Prospect Pederson stays hot for Albuquerque

Prospect Pederson stays hot for Albuquerque

Center fielder Joc Pederson, the Dodgers' No. 2 prospect and No. 34 overall, continued his blistering start to the season Tuesday. He went 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double and a walk in Triple-A Albuquerque's 11-6 victory against El Paso.

Pederson improved his slash line to .442/.564/.884 and has five home runs in 12 games this season.

Pederson won't turn 22 until Monday, making him one of the youngest players in the Pacific Coast League. But nearly two weeks into the season, he leads the league in OPS (1.447) and walks (12).

Right-hander Matt Magill, the Dodgers' No. 12 prospect, was the beneficiary of Pederson's latest offensive outburst. Magill allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits in six innings Tuesday. He struck out eight batters and walked one.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.