Joc Pederson

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Birthday
21, 1992
Birthplace
Palo Alto, CA
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
21, 1992 (age 25)
Birthplace
Palo Alto, CA

About

Outfielder who debuted with the Los Angles Dodgers in 2014 and became the team's leadoff hitter in 2015.

Before Fame

Following the 2010 MLB Draft, he decided to sign with the Dodgers rather than to matriculate at the University of Southern California. He began his career with one of the Dodgers' farm teams, the Ogden Raptors, and was named a Rookie League, Pioneer League, and Baseball America Rookie All-Star.

Trivia

While playing for the Pacific Coast League, he was named the league's Most Valuable Player of 2014.

Family Life

The son of Stu and Shelley Pederson, he grew up in Palo Alto, California, with siblings named Tyger, Champ, and Jacey.

Associated With

He and Wilton Guerrero were among the first rookie Dodgers players in history to start on the opening day of the season and to retain their starting positions throughout their initial seasons with the team.