August 20, 1977 |
|April 20, 2002, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 8, 2004, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||5.55|
Pearce was drafted by the New York Mets out of West Valley High School in Yakima, Washington in the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. Instead, he attended Portland State University (1998), the University of Arizona and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft. Though not dominant in the minors, he steadily worked his way up the ranks and made his major league debut on April 20, 2002; he pitched 4.2 innings and gave up 3 earned runs, getting a no-decision. In 2004, Pearce pitched in relief for Triple-A Memphis and had a 3.56 ERA in 26 games. In 2005, his last professional season, he pitched for Double-A Springfield and Memphis.