Joc Pederson is more consistent thanks to improved contact rates

After last year’s second-half collapse, some wondered if Joc Pederson was truly the Dodgers’ long-term center fielder. This year, he’s answering that question with an emphatic, “YES.” And he’s doing it by being a more consistent hitter. Pederson is slashing .258/.352/.518 on the season with 18 home runs, 24 doubles and an excellent 132 wRC+. This is a much more welcome version...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago

Joc Pederson Quietly Helping Drive A Resurgent Dodgers Lineup

The Los Angeles Dodgers have boasted one of the best offenses in Major League Baseball since the All-Star break, with...
Via Dodger Blue
7 days ago

Pedersen homers, leads 17-hit attack, Dodgers beat Pirates

LOS ANGELES (AP) Joc Pederson homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers combined 17 hits and a pair of successful challenges for an 8-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. The Dodgers, who lead the majors in batting average and slugging percentage since the All-Star Break, hit five doubles and used three Pittsburgh errors to win a game that did not see a 1-2-3 inning until...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dodgers’ Joc Pederson gives up glove in attempt to rob home run

There’s nothing wrong with a little extra effort, but giving up one’s tool of the trade in an effort to stop a home run in the first inning of a game? Well, that’s exactly what Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson did on Wednesday. One can’t blame Pederson for the effort, especially since his team was down 3-0 in the first inning already and clearly needed some...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Joc Pederson suffers from serious case of bed head (pic)

With a getaway day game scheduled for Thursday against the host Washington Nationals at 12:05 local time, the Los Angeles Dodgers were forced into a quick turnaround after playing a night game Wednesday, with players having to show up at the ballpark pretty early. Perhaps too early for some of them. Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson is a young pup at the spry age of 24. And...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joc Pederson crashes into wall, leaves game with injury

The last thing the Los Angeles Dodgers need right now is more health concerns. Not too long after it was announced that Clayton Kershaw will have his ailing back further examined, young center fielder Joc Pederson gave his team’s fans a scare in the bottom of the eighth on Tuesday against the Brewers. "@FlyByKnite: This is how Joc Pederson got hurt.
Via The Sports Daily
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson Is Growing Into His Contact

At the very end of the most recent episode of FanGraphs Audio, host Carson Cistulli and guest Dave Cameron were bantering about players whose primary offensive skill was once thought to be limited to controlling the strike zone and making contact, but who have since added plus power while maintaining most of that strike zone control — guys in the mold of Jose Altuve, Matt Carpenter...
Via Fangraphs
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Umpire hit in nuts by Joc Pederson bunt

It’s a dangerous job sitting behind home plate, and home plate umpire David Rackley found that out in Sunday’s Dodgers-Padres game. With Joc Pederson at the plate, in the fifth inning, all was quiet on the home plate front. Then, Pederson decided to sneak in a bunt attempt at the last second, and the ball careened off his bat and drilled Rackley right in the nuts. Rackley stayed...
Via The Sports Daily
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umpire takes foul tip by Joc Pederson to the bad place

Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson has such brute strength that even his bunt attempts have the power to inflict maximum pain. Home plate umpire David Rackley learned that lesson the hard way on Sunday. Rackley was working behind the dish in the fifth inning of the series finale between the Dodgers and the Padres when he caught a rogue foul bunt attempt by Pederson right in the oysters...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson’s Ugly Second Half

For the first three months of last season, Joc Pederson looked like a future star. At the All-Star break, Pederson was hitting .230/.364/.487 and his 137 wRC+ placed him 12th among National League batters. In the last 20 years, the only players younger than Pederson to hit 20 home runs faster than Pederson (95 games) are Albert Pujols, Adam Dunn, Giancarlo Stanton, Carlos Correa...
Via Fangraphs
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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