A.J. Pierzynski #35 - C

St. Louis

  • Age: 37
  • DOB: 1976/12/30
  • POB: Bridgehampton, NY
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 235lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 16
  • Drafted by Minnesota in 1994 (3rd round).
  • Current Status: On roster
Year to date10133725851215371454016.252.289.338.627
On Pace1063542689131539155701-.252.289.338.627

Scouting Report

AssetsIntense, smart and focused behind the plate, he also makes good contact with the bat, hits with some pop and is decent in the clutch. Usually guides pitchers very well.
FlawsHis trademark intensity sometimes gets the better of him. Can be run on easily. Would produce more runs and hit for even better average if he were more patient at the dish.
Career potentialSolid veteran catcher.

Honours and Awards

2012AL - Silver Slugger
2006Named to the All-Star Game
2002Named to the All-Star Game
1995Appalachian League (R) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/07/26Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.
2014/07/16Released by the Boston Red Sox.
2014/07/09Designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox.
2013/12/03Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/05/21Missed 14 games (strained right oblique muscle).
2013/05/09Strained right oblique muscle, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 6th, 2013).
2013/05/07Right oblique muscle strain, day-to-day.
2012/12/21Signed as a free agent by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/07/30Missed 5 games (strained right oblique muscle).
2012/07/24Strained right oblique muscle, day-to-day.
2011/09/02Missed 16 games (left wrist injury).
2011/08/16Left wrist injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 10th, 2011).
2011/08/13Left wrist injury, day-to-day.
2010/12/03Re-signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox to a two-year contract.
2010/08/09Missed 1 game (sprained left ankle).
2010/08/08Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.
2008/07/18Missed 1 game (left leg injury).
2008/07/13Left leg injury, day-to-day.
2007/09/29Signed by the Chicago White Sox to a two-year contract extension.
2007/09/05Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2007/09/04Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2007/06/09Suspended by the MLB for 1 game.
2006/05/26Fined by the MLB.
2005/12/19Re-signed by the Chicago White Sox to a three-year contract.
2005/09/07Missed 2 games (personal reasons).
2005/09/05Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2005/01/06Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox to a one-year contract.
2004/12/14Released by the San Francisco Giants.
2004/05/07Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).
2004/05/04Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2004/02/18Re-signed by the San Francisco Giants to a one-year contract.
2003/11/14Acquired from the Minnesota Twins.
2003/06/30Missed 2 games (knee injury).
2003/06/28Knee injury, day-to-day.
2003/06/01Missed 1 game (ankle injury).
2003/05/31Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2003/05/06Missed 2 games (ankle injury).
2003/05/03Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2001/09/22Missed 2 games (nausea and dizziness).
2001/09/20Nausea and dizziness, day-to-day.


2014/07/26Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals.
2013/12/03Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox.
2012/12/21Signed as a free agent by the Texas Rangers.
2005/01/06Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox.
2003/11/14San Francisco Giants traded Joe Nathan, Boof Bonser and Francisco Liriano to the Minnesota Twins for A.J. Pierzynski and a player to be named or cash considerations.
1994/06/02Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round (71st overall) in 1994.

Career Stats

2014St. LouisNL29816202016514012.247.299.309.608
2014Total Bos/StLMLB10133725851215371454016.252.289.338.627
2012Chicago WSAL1354796813318427772878006.278.326.501.827
2011Chicago WSAL129464381332918482333004.287.323.405.728
2010Chicago WSAL12847443128290956153934-.270.300.388.688
2009Chicago WSAL1385045715122113492452115.300.331.425.756
2008Chicago WSAL134534661503111360197110-.281.312.416.728
2007Chicago WSAL1364725412424014502566112.263.309.403.712
2006Chicago WSAL1405096515024016642272103.295.333.436.769
2005Chicago WSAL1284606111821018562368021.257.308.420.728
2004San FranciscoNL1314714512828211771927011.272.319.410.729
2000Salt LakeAAA411552252141425522113.335.354.516.870
2000New BritainAA622283668172434822006.298.341.443.784
1999Salt LakeAAA6722829591001251629007.259.307.316.623
1998Salt LakeAAA59208295372730924317.255.284.409.693
1998New BritainAA5921230631103171025022.297.333.392.725
1997Fort MyersA1184124911523196416592110.279.313.405.718
1996Fort WayneA1144314811830377022530421.274.308.406.714
1995Fort WayneA22841026512142100010.310.322.464.786
1994GCL TwinsR431522144811191219028.289.337.375.712


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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