At the end of May, Joc Pederson looked like he had wrapped up the NL Rookie of the Year honors, but then at the end of the season, he wasn't even in the conversation. That's what batting .178 after the All-Star break will do for a player -- that and relegate him to part-time duty despite an outwardly impressive set of tools. Among players with at least 18 homers, Pederson's traveled the farthest on average, and the gap between him and Giancarlo Stanton was the biggest between any consecutive two. He hit the ball really hard; he just didn't do it enough, striking out in more than one-third of his at-bats. He was also among the leaders in walks and still hasn't even begun to tap into his steals potential, but the downside is extreme. Like last year, he's shaping up to be a pray-for-rain type of middle-round pick.
Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson will start Thursday in Game 5 of the NLDS. Pederson will take over in center field and hit eighth in the order as the Dodgers look to extend their season against Mets' righty Jacob DeGrom. Andre Either will take over in right field with Enrique Hernandez sliding over to left.
Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Mets on Saturday. Pederson went hitless Friday, so Don Mattingly decided to change things up in center field and will give Enrique Hernandez the start.
Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson connected on his 22nd home run of the season in Thursday's 10-3 loss to the Reds. His solo shot in the fourth inning cut the Reds' lead down to two, but the Dodgers were unable to overcome the Reds' offensive onslaught. The home run was Pederson's first since July 25, and just his second since the All-Star break.
Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson wasn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game, after starting 101 games this year. Pederson was replaced by Enrique Hernandez, who got his eighth start and fourth in the last 10 games.
A matchup against tough Pirates left-hander has Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson out of the lineup Saturday. Pederson has been slumping with just two hits in his last 27 at-bats to lower his average on the year to .222. He has homered only once since June 29.