Pacific's Tyger Pederson Selected By Dodgers In MLB Draft
Pacific senior Tyger Pederson was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers on day three of the Major League Baseball Draft on Saturday.
The infielder, who wrapped up his collegiate career in May, was selected in the 33rd round.
Pederson hit .274 in three seasons with Pacific, after joining the Tigers from Redlands. He scored 60 runs in his career while driving in 44 runs, with 13 doubles. Pederson also drew 49 walks in his career, for a .349 on-base percentage. With a pair of triples and one home run, he posted 16 career extra base hits, with his long ball coming a Klein Family Field on February 24, 2013.
As his senior year came to a close, Pederson reached base safely in 17 of his final 18 games, including a nine-game hitting streak. He posted 22 multi-hit games, including a career-best five-for-five against No. 13 Cal in 2011, sparking the Tigers' win over the ranked Golden Bears.
Primarily a second baseman, Pederson also appeared in left field, first base and designated hitter at times during his 142-games as a Tiger.
He earned his degree in Sports Pedagogy, graduating in May of 2013.
Pederson joins the same organization as two family members. His brother Joc was drafted in the 2010 MLB Draft out of high school and is hitting .308 through 60 games at the Dodgers' Double-A affiliate in Chattanooga. Their father Stu Pederson, was drafted by the Dodgers in 1981 and played in eight games in the Majors in 1985.