|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||124.00||3.00||.234||16.00||13.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. White Sox||21||7||1|| .391|| .619|| .333|
|vs Noesi (Career)||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||173||47||6|| .335|| .445|| .272|
|08/20/2014||Chris Parmelee, RF MIN|
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Steve Pearce, LF BAL
Will Middlebrooks, 3B BOS
|Kennys Vargas, 1B MIN|
Kole Calhoun, RF LAA
Alcides Escobar, SS KC
Rubby De La Rosa, SP BOS
|08/20/2014||Yu Darvish, SP TEX|
John Jaso, C OAK
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
|Cody Allen, RP CLE|
Steve Pearce, LF BAL
Ryan Hanigan, C TB
|08/19/2014||Steve Pearce, LF BAL|
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF NYY
|Jarrod Dyson, CF KC|
Josh Hamilton, LF LAA
Avisail Garcia, RF CHW
|Last 10 Games|
|Steve Pearce showing signs of life |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/19/14) Back in June, Steve Pearce was one of the hottest pickups off the waiver wire, seemingly joining J.D. Martinez in shedding the Quadruple-A label with a .361 batting average, five home runs and 1.099 OPS for the month. In May and June combined, he hit .336 (47 for 140) with nine home runs and a 1.033 OPS.
His season took a sharp turn thereafter, his ownership rate plummeting from 77 to 23 percent as he hit just .173 (14 for 81) from July 5 to Aug. 16. The Orioles lost faith, routinely sitting him for David Lough and Delmon Young, and all hope seemed lost for the 31-year-old journeyman.
But I ended that stretch at Aug. 16 for a reason. In two games since, he's 5 for 10 with three doubles and a homer. It's a laughably small sample size, but given what he provided in the weeks leading up to it, it stands out. And particularly if you play in a standard Rotisserie league, where each team starts five outfielders and a third corner infielder, you may want to make a move for him depending how his next couple games go.
Given his minor-league track record, which includes a career .294 batting average and .893 OPS as well as a 31-homer season in 2007, I think he could go the way of Brandon Moss, another minor-league slugger presumed to be a Quadruple-A player until a team finally gave him an extended look. Of course, the Orioles will have to stick with Pearce for him to have that chance, but I wouldn't dismiss him just yet.
|Steve Pearce ends home run drought at 19 games |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/18/14) Orioles outfielder/first baseman Steve Pearce ended his home run drought at 19 games during a 4-1 win Sunday at Cleveland. Pearce went 2 for 5 with one double and two runs.
Pearce connected for his first home run since July 10 when he hit a solo shot off C.C. Lee in the seventh inning. It was also his first RBI in 20 games. Pearce entered play Sunday mired in a 9-for-58 slump in his previous 19 games.
|Steve Pearce sitting in nation's capital |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/8/14) The lack of a designated hitter in a Tuesday night game at Washington has hot-hitting Steve Pearce sidelined for the second straight night for the Orioles.
Pearce, who pinch-hit Monday, had 12 hits in his previous seven games and has been one of the surprises of the season. He boasts a stat line of .324/.379/.578.
|Steve Pearce finished 2013 with a .261 batting average and four home runs over 119 at-bats. While Orioles traded for David Lough in the offseason, Pearce enters 2014 with probably his greatest shot at playing time in his six-season career (having to chip away from rookie Henry Urrutia, veteran Nolan Reimold, and Lough for at-bats in the outfield and DH). Pearce, 30, is a former top-100 prospect who showed some nice power and batting average potential early in his minor league career (and hit .318 as recently as 2012 in Triple-A), but never saw it translate to much in the majors. His career-high in at-bats was set in 2012 (159), but his defensive flexibility -- and the lack of slam-dunk starting options in Baltimore -- give Pearce some hope of playing time. He's a reserve pick, at best, in AL-only Roto formats, but Pearce could see upwards of 300 at-bats this season if things fall the right way.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/22/14||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Jake Arrieta|
|8/23/14||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Kyle Hendricks|
|8/24/14||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Tsuyoshi Wada|
|8/25/14||TB||7:05 pm||Jake Odorizzi|
|8/26/14||TB||7:05 pm||Alex Cobb|
|8/27/14||TB||7:05 pm||Drew Smyly|
|8/28/14||TB||7:05 pm||Jeremy Hellickson|