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Steve Pearce

33-Year-Old First Baseman – Tampa Bay Rays

2016 Stats

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.262

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1

RBI

5

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3

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Pearce seemed like a can't miss post-hype sleeper last year after his breakout 2014 season. The follow-up to that success was Pearce's dud of a 2015 season and he eventually fell back into a part-time...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 200   DOB: 4/13/1983   BORN: Lakeland, FL   COLLEGE: South Carolina   DRAFTED: 8th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Steve Pearce Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Rays in January of 2016.

April 26, 2016  –  Steve Pearce News

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Pearce may continue to see a rise in playing time outside of strict platoon situations, Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Steve Pearce Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 23 A A 90 362 328 48 87 42 27 1 14 60 7 5 34 65 0 0 0 .265 .348 .482 .830
2007 24 AA ALT 81 335 290 57 97 43 27 2 14 72 7 2 33 45 0 8 4 .334 .400 .586 .986
2007 24 AAA IND 34 131 122 18 39 16 9 1 6 17 5 0 6 12 0 0 3 .320 .366 .557 .923
2007 24 MAJ PIT 23 73 68 13 20 6 5 1 0 6 2 1 5 12 0 0 0 .294 .342 .397 .740
2008 25 AAA IND 103 433 386 47 97 39 26 1 12 60 10 4 32 75 4 6 5 .251 .312 .417 .729
2008 25 MAJ PIT 37 119 109 6 27 11 7 0 4 15 2 0 5 22 0 2 3 .248 .294 .422 .716
2009 26 AAA IND 76 312 269 37 77 32 18 1 13 54 3 7 33 45 1 3 6 .286 .373 .506 .879
2009 26 MAJ PIT 60 186 165 19 34 18 13 1 4 16 1 0 21 43 0 0 0 .206 .296 .370 .665
2010 27 A+ BRA 2 8 7 2 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .429 .500 .714 1.214
2010 27 AAA IND 35 158 129 25 42 19 14 2 3 15 7 2 24 27 0 4 1 .326 .424 .535 .959
2010 27 MAJ PIT 15 38 29 4 8 3 2 1 0 5 0 0 7 6 0 2 0 .276 .395 .414 .809
2011 28 R GUL 1 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417
2011 28 A+ BRA 3 10 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .400
2011 28 AAA IND 7 30 30 5 8 5 2 0 3 6 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 .267 .267 .633 .900
2011 28 MAJ PIT 50 105 94 8 19 3 2 0 1 10 0 0 7 21 1 2 1 .202 .260 .255 .515
2012 29 AAA SCR 53 227 192 37 61 26 15 0 11 30 3 1 29 33 0 1 5 .318 .419 .568 .987
2012 29 MAJ BAL 28 83 71 8 18 7 4 0 3 14 0 1 8 17 2 2 0 .254 .321 .437 .758
2012 29 MAJ NYY 12 30 25 6 4 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 5 8 0 0 0 .160 .300 .280 .580
2012 29 MAJ HOU 21 75 63 2 16 5 4 1 0 8 1 1 7 16 0 2 3 .254 .347 .349 .696
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ BAL/NYY/HOU 61 188 159 16 38 13 8 1 4 26 1 2 20 41 2 4 3 .239 .328 .377 .705
2013 30 R GUL 2 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800
2013 30 A FRE 2 8 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 .167 .375 .167 .542
2013 30 MAJ BAL 44 138 119 14 31 11 7 0 4 13 1 0 15 25 0 0 4 .261 .362 .420 .782
2014 31 MAJ BAL 102 383 338 51 99 47 26 0 21 49 5 0 40 76 0 1 4 .293 .373 .556 .929
2015 32 R GUL 2 8 7 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .804
2015 32 AA BOW 2 7 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .286 .400 .686
2015 32 MAJ BAL 92 325 294 42 64 29 13 1 15 40 1 1 23 69 0 1 7 .218 .289 .422 .711
2016 33 MAJ TB 14 48 42 3 11 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 5 6 0 0 1 .262 .354 .357 .711
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3-Year Averages     79 281 250 35 64 28 15 0 13 34 2 0 26 56 0 0 5 .256 .338 .472 .810
Career  (View All)     498 1,603 1,417 176 351 143 84 5 54 185 13 4 148 321 3 12 23 .248 .326 .428 .755

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Steve Pearce Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 1 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 30 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .354 .357 .711
Apr. 29 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 27 Bal 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .364 .385 .749
Apr. 26 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 25 Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .349 .368 .717
Apr. 24 @NYY 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .257 .333 .371 .704
Apr. 23 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .294 .258 .552
Apr. 22 @NYY 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .323 .286 .609
Apr. 21 @Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .296 .280 .576
Apr. 20 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 19 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 17 CWS 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .227 .273 .500
Apr. 16 CWS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .211 .211 .422
Apr. 15 CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .572
Apr. 14 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 13 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 12 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 10 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .273 .546
Apr. 9 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 6 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .572
Apr. 5 Tor 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Apr. 4 Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 3 Tor Did not play.
Last 7 Days 11 2 4 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .364 .500 .636 1.136
Last 14 Days 28 3 7 1 0 1 4 5 5 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .382 .393 .775
Last 30 Days 42 3 11 1 0 1 5 5 6 0 0 1 0 1 .262 .354 .357 .711

