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Birth Date4-13-1983
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age35 years, 2 months, 5 days
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ThrowsR
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 PIT 24 23 73 68 13 20 5 1 0 27 5 12 0 0 0 6 2 1 .294 .342 .397 .247 0.9 0.4 0.1
2008 PIT 25 37 119 109 6 27 7 0 4 46 5 22 3 2 0 15 2 0 .248 .294 .422 .257 1.3 -1.4 -0.0
2009 PIT 26 60 186 165 19 34 13 1 4 61 21 43 0 0 0 16 1 0 .206 .296 .370 .228 -4.1 1.6 -0.3
2010 PIT 27 15 38 29 4 8 2 1 0 12 7 6 0 2 0 5 0 0 .276 .395 .414 .322 3.1 1.0 0.4
2011 PIT 28 50 105 94 8 19 2 0 1 24 7 21 1 2 1 10 0 0 .202 .260 .255 .190 -5.4 -1.4 -0.7
2012 BAL 29 28 83 71 8 18 4 0 3 31 8 17 0 2 2 14 0 1 .254 .321 .437 .282 3.5 0.4 0.4
2012 HOU 29 21 75 63 2 16 4 1 0 22 7 16 3 2 0 8 1 1 .254 .347 .349 .246 0.2 -2.6 -0.3
2012 NYA 29 12 30 25 6 4 0 0 1 7 5 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 .160 .300 .280 .221 -0.6 -0.0 -0.1
2013 BAL 30 44 138 119 14 31 7 0 4 50 15 25 4 0 0 13 1 0 .261 .362 .420 .301 6.6 -0.7 0.6
2014 BAL 31 102 383 338 51 99 26 0 21 188 40 76 4 1 49 5 0 .293 .373 .556 .346 33.8 10.9 4.9
2015 BAL 32 92 325 294 42 64 13 1 15 124 23 69 7 1 0 40 1 1 .218 .289 .422 .244 2.6 0.1 0.3
2016 BAL 33 25 70 60 9 13 2 0 3 24 8 14 2 0 0 6 0 0 .217 .329 .400 .268 3.3 -0.3 0.3
2016 TBA 33 60 232 204 26 63 11 1 10 106 26 40 1 1 0 29 0 3 .309 .388 .520 .323 18.3 2.0 2.1
2017 TOR 34 92 348 313 38 79 17 1 13 137 27 68 5 3 0 37 0 0 .252 .319 .438 .259 7.4 2.9 1.0
2018 TOR 35 22 72 66 14 18 5 0 3 32 6 11 0 0 0 13 0 0 .273 .333 .485 .272 2.9 -0.8 0.2
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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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2005 WPT A- 72 312 .328 .253 .324 .363 .258 .338 90 19.6 7.6 -4.8 5.2 -0.5 21.8 2.7 21.8 2.7
2006 HIC A 41 179 .311 .270 .345 .406 .280 .293 100 7 3.7 -2.4 6.5 0.8 9.2 1.6 9.2 1.6
2006 LYN A+ 90 377 .287 .260 .341 .395 .258 .292 103 9.3 9.1 -5.9 5.6 -1.2 11.3 1.7 11.3 1.7
2007 PIT MLB 23 73 .247 .267 .331 .426 .257 .357 100 -1 2.2 -0.8 0.4 0.6 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2007 LYN A+ 19 85 .416 .249 .333 .373 .253 .294 104 15.1 2.6 -1.7 0.1 1.1 17.1 1.7 17.1 1.7
2007 ALT AA 81 335 .325 .265 .339 .400 .260 .359 108 23.5 9.8 -6.2 3.4 -1.1 25.9 3.0 25.9 3.0
2007 IND AAA 34 131 .327 .263 .329 .398 .259 .317 94 8.5 3.4 -1.9 3.2 0.9 10.9 1.4 10.9 1.4
2008 PIT MLB 37 119 .257 .262 .330 .416 .265 .271 97 -0.4 3.4 -1.2 -1.4 -0.6 1.3 -0.0 1.3 -0.0
2008 IND AAA 103 433 .269 .263 .328 .404 .262 .281 87 4.3 12.8 -5.9 -13.0 -1.0 10.2 -0.3 10.2 -0.3
2009 PIT MLB 60 186 .228 .253 .323 .400 .256 .254 97 -6.3 5.4 -3.1 1.6 -0.1 -4.1 -0.3 -4.1 -0.3
2009 IND AAA 77 317 .289 .260 .326 .397 .247 .302 104 9.7 9.1 -5.8 5.0 -2.1 10.9 1.6 10.9 1.6
