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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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SeasonMen In ScoringGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2002Men In Scoring8111312336305100372114431400.319
2003Men In Scoring991361604429717766131215551300.324
2004Men In Scoring991531724730120556810484321300.307
2005Men In Scoring8010611725138044368511210400.236
2006Men In Scoring90131147382850555012614211000.290
2007Men In Scoring8811012526203033389514330700.236
2008Men In Scoring89110127291710022467518262300.264
2009Men In Scoring8310812327203044389613033700.250
2010Men In Scoring8511313034221002247927224900.301
2011Men In Scoring83109131292071113713611261700.266
2012Men In Scoring94117136372471554710517441100.316
2013Men In Scoring8311612935265133543220460300.302
2014Men In Scoring669110523173033337212241700.253
2015Men In Scoring749410431273011374212330300.330
2016Men In Scoring50647318116011214110230400.281
TotalMen In Scoring1244167119024793349454646655120641964153177500.287

SeasonMen In ScoringBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2002Men In Scoring1.6 %11.4 %0.14.319.344.381.725.062.35314-1.0.31689
2003Men In Scoring8.1 %9.4 %0.87.324.390.544.934.221.311255.8.371126
2004Men In Scoring5.8 %4.7 %1.25.307.359.484.842.176.294253.5.354113
2005Men In Scoring6.8 %9.4 %0.73.236.299.425.724.189.22811-2.8.29776
2006Men In Scoring8.2 %9.5 %0.86.290.356.443.799.153.292190.3.33395
2007Men In Scoring7.2 %11.2 %0.64.236.304.345.649.109.2409-6.1.27357
2008Men In Scoring5.5 %14.2 %0.39.264.304.409.713.145.28111-4.0.29068
2009Men In Scoring7.3 %10.6 %0.69.250.300.389.689.139.24510-5.0.28060
2010Men In Scoring6.9 %5.4 %1.29.301.357.442.800.142.302182.6.346110
2011Men In Scoring9.9 %8.4 %1.18.266.338.376.715.110.27213-2.1.29679
2012Men In Scoring7.4 %12.5 %0.59.316.378.521.899.205.323226.1.371133
2013Men In Scoring2.3 %15.5 %0.15.302.326.440.765.138.323150.9.32296
2014Men In Scoring6.7 %11.4 %0.58.253.308.385.692.132.25010-1.1.29784
2015Men In Scoring3.8 %11.5 %0.33.330.365.394.759.064.357131.0.325105
2016Men In Scoring5.5 %13.7 %0.40.281.329.422.751.141.3048-0.2.31494
TotalMen In Scoring6.3 %10.3 %0.61.287.340.431.771.145.292222-2.3.32294

SeasonMen In ScoringGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2002Men In Scoring1.6426.7 %45.5 %27.7 %10.7 %0.0 %6.5 %50.0 %29.1 %32.0 %38.8 %12.6 %75.7 %11.7 %381104277
2003Men In Scoring1.0226.2 %37.3 %36.5 %6.5 %15.2 %4.3 %0.0 %42.5 %29.9 %27.6 %15.0 %56.7 %28.4 %542201341
2004Men In Scoring1.0923.6 %39.9 %36.5 %16.7 %9.3 %3.4 %0.0 %41.3 %26.7 %32.0 %19.3 %56.7 %24.0 %544186358
2005Men In Scoring1.1512.5 %46.9 %40.6 %10.3 %10.3 %4.4 %0.0 %44.8 %27.1 %28.1 %22.9 %51.0 %26.0 %426149277
2006Men In Scoring0.8422.0 %35.6 %42.4 %32.0 %10.0 %4.8 %0.0 %47.1 %16.8 %36.1 %14.3 %57.1 %28.6 %513183330
2007Men In Scoring1.2115.2 %46.5 %38.4 %2.6 %7.9 %4.3 %0.0 %44.4 %27.3 %28.3 %27.3 %47.5 %25.3 %450152298
2008Men In Scoring1.2414.4 %47.4 %38.1 %5.4 %5.4 %6.5 %0.0 %38.0 %34.0 %28.0 %15.0 %61.0 %24.0 %415125290
2009Men In Scoring1.6718.4 %51.0 %30.6 %0.0 %13.3 %2.0 %0.0 %43.6 %19.8 %36.6 %14.9 %52.5 %32.7 %430153277
2010Men In Scoring1.2911.1 %50.0 %38.9 %16.7 %4.8 %1.9 %0.0 %35.7 %34.8 %29.5 %24.1 %49.1 %26.8 %425142283
2011Men In Scoring1.5713.5 %52.9 %33.7 %5.7 %2.9 %3.6 %0.0 %35.2 %41.0 %23.8 %20.0 %61.0 %19.1 %467167300
2012Men In Scoring1.1123.1 %40.4 %36.5 %15.8 %13.2 %7.1 %0.0 %41.0 %34.3 %24.8 %24.8 %44.8 %30.5 %469164305
2013Men In Scoring0.9724.5 %37.3 %38.2 %7.7 %7.7 %0.0 %0.0 %35.3 %32.4 %32.4 %24.5 %47.1 %28.4 %417143274
2014Men In Scoring1.5819.3 %49.4 %31.3 %7.7 %11.5 %2.4 %0.0 %33.3 %44.1 %22.6 %21.4 %47.6 %31.0 %334113221
2015Men In Scoring1.9028.2 %47.1 %24.7 %9.5 %4.8 %7.5 %0.0 %37.7 %41.2 %21.2 %23.5 %51.8 %24.7 %366119247
2016Men In Scoring1.5628.1 %43.9 %28.1 %0.0 %6.3 %8.0 %0.0 %38.6 %29.8 %31.6 %17.5 %61.4 %21.1 %25795162
TotalMen In Scoring1.2520.4 %44.3 %35.3 %11.1 %8.5 %4.3 %5.3 %39.4 %30.9 %29.6 %19.7 %54.8 %25.6 %643621964240