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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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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. Sep 3 - 12:37 PM

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Dodgers purchased the contract of OF Joc Pederson from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Pederson won the Pacific Coast League MVP Award after batting .303/.435/.582 with 33 home runs and 30 stolen bases over 121 games this season. While he's an exciting player for the long-term, he's unlikely to be relevant in standard mixed leagues in September unless there's an injury in the Dodgers' outfield.
Sep 1 - 4:40 PM

Joc Pederson will not play often when he's called up, according to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.

"I'm not going to just throw him out there," said Mattingly on Saturday. Pederson will make his major league debut after rosters expand in September but he is probably not worth picking up in a redraft league unless there's an injury to a current starting outfielder.
Aug 23 - 6:53 PM

Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a home run and two walks for Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday.

Pederson leads the Triple-A Pacific Coast League with 32 home runs, is fourth with 29 stolen bases, first with 93 walks (second place has 60), and first with 139 strikeouts. The 22-year old Pederson is hitting a robust .301/.432/.586, and would likely have made his major league debut in May or June if the Dodgers did not have such an overloaded outfield. His future role will be determined by moves made by the Dodgers in the off-season. Pederson will be called up on September 1, though playing time may be hard to find.
Aug 23 - 11:23 AM

Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson went 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks on Monday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

Pederson would be a starter for pretty much every other team in baseball, but the Dodgers outfield is overloaded with players under long-term, expensive contracts. He is hitting .301/.425/.578 with 14 doubles, four triples, 30 home runs, and 28 stolen bases for the season.
Aug 19 - 9:30 AM

Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said in an interview on SiriusXM Sunday that the club will call up Joc Pederson and Alex Guerrero on September 1.

Neither impending promotion is a surprise. Pederson sports a fantastic .301/.423/.574 batting line with 29 homers and 28 steals for Triple-A Albuquerque this season. While he sports enormous fantasy upside over the long haul, he probably won't see enough at-bats to be a difference-maker down the stretch. Guerrero has been highly impressive, as well, batting .314/.356/.557 with 11 homers over 53 games for Albuquerque.
Aug 17 - 12:41 PM

Dodgers prospect OF Joc Pederson went 2-for-3 with a home run on Tuesday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

Pederson has enjoyed a power surge this month, as Tuesday’s home run was his fourth in his last nine games and 27th of the season. The 22-year-old is having another impressive season, with a .302/.425/.568 batting line, 85 runs, 45 extra-base hits and 26 stolen bases through 105 games. Pederson’s high strikeout rate (27.4%) remains an issue, but he’s helped mitigate the concern by posting the best walk rate (17.1%) and on-base percentage (.425) of his full-season career.
Aug 13 - 3:26 PM

Dodgers prospect outfielder Joc Pederson went 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and a stolen base on Friday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

Pederson is hitting .305/.431/.566 with 25 home runs for the season, but he has been cold in August, hitting just .179/.258/.393 with two home runs over seven games. Pederson has hit much better at home, putting up a .343/.486/.651 line in Albuquerque and .272/.381/.495 line on the road. Additionally, his 27.4 percent strikeout rate is troubling, but he still projects as a solid outfield option for the Dodgers if they can trade some of their outfielders to give Pederson a chance.
Aug 9 - 10:51 AM

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times is hearing the Dodgers haven't outright refused to talk about top prospects Joc Pederson, Corey Seager or Julio Urias in a trade.

There have been reports that the Dodgers are hesitant to move the trio of top prospects, but Shaikin said the only players they won't be dealt for are two-month rentals. Pederson is arguably the best of the three, batting .319/.448/.587 with 23 homers and 25 steals for Triple-A Albuquerque this season. If the Dodgers do move one or multiple prospects, the return will likely be a top-flight starting pitcher.
Jul 30 - 8:35 PM

Dodgers prospect OF Joc Pederson went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on Tuesday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

The 22-year-old has been on fire this month since coming off the disabled list for a separated shoulder, posting a .323/.500/.694 batting line with six home runs, 14 RBI and more walks (20) than strikeouts (17) in 18 games. All six of his home runs have come in the last 12 games. Pederson has a bright future in the Dodgers outfield, but he's unlikely to see time in the major leagues this season unless there's a trade or injury.
Jul 30 - 12:23 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Jamie Romak
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
SS1Darwin Barney
2Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
3Scott Schebler
CF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
3Roger Bernadina
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Zach Lee
8Chris Reed
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Joel Peralta
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Daniel Coulombe
12Adam Liberatore
13Chris Withrow