Latest Update Steave Pearce hits 12th home run Mon Aug, 18, 05:46 AM
Is a talented hitter with good power in his bat at lower levels. Displays a lot of versatility defensively. Can mash left-handed pitching.
Flaws: : Swings too freely when at the dish, so he needs to develop a more consistent approach. Lacks overall consistency in his game.
Pearce has been pretty awful at the plate lately, going just 2-for-17 (.118) over his last seven games, and his playing time has been suffering as a result. He finally got on-track with his first home run in 20 games, so hopefully this is the point where he starts to turn things back around. If he doesn't, then he fades back into the obscurity from whence he came.Analyst: Howard Bender
Pearce is not in the lineup because Chris Davis has returned from illness and is ready to go at first base. With Nelson Cruz resting, the club could have used Pearce, but opted to give Delmon Young an opportunity at DH with David Lough in left field. Pearce should return to the lineup soon enough after getting a day of rest here.Analyst: Howard Bender
After a ridiculous hot streak in which Pearce batted .361 in July, he has cooled off significantly, batting .254 in August and is just one for his last twelve. The Orioles will hope that the off day will help Pearce to get back on track. Analyst: Ben Diamond
It only took seven years and four organizations for Pearce to finally blossom into the player everyone thought he was back in 2007, but his owners today can take solace in the "better late than never" cliche. He's now batting .322 with 11 home runs, 31 RBI, 27 runs scored and four stolen bases over 180 at-bats and has cemented himself as a regular in Buck Showalter's lineup. Tough to imagine him keeping this up, given the helpful .356 BABIP, but the drop-off shouldn't be too bad and he should be able to maintain most of his power thanks to the helpful dimensions of Camden Yards. Analyst: Howard Bender