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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
3 .256 0 0 0 0 .284 0.0
Birth Date4-13-1983
Height5' 11"
Weight210 lbs
Age31 years, 6 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.42010
-0.72011
0.12012
0.72013
4.82014
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WARP Summary

Standard

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 2.1 -0.5 0.2
2008 PIT 25 37 119 109 6 27 7 0 4 46 5 22 3 2 0 15 2 0 .248 .294 .422 .257 1.1 -0.6 0.1
2009 PIT 26 60 186 165 19 34 13 1 4 61 21 43 0 0 0 16 1 0 .206 .296 .370 .228 -4.5 2.1 -0.2
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 -6.1 -0.5 -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 4.3 -0.5 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 -1.0 -1.5 -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 -0.8 0.2 -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 7.0 -0.6 0.7
2014 BAL 31 102 383 338 51 99 26 0 21 188 40 76 4 1 0 49 5 0 .293 .373 .556 .344 35.9 7.7 4.8
Career392123010811312767043846812024615113140123.255.335.433.28141.26.75.3

Advanced

'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 .330 .258 .335 .364 .261 .338 93 19.3 7.5 -4.8 4.7 -0.7 22.2 2.7 22.2 2.7
2006 HIC A 41 179 .311 .270 .345 .406 .280 .293 100 7 3.7 -2.4 3.0 0.8 9.4 1.3 9.4 1.3
2006 LYN A+ 90 377 .287 .260 .341 .395 .258 .292 103 9.3 9.1 -5.9 1.9 -1.2 12.3 1.4 12.3 1.4
2007 PIT MLB 23 73 .247 .267 .331 .426 .257 .357 100 -1 2.2 -0.8 -0.5 0.6 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2007 LYN A+ 19 85 .416 .249 .333 .373 .253 .294 104 15.1 2.6 -1.7 -0.6 1.1 17.8 1.7 17.8 1.7
2007 ALT AA 81 335 .325 .265 .339 .400 .260 .359 108 23.5 9.8 -6.2 3.0 -1.1 26.4 3.0 26.4 3.0
2007 IND AAA 34 131 .327 .263 .329 .398 .259 .317 94 8.5 3.4 -1.9 0.9 0.9 11.1 1.2 11.1 1.2
2008 PIT MLB 37 119 .257 .262 .330 .416 .265 .271 97 -0.4 3.4 -1.2 -0.6 -0.6 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2008 IND AAA 103 433 .269 .263 .328 .404 .262 .281 87 4.3 12.8 -5.9 -5.2 -1.0 10.8 0.5 10.8 0.5
2009 PIT MLB 60 186 .228 .253 .323 .400 .256 .254 97 -6.3 5.4 -3.1 2.1 -0.1 -4.5 -0.2 -4.5 -0.2
2009 IND AAA 77 317 .289 .260 .326 .397 .247 .302 104 9.7 9.1 -5.8 3.6 -2.1 12.4 1.6 12.4 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 -0.2 0.4 15.1 1.4 15.1 1.4
2011 PIT MLB 50 105 .190 .257 .322 .399 .265 .243 96 -7.2 2.8 -0.7 -0.5 -0.4 -6.1 -0.7 -6.1 -0.7
2011 BRD A+ 3 10 .284 .268 .302 .441 .241 .000 113 0.3 0.3 0 0.2 -0.0 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2011 IND AAA 7 30 .268 .251 .318 .382 .240 .278 110 0.3 0.9 -0.3 -0.1 -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 -0.2 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2012 BAL MLB 28 83 .282 .240 .305 .379 .251 .283 102 1.8 2.3 -0.6 -0.5 0.1 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4
2012 HOU MLB 21 75 .246 .247 .304 .388 .247 .327 101 -1.1 2.1 -0.9 -1.5 0.1 -1.0 -0.3 -1.0 -0.3
2012 NYA MLB 12 30 .221 .251 .320 .402 .260 .188 104 -1.2 0.8 -0.5 0.2 0.2 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2012 SWB AAA 53 227 .335 .256 .326 .392 .255 .336 102 19.3 6.7 -4 -0.0 -0.6 22.2 2.2 22.2 2.2
2013 BAL MLB 44 138 .301 .258 .323 .405 .270 .300 99 5.4 3.6 -1.7 -0.6 -0.7 7.0 0.7 7.0 0.7
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 -0.1 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2014 BAL MLB 102 383 .344 .247 .305 .383 .257 .322 99 30.1 9.9 -4.7 7.7 -2.1 35.9 4.8 35.9 4.8

