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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 clubbed his fourth home run of Cactus League play in a losing effort against the Padres on Friday.
His first inning blast off Walker Lockett got the Dodgers started with a bang, it was a lead that would be short lived though. Pederson finished the night 1-for-3 and is now hitting .242 with four long balls and eight RBI in spring play. He's still in the mix to hit atop the Dodgers lineup against right-handed pitching. Mar 18 - 12:55 AM

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Joc Pederson launched his third home run of the spring Wednesday in the Dodgers’ Cactus League loss to the Brewers.

Pederson’s solo blast in the first inning was his only hit of the afternoon. It was business as usual for Pederson, who continues to fulfill his destiny as an all-or-nothing power hitter. The 24-year-old hit .246 last season, which is actually a bit higher than his career average (.224). Over half of Pederson’s hits went for extra bases last year, so at least you know when he makes contact it’s going for a ride.
Mar 8 - 7:20 PM

Joc Pederson went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's Cactus League win over the Giants.

Pederson socked home run No. 1 of the spring off of George Kontos in the fifth inning. He has blasted a combined 51 dingers in his first two seasons in the bigs. Struggles against left-handers helped limit him to 476 plate appearances last season. Unless he can shore up that drawback in his game, his overall fantasy value will have a ceiling. Plenty of power upside, though.
Mar 1 - 11:11 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that he doesn't envision having a platoon partner for Joc Pederson, indicating that the 24-year-old slugger could get more at-bats against left-handed pitching.

Pederson clubbed 25 home runs in just 476 plate appearances in 2016. His at-bats were limited in part due to his struggles against southpaws where he hit just .125/.250/.219 with 22 strikeouts in 64 at-bats. While the extra at-bats could be a boon to his fantasy value, extra exposure against lefties will certainly bring down his already questionable batting average.
Feb 19 - 9:13 PM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Padres.

Pederson notched two separate RBI doubles in this one, driving in one run with his two-bagger in the fifth inning and following that up with a two-run double in the sixth inning. He struck out in his other two at-bats. In an even 400 at-bats this season, the 24-year-old outfielder is slashing .248/.354/.500 with 25 homers, 68 RBI and 26 doubles. The triple-slash is a uniform improvement on the .210/.346/.417 mark he posted a year ago.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 01:05:00 AM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

His fourth-inning blast off Shelby Miller was the key blow of the game. He has a .246 batting average with 23 home runs and 60 RBI in 382 at-bats. As the strong side of a platoon he sits against most lefties and therefore doesn't get enough plate appearances to be a highly productive fantasy contributor.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 12:01:00 AM

Joc Pederson went 3-for-3 and mashed his 22nd home run of the season as the Dodgers shut out the Marlins 5-0 in Miami on Saturday.

Pederson broke a scoreless tie when he took Tom Koehler over the wall in right field for a solo shot in the fifth inning, which proved to be the winning run in the ballgame. Pederson is quietly having a very productive season for the Dodgers, slashing .249/.348/.499 with 22 long balls and 58 RBI.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 11:02:00 PM

Joc Pederson went 0-for-4 on Monday and is 0-for-16 with nine strikeouts over the last week.

Pederson's start tonight was just his third in seven games, as the Dodgers hit a stretch against a handful of lefties. Perhaps it's the lack of action taking a toll, or perhaps it's just a little slump. Prior to Aug. 23, he had been hitting .284/.389/.526 in 95 at-bats since coming off the disabled list in July.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 12:34:00 AM

Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers starting lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.

It's just a routine day off for Pederson with left-hander Mike Montgomery toeing the slab for the Mariners. Kike Hernandez is starting in his place in center field and batting fifth for the Dodgers on Friday.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 06:50:00 PM

Joc Pederson homered and drove in two runs as part of a three-hit performance Saturday in a win over the Pirates.

Peterson put the game out of reach with a towering two-run blast to left field in the sixth inning. He finished a triple shy of the cycle. Peterson has been on a roll lately with three multi-hit games in his last five contests. His average is up to .250, the highest it's been since late May.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 08:54:00 PM

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

Pederson will take a seat against opposing left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. Kike Hernandez will start in his place in center field and bat fifth for the Dodgers on Saturday afternoon.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 01:35:00 PM

Joc Pederson swatted a long home run in the ninth inning on Saturday, but it was too little, too late as the Dodgers lost to the Diamondbacks.

Pederson has an .802 OPS but it comes with an unpleasant .239 batting average. He has 15 home runs in 84 games. He is best known for his mammoth power, but he hit for high averages in the minor leagues. At 24 years old he still has the potential to develop into an all-around fantasy producer.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 01:11:00 AM

Dodgers activated OF Joc Pederson from the 15-day disabled list.

Pederson, out since late June with a bruised AC joint in his shoulder, went 5-for-8 with four walks during three games on his minor league rehab assignment. He returns to a .236/.328/.476 batting line to go along with 13 homers and 33 RBI.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 03:13:00 PM

Joc Pederson (shoulder) went 2-for-4 in his third rehab game Sunday with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Pederson now stands 5-for-8 with four walks through three games at the Triple-A level. He should be activated from the disabled list Tuesday as scheduled, finally returning some semblance of normality to the center field position in Los Angeles. Scott Van Slyke started in center field for the Dodgers on Friday, Andrew Toles got the nod there Saturday, and then Yasiel Puig was the choice Sunday. Pederson has been out since suffering a bruised AC joint when he crashed into a wall on June 28.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 09:07:00 AM

Joc Pederson (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday.

The Dodgers are planning to activate him for Tuesday's series opener against Washington. Pederson has spent the last few weeks nursing a bruised AC joint in his right shoulder. Before the injury, he was hitting .236 with 13 home runs and 33 RBI.
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 09:15:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Ike Davis
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Andrew Toles
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Trayce Thompson
3Enrique Hernandez
4Tyler Holt
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Alex Wood
6Scott Kazmir
7Julio Urias
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
9Ross Stripling
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
6Adam Liberatore
7Chris Hatcher
8Josh Ravin
9Josh Fields
10Steve Geltz
11Yimi Garcia
12Brandon Morrow