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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
15 1082 .246 .295 .369 71 1.5
Birth Date2-8-1985
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age34 years, 10 months, 1 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2007 CHN 22 87 194 38 9 3 2 14 43 0 8 1 .215 .271 .333 52 -11.2 1.5 -0.8 -0.4
2008 CHN 23 43 93 20 2 1 1 7 29 2 3 0 .241 .312 .325 49 -5.6 -0.6 -0.8 -0.4
2009 BAL 24 101 281 67 10 3 9 24 58 0 1 3 .266 .326 .437 88 -3.3 0.2 9.1 1.4
2010 BAL 25 82 308 79 15 5 5 13 52 1 5 2 .274 .305 .413 81 -6.2 3.6 11.6 1.7
2011 BAL 26 85 175 36 8 1 0 10 32 0 3 2 .220 .264 .280 63 -7.1 0.1 -0.7 -0.4
2013 PIT 28 27 31 4 1 0 0 2 13 0 1 2 .138 .194 .172 45 -1.9 -0.3 -1.2 -0.3
Career42510822444513177022732110.246.295.36971-35.34.617.31.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2002 BOI A- NWN 2 9 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LNS A MDW 124 555 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DAY A+ FSL 105 467 .000 .000 .000 .386 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WTN AA SOU 59 262 .282 .348 .419 .350 102 1.2 2.1 0.2 119 0 -5.6 2.0 7.9 0.7
2006 IOW AAA PCL 141 623 .269 .339 .411 .334 97 10.1 17.7 0.8 100 0 24.9 1.7 2.7 4.7
2007 CHN MLB NL 87 194 .271 .332 .429 .271 105 -11.4 5.8 0.5 52 9 -0.8 1.5 -11.2 -0.4
2007 IOW AAA PCL 55 250 .277 .348 .434 .409 115 12.8 7.6 0.4 134 0 0.7 1.6 11.4 2.1
2008 CHN MLB NL 43 93 .267 .339 .434 .352 105 -4 2.7 0.2 49 14 -0.8 -0.6 -5.6 -0.4
2008 IOW AAA PCL 85 368 .279 .345 .448 .312 109 -2.3 11.8 1.1 89 0 3.1 2.7 -8.6 1.0
2008 CUB Rk AZL 1 4 .311 .437 .444 .500 98 2 0.1 0 547 0 -0.1 0.4 2.4 0.3
2009 BAL MLB AL 101 281 .267 .335 .424 .309 109 -2.5 8.1 -0.4 88 10 9.1 0.2 -3.3 1.4
2010 BAL MLB AL 82 308 .257 .319 .402 .316 114 -6.2 8.5 -1.7 81 9 11.6 3.6 -6.2 1.7
2010 FRD A+ CRL 3 14 .274 .358 .385 .500 105 1.1 0.4 -0.2 164 0 0.0 0.3 0.9 0.1
2010 BOW AA EAS 6 27 .255 .341 .405 .421 105 1.8 0.8 -0.2 128 0 -0.3 -0.4 0.8 0.1
2010 ORI Rk GCL 2 8 .242 .275 .324 .167 103 -1.4 0.3 -0.2 33 0 0.0 -0.3 -1.5 -0.2
2011 BAL MLB AL 85 175 .250 .311 .392 .273 104 -9.7 4.7 -1 63 13 -0.7 0.1 -7.1 -0.4
2011 NOR AAA INT 7 27 .253 .336 .387 .300 91 0 0.8 -0.1 95 0 0.2 1.3 -0.1 0.2
2011 EST Wnt DWL 42 174 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 GWN AAA INT 96 365 .251 .320 .383 .313 100 6.1 10.8 -3.5 116 0 4.6 0.6 6.6 1.9
2012 EST Wnt DWL 42 182 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PIT MLB NL 27 31 .254 .315 .392 .250 99 -2.8 0.8 -0.1 45 11 -1.2 -0.3 -1.9 -0.3
2013 IND AAA INT 105 396 .255 .324 .391 .307 100 -3.2 11.4 -1.2 93 0 -3.7 2.4 -7.7 0.1
2015 EST Wnt DWL 31 118 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 GIG Wnt DWL 10 36 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 REY AAA MEX 93 386 .000 .000 .000 .401 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2002 BOI A- NWN 9 8 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 .125 .222 .250 .125 0 0
2003 LNS A MDW 555 505 72 144 22 9 4 196 47 41 98 19 13 .285 .344 .388 .103 3 3
2004 DAY A+ FSL 467 412 79 123 17 9 8 182 47 38 113 31 16 .299 .359 .442 .143 7 7
2005 WTN AA SOU 262 240 41 73 17 5 11 133 25 16 53 13 9 .304 .351 .554 .250 1 1
2006 IOW AAA PCL 623 559 78 158 33 8 15 252 57 46 126 17 11 .283 .337 .451 .168 10 10
2007 IOW AAA PCL 250 229 51 83 9 5 9 129 43 19 40 9 6 .362 .410 .563 .201 1 1
2007 CHN MLB NL 194 177 26 38 9 3 2 59 20 14 43 8 1 .215 .271 .333 .119 1 2