2010 PIT MLB 15 38 .322 .250 .309 .401 .257 .320 94 2.4 1.0 -0.6 1.0 0.3 3.1 0.4 3.1 0.4
2010 BRD A+ 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 IND AAA 35 158 .320 .272 .342 .432 .261 .394 104 10.7 4.8 -2.4 1.1 0.4 13.6 1.4 13.6 1.4
2011 PIT MLB 50 105 .190 .257 .322 .399 .265 .243 96 -7.2 2.8 -0.7 -1.4 -0.4 -5.4 -0.7 -5.4 -0.7
2011 BRD A+ 3 10 .284 .268 .302 .441 .241 .000 113 0.3 0.3 0 0.4 -0.0 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2011 IND AAA 7 30 .268 .251 .318 .382 .240 .278 110 0.3 0.9 -0.3 -0.2 -0.8 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
2011 PIR Rk 1 4 .406 .280 .338 .408 .243 1.000 126 0.7 0.1 0 -0.5 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.8 0.0
2012 BAL MLB 28 83 .282 .240 .305 .379 .251 .283 102 1.8 2.3 -0.6 0.4 0.1 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2012 HOU MLB 21 75 .246 .247 .304 .388 .247 .327 101 -1.1 2.1 -0.9 -2.6 0.1 0.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.3
2012 NYA MLB 12 30 .221 .251 .320 .402 .260 .188 104 -1.2 0.8 -0.5 -0.0 0.2 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2012 SWB AAA 53 227 .335 .256 .326 .392 .255 .336 102 19.3 6.7 -4 0.7 -0.6 21.4 2.2 21.4 2.2
2013 BAL MLB 44 138 .301 .258 .323 .405 .270 .300 99 5.4 3.6 -1.7 -0.7 -0.7 6.6 0.6 6.6 0.6
2013 FRD A+ 2 8 .197 .229 .325 .356 .246 .200 109 -0.6 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2013 ORI Rk 2 5 .284 .284 .354 .401 .281 .400 98 0.1 0.2 0 -0.2 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2014 BAL MLB 102 383 .346 .247 .305 .383 .257 .322 99 30.7 9.9 -4.7 10.9 -2.1 33.8 4.9 33.8 4.9
2015 BAL MLB 92 325 .244 .248 .310 .399 .254 .232 109 -5.1 8.8 -3 0.1 2.0 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2015 BOW AA 2 7 .256 .248 .328 .358 .270 .167 103 0 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2015 ORI Rk 2 8 .246 .262 .335 .374 .266 .333 87 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2016 BAL MLB 25 70 .268 .250 .313 .413 .254 .233 106 0.5 2.0 -0.8 -0.3 1.5 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2016 TBA MLB 60 232 .323 .256 .317 .421 .258 .342 97 14.8 6.6 -3.1 2.0 0.0 18.3 2.1 18.3 2.1
2016 PCH A+ 2 8 .465 .266 .360 .350 .264 .429 105 1.8 0.2 -0.1 -0.0 0.0 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2017 TOR MLB 92 348 .259 .249 .318 .416 .254 .281 105 -0.3 10.2 -2.7 2.9 0.3 7.4 1.0 7.4 1.0
2017 NHP AA 4 16 .053 .256 .306 .416 .263 .000 106 -3.4 0.4 -0.2 -0.7 0.0 -3.1 -0.4 -3.1 -0.4
2017 BUF AAA 2 8 .273 .262 .348 .409 .267 .400 91 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.8 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2018 TOR MLB 22 72 .272 .251 .323 .423 .256 .288 109 0.9 2.1 -0.9 -0.8 0.8 2.9 0.2 2.9 0.2
