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Joc Pederson | Outfielder | #31

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/21/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 11 (0) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Dodgers placed OF Joc Pederson on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain.
Pederson hurt himself during Sunday's game in Arizona while lunging for first base in an attempt to beat out a grounder. It's unclear at this point how long he's expected to be sidelined. Enrique Hernandez is in center field Monday and will see more starts there with Pederson out, but the Dodgers figure to mix and match with a few players. Apr 24 - 8:03 PM

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Joc Pederson (groin) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Monday.

It was expected after he hurt his right groin on Sunday. The good news is that Pederson hasn't been placed on the disabled list yet, so it appears he's day-to-day at this point. Enrique Hernandez is starting in center field.
Apr 24 - 7:09 PM

Joc Pederson (groin) will be re-evaluated on Monday.

Pederson was lifted from Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks after injuring his groin while lunging for first base in an attempt to beat out a grounder in the sixth inning. It doesn't sound as though the injury is too serious, but he'll get checked out on Monday before the club makes a determination on his availability.
Apr 23 - 7:52 PM

Joc Pederson was removed from Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks due to right groin tightness.

It's unclear when exactly the outfielder sustained the injury or how much time he may stand to miss. Kike Hernandez replaced him in center field on Sunday and would stand to see additional playing time if Pederson is forced to miss any time.
Apr 23 - 6:31 PM

Batting leadoff for the first time this season, Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Friday.

Pederson had scored just three runs in 15 games while mostly batting at the bottom of the lineup. He hasn't done much since his Opening Day grand slam against the Padres, but we still believe in him.
Apr 22 - 1:28 AM

Joc Pederson is starting in center field and batting leadoff for the Dodgers on Friday in Arizona.

It's the first time this season that Pederson has hit leadoff. With Logan Forsythe (toe) on the shelf, he could see more at-bats at the top of the order. Perhaps it will get Pederson (.205/.319/.308) jump-started.
Apr 21 - 6:01 PM

Joc Pederson is absent from the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Manager Dave Roberts said in spring training that he planned to play Pederson more versus lefties this season, but he's been on the bench twice in the first week in the three times they faced southpaws. Enrique Hernandez is in center field. Yasmani Grandal is also on the bench, as Austin Barnes is catching.

Joc Pederson was ejected from Thursday's game against the Padres for throwing equipment.

He got the heave-ho from home plate umpire Chad Fairchild after Miguel Diaz struck him out in the seventh inning. Pederson was angry from a called strike earlier in the at-bat. The ejection was well-deserved as Pederson slammed both his bat and helmet to the ground. Andrew Toles moved to center field after the ejection with Scott Van Slyke coming in to play left field. Pederson went 0-for-3 before exiting. It was his second career ejection.
Apr 6 - 6:33 PM

Joc Pederson hit a grand slam in the Dodgers' rout of the Padres on Opening Day.

Pederson plated the Dodgers' first run of the 2017 season with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second inning and then struck a four-run blast to right field in the bottom of the third. The 24-year-old outfielder has been a pretty streaky hitter in his time at the major league level, but we know what kind of high-level upside he possesses. Pederson quietly posted a strong .847 OPS (129 OPS+) last season.
Apr 3 - 7:23 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Andre Ethier
2Andrew Toles
3Franklin Gutierrez
4Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Brett Eibner
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Scott Kazmir
7Brock Stewart
8Alex Wood
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Ross Stripling
8Yimi Garcia
9Josh Ravin
10Josh Fields
11Adam Liberatore