2008 CHN MLB NL 93 83 9 20 2 1 1 27 10 7 29 3 0 .241 .312 .325 .084 1 0
2008 CUB Rk AZL 4 3 3 2 0 0 1 5 5 1 0 0 0 .667 .750 1.667 1.000 0 0
2008 IOW AAA PCL 368 335 57 96 20 5 10 156 55 23 54 11 7 .287 .333 .466 .179 5 5
2009 BAL MLB AL 281 252 38 67 10 3 9 110 29 24 58 1 3 .266 .326 .437 .171 3 2
2010 BOW AA EAS 27 23 2 8 2 1 0 12 1 3 4 1 0 .348 .444 .522 .174 0 0
2010 BAL MLB AL 308 288 39 79 15 5 5 119 31 13 52 5 2 .274 .305 .413 .139 3 3
2010 ORI Rk GCL 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 0 0
2010 FRD A+ CRL 14 12 3 5 0 0 0 5 2 2 2 0 0 .417 .500 .417 .000 0 0
2011 BAL MLB AL 175 164 15 36 8 1 0 46 7 10 32 3 2 .220 .264 .280 .061 0 1
2011 EST Wnt DWL 174 161 21 44 9 2 4 69 21 9 29 5 0 .273 .322 .429 .155 1 0
2011 NOR AAA INT 27 24 6 6 2 1 0 10 1 3 4 3 0 .250 .333 .417 .167 0 0
2012 EST Wnt DWL 182 150 24 38 4 0 3 51 19 25 31 9 2 .253 .362 .340 .087 1 5
2012 GWN AAA INT 365 333 39 95 26 7 6 153 51 23 46 16 0 .285 .338 .459 .174 3 0
2013 IND AAA INT 396 354 53 89 17 4 8 138 40 37 83 38 9 .251 .325 .390 .138 1 2
2013 PIT MLB NL 31 29 5 4 1 0 0 5 2 2 13 1 2 .138 .194 .172 .034 0 0
2015 EST Wnt DWL 118 103 9 24 5 0 0 29 10 14 13 2 1 .233 .322 .282 .049 1 0
2016 GIG Wnt DWL 36 30 1 7 1 0 0 8 3 5 7 0 0 .233 .361 .267 .033 0 0
2019 REY AAA MEX 386 328 70 125 23 2 22 218 80 50 52 3 5 .381 .466 .665 .284 3 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 339 0.4956 0.4956 0.7440 0.6607 0.3333 0.8198 0.5965 0.2560 0.0042
2009 979 0.5097 0.4780 0.8248 0.6393 0.3104 0.8934 0.6779 0.1752 -0.0009
2010 1035 0.4995 0.5140 0.8289 0.6809 0.3475 0.9261 0.6389 0.1711 0.0054
2011 631 0.5261 0.4691 0.8547 0.6205 0.3010 0.9272 0.6889 0.1453 0.0056
2013 145 0.5172 0.4414 0.7969 0.5733 0.3000 0.7907 0.8095 0.2031 0.0009
Career31290.50850.48830.82210.64850.32280.89830.66450.17790.0031

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-13 2012-03-15 Camp 2 0 - Neck Stiffness - -
2011-09-03 2011-09-06 Minors 3 3 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-07-10 2010-07-16 DTD 6 2 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2010-04-16 2010-07-06 60-DL 81 72 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2010-04-08 2010-04-09 DTD 1 1 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2010-04-07 2010-04-07 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Strain -
2010-04-04 2010-04-06 Camp 2 0 Right Ankle Contusion HBP -
2010-03-12 2010-03-21 Camp 9 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis -
2009-09-26 2009-10-05 DTD 9 9 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2009-09-12 2009-09-15 DTD 3 3 Back Spasms -
2009-08-29 2009-08-30 DTD 1 1 Thigh Cramp Hamstring -
2009-06-07 2009-06-13 DTD 6 5 Neck Contusion Foul Ball -
2009-05-12 2009-05-12 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness GI -
2008-07-25 2008-07-26 Minors 1 0 Ankle Sprain -
2008-06-22 2008-07-01 Minors 9 0 Left Hand Sprain -
2008-03-10 2008-03-16 Camp 6 0 Groin Surgery Testicular Torsion 2008-03-10
2005-07-14 - Minors - - Right Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 PIT $
2012 CLE $
2011 BAL $985,000
2010 BAL $420,000
2009 BAL $410,000
2008 CHN $401,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,216,500
