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Joc Pederson | Outfielder | #31

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/21/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 11 (0) / LA
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Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday.
The Dodgers are rolling with a nearly all right-handed lineup against Padres southpaw Christian Friedrich, the lone exception being Corey Seager. Trayce Thompson will draw the start in center field and bat fifth for the Dodgers. May 20 - 6:50 PM

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Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Angels.

Pederson crushed a two-run bomb to deep right off Angels starter Jered Weaver in the fourth inning. In the eighth-inning encore, he obliterated an A.J. Achter offering 424 feet to dead center for a solo dinger. The young slugger finished the game with three RBI. For the season, he is slashing .250/.358/.548 with eight homers and 19 RBI over 104 at-bats. After hitting just .210 last season, an average around .250 feels downright buoyant.
May 18 - 12:51 AM

Joc Pederson is not in the starting lineup Monday versus the Mets.

Pederson has sat against most left-handers this season and he'll do it again Monday with Steven Matz on the hill. Trayce Thompson will start in center field while Enrique Hernandez plays left.

Joc Pederson is in the starting lineup against the Rays on Tuesday.

It's a rare start against a lefty for Pederson, as he'll bat eighth versus Matt Moore. Enrique Hernandez will serve as the DH and bat leadoff while Trayce Thompson will play left.

Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

He's on the bench with the Padres throwing a lefty (Drew Pomeranz), which has been a regular thing this season. Trayce Thompson is in center field and Enrique Hernandez is in left Sunday. They also have Yasiel Puig in the leadoff spot.

Joc Pederson went 1-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

Pederson's double was his fourth two-bagger of the season. Alas, the Dodger offense as a whole failed to coalesce into anything substantial during Tuesday's affair. The 24-year-old Pederson is slashing .276/.382/.500 with three homers and 10 RBI over 58 at-bats as April winds to a close.
Apr 27 - 1:38 AM

Joc Pederson is batting cleanup for the Dodgers on Thursday afternoon against the Braves.

Justin Turner is getting the day off and Adrian Gonzalez is batting third versus Braves right-hander Matt Wisler. It will be Pederson's first time batting cleanup in a major league game. He has an .802 OPS and eight RBI in 42 at-bats this season for Los Angeles.
Apr 21 - 11:33 AM

Joc Pederson clobbered his second home run of the year on Sunday night, powering the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Giants in Los Angeles.

His two-run blast off Jeff Samardzija in the fifth inning proved to be more than enough run support for Kenta Maeda on Sunday. Pederson has done a nice job at the dish in the early going, slashing .257/.316/.514 with seven RBI.
Apr 17 - 10:56 PM

Joc Pederson is out of the lineup for the Dodgers' home opener Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

He'll take a seat against left-hander Patrick Corbin. Trayce Thompson will make the start in center field while Enrique Hernandez is starting in left and batting leadoff. Scott Van Slyke is also on the bench.

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

The free-swinging outfielder would be flailing away aimlessly against Madison Bumgarner, so he'll get some rest while Trayce Thompson draws a start in center field. Expect Pederson to return to action on Sunday.
Apr 9 - 1:41 PM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Thursday against the Giants.

With Chase Utley leading off in Howie Kendrick's place, Joc Pederson has found himself low in the order so far. It's unclear if that will continue once Kendrick returns. Pederson is 5-for-16 with three extra-base hits and five RBI through four games.
Apr 7 - 7:54 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Thursday that Joc Pederson will not be platooning with Enrique Hernandez in center field.

Hernandez will see playing time versus lefties at second base, shortstop and center field, but it won't be a strict platoon with Pederson. It's not a surprise that Roberts will give Pederson some leash even after his struggles in the second half last season, but the young outfielder can't afford another lengthy slump.
Mar 31 - 6:54 PM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Dodgers' loss to the Padres on Tuesday.

Pederson drew a walk in the second inning, singled in the fourth inning, and then launched a three-run shot off Padres right-hander Trey McNutt in the eighth inning. The young center fielder is batting .302 with an .834 OPS in 17 games this spring. Tuesday's homer was his second in Cactus League play.
Mar 29 - 7:24 PM

J.P. Hoonstra of InsideSoCal.com reports that Joc Pederson left Friday's game after one inning due to "a non-medical appointment."

In other words, there's nothing to worry about here. Pederson should be back on the field this weekend.
Mar 11 - 3:40 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday that Joc Pederson is the club's starting center fielder.

"As it stands now, Joc is our center fielder," Pederson said. "He had a tremendous first half, he struggled in the second half, but he’s a plus defender in center field." It's not as if there was really any doubt that Pederson was the guy, but the question was brought up because Trayce Thompson has played a lot this spring and impressed. Pederson probably doesn't have a super long leash given his poor second half, but the Dodgers aren't going to push him aside at this point.
Mar 11 - 12:56 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Mike Bolsinger
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brett Anderson
9Julio Urias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Chin-Hui Tsao