PIERRE, NIC

Position: Outfield

DOB: November 13, 1996

Height: 6’3″ / Weight: 170

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Free Agent (July 2, 2013)

Profile:  Signed by the Brewers out of the Dominican Republic in 2013 for a bonus of $800,000, Pierre got his pro career started the following season, playing for Milwaukee’s Dominican Summer League club.  The Brewers brought him stateside the following summer, but after struggling with the AZL Brewers in 2015 and 2016, Pierre returned to the DSL for the final few weeks of 2016.  He returned in 2017, moving up to Helena, and turned in his best season to date.  An athletic outfielder with the ability to play all three outfield spots, Pierre is an above average athlete with good instincts in the field.  Extremely raw when the Brewers signed him, Pierre has made significant improvements to his game, hitting to all fields, though he does still get over-aggressive at times at the plate and will need to continue to develop more patients as he progresses.

2014:  One of the more prominent members of Milwaukee’s J2 signing class in 2013, Pierre made his professional debut in the DSL a season later, appearing in 60 games for the DSL Brewers.  He wound up hitting .258/.314/.401 with 14 doubles, two triples and six home runs, scoring 36 runs and swiping nine bases.

2015:  Coming off of a nice first season in the Dominican, the Brewers brought Pierre to the U.S. in 2015 and had him play for their Arizona League affiliate in Maryvale.  In 40 games there he hit just .200/.227/.234 with three doubles and a home run but did manage to score 20 runs.

2016:  Pierre returned to the AZL for a second season in 2016, but he again had a tough go of things, hitting .237 in 21 games.  In order to get him more instruction in a more comfortable environment, the Brewers opted to send him back to the DSL, where he finished out the season by hitting .200 over eight games.

2017:  Milwaukee brought Pierre back to the states in 2017, moving him up to Helena in the Pioneer League and he responded to the promotion with a solid season, batting .286/.335/.362 in 52 games there.  He collected six doubles, a triple and a pair of home runs, knocking in 16 runs while scoring 20.