4 yrTotal$2,216,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 28 dAlan Nero1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/13/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Pittsburgh 8/21/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/1/13 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/16/11 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.7M in majors. May earn $0.3M in performance bonuses. Released by Cleveland 4/4/12. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 5/11/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.985M (2011). Re-signed 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Baltimore 8/23/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/25/11.
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2010). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/9/10.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009). Acquired in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/18/09. Signed by Baltimore 3/8/09
  • 1 year/$0.4015M (2008). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/08. Optioned to Triple-A 5/14/08. Recalled 9/9/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 4/07. Optioned to Triple-A 5/10/07. Recalled 6/3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 7/13/07. Recalled 8/8/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/05.
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs 2001 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-09-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your best moment of seeing a prospect or young player and having him jump out at you, to where you think "Yeah, I get it. This guy is a stud."
(jfegan from Chicago, IL)
This is a terrible answer and not at all what you're looking for, but I always remember going to Felix Pie's major league debut at Wrigley back in 2007. He doubled off of Greg Maddux and threw out a runner at home on an absolutle laser in the 10th inning to keep the game tied. Also, I was way wrong, so maybe I don't actually know anything.

OK more recent ... I went to Willie Calhoun's second game in Round Rock after coming over in the Yu Darvish trade. His first PA he destroyed a Chad Bettis pitch for an oppo dinger. That power is so legit. I just hope he can find a position to stay on the field. (Collin Whitchurch)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can Byron Buxton become a good player or is he destined to become another Felix Pie/Corey Patterson type player.
(Mike from NY)
He's 22 and already an outstanding defender with a slightly useful offensive profile. He's already better than Felix Pie, no? (Jarrett Seidler)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Every time I've watched Gregory Polanco play, I can't help but see a young Felix Pie. Polanco seems to have a similar build and Tool set to PIe when he was a prospect. Am I wrong? I hope so...
(Bill from Florida)
I think Polanco has a better feel for the game than Pie did, and this coming from someone that was slow to come on Polanco in 2012. When I saw him at the end of 2012, he surprised with his feel for the game, how well he took to instruction and how well he adjusted to what pitchers were doing against him. Those are not necessarily things Pie did well. That gives Polanco an extreme edge in avoding the same fate as Pie. I'm a believer in Polanco being an impact big leaguer. (Mark Anderson)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who should win the Indians LF carousel? Who has the best chance to stick?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
My unofficial survey of who is fighting for the job: Shelley Duncan, Aaron Cunningham, Ryan Spilborghs, Felix Pie, Fred Lewis, and Russ Canzler.