Steve Pearce: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 11 1 1
2015 28 18 49 41 8 1
2014 51 40 35 8 8
2013 3 18 15 3 18
2012 19 36 23 19 2
2011 16 10 5 5
2010 11
2009 42 1 1

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Steve Pearce Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016211030.286.333.708
2015112144171.196.357.623
201498179182.327.7041.109

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016212120.238.381.714
20151822811230.231.462.765
20142403412313.279.496.856

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016250020.240.280.576
2015137177220.212.416.704
20141703012265.329.6001.016

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016173130.294.471.899
2015157258181.223.427.717
2014168219230.256.512.840
Steve Pearce Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 23 A A 362 328 9.4% 18% 0.52 80% .293 .217
2007 24 AA ALT 335 290 9.9% 13.4% 0.73 84% .359 .252
2007 24 AAA IND 131 122 4.6% 9.2% 0.50 90% .317 .237
2007 24 MAJ PIT 73 68 6.8% 16.4% 0.42 82% .357 .103
2008 25 AAA IND 433 386 7.4% 17.3% 0.43 81% .284 .166
2008 25 MAJ PIT 119 109 4.2% 18.5% 0.23 80% .277 .174
2009 26 AAA IND 312 269 10.6% 14.4% 0.73 83% .303 .220
2009 26 MAJ PIT 186 165 11.3% 23.1% 0.49 74% .254 .164
2010 27 A+ BRA 8 7 12.5% 12.5% 1.00 86% .500 .285
2010 27 AAA IND 158 129 15.2% 17.1% 0.89 79% .394 .209
2010 27 MAJ PIT 38 29 18.4% 15.8% 1.17 79% .348 .138
2011 28 R GUL 4 3 25% 25% 1.00 67% 1.000 .000
2011 28 A+ BRA 10 6 40% 20% 2.00 67% .000 .000
2011 28 AAA IND 30 30 0% 30% 0.00 70% .278 .366
2011 28 MAJ PIT 105 94 6.7% 20% 0.33 78% .250 .053
2012 29 AAA SCR 227 192 12.8% 14.5% 0.88 83% .338 .250
2012 29 MAJ BAL 83 71 9.6% 20.5% 0.47 76% .294 .183
2012 29 MAJ NYY 30 25 16.7% 26.7% 0.63 68% .188 .120
2012 29 MAJ HOU 75 63 9.3% 21.3% 0.44 75% .340 .095
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ BAL/NYY/HOU 188 159 10.6% 21.8% 0.49 74% .298 .138
2013 30 R GUL 5 5 0% 0% 0.00 100% .400 .000
2013 30 A FRE 8 6 12.5% 12.5% 1.00 83% .200 .000
2013 30 MAJ BAL 138 119 10.9% 18.1% 0.60 79% .300 .159
2014 31 MAJ BAL 383 338 10.4% 19.8% 0.53 78% .324 .263
2015 32 R GUL 8 7 12.5% 12.5% 1.00 86% .333 .143
2015 32 AA BOW 7 5 0% 0% 0.00 100% .200 .200
2015 32 MAJ BAL 325 294 7.1% 21.2% 0.33 77% .233 .204
2016 33 MAJ TB 48 42 10.4% 12.5% 0.83 86% .286 .095
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3-Year Averages     281 250 9.3% 19.9% 0.46 78% .282 .216
Career     1,603 1,417 9.2% 20% 0.46 77% .285 .180

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2016 Stat Review for Steve Pearce    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.262 AVG
AVERAGE
86% Contact Rate
GREAT
.286 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.357 SLG
POOR
.095 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.83 BB/K
ELITE
10.4% BB Rate
GREAT
12.5% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.711 OPS
WEAK
.354 OBP
GOOD

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Steve Pearce: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pearce is starting at first base and batting second Monday against the Orioles, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports.

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Pearce went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Sunday's 8-1 victory over the Yankees.

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Pearce will start at second base and bat fifth in the order Sunday against the Yankees, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Pearce went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the White Sox.

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Pearce will bat cleanup and start at first base Sunday against the White Sox, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Pearce will hit fifth and play first base Saturday versus the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Pearce is out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

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Pearce (calf) went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Thursday's 6-1 spring victory over the Phillies.

