Down on the farm: Pacific Coast League April Edition

Early in the season, there’s always an explosion of promotions and roster jockeying among teams, so it’s difficult to generate a list of players who we as a site are excited about following.  The most notable of these promotions was Jon Singleton, who was absolutely murdering baseballs in AAA and thus will not be featured on this list, but rest assured he would’ve been. ...
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Alex Guerrero, Joc Pederson might force Dodgers' hand for promotion

Los Angeles Dodger history is littered with the dried-out husks of never-beens who dominated Albuquerque, but in principle you get to the bigs by putting up video game numbers in Triple-A. If you're a AAA all-star, that's nice. You've got a solid little .900 OPS in AAA, good for you. Unless your team has a need at your spot, that doesn't get you anywhere.Well,...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson Off To Just A Fantastic Start in Triple-A

Lost, maybe, in Matt Kemp‘s big game and the daily question of “how does Yasiel Puig‘s thumb feel / did he light a puppy on fire” is the fact that the “too many outfielders” problem that the Dodgers face isn’t because they have four outfielders. It’s because they have five, and I’m not talking about Scott Van Slyke. It’s because of Joc Pederson, and how is he...
Via Dodgers Digest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What it would take for Joc Pederson to make the Dodgers

Soon, but not quite yet. Joc Pederson is going to be a good baseball player. There’s no denying that. He has a sweet swing, better-than-advertised power and can play good defense in center field (despite letting that popup drop in on Saturday night). The question many fans are asking is, “Is he going to break camp with the team?” The answer is simply, no. The 22-year-old is...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson, Los Angeles Dodgers Outfield Prospect

Joc Pederson can flat out hit. The 21-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers outfield prospect put up a .278/.381/.497 slash line last year in Double-A Chattanooga. Swinging from the left side, he went deep 22 times. For good measure, he swiped 31 bases. There is no reason to believe the system’s top prospect won’t continue to get […]
Via Fangraphs
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers would be wise to keep Joc Pederson for the foreseeable future

To say Joc Pederson is tearing up the Venezuelan Winter League would be an understatement. While his .286 batting average is solid, his on-base percentage and slugging percentage are what's most impressive thus far. Through 12 games, Pederson has a .545 (!) on-base percentage and .686 slugging percentage. That comes from a ridiculous 20:11 walk-to-strikeout ratio...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Dodgers minor leaguers voted as league All-Stars by peers, led by Joc Pederson

Five Dodgers minor-league players were voted as All-Stars for their respective leagues, according to a poll conducted by Baseball America. The main prospects on the list were one of the system’s top prospects in Joc Pederson and one of the system’s up-and-coming prospects in Jacob Scavuzzo. —– In AAA, Nick Buss of the Albuquerque Isotopes made the outfield for the Pacific...
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers' prospect Joc Pederson off to fantastic start in first Double-A stint

Joc Pederson has been one of my favorite prospects ever since the Dodgers were able to snag him in the 11th round of the 2010 draft. He made a brief appearance in the Southern League playoffs last season after playing the entire regular season in the California League. Pederson is in his first full season in Double-A and, at age 21, is playing against competition significantly...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Interview With Joc Pederson: Mechanical Changes, Mental Approach, And Fatigue

I had the opportunity to speak with Joc Pederson before his Nov. 8 Arizona Fall League game. Edited for sanity, because nobody wants to read “uh” and “um” and laughs and transitions and crap. —– You admitted that you scuffled to start 2011, but that you made adjustments that helped shape your breakout in 2012, specifically what mechanical changes were implemented by the...
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson, the Dodgers' best hitting prospect, impressive beyond his stats

When I went to Rancho Cucamonga in April, I was hoping to see Joc Pederson in action. Instead, he was out after straining his groin. But I did get to see him in Stockton a couple weeks ago, and I was impressed. He is easily the Dodgers' best position prospect and will be ranked a little higher in my midseason prospect rankings (out by the end of June). I ranked him No....
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

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