As Joc Pederson got the rally started last night against Edwin Diaz and the Mets, he established a new National League record.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) May 30, 2019
That’s right, Joc’s 16 home runs out of the leadoff spot before June 1 established an NL record.
In 2019, he’s taken his game to another level as he’s become arguably the best platoon player in baseball. He’s getting on-base at a career-high .372 clip this season, and he’s en route to his 4th career 25+ home run season in his 5th full season. His K% is at a career-low 18.9%. He is continuing to mature and become a complete player.
Most importantly, we confirmed that his sneaky Gatorade shower (wSGS+) game is pretty strong.
DON’T LET THE KID GET HOT. pic.twitter.com/n4syoiAvv5
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 30, 2019
He strikes out a lot. He gets on base a lot. And he hits dingers.