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A.J. Pierzynski
AVG HR RBI
.260 5 37
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 6-3 / 235 NFBC ADP: 197.69
Position: CBorn: 12/30/1976 Birthplace: Bridgehampton, New York
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: 3rd Round by Twins (1994)


Latest News
July 26 11:23 AM PT12:23 PM MT1:23 PM CT2:23 PM ET14:23 ET18:23 GMT2:23 11:23 AM MST1:23 PM EST1:53 PM VEN22:23 UAE1:23 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals have signed Pierzynski and he was in the starting lineup batting sixth for Saturday's game against the Cubs. The Cardinals have been looking for a steady presence behind the plate since All-Star Yadier Molina went down with a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 9. Molina underwent surgery on July 11 and is expected to miss 8-12 weeks.
Analysis: The left-handed hitting Pierzynski played 72 games this year with the Boston Red Sox, hitting .254 with four home runs before being released on July 16. He has a career average of .282 over 17 seasons with six teams.
July 9 5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 PM MST7:05 PM EST7:35 PM VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 PM CT-The Red Sox have designated Pierzynski for assignment and called up catching prospect Christian Vazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Analysis: The 37-year-old Pierzynski hit .254 with four home runs and 31 RBIs in 72 this season. He signed an $8.25 million, one-year contract with the Red Sox as a free agent in December.
May 8 1:39 PM PT2:39 PM MT3:39 PM CT4:39 PM ET16:39 ET20:39 GMT4:39 1:39 PM MST3:39 PM EST4:09 PM VEN0:39 UAE (+1)3:39 PM CT-Pierzynski was 2 for 3 with his 16th RBI Wednesday versus Cincinnati.
Analysis: Pierzynski has five multihit performances over his last 10 games. He's hitting .361 during that stretch with nine RBIs.
May 3 1:38 PM PT2:38 PM MT3:38 PM CT4:38 PM ET16:38 ET20:38 GMT4:38 1:38 PM MST3:38 PM EST4:08 PM VEN0:38 UAE (+1)3:38 PM CT-Pierzynski was solid Friday.
Analysis: Pierzynski went 2 for 4 with two runs scored.
Apr. 27 11:40 AM PT12:40 PM MT1:40 PM CT2:40 PM ET14:40 ET18:40 GMT2:40 11:40 AM MST1:40 PM EST2:10 PM VEN22:40 UAE1:40 PM CT-Pierzynski hit his eighth career grand slam Saturday.
Analysis: Pierzynski has half of his 12 RBIs in his last three games.
Apr. 26 12:33 PM PT1:33 PM MT2:33 PM CT3:33 PM ET15:33 ET19:33 GMT3:33 12:33 PM MST2:33 PM EST3:03 PM VEN23:33 UAE2:33 PM CT-Pierzynski went 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI in Friday's 8-1 win at Toronto.
Analysis: Pierzynski is hitting .327 in his last 12 games north of the border.
Apr. 13 11:15 AM PT12:15 PM MT1:15 PM CT2:15 PM ET14:15 ET18:15 GMT2:15 11:15 AM MST1:15 PM EST1:45 PM VEN22:15 UAE1:15 PM CT-Pierzynski had two hits with his first BoSox homer Saturday.
Analysis: Pierzynski is hitting .344 although he has yet to buy into the Boston hitting philosophy with no walks. That won't fly playing for a top-notch organization like the Red Sox unlike previous employers of the catcher.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
1998 Min 7 10 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .300 .385 .300
1999 Min 9 22 3 6 2 0 0 3 1 4 0 0 .273 .333 .364
2000 Min 33 88 12 27 5 1 2 11 5 14 1 0 .307 .354 .455
2001 Min 114 381 51 110 33 2 7 55 16 57 1 7 .289 .322 .441
2002 Min 130 440 54 132 31 6 6 49 13 61 1 2 .300 .334 .439
2003 Min 137 487 63 152 35 3 11 74 24 55 3 1 .312 .360 .464
2004 SF 131 471 45 128 28 2 11 77 19 27 0 1 .272 .319 .410
2005 CWS 128 460 61 118 21 0 18 56 23 68 0 2 .257 .308 .420
2006 CWS 140 509 65 150 24 0 16 64 22 72 1 0 .295 .333 .436
2007 CWS 136 472 54 124 24 0 14 50 25 66 1 1 .263 .309 .403
2008 CWS 134 534 66 150 31 1 13 60 19 71 1 0 .281 .312 .416
2009 CWS 138 504 57 151 22 1 13 49 24 52 1 1 .300 .331 .425
2010 CWS 128 474 43 128 29 0 9 56 15 39 3 4 .270 .300 .388
2011 CWS 129 464 38 133 29 1 8 48 23 33 0 0 .287 .323 .405
2012 CWS 135 479 68 133 18 4 27 77 28 78 0 0 .278 .326 .501
2013 Tex 134 503 48 137 24 1 17 70 11 76 1 1 .272 .297 .425
2014 Bos 72 256 19 65 10 1 4 31 9 40 0 0 .254 .286 .348
2014 StL 17 56 5 16 1 0 1 6 3 7 0 1 .286 .322 .357
2014 Tot 89 312 24 81 11 1 5 37 12 47 0 1 .260 .292 .349
Career 1852 6610 753 1863 367 23 177 837 281 822 14 21 .282 .320 .425

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2002 Min Total 10 32 5 11 0 1 1 6 2 4 0 1 .344 .371 .500
    LDS 5 16 4 7 0 1 1 4 2 2 0 0 .438 .500 .750
    LCS 5 16 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 .250 .235 .250
2003 Min Total 4 13 1 3 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 .231 .333 .462
    LDS 4 13 1 3 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 .231 .333 .462
2005 CWS Total 12 42 9 11 4 0 3 9 4 8 2 1 .262 .340 .571
    LDS 3 9 5 4 2 0 2 4 1 0 1 0 .444 .545 1.333
    LCS 5 18 1 3 0 0 1 2 1 6 0 1 .167 .211 .333
    WS 4 15 3 4 2 0 0 3 2 2 1 0 .267 .353 .400
2008 CWS Total 4 13 1 5 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 .385 .500 .462
    LDS 4 13 1 5 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 .385 .500 .462
Career 30 100 16 30 5 1 5 17 10 13 2 3 .300 .372 .520


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