74 Facts About Joc Pederson


Joc Russell Pederson is an American professional baseball outfielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball.

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Joc Pederson previously played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and Atlanta Braves.

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Joc Pederson is a two-time World Series champion and a two-time All-Star.

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Son of former MLB player Stu Pederson, Joc was drafted by the Dodgers in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB draft out of Palo Alto High School.

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Joc Pederson was ranked the Dodgers' top prospect by Baseball America after the 2013 season.

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Joc Pederson became the first Dodger to hit at least 25 home runs in each of his first two seasons, with 25 in 2016.

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Joc Pederson hit three home runs in the 2017 World Series, which the Dodgers lost to the Houston Astros.

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Joc Pederson returned to the World Series in 2018 with the Dodgers, hitting a home run in Game 3 as the Dodgers lost to the Boston Red Sox.

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Joc Pederson signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs and was traded mid-season to the Atlanta Braves as they won the World Series, making him the ninth player in Major League history to win back-to-back World Series with different teams.

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Joc Pederson was born in Palo Alto, California, and is the son of Shelly and Stu Joc Pederson.

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Joc Pederson is Jewish by birth, and is eligible because he is Jewish to play for the Israel national baseball team, which he has done.

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Joc Pederson's great-great-grandfather Leopold Cahn was born on in 1864; son of Israel Cahn, a wool merchant, and great-grandmother Zelda Sugarman was born on in 1907, and and great-great-grandmother Fannie Morris was born on in 1873 and were born in San Francisco.

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Joc Pederson's younger sister, Jacey, is an elite national amateur soccer player who played forward on the US Under-17 and Under-19 Women's National Soccer Teams and has played for the UCLA Bruins women's soccer team.

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Joc Pederson played for the school's football team, leading it with 30 receptions in his senior year, for 650 yards and 9 touchdowns.

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Joc Pederson was the team's number one wide receiver, racking up more yards and touchdowns than his teammate, future NFL wide receiver Davante Adams.

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Joc Pederson had committed to play at the University of Southern California, where his father played college baseball, but Joc chose instead to sign with the Dodgers.

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Joc Pederson was given a $600,000 signing bonus to sign with the Dodgers.

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Joc Pederson finished second with 24 stolen bases, second in on-base percentage, third with 54 runs, and third with 36 walks while playing in 68 games.

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Joc Pederson was promoted to the Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League in 2012, at age 20.

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In 2013, Joc Pederson received a promotion to the Class AA Chattanooga Lookouts in the Southern League, starting the season as the youngest member of the team and the second-youngest position player in the league.

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Joc Pederson was selected to play for the United States at the All-Star Futures Game, and was selected to play in the Southern League All-Star Game.

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Joc Pederson had 58 RBIs and 10 outfield assists in 123 games during the season, usually batting in the leadoff spot.

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Joc Pederson earned postseason All-Star honors, was a Topps Double-A All Star, and was a Baseball America Minor League All Star.

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In February 2014, Joc Pederson was named the 34th-best prospect in baseball by Baseball America.

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Joc Pederson was named minor league Prospect of the Month by MLBPipeline.

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Joc Pederson was the fifth-youngest position player in the Pacific Coast League, and almost five years younger than the league average.

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Joc Pederson was named to the mid-season Pacific Coast League All-Star team after batting.

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Joc Pederson was only the second Dodger minor leaguer to ever do it, joining Chin-Feng Chen.

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Joc Pederson led the PCL with 106 runs scored, 33 home runs, 100 walks, and a 1.

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Joc Pederson set Isotopes single-season records for walks and runs scored.

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Joc Pederson was named the organization's top player for the second time, though he was a co-winner with shortstop Corey Seager this year.

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Joc Pederson took Rafael Soriano to a full count, but was called out on strikes to end the game.

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Joc Pederson started in center field the following day, and picked up his first Major League hit on a single off of Doug Fister in the second inning.

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The offseason trade of Matt Kemp created an opening in center field, and Joc Pederson was named the Opening Day starting center fielder, beating out the veteran Andre Ethier for the position.

