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Joc Pederson | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/21/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Joc Pederson went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run in Saturday's loss to the Mets.
At the time Pederson hit his solo home run against Mets starter Matt Harvey in the sixth inning, it made the score 8-2. The Dodgers wouldn't score again in the game and found themselves on the embarrassing end of a 15-2 loss. Pederson and Cubs stud Kris Bryant are in the middle of a fun NL Rookie of the Year battle right now, with Pederson slashing .234/.360/.476 with 21 homers and 43 RBI. It should be noted that Pederson's slash-numbers on a per-month basis have dropped with each calendar turn. Hopefully Saturday's nice game is a sign that he'll be able to get himself on a hot streak. Jul 25 - 10:52 PM

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Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Pederson will take a seat with lefty Robbie Ray on the bump for the D'backs. Kike Hernandez will get the start in center field for Pederson on Wednesday.
Jul 1 - 6:35 PM

Joc Pederson went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run but the Dodgers were outslugged by the Diamondbacks in Monday's loss.

Pederson hit a tape-measure blast to right-center in the fourth inning off of Allan Webster, one of three solo shots the Dodgers hit in the frame. The rookie is up to 20 home runs on the season along with 38 RBI and a .241/.384/.529 triple-slash line.
Jun 30 - 1:32 AM

Joc Pederson is getting a day of rest in Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Cubs.

Enrique Hernandez will start in center field and bat leadoff against Chicago left-hander Jon Lester.
Jun 25 - 11:44 AM

Joc Pederson went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run, but the Dodgers weren't able to surpass the Cubs in Monday's game.

Pederson ripped a solo home run to center field at Wrigley Field against Jason Motte, bringing the Dodgers to within two runs, but it was ultimately too little, too late. Pederson has homered twice in his last three games after ending a 14-game homerless drought. He has 19 on the year along with 36 RBI and a .252/.393/.551 batting line.
Jun 22 - 11:20 PM

Joc Pederson went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Giants.

Pederson also walked twice in the contest, hence the relative lack of at-bats. He acted as the front end of back-to-back home runs when he launched a 449-foot solo shot off Giants starter Tim Hudson in the first inning. Justin Turner would also homer to complete the end of that equation. Pederson is hitting .251/.391/.542 with 18 homers, 34 RBI and 37 runs scored in his first full major league season. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of that slash line is the difference between his average and on-base percentage--a clear sign of patience despite the fact that he's only 23 years old.
Jun 20 - 10:27 PM

Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

Chris Heisey will start in center field and bat leadoff for the Dodgers with the Diamondbacks throwing left-hander Robbie Ray. It's just a day of rest for Pederson, who boasts a .942 OPS and 17 home runs in 58 games.
Jun 9 - 5:56 PM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-3 and homered in a fifth straight game Wednesday versus the Rockies.

Pederson's homer off Scott Oberg in the eighth inning was his 17th of the year. He's the second player this year to homer in five straight games, joining Nelson Cruz, and he's the first Dodger to do it since Matt Kemp in 2009. The last player to homer in six straight was Chris Davis in 2012.
Jun 4 - 4:01 AM

Joc Pederson homered in a 2-for-5 effort as the Dodgers eked out a win over the Rockies in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Pederson ripped a tape-measure home run in the day game, estimated at 477 feet. The nightcap homer was another long-distance blast, a solo shot in the third inning off of David Hale. He's homered in four consecutive games now, giving him 16 on the season along with 31 RBI. Pederson has exceeded any and all expectations, which were already high to begin with.
Jun 3 - 12:11 AM

Joc Pederson slugged a 477-foot homer in the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader in Colorado.

But the Dodgers went on to lose 6-3. Pederson also drew a walk in the game and is now batting .256/.383/.564 with 15 home runs, 29 RBI, and 30 runs scored in 51 games this season. Impressive stuff from the 23-year-old rookie.
Jun 2 - 6:21 PM

Joc Pederson went 1-for-6, but his one hit was a big one -- a three-run home run, helping the Dodgers beat the Rockies on Monday.

Pederson struck the big blow in the Dodgers' six-run sixth inning, ripping a three-run home run off of Christian Friedrich. He's homered in back-to-back games, something he has already done four times this season. He has 14 four-baggers total along with 27 RBI and a .254/.380/.550 batting line.
Jun 1 - 11:59 PM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 on Wednesday as the Dodgers lost to the Braves 3-2.

Pederson, 23, went 7-for-13 in the three-game set against Atlanta. He boasts a .945 OPS and is on pace for 42 homers, 81 RBI and 95 runs. The heavy frontrunner for NL Rookie of the Year honors has secured leadoff duties for the foreseeable future (and perhaps decade) by posting a .392 OBP with an outstanding walk rate.
May 28 - 1:18 AM

Joc Pederson slugged his 12th home run of the season Saturday in the Dodgers' defeat of the Padres.

It was a first-inning solo shot off Padres starter Ian Kennedy. Pederson, 23, boasts a .943 OPS through 42 games this season and he's on pace for 46 homers and 100 runs scored. Just give him the NL Rookie of the Year Award.
May 24 - 12:24 AM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 and hit a tiebreaking homer off Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning Friday as the Dodgers beat the Padres 2-1.

That's 11 homers for Pederson, so he's still on pace for right around 40. Of course, he's not going to keep that up, but he's the obvious Rookie of the Year favorite at the moment.
May 23 - 12:57 AM

Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday.

As far as we know, it's a routine off day for the young center fielder. Pederson has easily been the Dodgers' most productive outfielder this season, leading the way with 10 HR and 21 RBI. His high strikeout rate is concerning (44 Ks in 111 at-bats) but the 23-year-old should be able to iron that out with more reps. With Pederson sidelined, Enrique Hernandez will grab the start in center field.
May 16 - 5:08 PM

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C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Michael Morse
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mat Latos
5Alex Wood
6Mike Bolsinger
7Carlos Frias
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Jim Johnson
7Juan Nicasio
8Yimi Garcia
9Luis Avilan
10Zach Lee