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Joc Pederson | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/21/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Joc Pederson slugged his 12th home run of the season Saturday in the Dodgers' defeat of the Padres.
It was a first-inning solo shot off Padres starter Ian Kennedy. Pederson, 23, boasts a .943 OPS through 42 games this season and he's on pace for 46 homers and 100 runs scored. Just give him the NL Rookie of the Year Award. May 24 - 12:24 AM

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Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 and hit a tiebreaking homer off Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning Friday as the Dodgers beat the Padres 2-1.

That's 11 homers for Pederson, so he's still on pace for right around 40. Of course, he's not going to keep that up, but he's the obvious Rookie of the Year favorite at the moment.
May 23 - 12:57 AM

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

As far as we know, it's a routine off day for the young center fielder. Pederson has easily been the Dodgers' most productive outfielder this season, leading the way with 10 HR and 21 RBI. His high strikeout rate is concerning (44 Ks in 111 at-bats) but the 23-year-old should be able to iron that out with more reps. With Pederson sidelined, Enrique Hernandez will grab the start in center field.
May 16 - 5:08 PM

Joc Pederson hit his 10th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Marlins on Wednesday.

Pederson extended the Dodgers' lead to 4-2 with a fifth-inning solo home run off of Jarred Cosart. The rookie has homered six times in 12 May games and is now batting .255/.417/.598 with 21 RBI.
May 13 - 11:20 PM

Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Saturday.

Pederson is just getting the day off. This will only be his second absence of the season. With Pederson getting a breather, recent call-up Chris Heisey will get the start in center field and hit leadoff for the Dodgers.
May 9 - 4:59 PM

Joc Pederson belted a pair of solo home runs, but the Dodgers nevertheless lost to the Brewers on Wednesday.

The Dodgers were behind 5-0 after the first inning, so it was a matter of playing catch-up from there. Pederson did his best, homering in the fifth to make it 5-2, then homering again in the eighth to make it 6-3. The rookie has been on a power surge, hitting seven home runs in his last nine games, bringing his total up to nine on the season with 18 RBI and a .272/.423/.667 triple-slash line.
May 6 - 10:59 PM

Joc Pederson hit his seventh home run in a losing effort against the Brewers on Monday.

Pederson led off the ballgame with a solo home run off of Kyle Lohse. The rookie now has seven round-trippers on the season, including four in his last five games. The Dodgers couldn't have asked for a better start, as he's batting .274/.426/.630 with 16 RBI. With the way he's been hitting, the Dodgers won't want to move him from the top spot in the lineup.
May 4 - 10:21 PM

Joc Pederson hit his first grand slam off the Diamondbacks' Rubby De La Rosa in Friday's win.

It was Pederson's third homer in his last three starts and fifth overall. If he keeps this up, he'll remain in the leadoff spot after Yasiel Puig returns.
May 2 - 2:28 AM

Joc Pederson hit a solo homer and walked in Wednesday's 7-3 victory against the Giants.

He led off the bottom of the first with a homer, beginning Ryan Vogelsong's waking nightmare of a night. Would you have guessed that it was Pederson's first career at-bat as an MLB leadoff hitter? We were stumping for this move earlier this month and can't imagine Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is going to find a good reason to move him back to the No. 6 hole or later (Jimmy Rollins could be another story). Pederson is one of the game's most exciting young talents and his approach at the plate has been beyond his years throughout his meteoric rise through the Dodgers' farm system. The 23-year-old Rookie of the Year frontrunner is slashing .298/.461/.596.
Apr 30 - 1:42 AM

Joc Pederson is batting leadoff for Wednesday's game against the Giants.

Pederson hasn't hit higher than sixth in the batting order this season, so it's nice to see the outfielder put in a spot where he might collect some more counting stats. Pederson's .458 on-base percentage should play well atop the Dodgers' order. Keep an eye on where Dodgers manager Don Mattingly pencils Pederson in moving forward, as his value goes up the longer he stays at leadoff.
Apr 29 - 6:06 PM

Joc Pederson went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI double, and a solo home run in Monday's win versus the Giants.

Pederson knocked in a run with a double to cap off the Dodgers' four-run third inning. He then homered off of George Kontos in the sixth inning, providing an insurance run. The rookie has lived up to expectations thus far, batting .296/.458/.556 with three home runs and nine RBI.
Apr 28 - 1:10 AM

Joc Pederson hit an RBI double and a solo home run in Sunday's 7-0 win over the Rockies.

Pederson knocked in Scott Van Slyke with his RBI double in the second inning. He then homered in the sixth, going back-to-back with Van Slyke. The modern day Bash Brothers combined to drive in five of the Dodgers' seven runs. Pederson finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBI. The home run was his second of the season, the two RBI bringing him up to six. Pederson's hitting .289/.438/.553 and is showing none of the troubles that are often seen with 23-year-old hitters. It'll be interesting to watch the youngster's batting line progress as pitchers make their in-season adjustments.
Apr 19 - 8:30 PM

Joc Pederson reached base in all four of his plate appearances Wednesday against the Mariners.

He singled, drew three walks and also played a stellar center field, so nitpickers will have to point to his failed stolen base attempt if they hope to derive hate sustenance tonight. Through nine games, Pederson has been everything the Dodgers could have hoped for, slashing .310/.444/.517. He should be leading off everyday, a process that figures to begin soon enough. At that point, you can carve his name in granite in that spot for the next decade or so.
Apr 16 - 1:40 AM

Joe Pederson struck out all three times he was up Saturday against the Padres.

Pederson has followed up his strong spring by going 3-for-17 with eight strikeouts in the very early going. It doesn't really matter much to us, but it might to manager Don Mattingly, particularly if the slump lasts another week or two.
Apr 12 - 2:26 AM

Joc Pederson hit his sixth Cactus League home run on Sunday, finishing 2-for-3 against the Giants.

Pederson reduced the Dodgers' deficit to 3-2 with a third-inning solo home run to right field off of Matt Cain. If not for Kris Bryant, Pederson would likely be the toast of baseball so far this spring as he prepares to take over center field for the Dodgers. Along with the six spring blasts, Pederson is hitting .389 (21-for-54) with 12 RBI and a pair of stolen bases.
Mar 29 - 7:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Alex Guerrero
2Juan Uribe
3Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brett Anderson
5Mike Bolsinger
6Brandon Beachy
7Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Yimi Garcia
8Sergio Santos
9Adam Liberatore
10Juan Nicasio
11Pedro Baez
12Carlos Frias
13Chris Withrow