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15 A.J. Pierzynski C

Atlanta Braves

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
72%67%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
573.3511480
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014STL1023382585537145401.288.337.251
2015ATL15578203143301.375.561.351

Player Updates

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Braves' A.J. Pierzynski not in lineup Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

The Reds are sending a tough righty to the mound in the form of Johnny Cueto, but the Braves will allow lefty-swinging Pierzynski, who has hit .377/.400/.604 in 53 at-bats and is the only Atlanta player with an OPS north of .850, a day of rest. Christian Bethancourt will draw the start behind the plate and bat seventh.

The Braves are home underdogs (+134) Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.

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Braves' Pierzynski gets day off Thursday vs. Reds
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski was given a day off on Thursday, after catching the previous three games. Pierzynski has been hot at the plate lately, batting .455 (10 for 22) with nine RBI in his last six games.

Christian Bethancourt got the start behind the dish for the Braves against the Reds on Thursday.

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A.J. Pierzynski drives in four for Braves
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski went 4 for 4 in Tuesday's wild 13-12 loss to Washington. 

Pierzynski doubled and drove in four runs in the loss. He improved his average to .439 and recorded his third double and 12th RBI. 

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Hot-hitting Braves C A.J. Pierzynski in cleanup spot Monday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Surprising veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who has wrested the starting job away from Christian Bethancourt, is batting cleanup Monday for the Braves against Washington for the second time in the last three games.

Pierzynski has hit safely in all nine games he's played this season and boasts a slash line of .382/.432/.706 with three home runs in 34 at-bats.

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Braves turning more often to hot-hitting C Pierzynski at starter
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Veteran A.J. Pierzynski is not supposed to be the starting catcher for the Braves. But maybe he is. Sort of.

The ambiguity is coming from Pierzynski himself, who seems to be wresting the job away from Christian Bethancourt. The former not only played Wednesday night, but also in an afternoon game Thursday.

Pierzynski has simply outperformed Bethancourt at the plate. His three-hit game Wednesday raised his average to .391 with three home runs, five RBI and an .826 slugging percentage. He's on a six-game hitting streak and is one start on the year behind Bethancourt, who was the declared starter before the season began.

"He's swinging it," Fredi Gonzalez told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "...He's not your normal prototypical catcher-backup guy that'll only catch 20, 30 games a year."

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Catchers 6 11 60.35
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Philadelphia1120 .182 .273 .182
vs Haren (Career)1650 .313.313.313
vs RHP52193 .368 .596 .365
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
4/25@PHI4110100
4/27WAS3110200
4/28WAS4140410
4/29WAS4010200
5/1CIN4010000
5/2CIN4000000
5/4PHI4000000
Two Week Schedule
MAY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3
Cin
W5-0
4
Phi
L2-5
5
Phi
W9-0
6
Phi
7:10 pm
Tickets
7
8
@Wash
7:05 pm
Tickets
9
@Wash
4:05 pm
Tickets
10
@Wash
1:35 pm
Tickets
11
@Cin
7:10 pm
Tickets
12
@Cin
7:10 pm
Tickets
13
@Cin
7:10 pm
Tickets
14
15
@Miami
7:10 pm
Tickets
16
@Miami
4:10 pm
Tickets
Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
1998MIN71013011200 .385 .300 .300
1999MIN92236031400 .333 .364 .273
2000MIN3388122721151410 .354 .455 .307
2001MIN11438151110755165717 .322 .441 .289
2002MIN13044054132649136112 .334 .439 .300
2003MIN137487631521174245531 .360 .464 .312
2004SF131471451281177192701 .319 .410 .272
2005CHW128460611181856236802 .308 .420 .257
2006CHW140509651501664227210 .333 .436 .295
2007CHW136472541241450256611 .309 .403 .263
2008CHW134534661501360197110 .312 .416 .281
2009CHW138504571511349245211 .331 .425 .300
2010CHW12847443128956153934 .300 .388 .270
2011CHW12946438133848233300 .323 .405 .287
2012CHW135479681332777287800 .326 .501 .278
2013TEX134503481371770117611 .297 .425 .272
2014BOS-STL1023382585537145401 .288 .337 .251
2015ATL16619213144301 .377 .541 .344
Total 1881669776318881808512878321422 .321 .425 .282
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
1998MINC6435332011.000
1999MINC9637352011.000
2000MINC322717016010031.000
2001MINC11010266561144107 .985
2002MINC1241188017574133 .996
2003MINC1351318948434566 .993
2004SFC1181177546975616 .999
2005CHWC1281248528034818 .999
2006CHWC1321268607956234 .997
2007CHWC1301168447964626 .998
2008CHWC1311279769135498 .991
2009CHWC1311249348795058 .995
2010CHWC1271239318656155 .995
2011CHWC1201128868176544 .995
2012CHWC1261219768997168 .994
2013TEXC1191119598926528 .998
2014BOS-STLC87806586193453 .992
2015ATLC1616104995001.000
Total  1781168512336115137616289 .995
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
1998MIN00310100
1999MIN20800100
2000MIN514010201
2001MIN33216831447
2002MIN3161933211114
2003MIN35322652151213
2004SF2821933215427
2005CHW2101931112513
2006CHW240222138610
2007CHW240190318521
2008CHW311222638514
2009CHW221214331618
2010CHW290184266217
2011CHW291188625619
2012CHW18424041858
2013TEX241214609214
2014BOS-STL121114415213
2015ATL303330101
Total 371232845552812065210
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2002MIN1032511162401 .371 .500 .344
2003MIN41313112000 .333 .462 .231
2005CHW1242911394821 .340 .571 .262
2008CHW41315012101 .500 .462 .385
2014STL2601011100 .286 .167 .167
Total 321061631518111423 .367 .500 .292
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
1994 R-Twins43152214481119121902 .337 .375 .289
1995 R-Elizabethtn562052968131745142302 .373 .507 .332
1995 A-Ft. Wayne228410265121421000 .322 .464 .310
1996 A-Ft. Wayne11443148118303770225304 .308 .406 .274
1997 A-Ft. Myers11841249115231964165921 .313 .405 .279
1998AAA-Salt Lake5920829537273092431 .284 .409 .255
1998 AA-New Britain592123063110317102502 .333 .392 .297
1999AAA-Salt Lake672282959100125162900 .307 .316 .259
2000AAA-Salt Lake41155225214142552211 .354 .516 .335
2000 AA-New Britain62228366817243482200 .341 .443 .298
2011AAA-Charlotte Knights310220001--200 .273 .200 .200
2013AA-Frisco RoughRiders26010000--100 .167 .167 .167
Total 64623313056691381245344114289613 .321 .414 .287
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/210
Birthdate:
12/30/1976
Age:
38
Hometown:
Bridgehampton, NY
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Atlanta Braves
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
18
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