A.J. Pierzynski

#35, C, St. Louis
A.J. Pierzynski
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    235
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    December 30, 1976
  • Birth Place:
    Bridgehampton, New York
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    1994 3ʳᵈ round by the Minnesota Twins
  • AVG
    .257
  • HR
    4
  • RBI
    32
  • R
    19


Player Notes
A.J. Pierzynski went 3-for-4 in his Cardinals debut on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field, playing a big role in a 6-3 win over the rival Cubs.

Advice: Pierzynski grounded out in his first at-bat but singled in the next three, driving home an important insurance run in the Cards' four-run seventh inning. He was not hitting well in Boston, but the 37-year-old catcher has good career offensive numbers and is going to get semi-regular playing time in St. Louis while Yadier Molina (thumb) is out. Pierzynski is relevant again in deep mixed fantasy leagues.

7 hours ago Rotoworld
A.J. Pierzynski is in the Cardinals starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.

Advice: He's hitting sixth in the lineup for his Cardinals debut. While he's a shell of his former self, as long as he's receiving regular playing time behind the dish in St. Louis, he's fantasy-relevant again in two-catcher formats.

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Sat, Jul 26 Rotoworld
Cardinals signed C A.J. Pierzynski.

Advice: Pierzynski will be active and in uniform for Saturday's game against the Cubs. The 37-year-old catcher was hitting .254/.286/.348 with four homers over 72 games before being cut loose by the Red Sox.

Sat, Jul 26 Rotoworld
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Cardinals have reached an agreement with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

Advice: The veteran backstop is already in Chicago and will join the team before Saturday's game. His arrival likely signals the end of George Kottaras' brief time with the Cardinals. Pierzynzki should see the bulk of the playing time behind the plate, and is certainly worth a look in deep two-catcher mixed leagues.

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Sat, Jul 26 Rotoworld
According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Cardinals are in the process of signing free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

Advice: Pierzynski was cut loose by the Red Sox on July 16 after the 37-year-old backstop struggled to the tune of .254/.286/.348 with four homers through his first 72 games. With Yadier Molina on the shelf, he represents a definite upgrade for the Cardinals over George Kottaras and Tony Cruz.

More: Derrick Goold on Twitter

Fri, Jul 25 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. San Diego

Head-to-head vs. San Diego
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. SD 21 79 8 17 4 0 2 10 3 9 0 0 .215 .262 .342 .604
Away (this year) 37 141 8 30 7 0 3 18 4 24 0 0 .213 .245 .326 .571
Night (this year) 53 194 12 50 8 1 0 18 6 34 0 0 .258 .288 .309 .598
Last game vs. SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul 29 @SD L 1-3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .417 .750
Jul 27 @ChC W 1-0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .625 1.125
Jul 26 @ChC W 6-3 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 .750 1.500
Changed team from Bos to StL
Jul 7 CWS L 0-4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .286 .348 .633
Jul 5 Bal L 4-7 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .285 .348 .633
Jul 5 Bal W 3-2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .285 .348 .633
Jul 2 ChC L 9-16 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .257 .290 .355 .645
Jul 1 ChC L 1-2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .257 .288 .357 .645
Jun 30 ChC L 0-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .281 .353 .634
Jun 29 @NYY W 8-5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .278 .350 .628
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1998 Min 7 10 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .300 .385 .300 .685
1999 Min 9 22 3 6 2 0 0 3 1 4 0 0 .273 .333 .364 .697
2000 Min 33 88 12 27 5 1 2 11 5 14 1 0 .307 .354 .455 .809
2001 Min 114 381 51 110 33 2 7 55 16 57 1 7 .289 .322 .441 .763
2002 Min 130 440 54 132 31 6 6 49 13 61 1 2 .300 .334 .439 .773
2003 Min 137 487 63 152 35 3 11 74 24 55 3 1 .312 .360 .464 .824
2004 SF 131 471 45 128 28 2 11 77 19 27 0 1 .272 .319 .410 .729
2005 CWS 128 460 61 118 21 0 18 56 23 68 0 2 .257 .308 .420 .728
2006 CWS 140 509 65 150 24 0 16 64 22 72 1 0 .295 .333 .436 .769
2007 CWS 136 472 54 124 24 0 14 50 25 66 1 1 .263 .309 .403 .712
2008 CWS 134 534 66 150 31 1 13 60 19 71 1 0 .281 .312 .416 .728
2009 CWS 138 504 57 151 22 1 13 49 24 52 1 1 .300 .331 .425 .755
2010 CWS 128 474 43 128 29 0 9 56 15 39 3 4 .270 .300 .388 .688
2011 CWS 129 464 38 133 29 1 8 48 23 33 0 0 .287 .323 .405 .728
2012 CWS 135 479 68 133 18 4 27 77 28 78 0 0 .278 .326 .501 .827
2013 Tex 134 503 48 137 24 1 17 70 11 76 1 1 .272 .297 .425 .722
2014 StL 3 12 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .333 .333 .417 .750
2014 Bos 72 256 19 65 10 1 4 31 9 40 0 0 .254 .286 .348 .633
Totals 1838 6566 748 1851 367 23 176 832 278 818 14 20 .282 .320 .425 .746
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
1998 Min 6 C 4 37 33 35 2 0 1 1.000
1999 Min 9 C 6 58 35 37 2 0 1 1.000
2000 Min 32 C 27 236 160 170 10 0 3 1.000
2001 Min 110 C 102 901 611 665 44 10 7 .985
2002 Min 124 C 118 1035 756 801 42 3 3 .996
2003 Min 135 C 131 1165 843 895 46 6 6 .993
2004 SF 118 C 117 1022 697 754 56 1 6 .999
2005 CWS 128 C 124 1117 803 852 48 1 8 .999
2006 CWS 132 C 126 1125 795 860 62 3 4 .997
2007 CWS 130 C 116 1058 796 844 46 2 6 .998
2008 CWS 131 C 127 1134 913 976 54 9 8 .991
2009 CWS 131 C 124 1104 879 934 50 5 8 .995
2010 CWS 127 C 123 1092 865 931 61 5 5 .995
2011 CWS 120 C 112 1008 817 886 65 4 4 .995
2012 CWS 126 C 121 1071 899 976 71 6 8 .994
2013 Tex 119 C 111 1005 892 959 65 2 8 .998
2014 Bos 64 C 60 540 464 495 28 3 2 .994
2014 StL 3 C 3 26 19 19 0 0 0 1.000
Totals 1745 C 1652 14738 11277 12089 752 60 88 .995