Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:54:44 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson homered in the Triple-A All-Star Game Wednesday, July 16, in Durham, N.C.. He is the team's center fielder of the future.
Fantasy Tip: Pederson might get his shot sooner rather than later if the team elects to deal Matt Kemp at some point. Either way, he is a must-have in all long-term keeper fantasy formats, and he should be stashed away in NL-only play as he will likely be a September call-up.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:43:55 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson (shoulder) has returned to Triple-A Albuquerque. Pederson suffered a Grade 1 separated shoulder Wednesday, June 25.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:53:13 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 separated shoulder and is expected to be sidelined for around 10 days.
Thu, 29 May 2014 05:45:43 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers refuse to call up OF Joc Pederson until an everyday lineup spot opens up. "We don't feel like it's the right time right now for Joc," said manager Don Mattingly.
Fantasy Tip: After Carl Crawford's ankle injury, they'll keep rolling with Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier, with a sprinkle of Scott Van Slyke, instead. Pederson is having an MVP-like year for Class AAA Albuquerque, so whenever he does come up, he'll be an instant fantasy add.
Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:37:55 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said OF Carl Crawford will not travel to Australia for the team's series against the Arizona Diamondbacks next weekend so that he can attend the birth of his third child.
Fantasy Tip: With Matt Kemp (ankle) and Crawford unavailable for the two-game series in Australia, OF Scott Van Slyke will likely get the starting nod for both games in left field. OF Mike Baxter and either OF Nick Buss or OF Joc Pederson are also expected to be on the roster, but these players carry very little fantasy value.
Sun, 07 Jul 2013 19:04:26 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson (oblique) has not played at Double-A Chattanooga since Wednesday, July 3, due to a strained oblique muscle. Pederson was selected to play in the Futures Game July 14, but his status is uncertain at this time.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:23:14 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers are willing to trade a veteran piece on their roster in order to add prospects that could help them out beyond this season, and OF Andre Ethier is the name most mentioned in trade rumors. They are also willing to carry Ethier as a fourth outfielder for the rest of the season as insurance. OF Yasiel Puig's emergence has made Ethier expendable, and OF Joc Pederson is a year away from making his impact at the big league level. Los Angeles seems content to stick with 3B Juan Uribe at third base.
Fantasy Tip: Whether the team trades Ethier likely depends on how confident they are in Carl Crawford (hamstring) returning to full health. Ethier would likely benefit from a change of scenery, especially if it's somewhere that will guarantee him consistent playing time.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:34:49 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson was named to play in the Futures Game at Citi Field during the All-Star Game festivities in New York next month.
Fantasy Tip: The team feels he is about a year away from making an impact in the majors. Those in long-term keeper fantasy leagues will want to stash him away now, however.
Thu, 30 May 2013 16:58:26 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson was not in the lineup for Double-A Chattanooga Thursday, May 30, and OF Yasiel Puig is starting in center field.
Fantasy Tip: Pederson is hitting .313 with eight home runs and 22 RBIs in 192 at-bats with Chattanooga this year and is the club's other top outfield prospect besides Puig. Pederson has never played above Class-AA ball, however, meaning he could be in for a rough transition if he's called up. Keep that in mind if you elect to spend on him in mixed leagues.
Thu, 30 May 2013 16:29:50 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, May 30. RP Stephen Fife (shoulder) was activated from the DL and optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque, and C Tim Federowicz was recalled from Albuquerque.
Fantasy Tip: Kemp has been a major disappointment for his fantasy owners. He missed two months last year with a hamstring ailment, and his second-half power and speed suffered. This hamstring injury isn't believed to be as serious, but it could linger if he's not careful.
Scott Van Slyke will reap the benefits of more frequent playing time with Kemp out, making him more intriguing in deep mixed affairs. Skip Schumaker and Jerry Hairston Jr. might be mixed in at center field, too. Federowicz could be an addition to NL-only rosters that start two catchers. Don't rule out the Dodgers getting desperate and summoning Joc Pederson or Yasiel Puig, either. Pederson wasn't in the lineup at Double-A Chattanooga tonight, meaning a call-up could be imminent.