The Southern League has announced that MLBAM has named Chattanooga’s Joc Pederson the Southern League Hitter of the Week for the week of April 15-21.
The Palo Alto, CA native hit .407 with two HRs and five RBI’s. He also tallied two doubles, two triples, four walks and seven runs scored.
2013 is Pederson’s first season in AA and he currently leads the Southern League in hits, extra base hits, home runs, slugging percentage and total bases.
Pederson enters 2013 ranked as the Dodger’s #4 prospect by Baseball America and MLB.com's No. 84 prospect.
After going 0-for-7 in his first two Double-A games, Pederson is riding a 15-game hitting streak and is tied for the Southern League lead with five home runs. He ranks third on the circuit with six stolen bases and has yet to be thrown out.
Pederson homered twice and drove in four runs against Birmingham on Wednesday and has struck out just nine times while drawing six walks.
It's been a thoroughly impressive start in Double-A for Pederson, who turned 21 on Sunday.