Latest Update Showalter said if the season started today, Pearce would be in right field Tue Dec, 09, 11:12 PM
Is a talented hitter with good power in his bat at lower levels. Displays a lot of versatility defensively. Can mash left-handed pitching. Can be used off the bench effectively.
Flaws: : Swings too freely when at the dish, so he needs to develop a more consistent approach (in particular against right-handed pitching). Lacks overall consistency in his game.
Pearce has earned this job and now that Nick Markakis is in Atlanta, he seems like the most logical option. It's hard to say whether Pearce will adapt to an expanded role, but there is no denying the breakout he had in 2014 when he hit .293 with 21 home runs and 49 RBIs. He's in a good hitter's ballpark and should be able to match his home run total if given over 400 at-bats next year.Analyst: David Kerr
Pearce and teammate JJ Hardy were the only players in the O's lineup able to present any sort of threat to the Royals' staff. Pearce had a great season as a part-timer, but has been woefully bad in the playoffs, slashing .077/.143/.154. The 31-year-old outfielder hit a whopping 21 home runs in just 102 games this season, so in spite of the poor playoff showing, his spot on the O's opening day roster isn't in question. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Pearce tried to spoil Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium, but really it was all a setup to allow Jeter hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. Pearce has been absolutely fantastic this year for Baltimore and has especially excelled in September to the tune of a .341 average with five home runs and 12 RBIs.Analyst: David Kerr
Pearce has been a huge power source for the Orioles and is a key part of their lineup. The Orioles will want to get Pearce some at-bats in the regular season before they begin postseason play. Analyst: Mark Kaplan