DH,LF,RF - FA
Joc Pederson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and an RBI in Thursday's game against the Dodgers.
Despite the long ball, it was another underwhelming performance for Pederson, who has struggled to find consistency at the plate this season. With a .245 batting average and a high strikeout rate of 0.208, Pederson's fantasy value remains limited. While his power potential is still evident with 15 home runs and 51 RBI on the year, his lack of contact and inability to get on base consistently make him a risky option for fantasy owners moving forward.
Despite a modest batting average of .246, Pederson has been a consistent source of power for fantasy owners, tallying 13 home runs and 47 RBIs in 103 games played.
While his lack of stolen bases limits his overall fantasy value, his ability to drive in runs and provide pop in the lineup makes him a viable option in deeper leagues. Pederson's 0.342 wOBA suggests that he has been productive when at the plate, and his 0.280 BABIP indicates that his batting average could improve with better luck on balls in play. Fantasy owners should continue to roster Pederson for his power potential and run production.
Joc Pederson is missing from the lineup for the San Francisco Giants against the Chicago Cubs Monday.
Pederson will sit out with lefty Justin Steele on the mound for the Cubs, with Mitch Haniger starting in left field and batting cleanup for manager Gabe Kapler Monday.
Joc Pederson is back in the starting lineup Monday against the D-backs.
Interestingly, Pederson logged four at-bats despite not starting Sunday's game against the Red Sox as they started a left-handed opener. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the outing and is now hitting .245 with 11 homers and a .359 wOBA across 70 appearances on the campaign.
Pederson had a solid performance in Friday's game against the Red Sox, going 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI, contributing to the Giants' offensive efforts in their narrow 3-2 loss.
With a season batting average of .245 and 11 home runs to his name, Pederson continues to be a key power source for the Giants' lineup. Pederson is hitting .429 with three home runs over his last seven games.