It's got to be an exciting time for Joc Pederson.
A few days ago he joined the illustrious Pacific Coast League 30/30 Club, and in just a matter of days he should be heading out west to join the Dodgers for a "cup of coffee." In the meantime, he is being showered with some awards that only place more shine on what looks to be an already polished product.
Yesterday, it was announced that Joc Pederson has been elected to the All-PCL Team by the league's field managers and media. Today, we find out that he beat out a strong contingent of rising prospects to win the Pacific Coast Leagues Rookie of the Year Award.
In celebration of Joc's newest accomplishments I made the above two fantasy cards for him. The photos are from the Albuquerque Isotopes and I used the vintage 1971 Topps Baseball card design (template provided by Alex Markle at Chavez Ravining).
If you can't tell I'm getting all-jazzed up about Joc's impending play in a Dodger uniform. It denotes a time of hope and excitement. There's nothing like seeing what a homegrown highly-touted kid can do for the club.
Below are his minor league statistics, via Baseball Reference:
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