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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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SeasonThrough 3 - 1GABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2002Through 3 - 1128131100000500000000.125
2003Through 3 - 12418268610116602110000.444
2004Through 3 - 11712174220000500000200.333
2005Through 3 - 12217255120224800000100.294
2006Through 3 - 12014216400222701000000.429
2007Through 3 - 130163164002231402010100.375
2008Through 3 - 12621279720001602000000.429
2009Through 3 - 11812213210000901000100.250
2010Through 3 - 126213184301141011000000.381
2011Through 3 - 11810181100000820000100.100
2012Through 3 - 124132564002241114010100.462
2013Through 3 - 12014215220112713000100.357
2014Through 3 - 11613175410002412000000.385
2015Through 3 - 11812192010113700000100.167
2016Through 3 - 18692110001300000000.333
TotalThrough 3 - 12992073217143160121232110618130900.343

SeasonThrough 3 - 1BB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2002Through 3 - 138.5 %0.0 %5.00.125.462.125.587.000.12520.1.340105
2003Through 3 - 123.1 %7.7 %3.00.444.577.6671.244.222.43874.2.522227
2004Through 3 - 129.4 %0.0 %5.00.333.529.5001.029.167.33341.9.459182
2005Through 3 - 132.0 %0.0 %8.00.294.520.7651.285.471.20074.1.522229
2006Through 3 - 133.3 %4.8 %7.00.429.619.8571.476.429.36474.7.593267
2007Through 3 - 145.2 %6.5 %7.00.375.645.7501.395.375.308106.1.566253
2008Through 3 - 122.2 %7.4 %3.00.429.556.5241.079.095.47473.4.483198
2009Through 3 - 142.9 %4.8 %9.00.250.571.333.905.083.27352.1.448172
2010Through 3 - 132.3 %3.2 %10.00.381.581.6671.247.286.36895.1.526232
2011Through 3 - 144.4 %0.0 %8.00.100.500.100.600.000.10020.0.31693
2012Through 3 - 144.0 %16.0 %2.75.462.680.9231.603.462.50095.9.607294
2013Through 3 - 133.3 %14.3 %2.33.357.571.7141.286.357.40063.5.528238
2014Through 3 - 123.5 %11.8 %2.00.385.529.462.991.077.45531.5.432175
2015Through 3 - 136.8 %0.0 %7.00.167.474.500.974.333.09141.7.428176
2016Through 3 - 133.3 %0.0 %3.00.333.556.5001.056.167.33321.1.466195
TotalThrough 3 - 134.3 %5.6 %6.11.343.567.5941.161.251.3288345.4.497211

SeasonThrough 3 - 1GB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2002Through 3 - 10.7512.5 %37.5 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %25.0 %50.0 %25.0 %724428
2003Through 3 - 11.3317.6 %47.1 %35.3 %0.0 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %47.1 %35.3 %17.7 %0.0 %76.5 %23.5 %1488266
2004Through 3 - 11.0016.7 %41.7 %41.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %41.7 %16.7 %41.7 %8.3 %58.3 %33.3 %915635
2005Through 3 - 11.0029.4 %35.3 %35.3 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %58.8 %11.8 %29.4 %11.8 %52.9 %35.3 %1448361
2006Through 3 - 11.0023.1 %38.5 %38.5 %20.0 %40.0 %0.0 %0.0 %61.5 %15.4 %23.1 %15.4 %30.8 %53.9 %1217051
2007Through 3 - 11.4020.0 %46.7 %33.3 %20.0 %40.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %20.0 %46.7 %20.0 %46.7 %33.3 %18310776
2008Through 3 - 10.4026.3 %21.1 %52.6 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %36.8 %15.8 %47.4 %26.3 %36.8 %36.8 %1608773
2009Through 3 - 12.339.1 %63.6 %27.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %63.6 %27.3 %9.1 %9.1 %54.6 %36.4 %1137241
2010Through 3 - 11.0010.0 %45.0 %45.0 %22.2 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %40.0 %10.0 %30.0 %40.0 %30.0 %17010367
2011Through 3 - 12.330.0 %70.0 %30.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %10.0 %40.0 %30.0 %60.0 %10.0 %1066244
2012Through 3 - 10.7530.0 %30.0 %40.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %40.0 %40.0 %20.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %1378651
2013Through 3 - 10.1427.3 %9.1 %63.6 %0.0 %14.3 %0.0 %0.0 %18.2 %72.7 %9.1 %9.1 %36.4 %54.6 %1267056
2014Through 3 - 12.0018.2 %54.5 %27.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %63.6 %36.4 %0.0 %9.1 %63.6 %27.3 %1075552
2015Through 3 - 11.0016.7 %41.7 %41.7 %20.0 %20.0 %20.0 %0.0 %41.7 %33.3 %25.0 %25.0 %41.7 %33.3 %1036439
2016Through 3 - 12.000.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %16.7 %16.7 %0.0 %83.3 %16.7 %493019
TotalThrough 3 - 11.0418.2 %41.7 %40.1 %9.1 %15.6 %1.3 %0.0 %45.3 %28.7 %26.0 %15.6 %50.5 %33.9 %18301071759