I cannot envision Canzler playing a tolerable corner outfield, so I'll say not him. Same result with Pie for different reasons. From there, you have Lewis and three righty bats, but Duncan and Cunningham are both out of options. So I guess the Indians might keep those two and store Lewis and Spilborghs in Triple-A for depth. I might opt for a platoon between Lewis and whichever of the two righties you're higher on. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Marc, 2 Scoresheet keeper league questions. Team 1: Protect Tim Hudson or Sean Marshall? Team 2: Pick one from among Vernon Wells, Travis Snider, Adam Lind and Felix Pie. Thanks for the chat!
(rrydelek from Maryland)
You might want to ask Rob McQuown for help on this one. I'm still just learning Scoresheet and I expect to get destroyed this year. Rob knows what he's doing. (Marc Normandin)
2010-08-17 14:45:00 (link to chat)Felix Pie's best season will come in which year?
(Jeff from Topanga)
Well, no matter how one feels about when the peak of a player occurs, Pie's best season SHOULD come in the next couple of years, but then what do you expect of him? He isn't an Angel Pagan type who will flirt with .300, reach base aplenty and rack up a good number of extra base hits. Pie seems like a decent defender who will max out at around .280/.330/.450. So let's say he finishes around that in 2012... assuming the world doesn't end. (Eric Seidman)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does once highly-touted prospect Felix Pie breakout if given enough playing time? His second half of last year and spring training of this year seem to be promising.
(jaymoff from Salem, OR)
Big, big fan. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-02-17 16:00:00 (link to chat)If you were the Orioles, would you be shopping Felix Pie, or would you hold onto him as a fourth outfielder?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
It can't hurt to shop him, but it might be better to get him some PAs as a fourth outfielder first to build his value a little more. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Orioles are unwilling to trade Felix Pie straight up for Alberto Callaspo (and then convert him to third base). It sounds like a decent idea to me, but then again I don't have a transaction blog. Any thoughts?
(Christopher from Nashville)
I like the idea, but nosing around the market to see if you can get more than that isn't a bad idea, and Callaspo's had some past problems. The pity is that the Royals don't have much to throw in besides arms, and the Orioles already have those, and better besides. But it would be a nice fix for KC, to have Pie in center. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Padres seem interested in Reed Johnson, and I can't for the life of me figure out why. It seems to me that they should be making serious inquiries on Felix Pie. Would a guy like Correia - just resigned to a reasonable deal for a fourth starter - be enough to get Pie? Too much?
(dcoonce from bloomington indiana)
Pie would be cool, but the last thing the Orioles need is a veteran fourth starter. They already have Jeremy Guthrie, and he might be squeezed out of that rotation by 2011. Reed Johnson's sort of like baseball's answer to apple pie: everybody's supposed to love him. It doesn't matter if you prefer key lime or I preferred pecan (when I could eat pie), everyone's supposed to like the scrappy white guy whose speed is a function of how much sox he shows. No, I don't get it either. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has Felix Pie built a case for playing every day, obviously not over Jones, but maybe somewhere else? Seems to be good trade bait for the O's, and lots of teams could use a CF.
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
If I were the Orioles I'd go into next season with a Pie/Reimold platoon, since I'm not sure either is an everyday guy, and that would give me coverage for injuries. My other choice would be trade Reimold for middle-infield help, as I think he's been a bit above his head. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-09-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Adam Jones' sprained ankle a blessing in disguise? Will Felix Pie take advantage of his big chance? If so, will the Orioles be able to flip this bona fide everyday center fielder for two infield prospects and a bullpen arm? Or will the musical chairs platoon system continue through next year? (Not such a bad thing)
(Christopher from Nashville)
I'm glad to see Pie establish himself somewhat more than most, but he's not going to bring back that kind of package. Given Jones has gotten banged up in consecutive seasons, and that there's the DH slot available to rotate everyone through, it seems to me the Orioles would do well to hang on to Pie until they get an offer worth considering. They need a shortstop, but they won't get a worthwhile upgrade for just Pie. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-09-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Felix Pie has been on fire lately. He was once highly regarded. Has he figured it out and ready to be a significant asset?
