Found November 19, 2012 on
Born: February 8, 1985
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2001 (Cubs)
How acquired: Minor League Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Pie was regarded as a potential five-tool outfielder while he was with the Cubs, but he never developed sufficient baseball skills. He did start to show good power starting in AA, but it never appeared in the majors. His plate discipline has always been marginal, but not terrible. He had very good speed and a good arm, and played center while he was working his way up through the Cubs’ system. In the majors, though, he’s played mostly in the corners, although he’s been used often as a pinch runner, too. His base stealing technique never developed in the minors and he’s seldom been called upon to steal in the majors. He’s usually been platooned and has just a .513 career OPS against LHPs, compared to .706 against RH
BEST OF MAXIM
The Atlanta Braves are pursuing multiple options to fill
their void in center field, both through trade and the open market, but outfielder
B.J. Upton continues to be the team’s “top free agent choice,” according to
Carrol Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Braves are pursuing multiple options at center field,
both through free agency and the trade...
The Pirates have signed outfielder Felix Pie to a minor league contract. The deal includes an invite to spring training and incentives based on plate appearances if he makes the major league club.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Felix Pie to a minor league deal, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Connolly reports that Pie has incentives for major league plate appearances in his contract if he makes the Pirates.
The outfielder was once one of the top prospects in the Chicago Cubs system, but hasn’t panned out in the majors. In 964 career at-bats...
With Brian McCann out with a shoulder injury, could Christian Bethancourt win a job with the big club?
The Atlanta Braves have added catcher Christian Bethancourt and pitchers Zeke Spruill, David Hale, Aaron Northcraft and Cory Rasmus to their 40-man roster, protecting them from the December 6 Rule 5 draft.
Tuesday is the deadline for major league teams to solidify their 40-man rosters...
Just a couple years ago, it was Jason Heyward and Giancarlo Stanton that were tearing up baseball, looking like an unprecedented pair of rookie talents ready to continue on into the stratosphere together. Now, just two years later, we’ve got Mike Trout and Bryce Harper one-upping them. That’s just how it goes. With an injury (and a team deflation) taking some of the wind out...
The Braves love B.J. Upton.
And physically, whats not to love? He runs like the wind, swiping bases with ease. His power can be intimidating.His glove swallows fly balls destined for the gaps.And even though he just turned 28, Upton is an experienced postseason performer, having already played for Tampa Bay in the 2008 World Series and AL Division Series in two other years.
Here's a list of players that signed Minor League deals recently:
– Outfielder Felix Pie signed a Minor League deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. The deal includes invitation for Spring Training adds Connolly. Pie hit .285/.338/.459 with 6 HR's, 51 RBI's and a .355 wOBA in 364 plate appearances with the Braves' Triple...
Seriously, we need to vote our fingers off for Eric O'Flaherty. As often as possible, with as many different email addresses as necessary, we need to ensure his win. He is wonderful and deserves ~all~ the awards.
Well, except the ones the other Braves are up for too. Like, how could you not vote for Meds? Simba? Freddie? JHey's gold glove performance?
Vote Braves! Vote now!
The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of six minor league free agents, via a team press release. The six players are right-handed pitchers Brooks Brown, Erik Cordier, David Bromberg, and Luis Sanz, outfielder Felix Pie, and infielder Alex Valdez. All are minor league deals, and from that group, Brown, Cordier, and Pie received invites to Spring Training. We already heard...
In Winter League action last night in the Dominican League, Alen Hanson got his first start of the off-season and played his first game since November 2nd. Hanson went 0-for-3, with a walk and a run scored. He has yet to pick up a hit in five AB’s.
In that same game, Starling Marte went 2-for-4, with two singles, two runs scored, a walk and three stolen bases. He now has a .333...