Joc Pederson Chicago Cubs

Age: 28 (April 21, 1992) | 6' 1" | 220lbs. | Bats: Left OF-29 LF-23 RF-8 DH-12 PH-36
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAD A 2017 3 7 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .400 .143 30 30 .250 n/a
LAD AAA 2017 17 65 8 11 5 14 1 0 3 9 1 0 .169 .225 .323 7 20 .163 n/a
LAD NL 2017 102 273 44 58 39 68 20 0 11 35 4 3 .212 .331 .407 12 21 .241 47/19/34 5 6
LAD NL 2018 148 395 65 98 40 85 27 3 25 56 1 5 .248 .321 .522 9 19 .253 39/17/44 15 15
LAD NL 2019 149 450 83 112 50 111 16 3 36 74 1 1 .249 .339 .538 10 22 .249 42/17/41 18 17
LAD NL 2020 43 121 21 23 11 34 4 0 7 16 1 0 .190 .285 .397 8 25 .200 48/15/36 6 7
CHC NL 2021 7 21 1 2 2 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 .095 .167 .238 8 33 .077 46/0/54 -1 -1
Career 8yrs 755 2174 346 498 306 617 112 7 131 306 17 18 .229 .335 .468 12 24 .255 n/a
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Stole his 30th bag yesterday, to go with 19 HR so far. Assuming he can pick up one more HR, a 20-30 season for a 21 year old at AA (with a monster OBP) looks nice.

But no idea what the Dodgers might do going forward. Ethier and Crawford are locked up through 2017, Kemp through 2019, and Puig's not going anywhere. I could easily see Pederson putting up an insane line at Albuquerque next year (in the PCL, maybe a .300/.400/.550 line?) and not making it up before September.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Aug 22 '13
I estimate he has about a 15% chance of exhausting his rookie eligibility with the Dodgers.

I'd like to see where he breaks through, as well as some AAA time, before setting any expectations.
Justin Dowling BGWoodsman
Jul 3 '13
I'm a big Joc Pederson fan - but I don't think there's any way he was ready to put up the line Puig has. He's probably a year away from that level of maturity, and he's more a "gamer" - smart ballplayer, MLB lineage, 11th rounder out of HS - who has worked really hard on his all-around game.

I think Pederson will be a good MLB ballplayer, and he takes a LOT more walks than Puig, but I don't think he smashes the ball as hard just yet. Then again, he's 2 inches shorter ... and 60 lbs lighter.

But he could have a better career than Puig, given that he's 16 months younger, he will probably still fill out and add power, and given that I'm not convinced there's not a tough adjustment for Puig ahead, given his K/BB ratio.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jul 2 '13
Will hold the major league record for most HR by someone with the first name Joc when he's done.
van wilhoite LVW
May 16 '13
A month later - all Pederson is doing is getting even hotter.

Now at .342/.409/.603. 8 HR, 11 SB, 2 CS after 38 games.

In all long term formats, if you can pick him up, I think he needs owning.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 16 '13
Clearly in the wrong organization to be an OF prospect ... but Pederson looks to be climbing the lists pretty aggressively. The gaudy numbers in the California league at age 20 were nice but not earth shaking ... but he's started off with 5 HR/5 SB/.304 in his first 14 games in the Southern League.

The Dodgers will probably leave him at that level most of the year given his age and the logjam above him, and he's a good candidate for a 30-30 season, which will give him considerable hype going into 2014.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Apr 19 '13