Larry from South Side Sox comparing Alejandro De Aza and Juan Pierre:
In just a bit over one-third of the plate appearances, De Aza has already produced more extra base hits. He’s 60% of the way to Pierre’s walk total. He’s more than halfway to Pierre’s stolen base total. He’s more than halfway to Pierre’s runs scored total.
Very few knowledgeable people thought Juan Pierre should be batting leadoff everyday for the White Sox. This just goes to prove they were right. De Aza has been one of the Sox 3 or 4 best hitters this season, but besting Pierre doesn’t mean a lot.