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65 Joc Pederson LF
Height/Weight: 6-1/210 | Birthdate: 4/21/1992 | Birthplace: Palo Alto, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Los Angeles | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 28/4 | Average Draft Position: 259.89
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Joc Pederson could make impact down stretch


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/3/2014) The most notable part of Joc Pederson's first major-league start Tuesday is that it came with this comment from manager Don Mattingly:

"The one thing about Joc that everyone in the organization is pretty much in concert with is, this guy is our best defensive center fielder," Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times. "He's probably the only true center fielder we have at this point."

Pederson was filling in for a slumping Yasiel Puig then, but sure enough, even with Puig's return to the lineup, there he was again in center field Wednesday against the Nationals. Puig had moved over to right.

It's a big deal because, as I pointed out in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, Pederson was a George Springer-level offensive force at Triple-A Albuquerque prior to his promotion, batting .303 with 33 homers, 30 steals and a 1.017 OPS in 445 at-bats. Hitter-friendly league or not, those numbers are intimidating.

If his glove keeps him in the lineup, he could end up making a big contribution in Fantasy. Certainly in five-outfielder leagues, he's well worth a flier.


Dodgers make September call-ups


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) The Dodgers recalled outfielder Joc Pederson, second baseman Alex Guererro, catcher Tim Federowicz and pitcher Yimi Garcia Monday with rosters expanding in September.

Pederson closed out his first season with Triple-A Albuquerque by hitting .303/.435/.582 with 33 home runs, 78 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 445 at-bats.

In addition, the team activated pitcher Chris Perez from the disabled list. Perez has been out since Aug. 3 while nursing an ankle injury.


Joc Pederson, Alex Guerrero to be promoted in September


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti told MLB Network Radio Sunday prospects Joc Pederson and Alex Guerrero are expected to be promoted to the majors when rosters expand Sept. 1.

Pederson is considered the 18th-best prospect by MLB.com and Baseball America

"You'll probably see them on Sept 1st," Colletti said. "If today was Sept. 1, I'd be inclined to bring them both [up]."


Report: Dodgers may trade top prospect for nonrental


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) The Dodgers "haven't flat out said no" to trading one of their top three prospects for a player, as long as that player isn't due to be a free agent after the season, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Previous reports have said that outfielder Joc Pederson, third baseman Corey Seager and pitcher Julio Urias were off the table in trade talks, but that only applies to a rental like Jon Lester. The Phillies and Rays may be able to get the Dodgers to part with at least one of the team's top prospects in a deal for Cole Hamels or David Price, respectively, though neither trade has been reported to be in the works.


Joc Pederson returns to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson returned to Triple-A Albuquerque Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Pederson was on the disabled list for about two weeks while recovering from a shoulder injury. He has hit .319/.437/.568 with 17 home runs, 42 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 273 at-bats with Albuquerque.


Joc Pederson sidelined 10 days with separated shoulder


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson suffered a separated right shoulder Tuesday, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Pederson suffered the injury while attempting to dive for a ball in the outfield, and was diagnosed Wednesday. The injury is not considered a terribly serious one, however, though he will be sidelined at least 10 days as a result. 


Joc Pederson suffers apparent shoulder injury Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson left Tuesday's game for Triple-A Albuquerque in the first inning with an apparent shoulder injury, reports the Los Angeles Times. Pederson was injured diving for a ball in the outfield.

The highly touted prospect entered play Tuesday batting .320 with a .438 on-base percentage, .570 slugging percentage and 1.008 OPS in 73 games. He also had three triples, 11 doubles, 17 home runs, 42 RBI, 58 runs and 20 stolen bases.


Report: Dodgers not ready to promote Joc Pederson


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) The Dodgers aren't ready to promote outfielder Joc Pederson for a few reasons, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal wrote the most obvious reason is because the Dodgers' outfield situation remains crowded.

However, the Dodgers remain hesitant to promote Pederson because they feel he is still not a finished product. He is striking out every 3.5 plate appearances and still needs to work on improving against left-handed pitchers. The team also wants to see Pederson mature, as he has failed to run out grounders on multiple occasions.


Ranking the most stashable prospects


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/28/2014) With word that Maikel Franco could in fact replace the injured Cody Asche if he gets hot enough at Triple-A Lehigh Valley during the time Asche is sidelined (for more, check out the latest Prospects Report), the Phillies third baseman has officially become one of the most stashable prospects in Fantasy. Of course, by now, that list has become so long that you may need help prioritizing. So here you go.

Gregory Polanco is still No. 1. He's way too good for Triple-A, and even if the Pirates are waiting because of Super 2 concerns, he may be only three weeks away. Oscar Taveras may be only one week away if you buy that the Cardinals plan to promote him for their stretch of seven games in AL parks at the beginning of June. He may not be as prepared for the big leagues as Polanco, but he has arguably more upside.

Jon Singleton is still "on deck" for the Astros and crushing it at Triple-A Oklahoma City. The comes Franco. Andrew Heaney, the top pitcher of choice, edges out Joc Pederson, who seems like a long shot for a promotion even with Carl Crawford's ankle injury.

Boom! End of list. Now, go make us proud.


Joc Pederson deserving of a promotion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford suffered a tough break Tuesday night, as the ankle injury he suffered against the Reds is expected to send him to the disabled list. It comes at a bad time as Crawford was starting to work his way back into being a Fantasy-relevant option.

