Latest Update Steve Pearce is not in the Orioles starting lineup on Wednesday. Wed Jul, 23, 06:47 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.
Flaws: : Swings too freely when at the dish, so he needs to develop a more consistent approach. Lacks overall consistency in his game.
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
With no designated hitter in NL parks, the Orioles have less flexibility with their roster and lineup. Pearce is the odd man out with Nelson Cruz playing left and Chris Davis at first base.Analyst: Howard Bender
Known mostly for his knack to hit left-handed pitching, Pearce has been smoking everything he sees lately. Because the DH is taken away in National League parks, the Orioles will most likely elect to start the ice-cold Chris Davis on most nights. Time will tell if that's the correct move, but it seems logical to ride Pearce until the wheels fall off.Analyst: David Kerr