Dodgers: Outfield Grades for the Month of August

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SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 1: Los Angeles Dodgers players high five after beating the San Diego Padres 1-0 in a baseball game at PETCO Park on September 1, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 1: Los Angeles Dodgers players high five after beating the San Diego Padres 1-0 in a baseball game at PETCO Park on September 1, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 28: Joc Pederson /

F. . Center Field. . Joc Pederson

Here we are again, stuck in the “is Joc Pederson broken” dilemma. The 25-year-old went the complete opposite way of Puig in August and ended up finding himself in Oklahoma City where he still is struggling to find himself.

Pederson came into August looking to improve on what had been a very mediocre season up to that point. Things didn’t seem to change. In August, Pederson collected a total of two hits all while striking out seven times. His OBP sat at a god awful .186, and he continued to tinker with his stance and swing up at the plate.

Pederson’s last straw came on August 19th as he was sent down to AAA in hopes of regaining his confidence and finding himself. This was not the case, as Pederson is still struggling to hit the ball as showcased by his sub-.200 average at Triple A.

Initially, I guessed that Pederson would be brought back up on September 1st, but with his struggles and the promotion of Alex Verdugo, this might not be the case.

Pederson is a fine MLB talent who will always go through hot streaks and cold streaks. I wrote an article a few weeks back talking about his future with the club, and his future is looking bleaker and bleaker with each plate appearance.

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