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Paly grad Pederson, Stanford grad Piscotty named all-stars

 

Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson was a fan choice and Stanford grad Stephen Piscotty was named to the Triple-A All-Star Game as a reserve outfielder it was announced Thursday.

The All-Star Game will be held in Durham on Wednesday, July 16 and will be televised on the MLB Network.


Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson has been named to the Triple-A All-Star Game. Photo courtesy of Albuquerque Isotopes.
Pederson is among the top 100 prospects in baseball according to MLB.com. He was one of 13 players elected to the team by fans, media and field/general managers.

Ranked No. 29 overall by MLB.com, the 22-year-old outfielder has been one of the league's outstanding players in the first half in his first go-round with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque.

Ranked as the Dodgers' No. 1 overall prospect by Baseball America entering the season, Pederson has hit .319 with 11 doubles, three triples and 17 home runs in 74 games this year. He has also driven in 41 runs and scored 58.

Pederson has reached base in 67 of the 74 games he's played in and leads the PCL with a .439 on-base percentage. Pederson also ranks fourth in home runs (17), fifth in stolen bases (20), third in slugging percentage (.568), second in runs scored (58) and tied for first in walks (57)

Pederson injured his right shoulder on June 25 diving for a ball in short right center field at Iowa and is currently on the disabled list.

Piscotty, who plays for the Memphis Redbirds in the St. Louis Cardinals' organization, is hitting .306 with five home runs and 45 RBI. He also has 24 doubles.

Piscotty batted .340 with 12 homers and 132 RBI in his career with Stanford. St. Louis selected him in the first round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/MILB.com

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