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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Good point about the walks. He has value even if he hits .200 going forward if he walks 15 percent of the time. But he's only walking 10 percent of the time versus lefties. 

He is eighth in Hard Hit Percentage and fifth in strikeout rate and second in worst contact rate. Does that mean he's taking too many strikes? He's 60th in swinging at pitches in the strike zone (59 hitters swing at fewer).

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Aug 26 '15

Well, his .130 BABIP during the month of August isn't helping either. 

But funny enough, despite that BABIP from hell - his OBP is .413 in 63 PAs over that time.

A guy who's getting on base 40% of the time has to be helping his team.  I haven't been following, but I have to assume he's sitting against lefties ... but in the month of August he's put up a 0.3 WAR.  36% hard hit rate ... but 0% infield hit rate, despite a 40% ground ball rate.  That tells me he's been hitting a lot of hard grounders straight at infielders ... and if they suddenly start finding holes he could look a lot better in a hurry.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Aug 26 '15

One reason why the Cards are a better organization than the Dodgers and all their money. Cards would send Joc down for the rest of the minor league season to get regular at bats and try to figure things out instead of letting him rot on the bench with the big club.

van wilhoite LVW
Aug 26 '15

His contact rate predicts a tiny batting average, which is where he's landed. He's young enough to find a different way, but that would be unusual. Props to those who caught the early homers.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Aug 25 '15

His slide actually started before the break. Going into the break his slash line for July was .132/.214/.211 with 0 HR in 38 AB.

van wilhoite LVW
Aug 25 '15

Curse of the Home Run Derby?

Pre All Star - 20 HR in 300 AB

Post AS - 3 HR in 92 AB

Complete BABIP collapse in the second half - .218.  But he's still drawing those walks - OBP is 170 points higher than his BA over that time, and 143 points higher on the season.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Aug 24 '15

In the last 17 games he's slashing .217/.280/.333. K/W 21/3.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 27 '15

You're a good sport, Howard!

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 15 '15

He's going to miss Coors ...

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jun 4 '15