December 1, 2020

Dodgers: 3 Things Joc Pederson Should Focus on in the Off-Season (Dodgers Nation)


Joc Pederson has been a staple in the Dodgers lineup over the past five years. While there are some obvious flaws, he has generally been a model of consistency. 

2019 was a particularly impressive campaign for Pederson, topping a career high in both batting average and home runs.

Joc Pederson (2019)
AVG .249
HR 36
K% 21.6%
BB% 9.7%
wRC+ 127
fWAR 3.0

Additionally, Pederson improved defensively. His first base experiment ended miserably, but he otherwise gave the Dodgers strong defense in both left and right field. For the first time in his career, Joc ranked above average in all three of Fangraphs’ Defensive Runs Saved, Ultimate Zone Rating, and Baseball Savant’s Outs Above Average

Despite all this, there are still some parts of Joc’s game that could use work this Winter.

Drawing Walks

In his early years, #JocWalk was a popular hashtag on Twitter due to his high walk rate. That hasn’t been the case as of late. 

Pederson’s walk rate dipped below 10% (league…

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