During his awe-inspiring first season with the Dodgers, all eyes are on 23-year-old rookie Joc Pederson. Just when we think he’s done all he can do to leave us floored, Joc finds a new way to make our jaws drop on the field (Take this grand slam, for example). It seems like just about everybody is buzzing about Joc right now (here’s what the LA Times had to say).
Not only that, but he seems like a pretty cool guy. The Razorgator crew wouldn’t mind having him at one of our famous BBQ’s (Btw, that’s an official invite, Joc. Hit us up). What’s even crazier than one of Joc’s home runs? The fact that you can see one of them live at Dodger stadium for less than $7 dollars. Check out the Dodgers schedule in the Razorgator app, including the July 4th game versus the Mets. That being said, here are 5 things you may or may not know about the potential future Rookie of the Year.
1. He hails from Palo Alto:
A Northern California town located south of San Francisco. He graduated from Palo Alto high school, also the Alma Mater of actor, James Franco
2. He has three siblings:
Champ, Tyger and Jacey. His older brother Champ was born with Down Syndrome and has not only competed in the Special Olympics, but also continues to support and inspire the athletic pursuits of his younger siblings.
3. Joc is Jewish on his mother’s side of the family:
therefore making him eligible to play for Team Israel, as well as Israeli citizenship.
4. Being from the Bay Area, Joc is an avid Golden State Warrior and Steph Curry fan:
He followed them closely during their journey to a championship win, even though his new home is LA.
5. Joc continues to prove that he’s not only a crazy hitter:
but also an outrageous center fielder. A double threat.
Actually, triple threat. He’s kind of our new hero, just watch below.
Check out some of the upcoming home games:
Mets @ Dodgers (July 3-5)
Phillies @ Dodgers (July 6-9)
Brewers @ Dodgers (July 10-12)