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A.J. Pierzynski    \peer-ZIN-skee\

Anthony John Pierzynski

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 250 lb.

Born: December 30, 1976 in Bridgehampton, New York, United States
High School: Dr. Phillips HS (Orlando, FL)

Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1994 MLB June Amateur Draft from Dr. Phillips HS (Orlando, FL).

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Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1994 17 -1.8 Twins GULF Rk MIN 43 166 152 21 44 8 1 1 19 0 2 12 19 .289 .337 .375 .712 57 3 0 0 2 0
1995 18 -2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A MIN 78 307 289 39 94 18 2 9 59 0 2 16 33 .325 .358 .495 .853 143 7 0 0 2 1
1995 18 -1.9 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN 56 220 205 29 68 13 1 7 45 0 2 14 23 .332 .373 .507 .880 104 6 0 0 1 1
1995 18 -3.6 Fort Wayne MIDW A MIN 22 87 84 10 26 5 1 2 14 0 0 2 10 .310 .322 .464 .786 39 1 0 0 1 0
1996 19 -2.6 Fort Wayne MIDW A MIN 114 461 431 48 118 30 3 7 70 0 4 22 53 .274 .308 .406 .714 175 10 2 0 6 1
1997 20 -2.6 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 118 439 412 49 115 23 1 9 64 2 1 16 59 .279 .313 .405 .718 167 9 6 1 4 1
1998 21 -4.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA MIN 118 447 420 59 116 18 2 10 47 3 3 19 49 .276 .309 .400 .709 168 8 2 4 2 6
1998 21 -2.8 New Britain EL AA MIN 59 227 212 30 63 11 0 3 17 0 2 10 25 .297 .333 .392 .725 83 4 2 2 1 4
1998 21 -5.9 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN 59 220 208 29 53 7 2 7 30 3 1 9 24 .255 .284 .409 .693 85 4 0 2 1 2
1998 21 -8.3 MIN AL MLB MIN 7 13 10 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .300 .385 .300 .685 3 0 1 0 1 0
1999 22 -5.0 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN 67 246 228 29 59 10 0 1 25 0 0 16 29 .259 .307 .316 .623 72 11 0 2 0 0
1999 22 -6.9 MIN AL MLB MIN 9 24 22 3 6 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 .273 .333 .364 .697 8 0 1 0 0 0
2000 23 -2.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA MIN 103 415 383 58 120 31 3 8 59 1 1 13 44 .313 .346 .473 .819 181 16 10 2 7 1
2000 23 -1.1 New Britain EL AA MIN 62 249 228 36 68 17 2 4 34 0 0 8 22 .298 .341 .443 .784 101 13 9 0 4 0
2000 23 -4.1 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN 41 166 155 22 52 14 1 4 25 1 1 5 22 .335 .354 .516 .870 80 3 1 2 3 1
2000 23 -6.1 MIN AL MLB MIN 33 96 88 12 27 5 1 2 11 1 0 5 14 .307 .354 .455 .809 40 1 2 0 1 0
2001 24 -5.0 MIN AL MLB MIN 114 405 381 51 110 33 2 7 55 1 7 16 57 .289 .322 .441 .763 168 7 4 1 3 4
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2002 25 -3.8 MIN AL MLB MIN 130 469 440 54 132 31 6 6 49 1 2 13 61 .300 .334 .439 .773 193 14 11 2 3 1
2003 26 -2.7 MIN AL MLB MIN 137 533 487 63 152 35 3 11 74 3 1 24 55 .312 .360 .464 .824 226 13 15 2 5 12
