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Dodgers: Joc Pederson Felt Restricted By Analytics, Does LA Overuse Analytics?



After spending seven seasons with the Dodgers, Joc Pederson went from Lala Land to the Windy City this off-season, after signing a 1-year $7 million contract with the Cubs. Pederson recently told the Chicago Sun Times that he felt, “a little bit restricted” by LA’s use of analytics.

We discuss Joc’s comments on analytics and if he can be an above average everyday outfielder with the Cubs. Next, Joc Pederson pays tribute to Kobe Bryant. Plus, do the Dodgers overuse analytics?

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    • Not sure, they’ve been in the WS 3 out of last four years with one Championship (could have been two except for ceating Astros) so while we may not like analytics the Dodgers are using them better than anyone else.

  1. Forget analytics. Joc just needs to work harder than he ever has to hit left handed pitching. Whether minor tweaking or major overall, he needs to be able to hit any pitcher who takes the mound. This is a big turning point in his career. Analytics won’t help him hit LHPs. He is going to have to do it himself, while accepting any assistance he can get. I hope he succeeds.

    • Right on when ya say he needs to be able to hit both sides of the pitcher who’s on the mound at the time. If he desires regular playing time that’s what Joc must do. And again, he had those chances earlier in his career with Dodgers.

  2. Joc keep your mouth shut and enjoy the windy city maybe the wind analytics of the flags blowing out at Wrigley Field will allow you to hit 30 homers and bat 260. Be happy with a WS Ring that you won and will get when you come into Dodger Stadium for you one and only time in 2021 and if you decide to not open your mouth the fans might just give you a really nice welcome back .Thank you for the time in LA but it’s time to move on .

  3. Joc wasn’t limited by analytics…he just can’t produce against southpaw pitchers. It will be the same in Chi town…..unless he improves against lefties….the Dodgers were patient but the offense against lefties wasn’t there.

  4. I like Joc, maybe this his chance to really show off his talents in a full season.
    Best wishes Joc!

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