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Joc Pederson was selected to the National League squad in the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the first Dodgers rookie to be selected as an All Star since Hideo Nomo in 1995, He became the first Dodgers rookie position player to ever start in an All-Star game.

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Joc Pederson was selected to participate in the 2015 Home Run Derby.

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Joc Pederson tied the lowest RBI total ever by a player with 25 or more homers.

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Joc Pederson tied Matt Kemp for the Dodgers franchise strikeout record, with 170.

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Dodgers won the NL West title, and Joc Pederson reached the playoffs for the first time as Los Angeles faced the New York Mets in the 2015 NL Division Series.

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Joc Pederson had starts in Games 1 and 5 of the series, but was hitless as the Dodgers fell to the Mets in five games.

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Joc Pederson became the first Dodger to hit 25 home runs in each of his first two seasons.

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Second year in a row, Joc Pederson reached the playoffs as the Dodgers clinched their fourth straight NL West title.

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Joc Pederson had four hits in 21 at bats in the series, scoring three runs, but the Dodgers fell to the Cubs in six games.

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Joc Pederson started the 2017 season strong, hitting a grand slam home run on Opening Day against the San Diego Padres.

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Dodgers won the NL West for the fifth year in a row, but Joc Pederson was left off their roster for the start of the playoffs.

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Joc Pederson was added to the roster for the 2017 NLCS because of an injury to All-Star shortstop Corey Seager.

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Joc Pederson was used mainly off the bench in the series, though he did get a start in Game 3; the Dodgers won the series in five games.

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Joc Pederson spent much of the season in a platoon role in left field with the right-handed Kemp, whom the Dodgers had reacquired.

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Joc Pederson had hits in each of the other games of the series, which the Dodgers won in four games.

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Joc Pederson agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with the Dodgers for 2019, avoiding salary arbitration.

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Joc Pederson participated in the Home Run Derby at the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, and lost in the semi-finals to Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

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Joc Pederson "enjoyed a career year in 2019, " according to Mike Chiari of bleacherreport.

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Joc Pederson tied the major league record with six multi-homer games from the leadoff spot.

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Joc Pederson had only one at bat in the first round of the playoffs, but had two hits in five at bats in the second round, including two RBIs.

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On February 5,2021, Joc Pederson signed a one-year $7 million guaranteed contract with the Chicago Cubs which included a mutual option for the 2022 season.

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Joc Pederson was motivated to sign with the Cubs because he hoped for more playing time than he had received with the Dodgers.

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Joc Pederson played 66 games in left field, 3 in right field, 2 in center field, and one at first base.

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On July 15,2021, Joc Pederson was traded to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league prospect Bryce Ball.

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Joc Pederson played 36 games in right field, and 24 games in center field.

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Joc Pederson's home run traveled 454 feet, and had an exit velocity of 112.

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Joc Pederson had played 412 games in center field, 229 games in left field, 54 games in right field, and 20 games at first base.

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On March 16,2022, Joc Pederson signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, returning to the National League West, as well as the Bay Area, where he grew up.

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Joc Pederson became the second Giant to hit three home runs in a game at Oracle Park, joining Pablo Sandoval.

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Joc Pederson became the first Giants player to hit three multi-run home runs in a game since Willie Mays in 1961.

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Joc Pederson became only the second major league player in the last century, joining Joe DiMaggio, to hit three home runs, have 8 RBIs, and have game-tying RBIs in both the eighth and ninth innings in one game.

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Joc Pederson became the second player to hit a home run into McCovey Cove as both a Giants player and a visiting player, joining Ryan Klesko.

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Joc Pederson started in the outfield for the National League in his return to Dodger Stadium for the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, his second career All-Star selection and start.

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Joc Pederson was 10th among active players in career at bats per home run, at 17.

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Joc Pederson's mother provided the papers evidencing his Jewish heritage after obtaining them from the synagogue her father Larry Cahn attended.

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Joc Pederson started all three games of the qualifier in right field.

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Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a strikeout in the second game, stealing a base.

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Joc Pederson will be playing for Team Israel manager Ian Kinsler, and alongside Gold Glove outfielder Harrison Bader and others.

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In 2019, Joc Pederson was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California.

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Joc Pederson was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2020.

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