Ben Revere is Almost Identical to 24-year-old Juan Pierre

Screen Shot 2012-12-06 at 1.08.40 PMPhotoshop via (@RudyMezzy)

The consensus on Twitter is that Revere, 24, is a young Juan Pierre-Michael Bourn type player.

Let’s compare.

Revere in 2012: .294 AVG, .333 OBP, .675 OPS, 0 HR, 32 RBI, 40 SB, sweet fucking hat tilt.

Pierre in 2012: .307 AVG, .351 OBP, .721 OPS, 1 HR, 25 RBI, 37 SB, sweet fucking hat tilt.

Pierre at age 24, in 2002: .287 AVG, .332 OBP, .675 OPS, 1 HR, 35 RBI, 47 SB, sweet fucking hat tilt.

Bourn in 2012: .274 AVG, .348 OBP, .739 OPS, 9 HR, 57 RBI, 42 SB, no fucking hat tilt.

Bourn at age 24, in 2007 (limited time with the Phillies): .277 AVG, .348 OBP, .727 OPS, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 18 SB, no fucking hat tilt

Revere has the worst OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) of anyone here. His on-base percentage is a bit lower than the others’, but what’s holding him back is his power. He has none. He hasn’t hit a home run in over two seasons with the Twins. But, check out Revere compared to 24-year-old Juan Pierre, from 2002– they’re almost identical. Here, I put them side-by-side:

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No, their stats, silly:

Revere in 2012: .294 AVG, .333 OBP, .675 OPS, 0 HR, 32 RBI, 40 SB, sweet fucking hat tilt.

Pierre at age 24: .287 AVG, .332 OBP, .675 OPS, 1 HR, 35 RBI, 47 SB, sweet fucking hat tilt.

That’s a good sign. Pierre finished in top 10 in MVP voting the next season, led the league in steals (also, caught stealing), at-bats, and the Marlins won the World Series. 

This post also appears in our Winter Meetings Running Commentary.


19 Responses

  1. If Revere can get his OBP up a little, he can be a decent leadoff guy. If they’re really hellbent on keeping Rollins at leadoff, then Revere can bat 2nd. He batted 2nd mostly in Minnesota.

  2. I like it. Guy is real young, and his #’s are imporivng every year. Definitely the lead off batter to be for hopefully the next great era of Phillies baseball. Worley was nothing more than a J.A. Happ clone with arguably worse stuff.

  3. He is young and cheap. You need a stud in CF to cover a lot of ground if you roll with Ruff in LF and Brown in RF. I like the move. You need guys like this, no everyone hits 30hrs


  5. I am not at all concerned about giving up Worley (would have liked to keep May). As for the new kid. Even if he hits .315 and steals 70 bags, will it matter? This line-up is notoriously HORRIBLE with runners in scoring position. So in the HIGHLY unlikely event that Jimmy Hustle gives up the lead off spot and this dude gets on and steals second, he will just be left stranded there. I love the cost, love the speed, HATE the noodle arm and complete and utter lack of power. If this is not a precursor to a move that brings a power bat to this line up, could be another long season.

  6. @ me from the oak, I’m extremely touched that you took the time to hold down shift key to capitalize the C and O. bless you

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