by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre is not in the lineup Monday.
Pierre has been the lead-off hitter most of the season but will get a day off. He'll be replaced by Chris Coghlan, who will hit sixth. Pierre should return to face Phillies starter Tyler Cloyd Tuesday.
Juan Pierre hits rare homer
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre's first-inning home run Thursday was such a rare sight, Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos could hardly believe his eyes.
"Juan Pierre hit a home run off me -- just my luck," Latos said. "I looked at him when he was running the bases and said, 'What the heck happened?'"
Pierre's home run was his first since June 23 of the 2012 season, and just his sixth extra-base hit of this season. He finished the game going 1 for 5, with one strikeout, in a 5-3 loss.
Pierre has struck out in four straight games, as his batting average is down to .239.
Pierre has engineered a complete turnaround on the base paths after a slow start. He was just 3 for 4 on stolen-base attempts through his first 18 games. Pierre is 9 for 9 on steal attempts in his last 12 games, which includes a stolen base in four of his last five games.
Pierre's resurgence on the base paths has coincided with an offensive surge at the plate. After batting .194 through his first 18 games, Pierre is batting .310 with a .383 on-base percentage in his last 12 games. He's also struck out one time in his last 12 games after striking out 11 times in his first 18 games.
Juan Pierre runs into history
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre has been one of the best base stealers in the league for a long time, and he hit another milestone Thursday against the Phillies.
Pierre drew a walk to open the game and then stole third base after being advanced by a single. The steal gave him 600 for his career, making him the 18th player in major-league history to hit that mark. He finished the game 0 for 3 with one run scored in a 7-2 loss.
Pierre is batting just .216, but he does have nine stolen bases and just one caught stealing in 102 at-bats.
Getting on base helping Juan Pierre's SB totals
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre swiped two stolen bases in the 12th inning of Monday's game against the Mets, increasing his career total to 599.
Pierre was lucky to be around after getting hit on the right elbow by a Bobby Parnell pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning. Pierre's elbow swelled up, but he put on a compression sleeve and finished out the game.
Pierre was 2 for 6 with one run, extending his hitting streak to six games. Pierre is batting .292 (7 for 24) in that span. Pierre's offensive numbers have received a nice boost since he opened the season with a .174 average in his first 12 games. Pierre is batting .261 (12 for 46) in his last 11 games, raising his batting average above the Mendoza Line to .217. He has seven stolen bases in his last 11 games after managing one in his first 12 games.
Juan Pierre struggling atop Marlins' lineup
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Marlins left fielder Juan Pierre led off for his team for the 19th time this season Friday, going 1 for 4 against the Cubs. After starting all of the team's first 15 games (14 out of the leadoff spot), Pierre has played just five of the team's last eight games.
Hitting .198 this season, Pierre could find himself moved out of the leadoff spot or taken out of the lineup regularly if he can't step it up.
Juan Pierre struggling to make contact
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre went 0 for 6 with three strikeouts in a 3-2 loss in 13 innings at Cincinnati Saturday. Pierre finished with three strikeouts for the second straight game -- just the third time in his 14-year career he's had multiple Ks in back-to-back outings, according to the team's radio analyst.
The light-hitting 35-year-old has a .191 batting average with 10 strikeouts through 17 games. His career high for strikeouts was 52 over 152 games with Colorado in 2002.
All signs pointing down for Juan Pierre
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) As recently as last year, Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre was a viable Fantasy option. He wasn't a must-start, but if you needed steals and a solid batting average, he was your man.
But after 17 games it looks like all 35 of Pierre's years caught up to him in the offseason. Pierre struck out three times Saturday against the Reds, giving him multiple strikeouts in consecutive games for the third time in his major-league career. Pierre's batting averaging tumbled to .191, and there are not many promising signs for his future Fantasy value.
Pierre has an abnormally low batting average on balls in play of .224 on the season, but his career-high 10.4 strikeout percentage indicates that his bat speed has diminished. Pierre has walked just once this season, giving him the worst strikeout-to-walk ratio of his career by a wide margin. He has just three stolen bases because he has barely been on the bases.
Pierre has never been much for walking, so the only way he can sustain any Fantasy value is by posting a high batting average. At this point, it does not look good for Fantasy owners. Don't be hesitant to drop him.
Marlins make change atop lineup
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) The Marlins made a change atop their lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals. Chris Coghlan moved into the leadoff spot, which was the first time in 14 games this season someone other than Juan Pierre hit leadoff.
Pierre remained in the starting lineup, but he hit second.
No plans to sit Juan Pierre vs. lefties
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre has struggled to hit left-handed pitchers over the last few years, but the team does not currently plan on placing him in a platoon to protect the veteran.
Pierre has appeared in all 10 games for the Marlins as of Friday, including six games against lefty starters, and he is batting just 2 for 14 against them so far. Last season, Pierre batted just .190 against lefties, and the Phillies made sure to limit him to just 67 at bats; the Marlins might not have that luxury given the current makeup of the team.
“That’s still something we’re talking about,” manager Mike Redmond told the Sun Sentinel. “We’ll just have to wait and see. JP, he’s a big part of our lineup."
The Marlins' only other option at left field to give Pierre a break against lefties is Chris Coghlan, who bats from the same side of the plate and has similar platoon splits. Pierre is batting just .200 overall in 35 at bats on the season.
Juan Pierre has hit streak snapped
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre entered Monday's series opener against the Braves riding a modest three-game hitting streak. He went 4 for 13 (.308) with three runs scored during that stretch.
But he could not extend it against Atlanta, going 0 for 3 in the 2-0 loss.
Pierre is batting .222 (6 for 27) with no stolen bases.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/9/2013) Marlins manager Mike Redmond told the Sun Sentinel Saturday that he will likely use outfielder Juan Pierre at the leadoff spot come opening day. Pierre will spend his first season back with the Marlins since 2005.