Just what are the
He’s only their top-rated prospect, according to Baseball America, and Tuesday he was named the
On Monday, he was named to the all-PCL team and Saturday he became the league's first player in 80 years to steal 30 bases and hit 30 home runs in the same season.
What to do?
The problem is that Pederson, 22, is a left-handed-hitting outfielder. The Dodgers already are using five quality outfielders and currently have one left-handed hitter,
And four of the five — Matt Kemp,
The contracts make Kemp, Crawford and Ethier difficult to trade, but if Pederson has a future with the Dodgers next season, something dramatic will have to happen.
Pederson only leads the PCL in home runs (32), on-base percentage (.432), runs (99), total bases (247) and walks (95). His .580 slugging percentage is third in the league. His 95 walks are a single-season record for the
Albuquerque has six regular-season games remaining.