The day has finally come: Joc Pederson is wearing Dodger blue. He is joined in Los Angeles by several other players, but no 2014 debut has been as eagerly anticipated as that of the outfielder.
Will he have the biggest impact in September and October, though? Probably not. That honor will likely go to one of the relievers, unless Carl Crawford gets hurt between now and October and the Dodgers decide Pederson is the best option in left field.
On September 1, only five Dodgers were recalled: Pederson, Alex Guerrero, Tim Federowicz, Yimi Garcia and Chris Perez.
However, due to a quirky rule, Miguel Rojas, Erisbel Arruebarrena and Carlos Frias had to wait and were brought up the next day.
A scouting report on each call-up will follow. The names are sorted in alphabetical order, not any logical expectation of how much I believe they will contribute.
Note: All statistics courtesy of FanGraphs unless otherwise noted.