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31 Joc Pederson CF
Height/Weight: 6-1/185 | Birthdate: 4/21/1992 | Birthplace: Palo Alto, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Los Angeles | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 99/95 | Average Draft Position: 168.97
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NL All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates revealed


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote. 

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson

The Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance. 

National League reserves are:

Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First basemen: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
Second basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; Joe Panik, Giants
Third basemen: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Outfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks; Justin Upton, Padres

National League pitchers are:

Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals

The five candidates for the Final Vote are:

Johnny Cueto, Reds; Jeurys Familia, Mets; Carlos Martinez, Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies


Dodgers CF Joc Pederson out of lineup Wednesday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson is not in the lineup for Wednesday's matchup against the Diamondbacks.

Perderson will be replaced in the leadoff spot and center field by Enrique Hernandez.

Over his last 12 games, Pederson is hitting just .220 with nine hits, three home runs and five RBI.


Dodgers OF Joc Pederson hits 20th home run of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson slugged his 20th home run of the season Monday, but it was not enough as the Dodgers lost 10-6 to the Diamondbacks.

Pederson hit the solo shot off Allen Webster in the fourth inning. It was his only hit in four at-bats during the contest. He also walked once and scored two runs.

Prior to Monday's loss, Pederson was hitting .105 with one double and one RBI in his last six games.


Dodgers' Joc Pederson not in Thursday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson was not in the lineup for Thursday's contest at the Chicago Cubs, reports MLB.com.

He was replaced in center field by Enrique Hernandez, who will also bat first. Over his last eight games, Pederson is hitting .208 with two home runs and four RBI.

The Dodgers are the underdogs (+128) at Chicago on Thursday.


Dodgers OF Joc Pederson hits home run in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson hit his 19th home run of the season in Monday night's 4-2 loss to the Cubs. 

Pederson went 1 for 3 in the game, drew a walk and struck out once. Pederson is hitting .290 over his last 10 games while posting hits in eight of those outings as well. 

Pederson now has a slash line of .252/.393/.551. 


Dodgers' Joc Pederson hits home run No. 18 in loss on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson wasted little time in giving his team a run in Saturday's loss to the Giants. Pederson blasted a solo home run with one out in the first inning. It would be Pederson's only hit of the game, though he did walk twice.

The young center fielder now has 18 home runs on the year, though Saturday's was his first since hitting four in a row at the beginning of June. He's batting .292 over his last eight games for the Dodgers.


Dodgers CF Joc Pederson back in starting lineup


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson is back in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers.

Pederson didn't start Wednesday's game but entered the game as a pinch-hitter and went 1 for 2 with a walk.

Pederson is hitting .333 with five hits and four walks in his last five games.


Dodgers Joc Pederson out, Chris Heisey in CF on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's clash with the Rangers. Pederson had started all but one of the last 29 games for the Dodgers, but with lefty Wandy Rodriguez on the mound, manager Don Mattingly opted to give the young outfielder the night off.

With Pederson out of the lineup, Chris Heisey will make the start in center field on Wednesday. 


Dodgers CF Joc Pederson gets a day off on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/9/2015) Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson is out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks. Pederson has appeared in every game this season, and had started each of the last 22 games for the Dodgers. Manager Don Mattingly said Pederson was "worn down", so he opted to give him a rest.

The youngster has gotten off to a rather slow start in June, batting .229 (8 for 35) in nine games this month. So he'll get a day of rest with Chris Heisey batting leadoff and playing center field on Tuesday. 


Dodgers OF Joc Pederson hits HR in fifth consecutive game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson hit another home run in Wednesday night's 7-6 loss over the Rockies. 

For Pederson, he has now hit a home run in five consecutive games. This is the first time a Dodgers rookie has ever accomplished this feat. Pederson finished the game 2 for 3, drew a walk and scored three runs. 

Pederson holds a slash line of .267/.393/.606 for the season. 


Dodgers OF Joc Pederson rips 16th home run of season Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson continued his power display when he connected for his 16th home run of the season during Tuesday's 9-8 win over the Rockies.

Pederson connected off David Hale in the third inning for the solo shot. It was his third-straight game with a home run. Pederson finished the game 2 for 5 with one run. He also tripled in the seventh inning to drive in his second run of the game.

"You want him to get on base, and he's close to .400; I think he's doing OK," manager Don Mattingly said, per MLB.com. "We like what Joc's doing."

Over his last eight games, Pederson is 12 for 35 with three home runs and six RBI.


Dodgers' Joc Pederson homers for third straight game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson continued his hot hitting in Tuesday's loss to Colorado in the opening game of a doubleheader. 

Pederson hit a home run for the third straight game. He went 1 for 3 with a walk. His fifteenth homer of the season was a two-run shot in the fourth inning that gave the Dodgers a short-lived lead. 

Pederson now has 29 RBI on the year. 


Dodgers OF Joc Pederson smacks three-run home run Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson hit his 14th home run of the season to help send the Dodgers to a 11-4 win over the Rockies.

Pederson hit the home run off Christian Bergman in the eighth inning. It was his only hit in six at-bats during the game. Over his last seven games, Pederson is 10 for 30 with two home runs and four RBI.


Joc Pederson homers in Dodgers' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson hit a solo home run for the team's only run in a 3-1 loss to St. Louis on Sunday. 

Pederson went deep in the eighth inning for one of just two Dodger hits on the day. It was his 13th homer of the year and ninth in the month of May. 

Pederson went 1 for 3 with a walk and drove in his 24th run of the year. 


