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Pederson's amazing, unsustainable start

Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports

The outstanding-but-silly numbers that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson is producing don’t look like anything a rookie has ever done before because, well, they aren’t. Pederson enters Thursday with his past seven hits all going for home runs, including a pair of home runs in Milwaukee on Wednesday, and that’s perhaps what fantasy owners are noticing most. I’m also checking out the walk and strikeout rates, because as it stands today, nobody is drawing free passes at a 20 percent rate while also swinging and missing for outs more than 30 percent of the time. It’s like watching former slugger Adam Dunn but with a ton of speed and Gold Glove-prowess in center field, except even Dunn didn’t walk this much.