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A.J. Pierzynski
Birthdate: 12/30/1976 (40 y, 2 m, 23 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/240     Position: C
Drafted: 1994 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 8, Overall: 71, Team: Minnesota Twins
Contract: $3M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: Pierzynski (hamstring) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. (9/17/2016)
Injury: Hamstring, Day-to-Day
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Pierzynski signed with the Braves in 2015 with the intention of being their backup catcher behind Christian Bethancourt, but the veteran took over the job and ended up hitting .300 for the first time since ‘09. He re-signed with Atlanta last offseason, but things did not go as well the second time around. Pierzynski hit just .219/.243/.304 in 81 games last year, notching two home runs and landing on the disabled list twice. Although the veteran kept his strikeout rate in check at 11.2%, his already low walk rate became even more troublesome, as he managed just six free passes in 259 trips to the plate. The 40-year-old is a free agent and unlikely to find a starting job anywhere at this point in his career. Even if Pierzynski finds himself a role as a backup or mentor, the best any prospective fantasy owner can hope for is a fluky decent average with minimal pop behind it. With that in mind, he can be left on the waiver wire in the vast majority of fantasy formats. (Dylan Higgins)

The Quick Opinion: Pierzynski impressed with a decent bounceback year in 2015 at age 38, but ‘16 did not go as well. Now 40 years old and looking for a role, the veteran backstop’s fantasy value is likely very limited going forward.

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Season1st HalfGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
20021st Half7124426278491946383210139620812.320
20031st Half77276296825416392948115296301011.297
20041st Half71260281795615172945122137111501.304
20051st Half6724025960418011353212332610502.250
20061st Half7528430791681706332914536603500.320
20071st Half77266286654611082627143303301401.244
20081st Half7831133389602117403514542521710.286
20091st Half732712848158121103227124270101210.299
20101st Half732632826543160623259121604902.247
20111st Half79290310866616132629142172221500.297
20121st Half7326028574469316394919537321400.285
20131st Half712612787450141929348140630901.284
20141st Half7125627465501014193192404411100.254
20151st Half602232386341151625309022330701.283
20161st Half55176185362880010184122230810.205
Total1st Half10713881416010887562071710843349117140447653013139511.280

Season1st HalfBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
20021st Half3.8 %14.9 %0.26.320.359.504.863.184.358419.7.371126
20031st Half3.7 %9.8 %0.38.297.334.475.809.178.303403.5.342107
20041st Half4.3 %4.6 %0.92.304.350.450.800.146.299393.8.346108
20051st Half4.6 %12.4 %0.38.250.301.421.722.171.24728-3.4.31085
20061st Half4.6 %11.7 %0.39.320.365.444.809.123.351434.5.349105
20071st Half4.9 %10.5 %0.47.244.287.376.663.132.24725-10.7.28666
20081st Half4.2 %12.6 %0.33.286.325.428.753.141.31139-1.1.32491
20091st Half4.2 %9.5 %0.44.299.327.461.789.162.302362.0.33799
20101st Half3.2 %7.4 %0.43.247.288.376.664.129.25026-6.2.29374
20111st Half4.5 %5.5 %0.82.297.331.390.721.093.305350.0.31693
20121st Half6.7 %13.0 %0.51.285.338.527.865.242.2784411.2.364128
20131st Half2.9 %14.4 %0.20.284.317.448.765.165.302343.9.332103
20141st Half3.3 %14.6 %0.23.254.286.348.633.094.28223-6.8.27870
20151st Half3.8 %9.2 %0.41.283.315.439.755.157.288292.2.325105
20161st Half2.2 %11.9 %0.18.205.227.250.477.045.2295-17.0.20722
Total1st Half4.1 %10.7 %0.38.280.319.426.745.146.292485-4.5.32194

Season1st HalfGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20021st Half1.7928.5 %45.9 %25.6 %5.7 %11.3 %6.3 %0.0 %36.7 %28.0 %35.3 %16.9 %59.9 %23.2 %809248561
20031st Half1.7020.0 %50.4 %29.6 %10.8 %12.2 %1.6 %0.0 %47.6 %25.2 %27.2 %13.6 %59.6 %26.8 %936303633
20041st Half1.8623.8 %49.6 %26.6 %15.2 %10.6 %2.4 %0.0 %39.8 %32.5 %27.7 %18.1 %55.0 %26.9 %852258594
20051st Half1.4120.2 %46.6 %33.2 %8.7 %15.9 %2.1 %100.0 %45.0 %25.4 %29.7 %19.1 %55.5 %25.4 %927307620
20061st Half1.2627.0 %40.7 %32.3 %11.3 %7.5 %5.0 %33.3 %48.6 %28.7 %22.7 %11.2 %57.0 %31.9 %996327669
20071st Half0.9817.6 %40.8 %41.6 %13.1 %8.1 %1.0 %0.0 %39.8 %28.5 %31.8 %20.9 %51.1 %28.0 %973310663
20081st Half1.2017.5 %45.0 %37.5 %8.9 %6.9 %3.3 %33.3 %44.5 %27.6 %27.9 %18.0 %54.4 %27.6 %1114356758
20091st Half1.3919.2 %46.9 %33.9 %7.2 %12.0 %2.6 %0.0 %43.7 %27.4 %29.0 %16.3 %57.1 %26.5 %943303640
20101st Half1.1917.4 %44.8 %37.8 %7.7 %6.6 %1.9 %0.0 %38.6 %36.2 %25.2 %15.9 %57.7 %26.4 %903278625
20111st Half1.9322.7 %50.9 %26.4 %6.9 %4.2 %0.7 %0.0 %36.1 %36.1 %27.8 %20.6 %60.3 %19.1 %1052338714
20121st Half1.4118.7 %47.6 %33.8 %9.2 %21.1 %5.6 %0.0 %42.0 %35.4 %22.6 %19.5 %55.8 %24.8 %1004335669
20131st Half1.2922.3 %43.8 %33.9 %3.9 %11.8 %4.1 %0.0 %43.8 %29.0 %27.2 %15.2 %57.1 %27.7 %909273636
20141st Half1.6420.5 %49.3 %30.1 %10.6 %6.1 %4.6 %0.0 %38.9 %34.4 %26.7 %22.2 %52.9 %24.9 %932295637
20151st Half1.5821.6 %48.0 %30.4 %11.3 %9.7 %4.1 %0.0 %42.2 %35.3 %22.6 %19.6 %51.0 %29.4 %802268534
20161st Half1.5321.0 %47.8 %31.2 %6.1 %0.0 %2.7 %0.0 %36.9 %41.4 %21.7 %19.1 %56.7 %24.2 %566168398
Total1st Half1.4421.2 %46.5 %32.3 %9.2 %9.7 %3.1 %14.3 %41.7 %31.2 %27.1 %17.7 %56.1 %26.2 %1371843679351