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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
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Dodgers optioned OF Joc Pederson to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
With Friday's addition of Curtis Granderson, the struggling Pederson was squeezed out of his role as the club's primary center fielder against right-handed pitching. The 25-year-old was hitting just .116/.218/.261 with two homers, seven RBI and a 14/6 K/BB ratio over 78 plate appearances in his last 26 games dating back to July 16. Aug 19 - 2:12 PM

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Joc Pederson doubled in a run Wednesday for his first hit since July 28.

He also walked. Pederson, who has been sitting against lefties, was 0-for-21 in the previous 11 days. He's still been very good since his ice-cold start and early DL stint -- he has a .940 OPS in his last 44 games (33 starts) -- but the fantasy value hasn't really been there because of his limited role, modest average and lack of steals.
Aug 10 - 12:38 AM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in a win over the Marlins on Saturday.

The game was the third in a row, dating back to before the All-Star break, in which Pederson had multiple hits, and he's got an extra-base hit in each of his past four games. It's odd that the 25-year-old has had little success stealing bases after his proficiency on the basepaths in the minors, but at least his offensive game is coming around. Through Saturday, Pederson is hitting .253/.369/.478 overall.
Jul 15 - 11:31 PM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Royals.

Royals starter Ian Kennedy hung a curveball in the second inning, and Pederson deposited it into the right field seats for his ninth homer of the year. Three of those homers have come in his last 10 games. He's on pace for his worst offensive output of his three-year major league career -- partly due to a concussion that cost him nearly three weeks in late May and early June -- with the season's second half still ahead of him.
Jul 9 - 12:43 AM

Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Pederson hasn't been starting against lefties and the D'Backs have a good one going in Robbie Ray. Trayce Thompson will man center field and bat eighth in the series finale.
Jul 6 - 7:00 PM

Joc Pederson went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday's win over the Angels.

Pederson remains red-hot at the plate, having crushed four homers in his last eight games. His three-run dinger on Thursday came in the sixth inning off J.C. Ramirez and jumped the Dodgers from a 3-1 lead to a 6-1 advantage. After struggling for most of the season, Pederson's recent sweet bat-work has him the owner of an improving .231/.351/.450 triple-slash with eight homers and 24 RBI in 52 games. Pederson had extremely limited fantasy value early in the season, but he has worked his way back into usability.
Jun 30 - 1:29 AM

Joc Pederson finished 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win against the Angels.

Pederson has been on fire since returning from the 7-day concussion disabled list on June 13, going 15-for-47 (.319) with five doubles, five homers and 10 RBI across 15 games. He has raised his average from .193 to a respectable .237, re-emerging as a solid fantasy option.
Jun 28 - 1:42 AM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-2 with a go-ahead solo home run in Thursday's win over the Mets.

Pederson entered as part of a double-switch and made immediate impact. And we mean immediate. Pederson jumped on Paul Sewald's first pitch of the frame for a monster solo shot, blasting it an estimated 433 feet to center to snap a 3-3 tie. The homer was Pederson's fifth of the season and boosted his RBI total to 17. While the outfielder is still hitting just .226/.355/.401 overall, he has shown signs of consistency of late, having picked up hits in eight of his last nine games. He has six extra-base hits in that space.
Jun 23 - 1:57 AM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-3 with a homer, a double and a walk versus the Reds on Friday.

That's nice to see. Pederson was struggling before suffering a concussion and landing on the disabled list, and it was hard to tell what to expect from him upon his return this week. So, it's encouraging that he has four hits, three of them for extra bases, is four games.
Jun 17 - 12:19 AM

Dodgers activated OF Joc Pederson from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Pederson's concussion issues are behind him and he hit a couple homers in three rehab games with Triple-A Oklahoma City. With Cody Bellinger moving back in to first base to cover for Adrian Gonzalez (back), Chris Taylor should slide over to left field and allow Pederson to re-take his spot in center.
Jun 13 - 3:02 PM

Joc Pederson (concussion) played seven innings in center field and hit an RBI single in his third rehab game Sunday with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Pederson is now 3-for-9 with two home runs and four RBI through his first three rehab games. Our guess is he'll be activated sometime this week. "The balance in the swing, the direction, was really really good," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Sunday, after watching video of one of Pederson's homers. "I want to hear that the at-bats are consistent, the approach and the mechanics are sound."
Jun 12 - 8:54 AM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts noted Wednesday that Joc Pederson (concussion) still doesn't have full range of motion in his neck.

Pederson is no longer showing concussion symptoms and should begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday with Triple-A Oklahoma City, but he's probably only going to play every other day out of the gate. That probably means it'll be another week before we see him return to the Dodgers' active roster. Pederson has been on the shelf since his hard outfield collision with Yasiel Puig back on May 23.
Jun 7 - 1:39 PM

The Dodgers hope Joc Pederson (concussion) will be ready to begin a rehab assignment on Friday.

Pederson went through a full workout without issue on Monday but will need to pass Major League Baseball's concussion protocol before he can be cleared to play in games. Roberts said that Pederson could go out on an extended rehab assignment in hopes that he can begin "swinging the bat like we know he can." Chris Taylor has been handling center field and is swinging a hot bat, so Pederson will need to start hitting if he wants to get his job back.
Jun 5 - 7:23 PM

Joc Pederson (concussion) felt fine during and after a full workout on Monday.

It's good to hear, as Pederson was still experiencing some concussion symptoms last week. The outfielder will need to pass the league's concussion protocol before being cleared to begin a rehab assignment. Pederson could face playing time issues upon activation, as Chris Taylor has been covering center field and is killing the ball at the plate.
Jun 5 - 6:54 PM

Joc Pederson is still experiencing mild concussion symptoms.

Any level of concussion symptoms are obviously not good, and it doesn't sound like Pederson is poised to resume baseball activities soon. Consider him out indefinitely.
May 28 - 2:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Yu Darvish
3Alex Wood
4Rich Hill
5Kenta Maeda
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Tony Watson
4Brandon Morrow
5Luis Avilan
6Grant Dayton
7Tony Cingrani
8Ross Stripling
9Josh Fields
10Edward Paredes
11Yimi Garcia
12Adam Liberatore