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Postby AussieDodger » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:10 pm

Looking at his career minor league stats , he looks like a monster.
.302 avg .375 OBP .551 SLG.
But am I right in thinking that he was too old for every level , so therefore his career stat-line is a mirage? http://thebaseballcube.com/players/P/Steve-Pearce-1.shtml
At AAA his walk rate fell off a cliff , he still slugged .557 though.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Steve Pearce , International Man Of Mystery

Postby mak1277 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:25 pm

He was definitely old for his single A levels, but the double A/triple A was about right, and he demolished everything last year. Anything before last year should be discounted, but last year wasn't a mirage.

He's not going to be a star by any means, but he could put up decent numbers (think X. Nady, maybe). I don't see him as a significant fantasy contributor in anything but the deepest leagues.
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Re: Steve Pearce , International Man Of Mystery

Postby Steve-o » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:56 pm

Certainly a deep sleeper. He didn't make the big top 100 lists (BA or BP), nor top 50 on any other lists. He was a C+ prospect on Sickel's site last year (maybe top 200). However, he did make it to number three on BA's top 10 pirates prospects this year, as well as the best hitter for average, power, and strike zone judgment.

His numbers last year are intriguing:

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League   Level   Age   AB    HR    AVG    OBP    SLG    BB/K   PA/K   PA/BB   XBH%
Carolina   A+   24   75   11   0.347   0.412   0.867   0.62   6.4   10.4   62%
Eastern   AA   24   290   14   0.334   0.400   0.586   0.73   7.2   9.8   44%
Intn'l   AAA   24   122   6   0.320   0.366   0.557   0.50   10.7   21.3   41%


He was a little old in A ball, about average in AA, and maybe a little young in AAA. What's really impressive is his K rate actually improved over the levels. Still, he is blocked by LaRoche who is 29. The pirates played him at RF. Can't say I have really heard a lot about that guy.

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Re: Steve Pearce , International Man Of Mystery

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:32 am

isn't another factor in interest in him the fact that he steals? i mean how many 1B with some pop also steal bases?
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