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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Report: Giants agree to deal with former Dodgers OF Pederson

The Giants found their lineup boost on Wednesday, reportedly agreeing to a deal with Palo Alto native Joc Pederson, the powerful lefty bat they’ve been seeking. The agreement, first reported by MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, is a one-year deal worth $6 million, according to reporter Jon Heyman.

Pederson, 29, is a former Palo Alto High star who previously played for Farhan Zaidi in Los Angeles. In seven seasons with the Dodgers, Pederson reached 25 homers four times. The left-handed hitter spent last season with the Cubs and Braves, posting a .732 OPS and hitting 18 homers while winning a World Series title.

Pederson fits the Giants’ platoon preferences well. He is one of the game’s most dangerous hitters against right-handed pitching, with a .341 on-base percentage and .490 slugging percentage. The Giants had been looking for one more left-handed bat after the universal DH opened up another lineup spot.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 16, 2022 at 08:22 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 19, 2022 at 11:10 AM (#6068313)
In my mind I have him and Schwarwber kinda lumped in together talent-wise, and through age 27, that was kinda right, but Schwarber put together a 148 OPS+ last year while Pederson hasn't been the same player since leaving LA. I don't know that two years ago I would have predicted Schwarber gets $79M while Pederson gets $6M.
   2. DL from MN Posted: March 19, 2022 at 04:07 PM (#6068356)
He is one of the game’s most dangerous hitters against right-handed pitching, with a .341 on-base percentage and .490 slugging percentage.

This seems like hyperbole. An 831 OPS can't be "one of the most dangerous" batting lines against RHP.
   3. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: March 19, 2022 at 09:33 PM (#6068382)
Just looking at the Red Sox, the first team I looked at:

Devers - 978
Schwarber - 990
Verdugo - 894

Yeah, I think you're right.
   4. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: March 19, 2022 at 09:39 PM (#6068383)
Ji-Man Choi hit 843, good for 4th on the Rays, among LHB.
   5. Ithaca2323 Posted: March 21, 2022 at 10:09 AM (#6068467)
Gotta make him sound great against RHP, since he's basically unplayable against LHB

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