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 % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 38 1455 373 13 3.5 3 85.4 110.0 10.5 34.9 .277 .400 .333 .318 .326 25.7 8.5 4.4
2016 39 825 221 4 1.8 1.5 87.6 106.8 7.3 31.2 .247 .346 .236 .269 .288 34.4 11.2 2.3
Player 2280 594 17 2.9 2.4 86.2 110.0 9.3 33.5 .266 .379 .297 .300 .312 29.0 9.5 3.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .409 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 48.5 16.9 29.5 5.1 39.7 35.4 24.1 4.8 38.1 18.8 29.5 4.0 3.5 3.0
2016 51.6 16.7 26.7 5.0 33.0 41.2 25.8 4.1 43.9 21.7 20.8 6.8 1.8 1.5
Player 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 2.4
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 553 1,849 1 -10 1 8 0
2009 526 1,730 -6 -8 7 6 -1
2010 493 1,593 1 -16 3 5 -6
2011 493 1,655 -3 -12 4 7 -4
2012 514 1,779 13 -5 -1 8 15
2013 527 1,721 2 -5 -2 7 2
2014 366 1,248 -4 -13 1 6 -9
2015 433 1,445 1 -5 5 7 8
2016 258 822 -10 -14 2 4 -19
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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 1,455 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 59.0 18.3 6.4 81.1
Player 2,280 44.1 76.4 89.2 40.5 74.8 41.7 36.0 56.4 15.7 6.5 82.6
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 51 82 52 33 52 33 33 5 14 98 10 89 9
2016 13
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 24.4 2 1.3 1 4 0 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 1 1 3
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 85.4 2.2
Launch Angle 10.5 -3.2
Barrel % 3.5 -1.7
Hard Hit % 25.7 8.7
Sweet Spot % 34.9 -3.7
xBA .277 -0.03
BA .3 -0.081
xwOBA .318 -0.049
wOBA .333 -0.097
xSLG .4 -0.054
SLG .43 -0.126
K% 8.5 2.7
BB% 4.4 -2.1
Swing % 54.8 4.2
Whiff% 14.2 4.1
In Zone % 42.1 5.4
Out of Zone % 57.9 -5.4
Out of Zone Swing % 39.2 4
First Pitch Swing % 34.4 4.2
First Pitch Strike % 56.2 5.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

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

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 396 15.0 47.2% 1.8% 258 21.0 1.2% 10.5%
2011 394 15.0 49.5% 2.0% 248 21.0 4.8% 12.1%
2012 431 16.0 42.7% 1.4% 231 21.5 3.5% 14.3%
2013 380 15.6 41.3% 1.6% 234 22.0 2.6% 11.5%
2014 253 15.7 39.5% 2.4% 185 22.0 0.0% 12.4%
2015 368 16.3 39.9% 4.1% 227 22.5 7.0% 20.7%
2016 163 16.6 33.1% 3.1% 140 24.4 10.7% 27.9%

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