As a Figgins owner, I'm hopeful. According to scouts, he is one of the fastest guys in baseball, and the reason he didn't go over 40 last year is because he hadn't developed the proper baserunning instincts. He was thrown out 13 times last year after all. With another year under his belt, I'm hoping his numbers go up, and the Angels will certainly keep spitting in the face of Moneyball.
I can see him hitting 40 sb's with some realism, he's already up to 12.
As for being as valuable as Pierre, I wouldn't be too quick to smoke that particular herbal supplement. Pierre will start running soon enough, and he is guaranteed a spot at the top of the Marlins lineup. Figgins is battling for time, that question has been pushed to the background by his recent emergence. Scoscia might have expressed his desire to keep him in the lineup with kennedy's return, but if Figgins retuns to his early season slumps, he'll be behind McPhearson and Kennedy on the depth chart.
However, I will say that he does have one advantage over Pierre, namely that he has eligibility EVERYWHERE, most importantly 2b. A second baseman with 100 runs, 55 rbis, .297 avg, 40+ steals, and a handful of homeruns seems pretty good in a position that scarce.
KEEP RUNNING FIGGINS!!!