Joc Pederson Reveals Decision on Giants Qualifying Offer

After earning a single-season high $6M in 2022, Joc Pederson has jumped at the chance to earn $19.65M in 2023, and has accepted the San Francisco Giants' qualifying offer. 

Pederson is one of only two players to accept the $19.65M qualifying offer. The other was Texas Rangers starter Martin Perez. 

The 30-year-old Pederson, who made his first All-Star team this season, batted a career-high .274 with an .874 OPS. He blasted 23 homers, tacked on 70 RBIs, and got on-base at an impressive .353 clip—also tops in his 9-year career. 

Pederson is known for his postseason exploits, even earning the nickname "Joctober" after his performances in the playoffs for both the Los Angeles Dodgers in their 2020 World Series run, and again for the Atlanta Braves, as he earned another championship ring.

Pederson has made just over $25M in earnings through his nine years in the big leagues; this nearly $20M payday is a nice haul for him. And as a left-handed hitter, he could benefit even more from the banning of the shift in 2023, and can take his wares out to free agency once again. 

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