Though, his injury could provide the Dodgers with the opportunity to promote highly touted prospect Joc Pederson, who has been toiling at Triple-A Albuquerque despite video-game-like numbers. Pederson is batting .347 with a .454 on-base percentage, .642 slugging percentage, 1.096 OPS, 15 home runs and 32 RBI in 50 games. Now, you could make the argument Pederson's numbers are little inflated because of the hitter-friendly PCL. However, he has a career .307/.402/.522/.924 slash line, so he's a legit offensive weapon. 

Perhaps the most encouraging sign that indicates Pederson is ready for the majors is how well he's hitting lefties, which has been a weakness in the past. He is batting .296 with a .549 slugging percentage and .932 OPS in 71 at-bats against lefties this season.

I hope the Dodgers bring Pederson to the majors. Even though he might not play full-time because the Dodgers still have Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig, Pederson can still make an impact and help the team win games. Also, Puig was in a similar situation last year and yet managed to play his way into the lineup.

The team might have a lot of money locked up in Crawford, Kemp and Ethier, but Pederson is proving he's too good for the minors and needs his shot at the majors. If Pederson is recalled to replace Crawford, then I wouldn't hesitate adding him in Fantasy.


Dodgers cut four from big-league camp Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) The Dodgers optioned catcher Tim Federowicz to the minors and reassigned outfielder Joc Pederson, pitcher Zach Lee and shortstop Miguel Rojas to minor-league camp Friday.

Joc Pederson slugs opposite-field home run Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson hit a two-run, opposite-field home run in the seventh inning of Friday's 5-0 win over the White Sox. It was his only hit in two at-bats.

Pederson, who fell in the top 40 in both Baseball America's and MLB.com's preseason prospect list, doesn't have a clear path to playing time with four talented outfielders ahead of him in Los Angeles. He received his first exposure to Double-A pitching last season, hitting .278/.381/.497 with 22 home runs, 58 RBI and 31 stolen bases in 439 at-bats with Double-A Chattanooga.


Manager has complimentary opinion of Joc Pederson


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was complimentary Wednesday of outfielder prospect Joc Pederson, comparing his swing to Robinson Cano and Carlos Gonzalez.

"He’s got really nice hands," Mattingly said of the 21-year-old Pederson, per The Orange County Register. "He’s fluid. He’s what you want really as far as how the swing is supposed to look. It’s easy, more of a Cano-ish (swing) … CarGo and those guys. His swing looks a lot more like those guys because it’s nice and easy. There’s no tension in his swing. 

"It’s a matter of Joc developing and understanding his keys for certain pitchers and his approach to those guys. I think everybody has high hopes for Joc -- the way he plays the outfield, his instincts on the bases and the way we think this guy can potentially swing the bat." 


Joc Pederson staying upbeat despite crowded outfield


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2014) Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson is taking an optimistic approach to team's outfield situation. With Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford blocking his path to the majors, instead of sulking about the situation, Pederson is turning a negative into a positive, according to The Los Angeles Times.

"You really can’t do much about that," Pederson said. "I guess it just makes you push that much harder. I’m not really competing against a normal outfield. You have four superstars, so it makes me a little hungrier and work a little harder in the offseason. I guess I’m fortunate to be in that situation and push myself to the most capacity I can."

The 21-year-old outfielder, who is considered the Dodgers' top prospect, hopes his MLB debut isn't too far off.

"I hope I’m pretty close, but I guess you never really know until you’re there," Pederson said. "You hear so many different opinions. Until it really happens, I guess you never know."


Joc Pederson dealing with oblique strain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2013) Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson has been sidelined with a strained oblique, according to The Los Angeles Times. Pederson is hitting .299 with 19 doubles, 14 homers, 60 runs and 38 RBI in 301 at-bats at Double-A. He has not played since Wednesday and is listed as day-to-day.

Joc Pederson on his way up?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2013) Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson was a late scratch at Double-A Chattanooga Thursday, according to The Los Angeles Times.

With Matt Kemp on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, Pederson could be promoted to take over his spot at center field. Pederson is hitting 313 with eight homers and 22 RBI in 51 minor-league games this season.

Dodgers discussed calling up Joc Pederson


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2013) The Dodgers have discussed calling up prospect Joc Pederson, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Pederson, a left-handed outfielder, is hitting .327/.400/.554 in Double-A. However, the Dodgers' personnel issues aren't in the outfield. Matt Kemp is struggling but not the type of player the Dodgers will nor should give up on. Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford are both having above-average seasons at the plate. As such, it's difficult to imagine these discussions going anywhere at this point, unless the Dodgers have a major injury or two in the outfield.


Joc Pederson tearing up Southern League


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2013) Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson was named Southern League player of the week Monday. Pederson hit .407 (11 for 27) with two doubles, two home runs, five RBI, seven runs, four walks and three stolen bases in seven games from April 15-21.

After opening the season hitless in the first two games (0 for 7), Pederson has hit safely in his last 15 games. He's batting .318 with a .370 on-base percentage, .682 slugging percentage and 1.052 OPS through 17 games. He also has two triples, five doubles, five home runs, 12 RBI and six stolen bases.

Pederson is considered a top 5 prospect in the Dodgers' system by MLB.com (No. 3) and Baseball America (No. 4).