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Joc Pederson | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/21/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.
It's just a day off for the slumping outfielder. Enrique Hernandez is in center field in place of Pederson, who has just five hits over his last 54 at-bats. Aug 23 - 11:16 AM

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Joc Pederson clubbed his 23rd home run of the season on Sunday as the Dodgers topped the Reds 2-1.

The two sides had been locked in a scoreless tie heading into the fifth inning, where the Reds broke through for a run in the top half of the inning. Pederson answered in the bottom half with a solo blast off Anthony DeSclafani, which was followed by a homer from Zack Greinke, accounting for all of the scoring in the contest. Pederson whiffed in his other two at-bats, finishing the day 1-for-3 and raising his season slash to .219/.355/.448.
Aug 16 - 6:59 PM

Joc Pederson went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two total RBI and a walk in Thursday's loss to the Reds.

Pederson slammed home run No. 22 off Reds starter Keyvius Sampson in the fourth inning. He would add a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, but that only made the score 9-3 and the Dodgers would go on to lose the game without much of a fight. After a sizzling start to the season, the 23-year-old outfielder has found tougher sledding in the second half. He's 4-for-25 this month and is slashing .221/.357/.449 with 22 homers and 45 RBI on the year. There will be brighter days ahead for the young slugger, but baseball can be a cruel mistress.
Aug 14 - 1:49 AM

Joc Pederson walked twice and struck out in four plate appearances as the Dodgers won 5-0 over the Nationals on Tuesday.

Pederson is now batting .086 (3-for-35) in his last 12 games. He's been held hitless in nine of those games. The rookie still has a helpful .220/.354/.442 batting line, but he has just one home run since June 30.
Aug 12 - 1:21 AM

Joc Pederson is once again out of the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday.

Kike Hernandez will start in his place in center field and bat sixth for the Dodgers. The young outfielder was given last weekend off to clear his head and returned to the starting lineup this week going 2-for-14 (.143), though he did whiff just five times while drawing seven walks. He should be back in there for Sunday's series finale against the Pirates.
Aug 8 - 12:28 PM

Joc Pederson remains out of the Dodgers lineup on Saturday.

The young outfielder has been in a massive slump at the plate, so skipper Don Mattingly wanted to give him a few days to clear his head. Pederson hit an atrocious .169/.229/.258 with one home run, five RBI and a 31/4 K/BB ratio in the month of July.
Aug 1 - 12:46 PM

Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday.

It appears to be just a routine day of rest for the struggling outfielder. Kike Hernandez will start in center field and hit eighth on Friday.
Jul 31 - 6:34 PM

Joc Pederson went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run in Saturday's loss to the Mets.

At the time Pederson hit his solo home run against Mets starter Matt Harvey in the sixth inning, it made the score 8-2. The Dodgers wouldn't score again in the game and found themselves on the embarrassing end of a 15-2 loss. Pederson and Cubs stud Kris Bryant are in the middle of a fun NL Rookie of the Year battle right now, with Pederson slashing .234/.360/.476 with 21 homers and 43 RBI. It should be noted that Pederson's slash-numbers on a per-month basis have dropped with each calendar turn. Hopefully Saturday's nice game is a sign that he'll be able to get himself on a hot streak.
Jul 25 - 10:52 PM

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

Pederson will take a seat with lefty Robbie Ray on the bump for the D'backs. Kike Hernandez will get the start in center field for Pederson on Wednesday.
Jul 1 - 6:35 PM

Joc Pederson went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run but the Dodgers were outslugged by the Diamondbacks in Monday's loss.

Pederson hit a tape-measure blast to right-center in the fourth inning off of Allan Webster, one of three solo shots the Dodgers hit in the frame. The rookie is up to 20 home runs on the season along with 38 RBI and a .241/.384/.529 triple-slash line.
Jun 30 - 1:32 AM

Joc Pederson is getting a day of rest in Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Cubs.

Enrique Hernandez will start in center field and bat leadoff against Chicago left-hander Jon Lester.
Jun 25 - 11:44 AM

Joc Pederson went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run, but the Dodgers weren't able to surpass the Cubs in Monday's game.

Pederson ripped a solo home run to center field at Wrigley Field against Jason Motte, bringing the Dodgers to within two runs, but it was ultimately too little, too late. Pederson has homered twice in his last three games after ending a 14-game homerless drought. He has 19 on the year along with 36 RBI and a .252/.393/.551 batting line.
Jun 22 - 11:20 PM

Joc Pederson went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Giants.

Pederson also walked twice in the contest, hence the relative lack of at-bats. He acted as the front end of back-to-back home runs when he launched a 449-foot solo shot off Giants starter Tim Hudson in the first inning. Justin Turner would also homer to complete the end of that equation. Pederson is hitting .251/.391/.542 with 18 homers, 34 RBI and 37 runs scored in his first full major league season. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of that slash line is the difference between his average and on-base percentage--a clear sign of patience despite the fact that he's only 23 years old.
Jun 20 - 10:27 PM

Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

Chris Heisey will start in center field and bat leadoff for the Dodgers with the Diamondbacks throwing left-hander Robbie Ray. It's just a day of rest for Pederson, who boasts a .942 OPS and 17 home runs in 58 games.
Jun 9 - 5:56 PM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-3 and homered in a fifth straight game Wednesday versus the Rockies.

Pederson's homer off Scott Oberg in the eighth inning was his 17th of the year. He's the second player this year to homer in five straight games, joining Nelson Cruz, and he's the first Dodger to do it since Matt Kemp in 2009. The last player to homer in six straight was Chris Davis in 2012.
Jun 4 - 4:01 AM

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C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Alex Wood
5Mat Latos
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Bronson Arroyo
9Carlos Frias
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Nicasio
8Jim Johnson
9Yimi Garcia