Con (Keep him!): Pederson is really good
When you have Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts to put in your outfield, it’s easy to forget about an unspectacular but steady player like Joc Pederson. Coming off his best season in the majors, he could be on the cusp of taking his game to the next level.
The 28-year-old left-hander has proven to be a consistent power hitter for the Boys in Blue. If he stays with the Dodgers, he has a real good chance of climbing among the top-ten home run leaders in franchise history. He currently has 123 career homers, placing him tied for 23rd in Dodger history. After connecting on 36 long balls last season, he doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
The Palo Alto native has produced 5.8 wins above replacement value over the past two seasons, fourth most among Dodger positional players. He is coming off a stellar performance in 2019 when he was worth 3.0 WAR, posting career highs in hits (112), batting average (.249), slugging percentage (.538), RBIs (74), and home runs (36).
Maybe the Dodgers should just keep Pederson, sign him to a long-term deal in the offseason, and create a dynamic trio with Bellinger, and hopefully, Betts, that will fill out their outfield for years to come.