Joc Pederson Bio
Joc Russell Pederson (age 27 years) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.
He was born on 21 April 1992 in Palo Alto, California, United States. He is the son of Shelly (Cahn) and Stu Pederson. Stu played in eight games for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1985 and spent a total of 12 years in Minor League Baseball.
Joc’s mother was an athletic trainer in college. Pederson grew up a San Francisco Giants fan.
He is Jewish by birth and is eligible because he is Jewish to play for the Israeli national baseball team, which he has played on.
His older brother Tyger Pederson played baseball for the University of the Pacific and played second base in the Dodgers minor league system and for the Rockford Aviators in the Frontier League, and the San Rafael Pacifics and Vallejo Admirals in the Pacific Association.
In 2019 Tyger became the hitting coach of the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Florida State League. His eldest brother, named Champ, has Down Syndrome and sometimes stays with him during the season.
His younger sister, Jacey, is an elite national amateur soccer player, who played forward on the US Under-17 and Under-19 Women’s National Soccer Teams.
|Quick Wiki / Biography|
|Birth Date||21 April 1992|
|Birth Place||Palo Alto, California|
|Age||27 Years old|
|Education||Palo Alto High School|
|Current team||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Children||Poppy Jett Pederson|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Joc Pederson Carrer
Pederson was drafted by the Dodgers in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB draft, out of Palo Alto High School. His father, Stu Pederson, played for the Dodgers in 1985.
Through 2018, Pederson was second among Jewish baseball players in career home run frequency and 10th in career slugging percentage.
Pederson’s Jewish maternal great-great-great-grandfather and great-great-great-uncle immigrated to the United States in the 1840s and were charter members of synagogue Temple Emanuel in San Francisco.
His great-great-grandfather Leopold Cahn great-grandmother Zelda Sugarman, and great-great-grandmother Fannie Morris were born in San Francisco. In terms of his religious identity, Pederson has described himself as “pretty much nothing.
Joc Pederson Wife / Personal Life
Pederson married longtime girlfriend Kelsey Williams on January 2018. In October 2018, during the National League Championship Series between the Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers, their daughter Poppy Jett Pederson was born. Pederson lives in Studio City, California.
Joc Pederson: FIVE bombs in his last 6 ABs. GO OFF pic.twitter.com/FQZNQhNT6n
— Starting 9 (@Starting9) September 5, 2019