|Joc Pederson, one of the youngest players in the Southern League this season. (photo by Tim Barber/Chattanooga Free Press)|
With the recent troubles in the bigs and a need to shake things up, there’s talk of Puig ascending to the bigs, but it would be interesting to see how Pederson fares in the majors at such a young age. I’m not recommending it, because another two years of minor league seasoning will do him good, but I think he’d hold his own on the big league level. Pederson has thrived at a young age in leagues chalked full of players with more seasoning under their belt. He has the goods to make it to the highest levels. I'm just hoping that it's in a Dodger uniform.
|Pederson sweet left handed stroke is often noted by scouts. (photo by Michael Murphy at www.Nooga.com)|
Pederson was an 11th round pick in 2011 who has performed at all levels in the Dodger system. Scouting reports praise his patience at the plate and his keen batting eye. They speak highly of his work ethic, speed, base running knowledge, throwing arm, and ability to competently field all outfield positions.
His perfect day 3 for 3 day (with two walks) on the field in Wednesday's action received some Dodger blog coverage. Add to that his fast start and league leading stats and it is understandable that he'll attract some attention. Pederson is definitely a prospect to watch closely this coming year.