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 .330 22.2 4.7 2.7
2006 LYN A+ 377 48 87 27 1 14 60 34 65 7 5 .265 .351 .482 .216 .287 12.3 1.9 1.4
2006 HIC A 179 35 46 13 1 12 38 15 32 1 3 .287 .363 .606 .319 .311 9.4 3.0 1.3
2007 IND AAA 131 18 39 9 1 6 17 6 12 5 0 .320 .366 .557 .238 .327 11.1 0.9 1.2
2007 PIT MLB 73 13 20 5 1 0 6 5 12 2 1 .294 .342 .397 .103 .247 2.1 -0.5 0.2
2007 LYN A+ 85 19 26 4 1 11 24 8 13 2 0 .347 .417 .867 .520 .416 17.8 -0.6 1.7
2007 ALT AA 335 57 97 27 2 14 72 33 45 7 2 .334 .410 .586 .252 .325 26.4 3.0 3.0
2008 IND AAA 433 47 97 26 1 12 60 32 75 10 4 .251 .314 .417 .166 .269 10.8 -5.2 0.5
2008 PIT MLB 119 6 27 7 0 4 15 5 22 2 0 .248 .294 .422 .174 .257 1.1 -0.6 0.1
2009 PIT MLB 186 19 34 13 1 4 16 21 43 1 0 .206 .296 .370 .164 .228 -4.5 2.1 -0.2
2009 IND AAA 317 37 78 18 1 13 54 34 46 3 7 .286 .376 .502 .216 .289 12.4 3.6 1.6
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 15.1 -0.2 1.4
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
2011 PIR Rk 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 .667 .750 .667 .000 .406 0.5 -0.2 0.0
2011 IND AAA 30 5 8 2 0 3 6 0 9 0 0 .267 .267 .633 .367 .268 0.1 -0.1 -0.0
2011 BRD A+ 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .000 .284 0.8 0.2 0.1
2011 PIT MLB 105 8 19 2 0 1 10 7 21 0 0 .202 .260 .255 .053 .190 -6.1 -0.5 -0.7
2012 SWB AAA 227 37 61 15 0 11 30 29 33 3 1 .318 .419 .568 .250 .335 22.2 -0.0 2.2
2012 HOU MLB 75 2 16 4 1 0 8 7 16 1 1 .254 .347 .349 .095 .246 -1.0 -1.5 -0.3
2012 NYA MLB 30 6 4 0 0 1 4 5 8 0 0 .160 .300 .280 .120 .221 -0.8 0.2 -0.1
2012 BAL MLB 83 8 18 4 0 3 14 8 17 0 1 .254 .321 .437 .183 .282 4.3 -0.5 0.4
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 ORI Rk 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .000 .284 0.4 -0.1 0.0
2013 BAL MLB 138 14 31 7 0 4 13 15 25 1 0 .261 .362 .420 .160 .301 7.0 -0.6 0.7
2014 BAL MLB 383 51 99 26 0 21 49 40 76 5 0 .293 .373 .556 .263 .344 35.9 7.7 4.8

