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The Dodgers call up Joc Pederson

Sep 1, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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Lots of minor leaguers will make their way to the bigs starting today as minor league seasons end and major league rosters expand. One of the better ones coming up is Joc Pederson, who was just called up by the Dodgers from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Pederson won the Pacific Coast League MVP Award after batting .303/.435/.582 with 33 home runs and 30 stolen bases over 121 games this season. It’s an open question how much playing time he’ll get, but Don Mattingly now has good young player at his disposal who can handle all three outfield positions.

  1. erbaodai - Sep 1, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    2014 PCL ROY and MVP

    next step:

    2014 NLCS MVP and WS MVP, 2015 NL ROY and MVP.

    • sportsfan18 - Sep 1, 2014 at 6:41 PM

      that is more than one step…

      which ones do we delete so there’s only one step left?

    • pchuck69 - Sep 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM

      Look across the diamond tonight and you’ll see the

      2014 IL ROY and MVP

      …and Steven Souza put up better numbers without playing in offense-friendly PCL.

  2. ilikethiskindaparty - Sep 1, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Sep 1, 2014, 4:19 PM CDT

    2014 PCL ROY and MVP

    next step:

    2014 NLCS MVP and WS MVP, 2015 NL ROY and MVP.

    Should we still play the season?

    • erbaodai - Sep 1, 2014 at 5:33 PM

      There’s nothing wrong with endless amount of optimism.

      • SocraticGadfly - Sep 1, 2014 at 6:40 PM

        Well, if not grounded in realism, there is. See “scatterbrain” just below.

    • scatterbrian - Sep 1, 2014 at 6:32 PM

      He’s not eligible for the postseason.

      • erbaodai - Sep 1, 2014 at 6:52 PM

        “A player who is on the disabled list at the end of the regular season may be replaced on the postseason roster by any other player who was in the organization on August 31, with the approval of the commissioner of baseball.”

        You need to check your facts.

      • scatterbrian - Sep 1, 2014 at 8:56 PM

        They only have pitchers on the DL and also on the 40-man roster. So which are you banking on: a hitter getting hurt, or the commissioner allowing the Dodgers to replace a pitcher with an OF?

      • erbaodai - Sep 1, 2014 at 9:24 PM

        “at the end of the regular season”

        Is right now the end of the regular season?

      • scatterbrian - Sep 1, 2014 at 11:27 PM

        I’ll make this easier: Who will be on the disabled list at the end of the season?

      • erbaodai - Sep 2, 2014 at 1:21 AM

        Onr of the overpaid and underperforming outfielders gets injured, and gets replaced by Joc. Is it that difficult to comprehend?

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Sep 1, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Serious question: Anyone know how to pronounce Joc?
    My guesses are: like Jock, Joss, Joce. Joke seems quite unlikely.

    • kingscourt25 - Sep 1, 2014 at 5:59 PM


      • nothanksimdriving123 - Sep 1, 2014 at 7:24 PM

        Well, thank you very little. Your helpful comment tells me you pronounce Joc like Joc, which of course tells me nothing at all. Do you really not know how to use letters to spell out phonetically how to pronounce something? If someone could kindly look at my examples and indicate which one rhymes with the proper pronunciation, I’d appreciate it.

    • SocraticGadfly - Sep 1, 2014 at 6:11 PM

      Does he have a brother named “Soc”? Because Jethro Jerry Jones could then become GM of the Dodgers, too.

    • sportsfan18 - Sep 1, 2014 at 6:42 PM

      I sure do…

      it sounds like Rich to me…

    • deadeyedesign23 - Sep 1, 2014 at 10:36 PM

      Sounds like “Jacques” as in Jacques Cousteau.

      • asimonetti88 - Sep 2, 2014 at 11:07 AM

        It sounds like Jock, as in his dad was clearly a meathead jock that actually named his kid Joc.

  4. thehawg - Sep 1, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    I hope he doesn’t mind moving to Miami.

  5. bronco58lb - Sep 1, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    The Hammering Hebrew has arrived.
    I hope he plays for Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

    • Ren Ignatiago - Sep 1, 2014 at 7:13 PM

      Dang, I really can’t wait for that to happen. Hope he too participate in it.

  6. gattaga72 - Sep 1, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    He is eligible for postseason

    • clydeserra - Sep 1, 2014 at 9:30 PM

      only in the sense that anyone can replace an injured player on the playoff roster. No one goes on the DL now and is still on the DL after rosters are set, yes, he can play.

  7. moogro - Sep 1, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    “They’re all jocs and face-men.”

  8. ch0psuey - Sep 2, 2014 at 1:20 AM

    Strikezone no like Joc(k) Pederson

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