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Juan Pierre is available

Postby Triplec223 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:33 am

Not sure how he went undrafted (though I never even considered him), but Juan Pierre is sitting on the WW one day after our draft. To pick him up, I'd need to let him clear waivers (not burning my claim already), but am I missing something here? The guy stole 68 bases last year and seems like a lock for .280+ with ~100 runs and 40+ steals. I'm in a 10-team keeper league and that looks pretty valuable to me considering the other options.

My problem is, I'm not sure who I'd drop to get him. I already have 5 outfielders, so maybe drop Michael Morse? I have some speed with Andrus, Kemp, Phillips & Gardner, but this is a H2H league so I could certainly use another guy like Pierre at times.

C: Mike Napoli
1B: Prince Fielder
2B: Brandon Phillips
SS: Elvis Andrus
3B: Evan Longoria
OF: Matt Kemp
OF: Jay Bruce
OF: Nick Markakis
UTIL: Brett Gardner
BN: Chone Figgins (2B)
BN: Michael Morse (1B/OF)

SP: Jon Lester
SP: Cole Hamels
RP: Joakim Soria
RP: Jonathan Broxton
P: Aroldis Chapman (RP)
P: Johnny Venters (RP)
P: Gio Gonzalez
BN: Matt Garza
BN: Jordan Zimmerman
BN: Phil Hughes
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Re: Juan Pierre is available

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:43 am

I'd drop Morse but really I don't think you need the speed.
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Re: Juan Pierre is available

Postby rlrtwins » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:46 am

Truth be told I wouldn't bother and stick with what you have. The only player to even consider dropping for him would be Morse but I think with him being slotted in two spots OF/1B it makes him more versatile and useful. Hes had a great showing and Piere is on the waivers in a lot of places.
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Re: Juan Pierre is available

Postby cfrat24 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:06 pm

PICK HIM UP!!!! Drop Morse.....this seems like a no brainer to me.

First off the guy stole 68 bases last year........EVEN if you don't need the speed, and don't put him in your lineup there will 100% be a team that does need speed and sees him on your bench. Just for the trade value alone pick him up.......and Im sure with an injury here or there he will probably see some time in your lineup this season.

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Re: Juan Pierre is available

Postby Dodgerblue8188 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:33 pm

I drafted him for 2 reasons. Speed and trade bait. I might be able to package him in a trade for somebody I need. He's almost guaranteed to get you 50+ stolen bases a year. That could be a big deal to a team that has decent speed but not enough to make a push to finish in the top 1 or 2
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Re: Juan Pierre is available

Postby Doughhead » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:55 pm

I would grab him and drop Morse. The guy led the majors in steals last year (by 16 over the next guy!) and was tied for 20th in runs. So he's elite in one category and very strong in another. His average won't hurt you. You know he won't help you in HR or RBI, but for the speed alone he's worth the add. I mean, what's the difference between him and Ellsbury or Gardner? 5 homers and 10 runs? Yet those guys are going several rounds higher. Pierre is just old news, but he's valuable.
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