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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 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

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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

Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 13-13 Cactus League tie with the Angels.

Ah, spring training, where late rallies to tie up the game result not in extra innings but an agreed-upon conclusion. Beautiful. Pederson was leading off for the Dodgers in Wednesday's game, but manager Dave Roberts indicated on Tuesday that he likely won't be using a set leadoff hitter come Opening Day. Regardless, the 23-year-old slugger should see his fair share of at-bats leading off depending on the matchup during the 2016 campaign. He hit the rookie wall after the All-Star Break but still finished with 26 home runs despite the late slump. A 30-homer campaign could well be in the cards for Pederson's sophomore season.
Mar 9 - 8:01 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that he doesn't anticipate having a set leadoff hitter this season.

The Dodgers used 12 leadoff hitters last season and it sounds like it will be a bit of a revolving door again in 2016. "I don't foresee us having a set leadoff hitter," said Roberts. "As the game has evolved, there have been a lot of changes, and where you hit in the order in this day and age, with the data we have, change is good. It's definitely not about reinventing the wheel." Joc Pederson was used most in the leadoff spot for the Dodgers last season but slumped at the end of the year and was moved to the bottom of the order. It figures to be Pederson or Howie Kendrick who gets the first look in the leadoff spot this season.
Mar 8 - 6:16 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Joc Pederson's name has not been involved in trade talks with the Braves regarding Shelby Miller.

It contradicts an earlier report from Robert Murray of BaseballEssential.com. The Dodgers are talking to the Braves about a trade for Miller, but Heyman says they've made it clear they'd rather trade prospects rather than deal from the major league roster. Pederson is under team control through 2020.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers starting lineup for Game 2 of the NLDS against the Mets on Saturday.

The powerful young outfielder will take a seat against opposing southpaw Noah Syndergaard while Kike Hernandez starts in center field and bats eighth for the Dodgers.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 04:02:00 PM

Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

Count on seeing him on the bench regularly versus lefties with Enrique Hernandez back from the disabled list. Pederson is hitting .178/.314/.287 in the second half.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 07:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
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
6Ross Stripling
7Mike Bolsinger
8Brett Anderson
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Zach Lee