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Joc Pederson | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/21/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Joc Pederson hit an RBI double and a solo home run in Sunday's 7-0 win over the Rockies.
Pederson knocked in Scott Van Slyke with his RBI double in the second inning. He then homered in the sixth, going back-to-back with Van Slyke. The modern day Bash Brothers combined to drive in five of the Dodgers' seven runs. Pederson finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBI. The home run was his second of the season, the two RBI bringing him up to six. Pederson's hitting .289/.438/.553 and is showing none of the troubles that are often seen with 23-year-old hitters. It'll be interesting to watch the youngster's batting line progress as pitchers make their in-season adjustments. Apr 19 - 8:30 PM

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Joc Pederson reached base in all four of his plate appearances Wednesday against the Mariners.

He singled, drew three walks and also played a stellar center field, so nitpickers will have to point to his failed stolen base attempt if they hope to derive hate sustenance tonight. Through nine games, Pederson has been everything the Dodgers could have hoped for, slashing .310/.444/.517. He should be leading off everyday, a process that figures to begin soon enough. At that point, you can carve his name in granite in that spot for the next decade or so.
Apr 16 - 1:40 AM

Joe Pederson struck out all three times he was up Saturday against the Padres.

Pederson has followed up his strong spring by going 3-for-17 with eight strikeouts in the very early going. It doesn't really matter much to us, but it might to manager Don Mattingly, particularly if the slump lasts another week or two.
Apr 12 - 2:26 AM

Joc Pederson hit his sixth Cactus League home run on Sunday, finishing 2-for-3 against the Giants.

Pederson reduced the Dodgers' deficit to 3-2 with a third-inning solo home run to right field off of Matt Cain. If not for Kris Bryant, Pederson would likely be the toast of baseball so far this spring as he prepares to take over center field for the Dodgers. Along with the six spring blasts, Pederson is hitting .389 (21-for-54) with 12 RBI and a pair of stolen bases.
Mar 29 - 7:57 PM

Joc Pederson hit a two-run home run, his only success in three at-bats, facing the Angels on Saturday.

Pederson got the scoring started with a two-run home run in the second inning against Matt Shoemaker. That's five spring blasts for the 22-year-old, who has just about wrapped up the competition for the starting center field job. He's currently holding a .373 average (19-for-51) with 11 RBI.
Mar 28 - 7:16 PM

Joc Pederson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Padres.

Pederson lifted a solo homer off of Jason Lane in the fourth for his fourth Cactus League homer. The 22-year-old has been on fire all spring as he's now batting .409 (18-for-44) with nine RBI and two stolen bases.
Mar 25 - 6:53 PM

Joc Pederson went 1-for-2 with a walk, a single, and a stolen base in Saturday's 11-3 exhibition win against the Rangers.

Pederson's fantastic spring continues. He entered Saturday's action batting .471 (16-for-34) with three home runs. The talented 22-year-old, who made his big league debut last season, looks poised to roam center field every day for the Dodgers.
Mar 21 - 5:12 PM

Joc Pederson belted his third home run of the Cactus League season as the Dodgers topped the Rangers 11-6 on Friday.

He finished the night 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI and is now hitting a robust .471/.500/.853 with three homers and eight RBI on the spring. He's in line to be the Dodgers everyday center fielder this season and with his impressive blend of power and speed, he has been a very popular commodity in fantasy drafts.
Mar 21 - 2:35 PM

Joc Pederson had himself a ballgame, going 3-for-3 with a double and a three-run home run against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Pederson showed off his power, muscling a three-run home run to the opposite field off of Jake Arrieta in the second inning. Pederson is batting .429 (12-for-28) with two home runs and six RBI so far this spring as he prepares to take over on an everyday basis in center field. Nothing is official yet, though.
Mar 18 - 6:58 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly indicated Tuesday that Joc Pederson is the favorite to win the center field job.

"We haven't made any decision yet on who's going to play where, but we do like the way things are going for Joc," said Mattingly. It’s no surprise, of course, but it’s always nice to get some confirmation from the skipper. Andre Ethier and Chris Heisey are also in the center field mix, but Pederson is the team’s best defender in center and is hitting .360 in 27 plate appearances so far this spring. He’ll be in the lineup on Opening Day.
Mar 17 - 11:04 PM

Joc Pederson ripped a long solo home run in Thursday's win over the Padres.

Pederson's ninth-inning blast off of Jose Valverde went over Will Ferrell's head (yes, that Will Ferrell) and well over the right-field wall to account for the only run of the game. The young outfielder figures to strike out a lot and not hit for average in his rookie season, but he has huge power/speed upside.
Mar 13 - 12:03 AM

Joc Pederson went 1-for-2 with a run scored in the Dodgers' 6-1 victory against the White Sox Thursday.

Pederson singled to lead off the ballgame, advanced to third on a double, then came around to score on a ground out. The 22-year-old has had a good start to the spring, a welcome sight for the Dodgers as he is taking over the starting job in center field this season.
Mar 5 - 5:58 PM

Joc Pederson singled, doubled, and scored a run in two at-bats in Wednesday's Cactus League opener.

Pederson figures to be the Dodgers' starting center fielder on Opening Day. He recorded only four singles in 28 at-bats last September, but that was his first taste of big league competition and his playing time was spotty. The Dodgers have high expectations for the 22-year-old, who is a potential 20-HR/20-SB candidate.
Mar 4 - 6:06 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that Joc Pederson will compete for the starting center field job in the spring.

The Dodgers won't come right out and say it, as they would like Pederson to come into camp with a purpose, but he's the heavy favorite to begin the season as the starting center fielder. "If he's up here he's going to play a lot," said Mattingly. If Pederson wins the job as expected, Andre Ethier will likely be on the outside looking in.
Jan 14 - 1:51 PM

Joc Pederson is making his second straight start in center field on Wednesday.

Yasiel Puig sat out on Tuesday, and Matt Kemp is on the bench Wednesday. Pederson singled and drew a walk in his first start Tuesday and his upside makes him worth starting in daily leagues. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly hasn't been shy about saying Pederson is the best defensive center fielder the team has, so perhaps he'll wind up playing more this month than originally expected.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 12:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alex Guerrero
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Juan Uribe
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Pedro Baez
8Juan Nicasio
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Chris Withrow