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Joc Pederson | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/21/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a double for Triple-A Albuquerque.
Pederson has hit well since returning from a separated shoulder, going 7-for-17 with two doubles, a triple, and six walks in five games. The Dodgers still have an overly crowded outfield, and Pederson is unlikely to see a promotion until September or in the event of an injury, even if he keeps up his superb .324/.445/.572 season line. Jul 13 - 11:08 AM

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Joc Pederson (shoulder) has returned to the Dodgers' Triple-A Albuquerque team.

Pederson missed two weeks with a separated right shoulder, but it's good to see he enjoyed a speedy recovery. Pederson returns batting .320/.348/.570 with the Triple-A club, and a second-half promotion could be in the cards.
Jul 9 - 6:42 PM

Dodgers prospect Joc Pederson has a separated right shoulder.

The good news is that he could return in as few as 10 days. The bad news is that the Dodgers won't be able to promote him in that span, something that prospect watchers were hoping would happen any day now. The young outfielder is batting .320/.348/.570 in 73 games in the minor leagues this season.
Jun 25 - 7:43 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that the right shoulder injury outfield prospect Joc Pederson suffered is not believed to be serious.

Pederson suffered the injury while diving for a ball on Tuesday. The top prospect will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, but it sounds like he'll be OK. Pederson entered Tuesday's action with a .320/.348/.570 batting line to go along with 17 home runs and 20 stolen bases over 73 games this season.
Jun 24 - 6:42 PM

Dodgers prospect Joc Pederson left Tuesday's game with Triple-A Albuquerque due to a shoulder injury.

Pederson suffered the injury while diving for a ball. No other details are known at this time. The 22-year-old entered Tuesday's action with an impressive .320/.348/.570 batting line to go along with 17 home runs and 20 stolen bases over 73 games.
Jun 24 - 2:21 PM

Dodgers prospect outfielder Joc Pederson left Tuesday's game with Triple-A Albuquerque with an apparent injury.

The exact nature of the injury and the severity isn't yet known. Pederson has had a big first half in Triple-A, leading to some speculation that he could be an answer for center field at the major league level. This injury could obviously change that.
Jun 24 - 2:06 PM

Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a home run and two strikeouts on Saturday, raising his season line to .324/.437/.602

Pederson is still blocked in LA's outfield and striking out too much (87 in 293 plate appearances), but he has nothing left to prove in Triple-A. He has hit better at home and against right-handed pitching, so it will be interesting to see the impact when he plays in a more neutral offensive environment (such as Dodger Stadium) and faces some of the tougher left-handed pitchers in the major leagues.
Jun 15 - 10:17 AM

Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson went 2-for-3 with a triple and two walks for Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday.

Pederson has nothing left to learn or prove in the minor leagues, but he is blocked by three healthy outfielders (plus Carl Crawford on the DL) in LA. He could see time in LA if there is another injury or if he is traded. He strikes out too much (68 times in 246 plate appearances), but he is hitting .337/.447/.620 for the season.
Jun 3 - 10:58 AM

Dodgers prospect OF Joc Pederson had another big game on Monday, going 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI for Triple-A Albuquerque.

He also scored four runs, struck out and stole his 13th base of the season. Pederson continues to put up gaudy numbers in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, as the 21-year-old is now batting .361/.465/.663 with 14 home runs, eight doubles, 41 runs scored and a 52/32 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 43 games. He's currently riding a six-game hitting streak in which he's posted a 1.097 OPS with eight runs scored and three home runs.
May 20 - 12:27 PM

Dodgers prospect OF Joc Pederson had a monster game on Thursday for Triple-A Albuquerque, going 2-for-3 with a home run, five runs scored and three walks.

The home run was Pederson's ninth of the season and second in as many days. The 21-year-old outfielder is having a stellar campaign for Albuquerque, batting .376/.490/.656 with 17 extra-base hits, 31 runs, 10 steals and a 37/28 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 33 games. Pederson has nothing left to prove in the minor leagues, but it's hard to envision him receiving a call-up without something happening to one of the Dodgers' four outfielders.
May 9 - 11:31 AM

Dodgers prospect OF Joc Pederson was 1-for-4 with his seventh home run of the season Thursday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

Few hitters have been hotter than Pederson through the first month of the season, as he's now batting .392/.496/.676 with eight doubles, seven home runs, nine steals and a 29/21 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 27 games. The 21-year-old outfielder is currently riding a six-game hitting streak during which he's batting .417 with two homers, five RBI and three stolen bases. Pederson has little left to prove in the minors, but he lacks a clear path to playing time at the highest level given the Dodgers' current outfield configuration.
May 2 - 1:06 PM

Dodgers prospect OF Joc Pederson had huge game on Tuesday, going 4-for-4 with a two home runs, a double, walk and five RBI for Triple-A Albuquerque.

The 21-year-old is off to a ridiculous start this season, as he's now batting .442/.564/.844 with four doubles, five home runs, four steals and a 9/12 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 12 games. Pederson is playing like he's ready for an audition in the major leagues, but he's doubtful to get the call anytime soon without an injury to one of the Dodgers' current outfielders. For that same reason, expect Pederson to be one of the top prospect trade targets this season.
Apr 16 - 1:07 PM

Dodgers center field prospect Joc Pederson is hitting .450/.577/.950 in his first six games at Triple-A.

The Dodgers have four outfielders for four positions, so Pederson won't be called up unless there are multiple injuries. He has one double, three home runs, and two stolen bases through six games. Pederson also has six walks and four strikeouts, so the early season spike in walk rate could be a big step forward. Triple-A Albuquerque, and the Pacific Coast Level in general, is a great place for hitters, but it is always good to see a top prospect get off to a scorching start.
Apr 10 - 11:40 AM

Joc Pederson will open the 2014 season at Triple-A Albuquerque.

Pederson spent most of spring training in the Dodgers' major league camp. While he batted just .184 in 38 at-bats (24 games), Pederson still managed to post a .758 OPS with three home runs, six RBI and a 13-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Last season, the 21-year-old outfielder batted .278/.381/.497 with 24 doubles, 22 home runs and 31 stolen bases in 123 games at Double-A Chattanooga. The Dodgers outfield is currently over capacity, but Pederson will be ready to fill in this season in the event of an injury.
Apr 2 - 11:01 AM

Joc Pederson delivered his third homer of the spring in the Dodgers' 5-4 win over the Angels on Friday.

Pederson was reassigned to minor league camp prior to the Australia trip, but he's gotten to play against the Angels the last two days and he showed his power with a homer off Fernando Salas tonight. He should be one of the PCL's better players this season, unless the Dodgers happen to need him.
Mar 29 - 2:03 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Miguel Rojas
3Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
2Chone Figgins
LF1Matt Kemp
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Andre Ethier
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Josh Beckett
6Paul Maholm
7Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Scott Elbert
8Chris Withrow
9Onelki Garcia