2018 BUF AAA 2 8 .509 .235 .313 .389 .246 .600 91 2.2 0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.5 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2005 WPT A- 312 48 82 26 0 7 52 35 43 2 4 .301 .385 .474 .173 .328 21.8 5.2 2.7
2006 LYN A+ 377 48 87 27 1 14 60 34 65 7 5 .265 .351 .482 .216 .287 11.3 5.6 1.7
2006 HIC A 179 35 46 13 1 12 38 15 32 1 3 .287 .363 .606 .319 .311 9.2 6.5 1.6
2007 LYN A+ 85 19 26 4 1 11 24 8 13 2 0 .347 .417 .867 .520 .416 17.1 0.1 1.7
2007 IND AAA 131 18 39 9 1 6 17 6 12 5 0 .320 .366 .557 .238 .327 10.9 3.2 1.4
2007 ALT AA 335 57 97 27 2 14 72 33 45 7 2 .334 .410 .586 .252 .325 25.9 3.4 3.0
2007 PIT MLB 73 13 20 5 1 0 6 5 12 2 1 .294 .342 .397 .103 .247 0.9 0.4 0.1
2008 IND AAA 433 47 97 26 1 12 60 32 75 10 4 .251 .314 .417 .166 .269 10.2 -13.0 -0.3
2008 PIT MLB 119 6 27 7 0 4 15 5 22 2 0 .248 .294 .422 .174 .257 1.3 -1.4 -0.0
2009 IND AAA 317 37 78 18 1 13 54 34 46 3 7 .286 .376 .502 .216 .289 10.9 5.0 1.6
2009 PIT MLB 186 19 34 13 1 4 16 21 43 1 0 .206 .296 .370 .164 .228 -4.1 1.6 -0.3
2010 PIT MLB 38 4 8 2 1 0 5 7 6 0 0 .276 .395 .414 .138 .322 3.1 1.0 0.4
2010 BRD A+ 8 2 3 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 .429 .500 .714 .286 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 IND AAA 158 25 42 14 2 3 15 24 27 7 2 .326 .435 .535 .209 .320 13.6 1.1 1.4
2011 IND AAA 30 5 8 2 0 3 6 0 9 0 0 .267 .267 .633 .367 .268 0.1 -0.2 -0.0
2011 BRD A+ 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .000 .284 0.6 0.4 0.1
2011 PIR Rk 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 .667 .750 .667 .000 .406 0.8 -0.5 0.0
2011 PIT MLB 105 8 19 2 0 1 10 7 21 0 0 .202 .260 .255 .053 .190 -5.4 -1.4 -0.7
2012 SWB AAA 227 37 61 15 0 11 30 29 33 3 1 .318 .419 .568 .250 .335 21.4 0.7 2.2
2012 BAL MLB 83 8 18 4 0 3 14 8 17 0 1 .254 .321 .437 .183 .282 3.5 0.4 0.4
2012 NYA MLB 30 6 4 0 0 1 4 5 8 0 0 .160 .300 .280 .120 .221 -0.6 -0.0 -0.1
2012 HOU MLB 75 2 16 4 1 0 8 7 16 1 1 .254 .347 .349 .095 .246 0.2 -2.6 -0.3
2013 FRD A+ 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .167 .375 .167 .000 .197 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
2013 BAL MLB 138 14 31 7 0 4 13 15 25 1 0 .261 .362 .420 .160 .301 6.6 -0.7 0.6
2013 ORI Rk 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .000 .284 0.4 -0.2 0.0
2014 BAL MLB 383 51 99 26 0 21 49 40 76 5 0 .293 .373 .556 .263 .346 33.8 10.9 4.9
2015 ORI Rk 8 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .143 .246 -0.2 0.1 -0.0
2015 BOW AA 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .286 .400 .200 .256 0.1 0.2 0.0
2015 BAL MLB 325 42 64 13 1 15 40 23 69 1 1 .218 .289 .422 .204 .244 2.6 0.1 0.3
2016 BAL MLB 70 9 13 2 0 3 6 8 14 0 0 .217 .329 .400 .183 .268 3.3 -0.3 0.3
2016 TBA MLB 232 26 63 11 1 10 29 26 40 0 3 .309 .388 .520 .211 .323 18.3 2.0 2.1
2016 PCH A+ 8 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .429 .500 .571 .143 .465 1.9 -0.0 0.2
2017 TOR MLB 348 38 79 17 1 13 37 27 68 0 0 .252 .319 .438 .185 .259 7.4 2.9 1.0
