Pierre Not Producing For White Sox

CHICAGO (WSCR) As the Chicago White Sox look dig themselves out of a whole and get back in the race for the AL Central title, the team needs to evaluate what players aren’t contributing the way the teams needs.

One of these players is left fielder Juan Pierre, who has a .242 batting average and a .313 on base percentage at the plate, and has committed five errors in the outfield.

“I saw where Ozzie [Guillen] said [on Monday], he’s thinking about dropping Pierre to the ninth spot,” Ken Rosenthal, of FOX Sports, said on the Mully and Hanley Show. “That could be the first step…And at this point there isn’t a lot you can do with this team, but that’s certainly one area in which they can improve.

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“And I know Ozzie is loyal to Juan Pierre. I know Juan Pierre is a fine guy and one of the hardest workers in the game, and that is all true, there’s nothing you can say about that that is false. But at the same time it’s about production. And this is the Major Leagues, and as much as I like Juan, right now he has a .580 OPS. Generally speaking, you want your outfielders to be around .800, so .580 isn’t getting it done.

“Defensively, he hasn’t been a plus. He has not been a plus on the base-paths. And it kills me to say this, becuase to me Juan is a lot of what is good about the game and a great example…but I do believe they need to make a move there. They need to do something there, shake it up, starting with dropping him [in the lineup] and go from there.”

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  • Soxbills

    I do not know what to say about Juan. At times his defense is very weak, but there has been times where he has made great catches. I was at their 4 game set in St. Pete and Juan was the first and only player out on the outfield grass with his bat doing sprints and swinging the bat way before anyone else was out there. I was very impressed with that. What can you say about his base running, very poor. Do we need a traditional lead off man, I doubt it

  • Roman

    Who cares if Juan Pierre is a hard worker and does sprints before the game. Juan Pierre is done. He’s not productive anymore and he’s a liability in every area. The Sox will not win with Juan Pierre.

  • mathew idicula

    I wish they would bring up Dayan Viceado, seems like he could be the shot in the arm that this ball club definitly needs. If this Ball club only wins one tittle during Kenny Williams leadership as GM well then Kenny Williams will take a serious hit to his legacy for ignoring his farm team.

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