2004 27 -2.4 SFG NL MLB SFG 131 510 471 45 128 28 2 11 77 0 1 19 27 .272 .319 .410 .729 193 27 15 2 3 4
2005 28 -1.1 CHW AL MLB CHW 128 497 460 61 118 21 0 18 56 0 2 23 68 .257 .308 .420 .728 193 13 12 1 1 5
2006 29 -0.1 CHW AL MLB CHW 140 543 509 65 150 24 0 16 64 1 0 22 72 .295 .333 .436 .769 222 10 8 3 1 6
2007 30 0.8 CHW AL MLB CHW 136 509 472 54 124 24 0 14 50 1 1 25 66 .263 .309 .403 .712 190 21 8 1 3 5
2008 31 2.1 CHW AL MLB CHW 134 570 534 66 150 31 1 13 60 1 0 19 71 .281 .312 .416 .728 222 14 8 3 6 5
2009 32 3.0 CHW AL MLB CHW 138 535 504 57 151 22 1 13 49 1 1 24 52 .300 .331 .425 .755 214 18 1 3 3 6
2010 33 4.0 CHW AL MLB CHW 128 503 474 43 128 29 0 9 56 3 4 15 39 .270 .300 .388 .688 184 17 6 6 2 2
2011 34 7.2 Charlotte IL AAA CHW 3 11 10 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .200 .273 .200 .473 2 0 1 0 0 0
2011 34 5.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 129 500 464 38 133 29 1 8 48 0 0 23 33 .287 .323 .405 .728 188 19 5 2 6 6
2012 35 6.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 135 520 479 68 133 18 4 27 77 0 0 28 78 .278 .326 .501 .827 240 8 8 1 4 5
2013 36 12.0 Frisco TL AA TEX 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 36 7.3 TEX AL MLB TEX 134 529 503 48 137 24 1 17 70 1 1 11 76 .272 .297 .425 .722 214 14 9 0 6 2
2014 37 8.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB BOS-STL 102 362 338 25 85 12 1 5 37 0 1 14 54 .251 .288 .337 .625 114 13 5 1 4 2
2014 37 8.3 BOS AL MLB BOS 72 274 256 19 65 10 1 4 31 0 0 9 40 .254 .286 .348 .633 89 11 4 1 4 2
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2014 37 8.8 STL NL MLB STL 30 88 82 6 20 2 0 1 6 0 1 5 14 .244 .295 .305 .600 25 2 1 0 0 0
2015 38 9.8 ATL NL MLB ATL 113 436 407 38 122 24 1 9 49 0 2 19 37 .300 .339 .430 .769 175 19 7 0 3 2
2016 39 19.5 Braves GULF Rk ATL 3 11 9 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .444 .545 .556 1.101 5 0 0 0 0 0
2016 39 10.8 ATL NL MLB ATL 81 259 247 15 54 15 0 2 23 1 0 6 29 .219 .243 .304 .547 75 13 3 0 3 1
MLB (19 seasons) MLB 2059 7813 7290 807 2043 407 24 188 909 15 23 308 895 .280 .319 .420 .739 3062 241 129 28 58 68
Minors (10 seasons) Minors 649 2509 2340 308 673 139 12 45 345 6 13 116 291 .288 .324 .415 .739 971 64 21 9 23 10
All Levels (23 Seasons) 2708 10322 9630 1115 2716 546 36 233 1254 21 36 424 1186 .282 .320 .419 .739 4033 305 150 37 81 78
Rk (3 seasons) Minors 102 397 366 53 116 22 2 8 65 0 4 28 44 .317 .363 .454 .816 166 9 0 0 3 1
A (2 seasons) Minors 136 548 515 58 144 35 4 9 84 0 4 24 63 .280 .310 .416 .726 214 11 2 0 7 1
AA (3 seasons) Minors 123 482 446 66 132 28 2 7 51 0 2 18 48 .296 .335 .415 .750 185 17 11 2 5 4
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 170 643 601 82 166 31 3 12 81 4 2 30 77 .276 .311 .398 .709 239 18 2 6 4 3