2017 NHP AA 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .062 .000 .000 .053 -3.1 -0.7 -0.4
2017 BUF AAA 8 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .000 .273 0.5 0.8 0.1
2018 BUF AAA 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .600 .750 .600 .000 .509 1.8 0.0 0.2
2018 TOR MLB 72 14 18 5 0 3 13 6 11 0 0 .273 .333 .485 .212 .272 2.9 -0.8 0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 416 0.5072 0.4375 0.7637 0.6351 0.2341 0.8433 0.5417 0.2363 194 0.000291
2009 777 0.5019 0.4003 0.7395 0.5538 0.2455 0.8194 0.5579 0.2605 379 0.003505
2010 180 0.4944 0.3556 0.8125 0.5843 0.1319 0.9038 0.4167 0.1875 93 0.004967
2011 416 0.5168 0.3990 0.7410 0.5442 0.2438 0.8462 0.4898 0.2590 203 0.003075
2012 733 0.4611 0.3970 0.7595 0.5976 0.2253 0.8614 0.5281 0.2405 371 0.002343
2013 555 0.4721 0.4450 0.7571 0.6221 0.2867 0.8528 0.5714 0.2429 264 -0.002211
2014 1521 0.4878 0.4675 0.7426 0.6685 0.2760 0.8266 0.5488 0.2574 645 -0.009596
2015 1212 0.4983 0.4736 0.7753 0.6772 0.2714 0.8631 0.5576 0.2247 533 0.003943
2016 1157 0.4883 0.4503 0.7524 0.6531 0.2568 0.8591 0.4934 0.2476 0 0.000000
2017 1371 0.4850 0.4712 0.7879 0.7083 0.2479 0.8705 0.5657 0.2121 0 0.000000
2018 291 0.5155 0.4777 0.7338 0.7000 0.2411 0.8190 0.4706 0.2662 0 0.000000
Career86290.49030.44640.75990.64630.25420.85020.53720.2401292.2562-0.0005

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
2014-09-20 2014-09-24 DTD 4 4 Right Wrist Soreness -
2014-08-30 2014-09-06 DTD 7 7 Right Abdomen Strain -
2014-07-08 2014-07-09 DTD 1 0 - Thigh Tightness -
2013-08-28 2013-09-17 15-DL 20 19 Left Wrist Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2013-06-20 2013-07-31 15-DL 41 34 Left Wrist Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2012-03-14 2012-03-27 Camp 13 0 - Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2011-08-23 2011-09-29 60-DL 37 35 Right Fingers Fracture Index Finger - -
2011-05-29 2011-07-22 15-DL 54 46 Right Lower Leg Strain Partial Tear Calf -
2010-05-25 2010-05-25 On-Alr 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2010-05-25 2010-10-04 60-DL 132 117 Left Knee Surgery Patellar Tendon Repair 2010-08-04
2010-05-14 2010-05-17 DTD 3 3 Right Knee Soreness Back of Knee -
2009-03-05 2009-03-11 Camp 6 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 TOR $6,250,000
2017 TOR $6,250,000
2016 TBA $4,750,000
2015 BAL $3,700,000
2014 BAL $850,000
2013 BAL $700,000
2011 PIT $427,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$16,677,500
2018Current$6,250,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$22,927,500
8 yrTotal$22,927,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 116 dExcel Sports2 years/$12.5M (2017-18)

Details
  • 2 years/$12.5M (2017-18). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/5/16. 17:$6.25M, 18:$6.25M.
