Juan Pierre LF MIA 1 year ago

Pierre has decided to retire from MLB, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

Pierre hadn't played in the major leagues since 2013, and it appears his run at a comeback has ended. The speedster finishes his career with 2,217 hits, 1,075 runs and 614 stolen bases over the course of his 14-year career, and won a championship with the Marlins in 2003.

Juan Pierre LF MIA 3 years ago

Juan Pierre said he won't retire when his contract expires after this season.

To his credit, Pierre realizes that the decision may be out of his hands. Pierre, who will turn 36 in a few weeks, is hitting a putrid .244/.286/.299 and has started only three games since the beginning of July. "I'm not going to cry once I'm done playing," Pierre said. "They can come and take away my jersey right now, and I'll be fine. I'll be OK with it either way."

Juan Pierre LF MIA 3 years ago

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Marlins are "gauging the interest" in Juan Pierre and Placido Polanco.

They're unlikely to find a suitor for either struggling veteran. Pierre, 35, is batting just .242/.284/.297 this season. Polanco, 37, is hitting .259/.315/.301.

Juan Pierre LF MIA 3 years ago

Juan Pierre went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, but the Phillies outlasted the Marlins on Tuesday.

Pierre actually led off the inning with a walk and was sacrificed to second before stealing third and scoring on a wild pitch. The lead was short-lived, however, as a John Mayberry home run tied the game again in the bottom of the frame. Still, his two stolen bases on the night gives him 16 through 48 games this year.

Juan Pierre LF MIA 3 years ago

Juan Pierre hit his annual homer Thursday against the Reds, delivering a leadoff shot off Mat Latos in the first.

Pierre has 18 homers in 14 big-league seasons, never hitting more than three in a year. Not a one of them has come against a left-handed pitcher.

Juan Pierre LF MIA 3 years ago

Juan Pierre swiped his 600th career base Thursday against the Phillies.

Pierre, who is 9-for-10 stealing bases this year, is the 18th player in major league history to reach 600 steals. He's due to pass George Davis (619), Otis Nixon (620) and Kenny Lofton (622) and move into 15th place on the all-time list later this year. He has almost 150 steals on Ichiro Suzuki (454) for first place on the active list.

Juan Pierre LF MIA 3 years ago

Juan Pierre went 2-for-6 with two steals against the Mets in Monday's 15-inning game.

Pierre was in a lot of pain after getting hit on the elbow by a Bobby Parnell pitch in the 10th, but he stayed in afterwards. If not for Giancarlo Stanton's injury two batters later, perhaps Pierre would have come out after running. As it was, the Marlins had little choice but to leave him in. If Pierre isn't in Tuesday's lineup, you'll know why.

Juan Pierre LF MIA 3 years ago

Juan Pierre stole two bases Tuesday in the Marlins' defeat of the Nationals.

Pierre went 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored. He got off to a slow start this year but should be a solid source of stolen bases the rest of the way.

Juan Pierre LF MIA 3 years ago

Juan Pierre went 0-for-4 at the plate Sunday against the Phillies, dropping his batting average to .174.

He also has just one stolen base over his first 12 contests, so he's providing nothing for fantasy owners right now. The Marlins don't have many options, though, so Pierre probably isn't in danger of losing the left field job anytime soon.

Juan Pierre LF MIA 3 years ago

Marlins manager Mike Redmond indicated on Saturday that he'll likely use Juan Pierre, Placido Polanco and Giancarlo Stanton as the top three hitters in his lineup this season.

It's not a surprising development, as the Marlins have very few proven options for top of the order hitters. It's a nice boost to Pierre's potential fantasy value however, as his runs and stolen base totals should be very strong from the top of the lineup, despite being a major negative in the power categories.