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
2008 414 0.5362 0.4372 0.7680 0.6126 0.2344 0.8309 0.5778 0.2320
2009 779 0.5122 0.4003 0.7460 0.5714 0.2184 0.8421 0.4819 0.2540
2010 181 0.5359 0.3556 0.8125 0.5567 0.1190 0.8889 0.4000 0.1875
2011 418 0.5239 0.4043 0.7515 0.5616 0.2312 0.8455 0.5000 0.2485
2012 733 0.4884 0.3997 0.7747 0.5922 0.2160 0.8585 0.5556 0.2253
2013 555 0.5081 0.4468 0.7661 0.6099 0.2784 0.8488 0.5789 0.2339
2014 1523 0.4977 0.4675 0.7640 0.6794 0.2575 0.8388 0.5685 0.2360
Career46030.50730.430.7640.61730.23690.84560.5410.236

Injury History

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
2014 BAL $850,000
2013 BAL $700,000
2011 PIT $427,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,127,500
2011Current$850,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$1,977,500
4 yrTotal$1,977,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 116 d1 year/$0.85M (2014)

Details
  • 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.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 315 41 77 17 1 11 43 39 59 3 2 .286 .382 .488 .310 17.7 1B 2 2.1
80o 292 36 67 15 1 9 38 34 57 3 2 .271 .365 .461 .296 12.5 1B 2 1.5
70o 276 33 63 14 1 9 35 31 55 3 1 .260 .352 .442 .286 9.1 1B 1 1.1
60o 263 30 58 13 1 8 32 29 53 2 1 .251 .341 .426 .277 6.4 1B 1 0.8
50o 250 28 53 12 1 7 30 27 51 2 1 .243 .331 .411 .269 4.1 1B 1 0.6
40o 237 26 49 11 1 7 28 25 49 2 1 .234 .321 .397 .261 2.1 1B 1 0.4
30o 224 24 45 10 1 6 25 22 47 2 1 .225 .310 .381 .252 0.1 1B 1 0.1
20o 208 21 40 9 1 5 23 20 45 2 1 .215 .298 .363 .242 -2.0 1B 1 -0.1
10o 185 18 33 7 0 5 19 17 41 1 1 .201 .280 .339 .227 -4.3 1B 1 -0.4
Weighted Mean2562955121831285221.247.336.419.2735.21B 10.7

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 25% 11% 22% 70%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201532250305111072726522.233.320.376.2570.31.5-0.3-3.66.2-0.81.2
201633305365913173233652.224.315.361.2520.53.6-0.4-4.412.7-4.31.4
201734576691132411562611212.224.315.367.2520.41.4-0.6-8.214.9-4.72.7
201835613711182611462631351.220.309.352.245-0.0-3.2-0.5-8.814.9-8.92.8
201936627711182511462641350.216.304.344.241-0.3-5.7-0.4-8.914.9-11.32.9
202037614691142411460621340.212.301.337.238-0.5-7.5-0.3-8.814.9-13.42.8
202138628711172511462641360.213.302.339.239-0.5-7.1-0.4-9.014.9-12.72.9
202239621691142411460621370.209.296.331.234-0.8-9.9-0.4-8.914.9-15.52.9
202340621711182511462621290.217.304.347.241-0.3-5.6-0.4-8.914.9-11.32.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.14.72.42.70.20.113