  • 1 year/$4.75M (2016). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/28/16. Performance bonuses: $0.125M each for 400, 425 plate appearances. $0.25M each for 500, 525, 550, 575 PA. Assignment bonus: $0.25M with trade. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Tampa Bay 8/1/16 with $1,609,290 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2015). Re-signed by Baltimore 1/30/15 (avoided arbitration, $5.4M-$2M).
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2014). Re-signed by Baltimore 12/3/13 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Baltimore 4/22/14. Released by Baltimore 4/27/14. Re-signed by Baltimore 4/29/14.
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2013). Re-signed by Baltimore 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 12/21/12.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/19/11 (minor-league contract). Released by Minnesota 3/27/12. Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/28/12 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Baltimore in trade from NY Yankees 6/2/12. Claimed by Houston off waivers 7/28/12 after being DFA by Baltimore 7/21/12. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Houston 8/27/12. Claimed by Baltimore off waivers 9/29/12 after being DFA by NY Yankees 9/25/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4275M (2011). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 10/31/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4075M (2009). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 9/1/07.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2005 (8-241) (South Carolina). $40,000 signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .271 .358 .529 .310
11 vs R (Multi) .262 .342 .449 .286
11 vs U (Multi) 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000
18 Split (Multi) -.009 -.015 -.081 -.024
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .309 .404 .617 .358
31 vs R (2016) .275 .357 .434 .286
31 vs U (2016) 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000
38 Split (2016) -.034 -.047 -.183 -.071
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Blue Jays have been revolving OFs all season. Barring injuries, who do you see them settling on for the 3 spots this year and next? Do you think they start a youth movement? Thanks...
(Jim from Kansas)
Ah, now here's a question that fits in my wheelhouse. I'm all aboard the Teoscar Hernandez hype train after getting a live look at him in Pawtucket last year after the trade. I think his power and athleticism will play, and he should be on the field every day. And while Kevin Pillar has his warts, I'd like to see him continue to get reps in center even though he's hitting way above his head right now.

For the third spot, I think this season should be a Curtis Granderson / Anthony Alford platoon. I'd like to see Alford continue to get big league reps, and Granderson is likely to be an amazing influence in the clubhouse who can also still hit a little ... sometimes. (Steve Pearce should play super-sub and Randal Grichuk should play golf.)

For 2019, I'd probably go out and get an outfielder unless all three of Alford, Hernandez, and Pillar have breakout years. Preferably, it'd be an upper-tier guy and I'd love to see them land Charlie Blackmon. (Bryan Grosnick)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Strategy question, 20 team, 25 player rosters, up to 13 keepers, do you keep outfielders like Josh Reddick or Jayson Werth or take your chances trying to get someone else.
(Andrew from Nebraska)
I'd take my chances on someone else, but Reddick has value in the right format as a platoon option. I've had success doing that with guys like Matt Joyce, Brandon Guyer, Danny Valencia, Steve Pearce, etc...just mixing and matching based on daily lineups...It can work in a deeper league. (George Bissell)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's your hitting and pitching deep sleepers for 2017 for deeper leagues - say 16 team or so - and why?
(Anthony from Lunch)
Whats for lunch? Seriously, I'm starving. Um...I'll give you one each. Robert Gsellman & Jharel Cotton on the pitching side. I keep coming back to Steve Pearce as a guy who is a lock to outperform where he's getting drafted. Same goes for Yulieski Gurriel & Asdrubal Cabrera. (George Bissell)
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)Which two of these second basemen would you suggest for a competing team in a 10-team dynasty league: Jon Schoop, Devon Travis, Steve Pearce, Joe Panik?
(Joey from Michigan)
Schoop and Panik, although I thought about replacing Panik with Pearce for a second. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-05-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like better ROS: Yunel Escobar or Steve Pearce?
