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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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SeasonCenterGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2002Center801111134536720018000011600.405
2003Center851141163527701117000020400.307
2004Center901361384033421113000020600.294
2005Center731021043932304415000011400.382
2006Center871211224133503311000001400.339
2007Center83119121332760007000011800.277
2008Center9514414848397022160000221000.333
2009Center92129130504160339000010600.388
2010Center9014314745351000021000004900.315
2011Center9014715049434111190000301300.333
2012Center871291304128427720000010300.318
2013Center931441444129903318000000700.285
2014Center63991023329310015000030800.333
2015Center771241253732302220000010500.298
2016Center538485231750119000010600.274
TotalCenter1238184618756004818382828228000019109900.325

SeasonCenterBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2002Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.405.402.505.906.099.402206.3.393141
2003Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.307.302.395.696.088.29612-2.7.30079
2004Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.294.290.375.665.081.28512-5.2.28668
2005Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.382.379.529.908.147.354185.6.391140
2006Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.339.339.455.793.116.322161.2.343101
2007Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.277.275.328.603.050.2758-6.8.26451
2008Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.333.329.424.752.090.31918-0.1.32793
2009Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.388.385.504.888.116.370226.3.387131
2010Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.315.315.385.699.070.31515-1.5.30884
2011Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.333.327.395.721.061.32217-0.3.31491
2012Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.318.315.543.858.225.276205.1.364128
2013Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.285.285.410.694.125.27014-1.3.30282
2014Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.333.324.384.707.051.32411-0.2.30792
2015Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.298.296.371.667.073.28512-2.4.28980
2016Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.274.271.369.640.095.2627-3.2.27266
TotalCenter0.0 %0.0 %0.00.325.322.424.746.099.3112210.8.32395

SeasonCenterGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2002Center1.8326.8 %47.3 %25.9 %3.4 %0.0 %7.5 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %19.5 %62.8 %17.7 %30175226
2003Center1.1118.1 %43.1 %38.8 %2.2 %2.2 %2.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %12.9 %66.4 %20.7 %33696240
2004Center1.2823.9 %42.8 %33.3 %10.9 %2.2 %3.4 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %17.4 %55.1 %27.5 %429110319
2005Center1.1529.1 %37.9 %33.0 %5.9 %11.8 %7.7 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %23.1 %52.9 %24.0 %342105237
2006Center0.9620.0 %39.2 %40.8 %10.2 %6.1 %2.1 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %13.9 %59.0 %27.1 %383105278
2007Center1.0016.7 %41.7 %41.7 %8.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %24.8 %52.1 %23.1 %373102271
2008Center0.9320.3 %38.5 %41.3 %8.5 %3.4 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %16.9 %52.7 %30.4 %444126318
2009Center1.6123.8 %46.9 %29.2 %0.0 %7.9 %4.9 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %13.9 %66.2 %20.0 %407113294
2010Center1.2712.6 %49.0 %38.5 %5.5 %0.0 %1.4 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %21.8 %56.5 %21.8 %445135310
2011Center1.7020.7 %50.0 %29.3 %4.5 %2.3 %2.7 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %19.3 %64.0 %16.7 %495142353
2012Center1.2920.8 %44.6 %34.6 %6.7 %15.6 %6.9 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %18.5 %53.1 %28.5 %38698288
2013Center1.0720.8 %41.0 %38.2 %1.8 %5.5 %1.7 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %20.1 %44.4 %35.4 %412117295
2014Center1.4316.7 %49.0 %34.3 %0.0 %0.0 %2.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %15.7 %52.9 %31.4 %30485219
2015Center1.4124.8 %44.0 %31.2 %10.3 %5.1 %1.8 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %20.8 %58.4 %20.8 %425129296
2016Center2.0018.8 %54.1 %27.1 %0.0 %4.3 %4.3 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %14.1 %55.3 %30.6 %26569196
TotalCenter1.2820.8 %44.4 %34.7 %5.6 %4.3 %3.1 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %18.3 %56.8 %25.0 %574716074140