Dude Pierre is awful as a LF, no arm strength at all. Chisox have plenty of OF's in camp and I wouldn't bank on Pierre playing the majority of the time.
Austin Jackson might possibly be a bust but he's been playing well this spring. It also doesn't hurt that he has Leyland's trust as the lead off hitter. Barring a complete meltdown , Austin should be at least solid this season.
I see alot of people hyping up Gardner but am I missing something here? I think he's a below average hitter. I'm saying the guy is a slap hitter that doesn't even do that well. Randy Winn was brought in for a reason , and it wasn't to watch Gardner play everyday.
And Manny has a freakin' gun....
C'mon, your arm in LF matters about as much as your 40 time as a C.
Pierre will get over 600 ABs. Guillen has committed to a 'whiteyball' style team this season and Pierre, with his insanely low K rate and solid BA, fits that mold perfectly. And while he can't throw, Pierre can cover a lot of ground out there and is a pretty capable glove man.
He's a SABRE nightmare, but that's not the type of team Guillen's trying to build. Guillen says his club's going to lead the league in SBs.
If you're drafting purely for SBs (i.e. a source of steals in the late rounds, not a solid OFer that happens to steal 30 bases), Pierre in the 23rd round of your average 10 teamer is a no-brainer. He's stealing 60+ bases this season and he'll only K about 30 times in the process. In a re-draft league he's a lot like Jacoby Elsbury but 200 picks later. His average will be acceptable and his Rs will be good. I'd rather have Morgan, but not 8 rounds sooner. Guys like CarGo and Borbon are better overall players but not guys I would consider 'late round' nor will he be as good a source for steals. Bourne is awful, Davis could be good, but doesn't have Pierre's track record and has a poor enough offense around him to cost him ABs.