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Rays manager Kevin Cash said Pearce (calf) is expected to DH in Thursday's Grapefruit League game, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Pearce (calf) took batting practice in the cage Sunday, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

At age 31, Pearce finally received his first prolonged opportunity as a near-everyday player for the Orioles. Previously labeled as a Quad-A player, Pearce's raw power turned into 21 homers in just 383 plate appearances, and he posted steady numbers in the second half (.265/.362/.543) following a first half that was fueled by an excellent June (.361/.432/.667). There is enough swing and miss in Pearce's game (20.0% K%) to bank on an average much closer to his .255 career mark than the .293 he delivered last season, but he's always shown a good eye at the plate (9.8% BB%), and he wasn't overmatched by right-handed pitching. Playing time may be more difficult for Pearce to come by in 2015, depending on the Orioles' offseason acquisitions and the health of Chris Davis and Manny Machado as the team's primary corner infielders. At the very least, he should get regular starts against lefties, and similar power production is a reasonable expectation if he can approach 400 plate appearances again.

2014

Pearce battled wrist issues for nearly half of the 2013 season, but he got chances at regular playing time and did not produce much despite the opportunity. Pearce's line drive rate is just over 17% over the last two seasons and his .160 ISO in 2013 shows he does not do enough against big league pitching despite a strong raw power tool. Nonetheless, the Orioles are bringing Pearce back to compete for a platoon or reserve role with at-bats in left field and at DH hanging in the balance if he shows signs of being a late bloomer.

2013

Pearce bounced around in 2012, changing hands five times while the Orioles reacquired him at the very end of the season to give him a chance to compete for a role in 2013. While logging 28 games with the Orioles earlier in the season, it looked like Pearce was ready to grab the vacant left field job. Pearce's raw power has not been realized at the MLB level, disappointing with 13 home runs in 624 career at-bats. Pearce simply has not proven he can handle MLB pitching, though he did have a .318/.419/.568 line in Triple-A throughout 192 at-bats in 2012. He will have a difficult time making the Orioles unless injuries pave the way.

2012

Pearce hit just .202/.260/.255 with Pittsburgh last year. He'll likely add depth at Triple-A, but he could contend for a utility role and could find playing time if Justin Morneau isn't able to return from concussion issues. He's never turned his strong on-base skills in the minors into production in the majors, but there's still time at age 29 for him to carve out a steady major league role.

2011

It finally looked like Pearce belonged in a major league uniform in 2010, at least until he suffered a high ankle sprain in May. After coming back from that injury, Pearce hurt his knee and subsequently underwent season-ending surgery. He was added to the Pirates' 40-man roster in the offseason, but where he stands within the organization is anyone's guess. Pearce batted .326/.424/.535 in 129 Triple-A at-bats, though he's had success in the high minors before. Space at first base and in the outfield is becoming more and more limited these days in Pittsburgh, and the right-handed Pearce will have to hope for a platoon at first base to get another crack in the majors.

2010

Pearce didn't look quite as overmatched in 2009 as he did in 2008, but that's about as good as it gets for the smallish first baseman. He finally got his first extended looks, with starter Adam LaRoche leaving and then supposed September callup, Jeff Clement, going out with an oblique injury. Things didn't go Pearce's way, however, as he hit just .206/.296/.370 in 165 at-bats. Breaking pitches continue to give Pearce problems and until he learns to lay off pitches outside of the strike zone, there's little reason to keep him on fantasy radars. His minor league player of the year campaign of 2007 seems like a long, long time ago.

2009

Pearce's prospect bubble burst in 2008 and it took much of the season for him to find his bearings before recovering somewhat in September. The stout right-handed hitter probably wasn't quite as good as his 2007 minor league player of the year award suggested, but the .333 batting average and 33 homers were hard to ignore. Last year, after struggling to a .248/.294/.422 Triple-A line, Pearce made his way to the offensively-starved Pirates following the trade deadline. He failed to produce and was benched until Nyjer Morgan was injured. Pearce then took advantage of the last 10 days of the season, knocking three home runs to help salvage a disappointing campaign. The 26-year-old still has a window of opportunity until the Pirates recall Andrew McCutchen, but he'll have to have a strong spring training to regain some trust within the Pittsburgh organization.

2008

Pearce proved to be the white knight in an otherwise barren farm system for the Pirates in 2007. Yes, he's old for an impact rookie at 25, but his numbers are oh-so-nice. Pearce was named Minor League Baseball's Player of the Year, batting a combined .330 between High-A Lynchburg and Double-A Altoona. Pearce ranked third among all minor leaguers in total bases (303), fourth in RBI (113), fifth in extra-base hits (75), fifth in slugging percentage (.622) and tied for seventh in home runs (31). He also held his own after the Pirates called him up in September, posting a .294 average. The smallish power hitter (he's 5-foot-11, 205 pounds) also put up a decent BB:K ratio of 39:57 last year, another good sign. The outfield is crowded in Pittsburgh, but even the Pirates will likely find a way to fit the promising Pearce into their starting lineup on a regular basis. Watch him closely in spring training and be ready to pounce.

2007

Pearce batted a combined .273 with 26 homers and 98 RBI between Low-A Hickory and High-A Lynchburg in 2006. The Pirates face a dearth of power-hitting prospects, which in and of itself elevates Pearce to a higher status within the organization. Pittsburgh's third-round draft pick in 2005, Pearce will need to produce some power numbers at Double-A in 2007 to maintain his track to the big leagues.