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A.J. Pierzynski
C | B/T: L/R | 6' 3" 250LBS | Age: 45

Draft: 1994 | Rd: 3, #71, Minnesota Twins | Dr. Phillips HS (Orlando, FL)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2016 259 247 15 54 2 23 1 .219 .243 .304 .547
19 Seasons 7815 7290 807 2043 188 909 15 .280 .319 .420 .739
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2016 .219 2 23 1 .547
19 Seasons .280 188 909 15 .739

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 39 1455 373 13 3.5 85.4 110 10.5 34.9 .274 .395 .333 .315 .321 25.7 8.5 4.4
2016 40 825 221 4 1.8 87.6 106.8 7.3 31.2 .246 .344 .236 .267 .286 34.4 11.2 2.3
2280 594 17 2.9 86.2 110 9.3 33.5 .263 .376 .297 .297 .308 29 9.5 3.6
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .364 35.4 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2016 Fastballs 539 65.8 164 160 32 23 9 0 0 16 145 .200 .241 .256 .325 .204 .251 87.6 6 14.6 13.2
2016 Breaking 197 24.1 63 57 11 7 3 0 1 11 48 .193 .256 .298 .379 .233 .299 86.7 6 25.0 17.2
2016 Offspeed 83 10.1 30 29 10 7 2 0 1 2 27 .345 .239 .517 .351 .378 .266 86.8 11 24.1 10.0
2015 Fastballs 935 64.7 259 238 67 49 13 1 4 19 220 .282 .263 .395 .379 .321 .311 84.6 12 9.3 10.6
2015 Breaking 283 19.6 99 95 31 23 6 0 2 13 82 .326 .289 .453 .426 .351 .326 86.7 11 21.8 13.1
2015 Offspeed 227 15.7 75 73 24 16 5 0 3 5 70 .329 .292 .521 .408 .354 .313 86.3 7 21.2 10.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 48.5 16.9 29.5 5.1 39.7 35.4 24.1 4.8 38.1 18.8 29.5 4 3.5
2016 51.6 16.7 26.7 5 33 41.2 25.8 4.1 43.9 21.7 20.8 6.8 1.8
49.7 16.8 28.5 5.1 37.2 37.5 24.7 4.5 40.2 19.9 26.3 5.1 2.9
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 553 1849 1 -11 1 8 0
2009 526 1730 -6 -7 7 6 0
2010 493 1593 2 -15 3 5 -4
2011 493 1655 -3 -11 4 7 -4
2012 514 1779 13 -4 -1 7 15
2013 527 1721 1 -6 -1 7 1
2014 366 1248 -4 -12 2 6 -8
2015 433 1445 2 -5 4 7 8
2016 258 822 -10 -14 1 4 -20
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1455 42.1 76.3 89.1 39.2 78.7 41.1 34.4 54.8 14.2 6.6 83.3
2016 825 47.5 76.5 89.3 43.2 67.9 42.7 38.6 59 18.3 6.4 81.1
2280 44.1 76.4 89.2 40.5 74.8 41.7 36 56.4 15.7 6.5 82.6
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 54 84 53 34 57 33 33 5 15 98 10 89 9
2016 13
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 85.4 2.2 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 10.5 -3.2 undefined undefined
Barrel % 3.5 -1.7 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 25.7 8.7 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 34.9 -3.7 undefined undefined
xBA .274 -0.028 undefined undefined
BA .3 -0.081 undefined undefined
xwOBA .315 -0.048 undefined undefined
wOBA .333 -0.097 undefined undefined
xSLG .395 -0.051 undefined undefined
SLG .43 -0.126 undefined undefined
K% 8.5 2.7 undefined undefined
BB% 4.4 -2.1 undefined undefined
Swing % 54.8 4.2 undefined undefined
Whiff% 14.2 4.1 undefined undefined
In Zone % 42.1 5.4 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 57.9 -5.4 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 39.2 4 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 34.4 4.2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 56.2 5.2 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 255 62 24.3 .234 .237

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