Good thing Chris Davis got hurt or Pearce would have taken his talents, and his 3.4 WAR elsewhere. Seriously, this guy is having an all-star season. Like, he could have been in the all-star game. 3.4 WAR through 61 games is amazing. What excites me even more, is the fact that his BABIP
has continued to fall, but his production has stayed amazing. His BABIP is down to .351, and his OPS
is at .935. He plays above average defense, has a little bit of speed, and is under control through next season. He's hitting RHP to a very solid .294/.358/.469. His career BABIP is .297, so a little more regression may occur, but I'm still very optimistic he could still be a productive player as his BABIP nears the ordinary .300 mark. Also, he's obviously locked in this season, and maybe everything in his career has clicked this year, so maybe his BABIP won't ever get all that close to .300. In July, his BABIP was .289 and he still hit to a .824 OPS. That might be the Steve Pearce we see for the rest of the season, and I'm completely fine with that.