The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Felix Pie to a minor league contract. Probably because the Pittsburgh Pirates love speedy, non-hiting outfielders– after all, that’s something you can never have enough of in a baseball organization.
Take a look at Pie’s numbers courtesy of Fangraphs.com
Last May, the Atlanta Braves signed Pie to a minor league contract.
The 27-year-old had been with the Cleveland Indians in spring training, but was one of the final cuts before the regular season started. The outfielder had went to the Independent Atlantic League after the Tribe cut him and was playing pretty well as a member of the Camden Riversharks.
For the Braves Triple-A club Pie put up some ok numbers over 96 games and 364 at-bats. At one time, Pie was a top prospect, but he spent the season with Triple-A Gwinnett where he served as organizational depth.
If we take a closer look at his numbers, we mean his good numbers in most seasons, it still doesn’t all add up to much of a player. He also has posted some poor defensive numbers at times, but when we’ve seen him play it never appeared that way. Guess our UZR eye is off.
The trouble is, he resembles most of the Pirates no-hit outfielders. He doesn’t walk much either. It’s funny to even consider him a corner outfielder, as it appears his power peaked back in 2006. It’s hard to even see him challenging many players at the Triple-A level. But whatever, let’s pray for a bounceback.
Let’s Go Bucs!