Juan Pierre

Fantasy Baseball - Center Fielder - Juan Pierre

Fantasy baseball player profile - Juan Pierre.

Juan Pierre is the well-traveled center fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is one of the better center fielders going right now in fantasy baseball. He hits for a solid average and once led the league in stolen bases. Juan Pierre was a part of the 2003 Florida Marlins World Series Champion, so he is a player who knows how to perform in pressure situations.

Juan Pierre's History

One would expect someone named Juan Pierre to be from the Caribbean or French Canada. Actually, he's from Mobile, Alabama. Pierre was drafted by the Rockies, and has since played for the Colorado, Florida, Chicago (Cubs) and Los Angeles.

Juan Pierre's short stints with teams are not indicative of their satisfaction with his play. After helping the Marlins win a World Series, Florida traded him for money reasons. Florida does this after every World Series run they make, and it was expected they would dump pay roll at the time.

He left Chicago to sign a long-term deal with Los Angeles, so his departure from the Windy City was his own choice.

Juan Pierre Scouting Report

Juan Pierre is a fan favorite everywhere he goes, because he steals bases and makes plays in the outfield. He is thought to bring the "right attitude" to the park, working hard to improve and playing the game the right way. One season, Pierre was the only player in the majors to play every single inning of every single game for his team.

Fans love base stealers. Stealing a base is one of the most exciting plays in baseball, because it requires timing and cunning. It's becoming such a rare talent, that many fans prefer to see a stolen base to a home run. In the era of 'roid rage, home runs have simply become commonplace. Pierre stole at least 45 bases every year between 2001 and 2006.

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In Los Angeles, he has found the perfect team and the perfect park. Dodgers Stadium is a pitchers ball park, so the Dodgers prefer line ups which can produce runs instead of simply hit the long ball.

In fantasy baseball, Pierre is going to have a nice batting average, filling up the stat sheet with hits, walks and stolen bases. If your league counts extra for doubles and triples, Pierre is a solid contributor in that area, as well. In the decade of the 2000's, Pierre has led the Majors in triples.

If your league takes off points for strikeouts by a hitter, Juan Pierre has another hidden advantage. Currently, he is the best in MLB at not striking out. He has a 16.50 at-bats per strikeout ratio, meaning you will only get points taken off every 4 games or so. Pierre makes contact and forces the opponent to make a play.

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