(Jimmy from SF)
I really value Pearce's versatility he's filled in admirably for an injured Logan Forsythe at second and he can play first and third as well. Pearce has also been hitting for power. We know pretty much what Escobar is going to do, he's a BABIP monster that will end up hitting .300 but the Angels offense isn't good (outside of Trout). I'd rather have Pearce hitting in the middle of that Rays lineup. (George Bissell)
2016-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the over/under for Steve Pearce at bats in TB? He should play every game against lefties, but with so many left handed bats on the roster, will he get any starts against righties?
(RH from East Coast Bias)
300? Short-side 1B platoon, plus some utility work? I never got why the Rays devoted so much money (comparatively speaking) to Pearce and LoMo. Just give Richie Shaffer the ball already. (Michael Baumann)
2015-03-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is more likely to maintain 2014 production: J.D. Martinez or Steve Pearce?
(cgoble from KC)
Martinez, but obvious caveat is obvious. (Sam Miller)
2014-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)In the very deapest of dynasty leagues, would you consider Kevin Kiermaier, Jesus Montero, Brock Holt, Brandon Barnes, Bobby Abreu, Eugenio Suarez, Rene Rivera, Steve Pearce, and Juan Lagares. In what order would you rank them of those you would consider?
(Donald from Orlando)
I'd look at Kiermaier, and Holt most among that group. Kiermaier has some nice PT with Myers down and Holt seems to be ready to play anywhere to stay in the lineup. There isn't a lot of disparity in the group, but for this year only, I'd still give Abreu a look, too. Beyond that, Suarez and Montero would be my next two. (Paul Sporer)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)The LaRoche brothers; which one will prove to be the better? And should the Bucs keep both, neither, or just the good one?
(Neal from Pitt, PA)
I think Andy, but I don't mean to slight Adam in saying so. I think it's fine to keep both, because it doesn't look like Steven Pearce is necessarily the (alternative) answer at first base. OTOH, once somebody loses on the Teixeira sweepstakes this winter, it will make good sense to shop LaRoche around, because anybody who might want Nick Johnson might instead prefer to have someone more likely to play 150 games. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)what player do you think will turn into the carlos quinten of 2009? a player stuck between AAA and the majors and never gets a chance to prove himself but when he finally does he goes off
(krgrecw from cola sc)
I think it's a bit of a misconception that Quentin was never given an opportunity in Phoenix--he did, and he blew it. The Snakes then made the overlapping decisions to bring up Justin Upton and (unfortunately) to commit to Eric Byrnes on a multi-year deal. The former made sense, and the latter was something a few of us here panned pretty vociferously at the time. The upshot was that Quentin became available, and while dealing from a surplus is fine in principle, the Snakes didn't have a surplus, they had an affectation for Eric Byrnes. That's a gift that's going to keep on giving.

As a result, I don't have an answer per se, in that Quentin's situation was unfortunate, but then his explosion, to this extent, was also very much unanticipated, both inside and outside the game. A year ago, some people might have said Steven Pearce was that guy; it's fun to say that Dallas McPherson could be, but he's not that good either. If you're looking for guys who had bumpy rookie years who should blossom as sophomores, I'd suggest Carlos Gonzalez in Oakland, or Jeff Clement in Seattle. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-08-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)With the LaRoche brothers manning the corner IF spots and Steven Pearce likely plugged into one of the OF corners spots in Pittsburgh, what do the Pirates do now with Pedro Alvarez and Neil Walker?
(JoshC77 from Columbus, OH)
With the caveat that I'm not Kevin Goldstein, I'll take a swing at this. I don't think you worry about Walker or Alvarez until they're pressing for a spot on the big league roster. Walker is hitting just .232/.266/.421 in Triple-A, Alvarez has yet to sign and begin his pro career. They're both a ways off, and you can always trade from strength to fill other organizational needs if there's a logjam. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-01-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)kala kaaihue in double-a: did he experience normal growing pains at a new level, or was he simply exposed?
(bubba from maine)
I think he was exposed. I think the swing is long and problematic, and those strikeout numbers are very damning. More Brad Eldred than Steven Pearce here, I'm afraid. (Bryan Smith)


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