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 72)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 84 Andy Phillips 2008 .240
2 82 Dan Johnson 2011 .142
3 80 John Rodriguez 2009 .000 DNP
4 78 Ryan Roberts 2012 .235
5 78 Micah Hoffpauir 2011 .000 DNP
6 77 Ryan Shealy 2011 .000 DNP
7 77 Chris Shelton 2011 .000 DNP
8 77 Brian Myrow 2008 .195
9 77 Robb Quinlan 2008 .225
10 76 Jeff Bailey 2010 .000 DNP
11 76 Terrmel Sledge 2008 .000 DNP
12 76 Mike Jacobs 2012 .228
13 76 Paul McAnulty 2012 .000 DNP
14 75 Eric Munson 2009 .016
15 75 Josh Phelps 2009 .000 DNP
16 74 Joe Borchard 2010 .000 DNP
17 74 Chris Denorfia 2012 .286
18 74 Lyle Overbay 2008 .270
19 74 Chris Dickerson 2013 .247
20 74 Mark Teahen 2013 .000 DNP
21 74 Jack Hannahan 2011 .261
22 73 Luis Antonio Jimenez 2013 .000 DNP
23 73 Ryan Spilborghs 2011 .200
24 73 Keith Ginter 2007 .000 DNP
25 73 Ryan Langerhans 2011 .273
26 73 Kent Hrbek 1991 .288
27 73 Barbaro Canizares 2011 .000 DNP
28 73 Rafael Palmeiro 1996 .307
29 72 Keith Hernandez 1985 .292
30 72 Mike Lamb 2007 .284
31 72 Morgan Ensberg 2007 .249
32 72 Garrett Atkins 2011 .000 DNP
33 72 Robby Hammock 2008 .194
34 72 Scott Hairston 2011 .278
35 72 Bob Watson 1977 .314
36 72 Mike Sweeney 2005 .290
37 72 Nate McLouth 2013 .269
38 72 Edgar Martinez 1994 .295
39 72 Ryan Klesko 2002 .311
40 72 Ross Gload 2007 .261
41 72 Will Clark 1995 .308
42 71 Jason Botts 2012 .000 DNP
43 71 Hal McRae 1977 .299
44 71 Garrett Jones 2012 .306
45 71 Paul Konerko 2007 .280
46 71 Fred Lewis 2012 .197
47 71 Benny Ayala 1982 .300
48 71 Mitch Maier 2013 .000 DNP
49 71 Matt Stairs 1999 .297
50 71 Luke Scott 2009 .277
51 71 Ben Broussard 2008 .178
52 71 Milton Bradley 2009 .271
53 70 Hiram Bocachica 2007 .246
54 70 Rod Carew 1977 .349
55 70 Edgar Gonzalez 2009 .250
56 70 Jeff Salazar 2012 .000 DNP
57 70 Laynce Nix 2012 .267
58 70 Jack Clark 1987 .367
59 70 John Kruk 1992 .325
60 70 Don Mincher 1969 .294
61 70 Kevin Youkilis 2010 .329
62 70 Randy Milligan 1993 .313
63 70 Aubrey Huff 2008 .302
64 70 Ben Francisco 2013 .180
65 70 Orlando Cepeda 1969 .277
66 70 Ted Kluszewski 1956 .300
67 70 Bob Horner 1989 .000 DNP
68 70 Norm Siebern 1965 .295
69 70 Tagg Bozied 2011 .000 DNP
70 70 Kevin Barker 2007 .000 DNP
71 70 Carl Yastrzemski 1971 .280
72 70 Ryan Church 2010 .224
73 70 Hector Luna 2011 .000 DNP
74 70 Oscar Salazar 2009 .282
75 69 Alvin Davis 1992 .255
76 69 Dewayne Wise 2009 .216
77 69 D'Angelo Jimenez 2009 .000 DNP
78 69 Norm Cash 1966 .303
79 69 Erubiel Durazo 2005 .235
80 69 Ben Zobrist 2012 .311
81 69 Abraham Nunez 2008 .000 DNP
82 69 Billy Williams 1969 .292
83 69 Gabe Gross 2011 .000 DNP
84 69 John Milner 1981 .271
85 69 Cesar Cedeno 1982 .273
86 69 Landon Powell 2013 .000 DNP
87 69 Austin Kearns 2011 .222
88 69 Glenn Davis 1992 .285
89 69 Matt Diaz 2009 .307
90 69 Tino Martinez 1999 .265
91 69 Don Baylor 1980 .238
92 69 Sal Bando 1975 .265
93 69 David Murphy 2013 .234
94 69 Eric Chavez 2009 .102
95 68 Jeff Baker 2012 .236
96 68 Jason Thompson 1986 .259
97 68 Dave Bergman 1984 .289
98 68 Joe Inglett 2009 .243
99 68 Michael Cuddyer 2010 .254
100 68 Gary Roenicke 1986 .278