(Jay from Madison)
.270/.332/.466 is a nice line. Not OMG he's awesome, but definitely useable. He's only 24 and his plate discipline data is trending nicely, so he could be real, but if the Orioles are planning on platooning him, perhaps they can extract a great return in a deal for him. (Eric Seidman)
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Felix Pie a valuable fifth outfielder?
(Gunpuddy from Nashville)
Isn't that by definition an oxymoron? (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)It seems like the Orioles have been pitching-prospect heavy for years, but nothing ever comes of it. This year there's Troy Patton, Jake Arrieta, and Chris Tillman. Is there any reason for hope or do we have to wait for 2010 and Brian Matusz?
(Gunpuddy from Nashville, TN)
There's every reason for hope. Even if we set aside Matt Wieters--which we shouldn't--this should be the most interesting Orioles team in years. Adam Jones, Felix Pie, a real shortstop... that's going to be a good defensive team. The pitching should be a bit better to boot, although I guess the really interesting question isn't whether or not they have talent, it's whether or not Dave Trembley's the skipper who can sort it out and use it to good effect. Lurching from one in-season replacement to the next is no way to operate, but Trembley's track record hasn't moved in any particular direction, and on a team that needs to be serious about how it creates situations for its young pitching to succeed, we're going to have to see something here and now. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-01-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Seattle's off-season?
(R.J. from Beyond The Boxscore)
They turned a lot of nothing into even more somethings, which is the kind of thing Seattle needed to do. They aren't going to win in 2009, so loading up on inexpensive potential at a variety of positions was a good plan by their new G.M. I like him so far.

That last deal with Hendry...I don't know what Chicago was thinking. They essentially just dealt Felix Pie and Ronny Cedeno for a meh reliever that doesn't have the pitches to start, despise his constant need to do so. (Marc Normandin)
2009-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's better Felix Pie or Elijah Dukes this year??
(Hawkeye from Grafton, ND)
Sticking with the Pie-man theme... amid his injuries, Dukes certainly showed he could hit major league pitching last year, and in a tough offensive environment. He gets the nod for the moment. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-12-04 13:30:00 (link to chat)If Baltimore nabs Felix Pie is he getting more AB's than he would in Chi town? Is the Balt OF Scott/Pie, Jones, Markakis or do Pie and Jones share CF???
(Hawkeye from ND)
Acquiring Pie doesn't make sense given that they have Jones, because Jones > Pie in CF, and Pie's bat won't carry left field. I'm not sure there's any match here any longer.
Adam Jones doesn't have to share anything. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Cubs are rumored to be the front runners for Peavy. You mentioned it should take 3 top 100 prospects to get him, do the Cubs even have one outside of Vitters? I don't see how they take Felix Pie, Sean Marshall and Ronny Cedeno for Peavy, do you?
(Parker from Chicago)
No. The Cubs would have to include Vitters. Would Vitters, Pie and an arm do it? The Padres really need a center fielder. Would the Cubs even trade Vitters? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Hi, Will. We met at your birthday pizza feed in NYC. I owe you an email pursuant to lots of things we talked about there, but first, a Cubs trade question: Do you hear anything about the Cubs wanting to do any roster tweaking at the deadline?
(Dave from Delaware)
I think I remember you. Lots of fuzzy memories. Cubs are hoping to deal from strength -- Scott Eyre is one of those "Plan B" names out there for some pens -- and Felix Pie is drawing some interest. Nothing big, but a tweak? Wouldn't surprise me. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Cubs get: Reid Brignac Rays get: Felix Pie, Scott Eyre
(Archie from Oklahoma)
No. Brignac isn't "ready" and the Cubs are win now. Pie just isn't the right fit for the Rays. (Will Carroll)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)What are the trade values for Rich Hill and Felix Pie and should/would the Cubs move them?
(theguag from Louisville)
Their trade values have been crushed by the organization. They shouldn't trade them, they should play them. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Center field for the Cubs has been a big blank all season. Who should fill it?
