Joc Pederson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/21/1992 (31)
Joc Pederson Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Joc Pederson News
San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson is not in his team's starting lineup on Monday. Pederson will take a seat against San Diego Padres ace lefty Blake Snell as his team kicks off an early-week series against their division rivals. Pederson will be replaced in the lineup by Mitch Haniger. Look for Pederson to return to action on Tuesday.
San Francisco Giants outfielder/designated hitter Joc Pederson is absent from the lineup for a fourth game in a row Tuesday as his club matches up with lefty Brandon Williamson and the Cincinnati Reds. The Giants have faced four consecutive left-handed starters, which has led to minimal playing time for the lefty-swinging 31-year-old. Over 95 games this season, Pederson's slashing .244/.355/.430 with 12 long balls, 48 runs, and 43 RBI. Luis Matos will take his spot in the lineup and bat eighth. The rookie has yet to find success across his 58 contests this year, hitting .249 with two homers and three steals, and fantasy managers can find better options on the wire.
San Francisco Giants designated hitter/outfielder Joc Pederson is on the bench Monday versus the St. Louis Cardinals. Despite the veteran going 4-for-4 with a pair of homers, four runs, and four RBI in Sunday's 13-3 rout of the visiting Cubs, Pederson will hit the bench Monday as Cardinals role out a lefty in the form of Matthew Liberatore. Unsurprisingly, the lefty-swinging 31-year-old is enjoying a big season, hitting .282 with seven home runs, a 13.8% BB%, and a .934 OPS across 123 trips to the plate. J.D. Davis will take over as the club's DH and hit cleanup on Monday night in St. Louis.
The San Francisco Giants offered outfielder Joc Pederson a qualifying offer this winter because the team felt his power was worth the salary. Pederson posted a 93.2 average exit velocity and 52.1% hard-hit rate in 2022, both rating in the top 2% in MLB. He also ranked among the top 5% in the league in expected slugging and wOBA. The Giants utilize platoons frequently, and with a career .215+ OPS split in his results against righties and versus lefties, this definitely helps Pederson. San Francisco signed outfielders Michael Conforto and Mitch Haniger this offseason, which should push Pederson into a platoon role at DH this season. This could allow his bat to play up even further as injuries have crept in when playing defense over the last few years for Pederson, who once was a quality defender before injuries slowed his abilities in the field. Fantasy managers will want to be aware that he will sit against left-handed pitchers and watch schedules in weekly leagues, but with an early ADP in the 230 range, he could return 20-30 home runs for a reasonably low cost.