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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 Saturday's lineup against the Pirates.
He'll take a seat against left-hander Jeff Locke. Trayce Thompson will start in center field while Scott Van Slyke will play left. Jun 25 - 3:53 PM

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Joc Pederson led off for the first time this season and got three hits, including his 12th home run as the Dodgers beat the Brewers 10-6 on Saturday.

Pederson finished 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base. The good game boosted his batting average up to a still-subpar .238 on the season. Pederson strikes out a lot and hits the ball in the air frequently, so his owners should not expect a good batting average from him any time soon. He is an odd fit as a leadoff hitter due to his .316 OBP and prodigious power. Right now Pederson is a second-division fantasy outfielder, but he has the potential to be a star if he can hone his natural talent into sharpened skills.
Jun 19 - 3:08 AM

Joc Pederson is batting leadoff for the Dodgers on Saturday night against the Brewers.

This will be Pederson's first start at leadoff in 2016. He hit leadoff 69 times last season.
Jun 18 - 6:05 PM

Joc Pederson crushed two solo home runs in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Pederson clocked solo homers off of Diamondbacks starter Archie Bradley in the fifth and sixth innings. Those would be his only hits on the evening. For the season, the young slugger is slashing .234/.324/.484 with 11 homers and 29 RBI over 192 at-bats. He has picked up hits in each of his last five games, with homers in two of his last three.
Jun 15 - 1:14 AM

Joc Pederson belted a monstrous home run into McCovey Cove on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Dodgers to victory over the Giants.

His seventh-inning shot off Hunter Strickland pulled the Dodgers to within a run at 2-1, but that would be as close as they would come. Pederson also singled, finishing the night 2-for-3 to raise his season slash to .228/.319/.451 to go along with his nine homers and 27 RBI.
Jun 12 - 11:42 PM

Joc Pederson is not in Monday's lineup against the Rockies.

Pederson is on the bench despite a right-hander, Tyler Chatwood, on the hill for Colorado. Trayce Thompson will start in center field and bat third while Justin Turner will bat leadoff. Meanwhile, Scott Van Slyke will play right field and Enrique Hernandez will start in left.

Joc Pederson registered two base hits, drove in a run, scored a run and stole a base on Saturday versus the Braves.

Pederson has recovered from his disastrous second half last year. He has big-time power but is likely always going to be a drain on your team's batting average. His .210 career batting average is tough for his fantasy owners to swallow. Pederson stole a lot of bases in the minor leagues but so far that skill has not translated to the majors as he has only six career steals while being caught eight times.
Jun 5 - 2:11 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Casey Fien
10Adam Liberatore
11Chin-Hui Tsao