In the 2010 Draft, the Mets picked RHP Peter Birdwell in the 25th round, 752nd overall.
Peter lasted three years in the Mets system and struggled with injuries, never rising above Rookie level ball.
In 2010, he started out with the Gulf Coast League Mets and appeared in one game before being sent to the Kingsport Mets on July 2nd, remaining there for the remainder of the season. That season, he appeared in 17 games with 1 start with a record of 2-1 and an ERA of 3.82. He pitched 33 innings and allowed 32 hits, walking 23 and striking out 29 with a WHIP of 1.67.
In 2011, Peter was on the active roster at Kingsport for a limited period, from June 21st – June 27th. He appeared in 3 games out of the pen, pitching 6 1/3 innings, allowing 9 hits, walking 1 and striking out 7 with a WHIP of 1.58.
In 2012, Peter again saw limited time on the active roster for Kingsport from July 17th to July 21st. He appeared in 2 games, pitching 3 innings, allowing 3 hits, walking 1 and striking out 3 and a WHIP of 1.33.
Peter announced his retirement in July 2012.
During his professional career, Peter appeared in 22 games with 1 start. His career record was 3-1 with a 4.68 ERA. He pitched 42 1/3 innings, allowing 44 hits, walking 25 and striking out 39 with a WHIP of 1.63.