With the Albuquerque Isotopes’ season quickly winding down, Joc Pederson figures to make his Major League debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers come Sept. 1.
It would be another accomplishment for Pederson in a season that’s been filled with success and milestones. By stealing his 30th base on Saturday, Pederson became the first Pacific Coast League player to steal 30 bases and hit 30 home runs in the same season since 1934.
On Monday, the Isotopes announced Pederson was named to the All-PCL team:
Albuquerque Isotopes outfielder Joc Pederson has been elected to the All-PCL Team by the league’s field managers and media representatives, the Pacific Coast League announced Monday morning.
Pederson was the only Isotope to make the list. Drafted by the Dodgers in 2010, Pederson has been on a steady rise to stardom. He began the 2014 as the Dodgers’ top prospect and was one of the players the Dodgers refused to include as part of trade talks.
While Pederson’s home run and stolen base production has drawn plenty of attention, his 95 walks have set a single-season Isotopes record and the 99 runs he’s scored is one shy of setting another record.
Although Pederson has put together a successful season with the Isotopes and his arrival with the Dodgers has been anticipated for quite some time, manager Don Mattingly said he may not receive extensive playing time.
Through 116 games, Pederson is hitting .300 with 32 home runs and 74 RBIs.
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