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May 23, 2011

The worst player in baseball

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 23, 2011 11:30 pm

Satchel Price @ BTB compiles the worst players in baseball list and a familiar name is atop the list:

LF Juan Pierre – .273 wOBA, -7.4 UZR, -1.1 WAR

Top alternatives: Alejandro De Aza, Dayan Viciedo, Jordan Danks

The weirdest part of this season for Pierre is how little he’s changed as a hitter from last season, and yet his overall performance has totally polarized. His walk rate, strikeout rate, BABIP, and isolated power are all similar… but slightly worse. Toss in a nearly 20-run shift in his defensive work (+12.4 in 2010, -7.4 in 2010) and a 43% success rate on 14 stolen base attempts, and you have the worst player in baseball so far. If you ever wondered what Juan Pierre would look like without the elite range or base-stealing skills, well, now you have it. And it’s very, very ugly. It’s going to be hard to ignore Danks (.262/.349/.546) and Viciedo (.309/.356/.488) all season.



  1. bring me the tank!!!

    Comment by Anonymous — May 24, 2011 @ May 24, 2011 7:39 pm | Reply

    • at once (if he replaces pierre)!

      Comment by The Wizard — May 25, 2011 @ May 25, 2011 12:51 pm | Reply

      • trade Pierre to a team desperate for speed, because the addition of the tanks bat will be great.

        Comment by Anonymous — May 25, 2011 @ May 25, 2011 5:11 pm | Reply

        • if someone wants him trade him immediately

          2 gallons of ice-cream will be enough for the return

          Comment by The Wizard — May 25, 2011 @ May 25, 2011 11:02 pm | Reply

          • hahaha, it’s sad because he is useful if he’s bunting, stealing, and doing all of those things.. but he’s not so why not bring up a run producer! alexei can leadoff for us.

            Comment by Anonymous — May 26, 2011 @ May 26, 2011 6:41 am | Reply

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