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .255 .356 .421 .280
11 vs R (Multi) .234 .316 .348 .251
18 Split (Multi) -.021 -.040 -.073 -.030
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .267 .375 .427 .292
31 vs R (2013) .250 .340 .409 .283
38 Split (2013) -.017 -.035 -.018 -.009
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Once a top prospect in the Pirates organization, Pearce has been reduced to a hollow shell of his former self. In the past year, unbelievably, he's been mauled by a squirrel, ambushed on The Jerry Springer Show, and claimed off waivers five times. Okay, only that last one's true. It's telling that he was even discarded by the lowly Astros, which is like flunking out of fourth-grade remedial English as a high-school senior. He still shows patience and power at the minor-league level, but he has never been able to handle right-handed pitching in the bigs. Hitters who are lefty specialists don't get nearly the same job security as their pitching counterparts.
2012 Injuries and the worst managerial malady of them all—veteran obsession—killed Pearce’s chance of having a meaningful career with the Pirates. Pearce made the team out of spring training and hit acceptably (.291/.339/.382 in 62 plate appearances) before suffering a partially torn calf muscle. When he returned, the only thing he accomplished was successfully torpedoing his seasonal line (.077/.143/.077 in 43 plate appearances). True to form, Pearce then missed the rest of the year when he broke a finger. Better suited for first base or right field than third base, Pearce has hit major league lefties and could be a useful bench piece should he ever stay healthy.
2011 The Pirates' front office was granted a fourth minor-league option for Pearce last winter, meaning that he won't be subjected to waivers if he fails to make the club in spring training and faces the strong possibility of spending the large part of another summer in Indianapolis playing Triple-A ball. Pearce, who underwent season-ending knee surgery last August, will be 28 this season and has nothing left to prove in the International League. He may not be an everyday player, but he can hit for power against left-handers (.304/.372/.552 in 129 major-league PAs), which would have made him a good short side of a platoon at first base with Garrett Jones if the Pirates had not decided to sign Lyle Overbay instead.
2010 Pearce hasn't come close to matching his outstanding 2007 season, during which he began the year in Low-A and ended it in the majors while being named the Pirates' minor-league player of the year. He's been stalled out ever since, struggling to make much with his sporadic opportunities in the majors. Heading into his age-27 season, Pearce will go to spring training with a small chance of winning the starting first baseman's job, but he is definitely a long shot behind Jeff Clement, and may have to settle for a shot to stick as a right-handed bench bat behind Clement at first and Jones in right.
2009 No doubt about it, Pearce was a massive disappointment last season. Making matters worse was his status as the Pirates' Minor League Player of the Year in 2007, when he'd begun the year at Lynchburg and finished it slugging his way all the way up to the major leagues. He had a good spring in 2008, but struggled in Triple-A after that good camp didn't lead anywhere but Indy. He experienced a curious power outage when called up, going 78 PA before touching off a home run. However, he did hit four of them in September, so while he'll be coming into his age-27 season without having really established himself, he'll get a shot at a starting corner outfield spot.
2008 Pearce has hit ever since being drafted out of high school by the Pirates in the eighth-round in 2005. He had one of the best seasons in the minor leagues in 2007, beginning the year in High-A, ending it in the major leagues, and hitting a combined .333/.394/.622 on the way up. Pearce does not look the part of an athlete with his short, stocky build, but he stole 16 bases in 19 attempts last season and quickly made the conversion from first baseman to right fielder in Triple-A. He did not tear up the majors as a September call-up, but was not overmatched either and has the look of a productive middle-of-the-order hitter.
2007 Pearce hit just enough between Hickory and Lynchburg last year to keep himself on the periphery of the Pirates` plans. He stayed hot immediately after his promotion, but cooled considerably in the second half. He has the reputation of being a bit clumsy, and his 10-for-22 career stolen base record is an indication that, once on board, he best stay where he is and let somebody else move him around. Given his age, rate of progress and accomplishment, and how hard it is to make it as a major league first baseman, there`s a good chance that this listing is purely a courtesy.

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DateQuestionAnswer
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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