One week ago, he surpassed Mike Piazza's 1993 franchise rookie record of 19 home runs before the All-Star break. Piazza also holds the full-season Dodgers rookie record with 35 homers. The NL rookie record is 38, set by Berger and matched by Frank Robinson in 1956, while Dodgers batting coach Mark McGwire holds the Major League rookie record with 49 long balls in 1987.
On Wednesday, Pederson set a Dodgers rookie record by homering in his fifth straight game, which also tied the franchise record for consecutive games with a homer.
Pederson's homer to right-center field Monday had an exit speed of 108 mph and was projected by Statcast™ to land 458 feet away. It was his third-longest home run of the year.
Pederson ranks among overall NL leaders in homers, on-base percentage (.384), slugging percentage (.529), OPS (.913) and walks (55). In three career games at Chase Field, he has a double, two homers and two RBIs. He leads the Dodgers with 45 runs scored in 77 games played.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.