Dodgers CF Joc Pederson blasts 12th home run of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson went 1 for 4 at the plate in Los Angeles' 2-0 win over the Padres on Saturday.

Pederson did his damage in the first inning when he crushed a lead off home run over the right field wall off of Ian Kennedy, his 12th of the season. He has now tied a Dodgers' rookie record for most leadoff home runs in season with Johnny Frederick, who set the record in 1929.

Pederson is now hitting .243 with 23 RBI in 136 at-bats this season.


Dodgers OF Joc Pederson hits 11th home run of season Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson smacked his 11th home run of the season to propel the Dodgers to a 2-1 win over the Padres on Friday.

With the game tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Pederson hit a solo shot off Joaquin Benoit. He finished the game 2 for 4. Pederson is 8 for 40 with two home runs over his last 10 games.


Dodgers CF Joc Pederson gets a breather on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) For just the third time this season, Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson is not in the starting lineup. Pederson has been slumping lately at the plate, hitting just .154 with seven punchouts in his last seven games. So manager Don Mattingly has decided to give the youngster a rest for Saturday's matchup with the Rockies.

Enrique Hernandez will fill in at center field and bat leadoff on Saturday. 


Dodgers' Joc Pederson, Enrique Hernandez homer in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson and shortstop Enrique Hernandez both hit home runs in Wednesday night's 5-4 loss to the Marlins. 

Both hit their home runs in the fifth inning. Hernandez hit a two-run homer and Pederson hit a solo shot. The Dodgers scored three runs in the inning. 

For Pederson, that's his 10th homer of the season. Hernandez hit his first of the year. 


Dodgers vets keep Joc Pederson humble despite homers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Dodgers rookie outfielder Joc Pederson is third in the National League with nine home runs. That included a streak where Pederson's last seven hits were all home runs. 

"We didn't know we were going to get this much power," manager Don Mattingly said, per the Los Angeles Times. "Obviously the power is there, but to get it this early..."

Despite the power surge, Mattingly isn't concerned that Pederson will get cocky or start swinging for the fences. There are plenty of veterans in the clubhouse to keep him focused. 

"I think we have enough people around here to keep him thinking the right way," Mattingly said. "He's a guy who's trying to hit the ball hard somewhere. If he hits it, it usually goes."


Dodgers' Joc Pederson smacks two home runs Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson connected on two home runs during Wednesday's game against the Brewers, but it was not enough as the Dodgers fell 6-3.

Each of the home runs were solo shots off Brewers starter Wily Peralta. Pederson now has nine home runs on the season and is batting .272. The two home runs were his lone hits in four at-bats Wednesday.


Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson blasts seventh home run


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson went 1 for 4 at the plate in Los Angeles' 4-3 loss to the Brewers on Monday. Pederson did his damage in the first inning, crushing a lead off home run off of Kyle Lohse, his seventh of the season.

Pederson moved his average to .270 with 16 RBI in 74 at-bats.


Dodgers CF Joc Pederson hits fourth home run in four games


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson went 1 for 5 at the plate in Los Angeles' 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday. 

Pederson got things going in the seventh when he ripped the first pitch he saw from Evan Marshall over the center field wall, his fourth consecutive game with an at-bat in which he's hit a home run, becoming the first Dodger to accomplish that feat since Bill Sudakis in 1969, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

"Obviously, huge for us," manager Don Mattingly said after the game, per MLB.com. "It shows how strong Joc is, to go the opposite way, there's a lot there. I do think he's making adjustments."

Pederson is now hitting .292 with six home runs and 15 RBI in 65 at-bats.


Dodgers CF Joc Pederson smacks grand slam during Friday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson broke open Friday's game against the Diamondbacks when he hit a grand slam off Rubby De La Rosa in the second inning to help send the Dodgers to a 8-0 win.

It was Pederson's fifth home run of the season. He finished the game 1 for 3 and is now batting .300 on the season. The four RBI were a season high for Pederson.


Dodgers' Pederson hits leadoff home run in win over Giants


(4/30/2015) Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson batted in the leadoff position for the first time in his career on Wednesday, and he did not disappoint. Pederson led off the Dodgers' half of the first inning with his fourth home run of the season. He also walked once and struck out once as the Dodgers defeated the Giants 7-3.

Pederson entered Wednesday's contest with the third-best on-base percentage in the National League, and with usual leadoff hitter Jimmy Rollins struggling, manager Don Mattingly moved Pederson from the eighth spot to the top of the lineup.

"Obviously, he's handled that eighth spot," Mattingly said, per the Los Angeles Times. "It's really a tough spot for a young player, with that pitcher behind you. We're not asking him to do anything differently. I know everybody makes a big deal out of lineup changes and things, but you're not doing anything differently.

Pederson is slashing .348/.500/.826 with three home runs and six RBI over his last 10 games.


Dodgers shake up top of lineup, Pederson leading off vs. Giants


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson is leading off for the first time this season Wednesday in his team's matchup with the Giants.

"He may end up back [eighth]," manager Don Mattingly said before the game, per MLB.com. "We don't know when Yasiel [Puig] comes back. For now, I feel he fits right there [at leadoff]."

Shortstop Jimmy Rollins has been moved to No. 2 in the order, making it his first start this season out of the leadoff slot. Manager Don Mattingly also flipped first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and second baseman Howie Kendrick, with Kendrick moving up to the third spot and Gonzalez batting cleanup.

The Dodgers are heavy favorites (-200) against the Giants at home Wednesday.