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Milwaukee Brewers showing interest in Joc Pederson, per report

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Pederson is a prime bounce back candidate for 2021.

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Joc Pederson has a bat that would play really well in Milwaukee. It looks like that the Brewers’ front office feels the same way. Ken Rosenthal reports the Brewers are one of a few teams interested in his services.

After Marcell Ozuna, Joc Pederson might emerge as the most desirable option out of a glut of free-agent left-field types that includes David Dahl, Adam Duvall, Brett Gardner, Robbie Grossman, Eddie Rosario and Kyle Schwarber.

The teams with at least some interest in Pederson include the Brewers, Cardinals and White Sox.

In 2019, Pederson had his best season for power. During that year, he slashed .249/.339/.538 while posting a 127 wRC+. He also hit 36 bombs. In almost every other season previous he has been nearly as good, actually posting higher fWAR in 2016 and 2017. As with so many players, 2020 was a down season for Pederson. The Brewers could be looking at the potential of the former Dodgers’ outfielder returning to career norms and possibly exceeding them in the friendly confines of AmFam Field.

Baseball statistics courtesy of Fangraphs