peters, and the Los Angeles Dodgers' top slugging prospect seems to shake your wrist along with your hand. That's how big and meaty the mitts of this 6-foot-6, 245-pound outfielder are.

"Yeah, I've always been big, ever since I was a baby," Peters said with a laugh. "I was 10 1/2 pounds when I came out of the womb."

Peters has used his large, muscular frame to his advantage since he was a kid in Glendora, Calif., hitting prodigious home runs at every level. Now 23, Peters led the

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