Juan Pierre gets minor league deal with Phils

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The Phillies haven't completed their off-season shopping in the free agent market, just yet. The latest addition is veteran outfielder Juan Pierre, who agreed to a minor league deal with the Phillies.

You might not realize just how good Juan Pierre is until you take a look at his numbers. The 34-year old outfielder has led the league in at least one offensive category in eight of his 12 seasons in the majors, including leading the American League with 19 sacrifices in 2011.

The Phillies agreed with Pierre on a minor league deal that includes an invitation to spring training.

Over his 12 seasons, Pierre has averaged 51 stolen bases per season, but stole just 27 last season, the lowest since Pierre played in just 51 games in his rookie season. The left-handed hitting Pierre is a career .296 hitter and has played both center field and left field in his career.

Juan Pierre's career stats

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
2000 Colorado 51 200 26 62 2 0 0 20 7 13 15 .310 .353 .320
2001 Colorado 156 617 108 202 26 11 2 55 46 41 29 .327 .378 .415
2002 Colorado 152 592 90 170 20 5 1 35 47 31 52 .287 .332 .343
2003 Florida 162 668 100 204 28 7 1 41 65 55 35 .305 .361 .373
2004 Florida 162 678 100 221 22 12 3 49 45 45 35 .326 .374 .407
2005 Florida 162 656 96 181 19 13 2 47 57 41 45 .276 .326 .354
2006 Chicago Cubs 162 699 87 204 32 13 3 40 58 32 38 .292 .330 .388
2007 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 668 96 196 24 8 0 41 64 33 37 .293 .331 .353
2008 Los Angeles Dodgers 119 375 44 106 10 2 1 28 40 22 24 .283 .327 .328
2009 Los Angeles Dodgers 145 380 57 117 16 8 0 31 30 27 27 .308 .365 .392
2010 Chicago White Sox 160 651 96 179 18 3 1 47 68 45 47 .275 .341 .316
2011 Chicago White Sox 158 639 80 178 17 4 2 50 27 43 41 .279 .329 .327
12 Seasons 1751 6823 980 2020 234 86 16 484 554 428 425 .296 .345 .363

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/27/2012.


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