It will be the year that was if Joc Pederson somehow doesn’t go anywhere in his career and fall away as he gets old. That is so far away though and this kid has the ability to go so far.
If the Dodgers didn’t have such a star studded outfield I am sure Pederson would be in the lineup as one of the every day starters but the simple matter of fact is that there isn’t a spot available, not even on the bench! Have you heard about that Scott Van Slyke guy? Ever wondered why his nickname is Scotty Van Smash? He smashes the ball, like really well.
There is some salvation in all of this though. On September the 1st the MLB rosters expand to a 40 man one and the minor league schedules all wrap up. Joc will most likely get called up you would think as it seems a waste to keep him off the majors but Ned Colleti and his management team may be correct to leave him down.
Even with the extended rosters and all of the players and prospects that can be called up, Joc would still be number 5 or 6 on the outfielders list, that is one demoralising stat for the 22 year old.