Dodgers: Three Dodgers Who Could be Gone by October
Joc Pederson, otherwise known as Joc Pop, has gotten off to a quick start for the Dodgers after homering three times in the first week of the regular season. Although he has sat most of the last few games due to a southpaw starting pitcher, the Dodgers do not face another left-handed starter until the series with the Cubs starting April 23rd unless there are some last minute changes.
Alex Verdugo has also gotten off to a hot start, blasting his second home run over the weekend and hitting .350 in his first twenty at-bats. What makes Joc likely to be gone is that the Dodgers are going to need to make room to start Alex Verdugo every day. Not only is Verdugo the better all-around player, but Joc is a free agent after the 2020 season.
Joc Pederson is what he is at this point which is a solid power hitter against righties, and while his defense has improved in left field he is not as talented as Alex. Verdugo can hit lefties and is capable of being an everyday impact player. It would not be surprising to see the Dodgers trade Joc for an upgrade such as a reliever at the deadline.