2022 Player Outlook
It was another typical year for Pederson at face value, in that he didn’t do much in terms of batting average, but he added a little bit of pop for your fourth or fifth outfielder. Now, he gets to go to San Francisco and park balls in McCovey Cove like Barry Bonds used to do! When he makes contact, it’s usually solid, as he has top end max exit velocity and a double-digit barrel rate in each of the last three seasons. His average exit velocity doesn’t drop below the 80th percentile, but strikeouts are a part of his game. To his credit, he’s gotten better over the years, and has brought that mark to a more respectable level. Again, there won’t be much of an edge to gain with Peterson in terms of batting average, but there should be enough pop to keep him around.