(Stephen from Louisville)
Felix Pie, whose handling is a black mark on the stellar career of Lou Piniella. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)I get mad every time I see the Corey Patterson/Felix Pie comparison. There is no comparison am I right ? Pie has performed much better in the high minors than Patterson ever did. Looking back it's hard to see why people thought Patterson would succeed other than scouting reports. Or am I smoking crack ?
(tbwhite from San Diego)
Patterson was Pie's #1 PECOTA comparable last season. (Nate Silver)
2008-03-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is it ever a good idea to just pack it in from day 1 and start building for next year? In my (very competitive) NL-only standard 5x5 keeper, I had a terrible, terrible auction. I had a full $30 leftover, my best starting pitcher is probably Shawn Hill, my only hitters of note are D. Lee, Zimmerman, and Franceour, and 4 of my 6 outfield+util spots are guys who probably won't start (Rajai Davis, Nyjer Morgan, Felix Pie, and Elijah Dukes). Oh, and the closest thing I have to a closer is either Bob Howry or Tony Pena. If you were me, would you take up the challenge of trying to compete this year through trades and fa, or just shoot for '09?
(Ameer from Bloomington, IN)
Ameer,

I could never pack it in on the first day or first half in a season. One time I got done in by dial up in a crappy hotel room in Florida for a draft. Honestly part of the fun was digging my way out of the mess the auto pick dealt me. Give it the first half and embrace the challenge. After the first half is over then evaluate and decide if it's time to look to 09'. (Mike Siano)
2008-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much of an upgrade would Brian Roberts be for the Cubs over DeRosa at 2B. Obviously, he'll give you more steals, but their other numbers from 2007 look quite similar. Along the same lines, it appears the Cubs aren't sold on Felix Pie being their starting center fielder, as they seem to be putting out feelers on players like Coco Crisp. Should they be looking for a center fielder?
(sinfonian11 from Champaign, IL)
I was boarding a plane the other day when I heard, of all things, a Cub fan belittling Felix Pie's offense. Which means absolutely nothing, of course, since Freddy the Frequent Flier from Elgin is not responsible for setting the team's lineup. But it does go to show you how these sorts of memes tend to flow from the team brass on through the media and into the perceptions of ordinary fans. Pie got all of 194 plate appearances in the major leagues last year, and much of that time came in crappy situations where he was being shuffled into and out of the lineup and had to press for at-bats. He's hit like gangbusters on the other hand over nearly 900 plate appearances at Iowa the past two seasons. It would be a shame if the Cubs' misunderstanding of small sample sizes got in the way of Pie's development. (Nate Silver)
2008-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Murphy was lamenting today on the radio (WSCR) that the Cubs can't start the season with Felix Pie in CF, that he "just ain't ready," and that he has a huge, looping swing that will prevent him from making consistent contact. Buying or selling this one??
(JWR from IL)
Miss a little, miss a lot. I think Pie is their best option, and I think his PECOTA 50th percentile line of 286/339/469 is not out of the realm of possibilities.

He's certainly a better player than Sam Fuld, who might be a more popular player for his gritty, gutsy style, but can't match Pie's upside. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-01-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where does Felix Pie fit with your list of outfield prospects above? It seems to be a wide spectrum when it comes to predicting his future.
(Stephen from Louisville, KY)
I don't think it's fair to put Pie in comparison with those guys, but I do still believe in him. He's a very good defensive outfielder, and he's going to hit. He'll be frustratingly inconsistent, I'd bet, but that doesn't mean that he's not a better option than anyone else the Cubs have. (Bryan Smith)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)In my strat league, I have Felix Pie and Carlos Quentin in reserve. Looking long term, if you had to move one of these 2, who would it be?
(Strat Weenie Lou from Cape Cod)
Quentin, even if he's going to have the benefit of hitting to that short corner in left in the Cell. Just as in real life, it's always better to have a piece of Pie. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesNot messing around at ALL, Torre brings in Broxton in an attempt to end this mess.

I had no idea that Felix Pie was on the post-season roster. (Kevin Goldstein)
 

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