Joc Pederson

#31 LF / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 220 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Cubs' Joc Pederson: Clubs second spring home run

      Joc Pederson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Brewers.Pederson is just 2-for-9 to begin spring training, but both of the hits have left the yard. That's pretty much par for the course with the outfielder, who batted just .190 last season but slugged seven home runs in 43 games. Pederson had a .249 average and 36 home runs in his last full season back in 2019. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect a great batting average in 2021, either, but the power should be there in Pederson's first season with the Chicago Cubs.

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      Cubs' Joc Pederson: Hits first spring home run

      Joc Pederson went 1-for-2 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Mariners.Pederson hit his first home run of the spring and his first in a Chicago Cubs uniform. The 28-year-old outfielder batted cleanup, and he should slot into a prominent lineup spot during the regular season. The Cubs also sound committed to letting Pederson play every day and face lefties, which could help his counting stats but possibly act as a drain on his batting average if he struggles against southpaws.

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      Cubs' Joc Pederson: Looks forward to playing daily

      Joc Pederson said he is eager to take on an everyday role with the Chicago Cubs and face more left-handed pitching, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.While in Los Angeles, Pederson rarely faced lefties, registering an average of 54 plate appearances per season against southpaws between 2017 and 2019, and only 10 in the abbreviated 2020 campaign. However, Chicago manager David Ross has indicated that Pederson could play more frequently against lefties. This could help the 28-year-old approach the 151 games he played back in 2015, his second season in the majors.

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      Cubs' Joc Pederson: Might bat against lefties

      Chicago manager David Ross said he could use Joc Pederson against both righties and lefties this year, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports."The conviction he had and the belief he had in being good against both sides of pitchers is something that he sold me on," Ross said. "And I thought we had a great opportunity for him." Pederson mainly avoided lefties when he was in Los Angeles, and he has a career .576 OPS against southpaws, compared to an .849 OPS against righties. It sounds like the 28-year-old might not start the year in a platoon situation, but if he struggles against lefties, he could lose some at-bats to Jake Marisnick.

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      Cubs' Joc Pederson: Unlikely to lead off

      The Chicago Cubs are likely to use Ian Happ as their leadoff hitter to begin the season instead of Joc Pederson, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.Pederson batted first 249 times during his seven seasons with the Dodgers, but Chicago manager David Ross said he's likely going to stick with Happ, who was the team's primary leadoff hitter last season. Pederson should still play regularly in left field, essentially replacing Kyle Schwarber, and get plenty of opportunities to produce at the plate.

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      Cubs' Joc Pederson: Heading to Cubs

      Joc Pederson agreed to a contract with the Chicago Cubs on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.According to Jeff Passan of ESPN.com, the agreement is for one year and $7 million. Pederson struggled during 2020 with a .682 OPS before hitting well during the playoffs, but he also had an .818 OPS over the previous five seasons for the Dodgers. The 28-year-old mostly operated as a platoon player for Los Angeles since 2016, and that trend could continue in Chicago. However, former Cub Kyle Schwarber was an everyday starter in left field, and Pederson could be plugged directly into that role. He came into the league seeing most of his time in center field before transitioning to the corner outfield for the past few seasons.

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      Dodgers' Joc Pederson: Sits against lefty

      Joc Pederson will be on the bench for Game 6 of the World Series against the Rays on Tuesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.As usual, Pederson hits the bench with a lefty (Blake Snell) starting for the opposition. A.J. Pollock will be the left fielder Tuesday, with Will Smith serving as the designated hitter and Austin Barnes catching.

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      Dodgers' Joc Pederson: Goes deep in Game 5 win

      Joc Pederson went 1-for-2 with a solo home run Sunday in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-2 win over the Rays in Game 5 of the World Series.Pederson turned in a big weekend as the Dodgers pushed their series lead to 3-2, going 4-for-7 with three RBI and two runs between Games 3 through 5. He was nearly the hero of Saturday's Game 4 after providing a go-ahead, two-run single in the top of the seventh, but the lead changed two more times before the Rays walked off the Dodgers in the bottom of the ninth. Despite coming through Sunday with his second home run of the postseason, the lefty-hitting Pederson will likely head to the bench Tuesday in Game 6 with southpaw Blake Snell on the bump for Tampa Bay.

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      Dodgers' Joc Pederson: Sits against southpaw

      Joc Pederson will be on the bench for Game 4 of the World Series against the Rays on Saturday.The Rays will be starting left-hander Ryan Yarbrough, so Pederson will head to the bench as usual. Chris Taylor will move out to left field, with Enrique Hernandez starting at second base and A.J. Pollock serving as the designated hitter.

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      Dodgers' Joc Pederson: Sitting against lefty

      Joc Pederson is out of the lineup Wednesday for Game 2 of the Los Angeles Dodgers' World Series matchup with the Rays, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.As per usual, the lefty-hitting Pederson will take a seat with a southpaw (Blake Snell) on the mound for the opposition. Enrique Hernandez enters the lineup in his stead, batting eighth and manning second base, while Chris Taylor shifts to Pederson's usual post in left field. Pederson struck out in both of his at-bats Tuesday in the Dodgers' 8-3 win in Game 1.