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1994 17 Twins GULF Rk MIN C 30 234 198 28 8 2 .966 7.53 10 41 20 33%
1995 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A MIN C 69 618 491 105 22 3 .964 8.64 15 102 44 30%
1995 18 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN 1B 1 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 5.00
1995 18 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN C 49 455 372 71 12 3 .974 9.04 11 62 27 30%
1995 18 Fort Wayne MIDW A MIN C 20 163 119 34 10 0 .939 7.65 4 40 17 30%
1996 19 Fort Wayne MIDW A MIN C 95 756 656 80 20 6 .974 7.75 22 86 36 30%
1996 19 Fort Wayne MIDW A MIN LF 2
1996 19 Fort Wayne MIDW A MIN OF 3 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.67
1996 19 Fort Wayne MIDW A MIN RF 1
1997 20 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 1B 2 16 16 0 0 1 1.000 8.00
1997 20 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN C 105 749 661 78 10 6 .987 7.04 18 85 42 33%
1998 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA MIN C 116 851 775 67 9 6 .989 7.26 7 53 32 38%
1998 21 New Britain EL AA MIN C 57 448 409 37 2 3 .996 7.82 2 25 17 40%
1998 21 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN C 59 403 366 30 7 3 .983 6.71 5 28 15 35%
1998 21 MIN AL MLB MIN C 6 37.0 35 33 2 0 1 1.000 8.51 5.83 0 4 1 20%
1999 22 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN C 63 428 376 45 7 1 .984 6.68 3 51 14 22%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1999 22 MIN AL MLB MIN C 9 58.0 37 35 2 0 1 1.000 5.74 4.11 1 1 1 50%
2000 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA MIN C 88 627 567 51 9 3 .986 7.02 7 67 23 26%
2000 23 New Britain EL AA MIN C 50 341 304 31 6 2 .982 6.70 4 36 12 25%
2000 23 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN C 38 286 263 20 3 1 .990 7.45 3 31 11 26%
2000 23 MIN AL MLB MIN C 32 237.0 170 160 10 0 3 1.000 6.46 5.31 2 10 6 38%
2001 24 MIN AL MLB MIN C 110 902.0 665 611 44 10 7 .985 6.54 5.95 4 44 21 32%
2002 25 MIN AL MLB MIN C 124 1036.0 801 757 41 3 3 .996 6.93 6.44 2 45 19 30%
2003 26 MIN AL MLB MIN C 135 1166.0 894 843 45 6 6 .993 6.85 6.58 5 46 20 30%
2004 27 SFG NL MLB SFG C 118 1022.0 754 697 56 1 6 .999 6.63 6.38 9 51 15 23%
2005 28 CHW AL MLB CHW C 128 1118.0 852 803 48 1 8 .999 6.85 6.65 7 79 23 23%
2006 29 CHW AL MLB CHW C 132 1125.0 860 795 62 3 4 .997 6.86 6.49 10 90 25 22%
2007 30 CHW AL MLB CHW C 130 1058.0 844 796 46 2 6 .998 7.16 6.48 14 62 20 24%
2008 31 CHW AL MLB CHW C 131 1134.0 976 913 54 9 8 .991 7.67 7.38 5 96 21 18%
2009 32 CHW AL MLB CHW C 131 1104.0 934 879 50 5 8 .995 7.57 7.09 7 99 30 23%
2010 33 CHW AL MLB CHW C 127 1093.0 931 865 61 5 5 .995 7.62 7.29 3 75 27 26%
2011 34 Charlotte IL AAA CHW C 2 2 14.0 10 8 2 0 0 1.000 6.43 5.00 0 2 0 0%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2011 34 CHW AL MLB CHW C 120 1008.0 886 817 65 4 4 .995 7.88 7.35 4 94 24 20%
2012 35 CHW AL MLB CHW C 126 1071.0 976 899 71 6 8 .994 8.15 7.70 8 76 27 26%
2013 36 Frisco TL AA TEX C 1 1 5.0 7 5 2 0 2 1.000 12.60 7.00 0 1 2 67%
2013 36 TEX AL MLB TEX C 119 1005.0 959 892 65 2 8 .998 8.57 8.04 6 49 24 33%
2014 37 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB BOS-STL C 87 721.0 658 619 34 5 3 .992 8.15 7.51 5 50 11 18%
2014 37 BOS AL MLB BOS C 64 540.0 495 464 28 3 2 .994 8.20 7.69 5 38 9 19%
2014 37 STL NL MLB STL C 23 181.0 163 155 6 2 1 .988 8.01 7.00 0 12 2 14%
2015 38 ATL NL MLB ATL C 107 909.2 775 729 44 2 7 .997 7.65 7.22 5 67 21 24%
2016 39 Braves GULF Rk ATL C 1 1 5.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 5.40 3.00 0 0 0
2016 39 ATL NL MLB ATL C 64 59 532.0 484 457 23 4 5 .992 8.12 7.50 5 43 14 25%
MLB (19 seasons) MLB C 1936 59 16336.2 13491 12600 823 68 101 .995 7.39 6.93 102 1081 350 24%
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 1B 3 21 20 1 0 1 1.000 7.00
Minors (10 seasons) Minors C 570 4 24.0 4283 3739 459 85 29 .980 7.50 7.36 82 488 213 30%
All Levels (2 Seasons) 1B 3 21 20 1 0 1 1.000 7.00
All Levels (23 Seasons) C 2506 63 16360.2 17774 16339 1282 153 130 .991 7.39 7.03 184 1569 563 26%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1994 17 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk
1995 18 Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Rk
1995 18 Fort Wayne Wizards Midwest League A
1996 19 Fort Wayne Wizards Midwest League A
1997 20 Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League A+
1998 21 New Britain Rock Cats Eastern League AA
1998 21 Salt Lake Buzz Pacific Coast League AAA
1998 21 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1998-09-09 1998-09-25
1999 22 Salt Lake Buzz Pacific Coast League AAA
1999 22 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1999-05-16 1999-06-16
2000 23 Salt Lake Buzz Pacific Coast League AAA
2000 23 New Britain Rock Cats Eastern League AA
2000 23 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2000-08-13 2000-09-30
2001 24 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2001-04-03 2001-10-07
2002 25 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2002-04-01 2002-09-29
2003 26 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2003-03-31 2003-09-27
2004 27 San Francisco Giants National League MLB 1 2004-04-05 2004-10-03
2005 28 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 2005-04-04 2005-10-02
2006 29 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 2006-04-02 2006-10-01
2007 30 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 2007-04-02 2007-09-27
2008 31 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 2008-03-31 2008-09-30
2009 32 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 2009-04-07 2009-10-03
2010 33 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 2010-04-05 2010-10-03
2011 34 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 2011-04-01 2011-09-28
2011 34 Charlotte Knights International League AAA 2011-08-30 2011-09-01
2012 35 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 2012-04-06 2012-10-01
2013 36 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 2013-03-31 2013-09-30
2013 36 Frisco RoughRiders Texas League AA 2013-05-19 2013-05-20
2014 37 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 2014-03-31 2014-07-07
2014 37 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 2 2014-07-26 2014-09-23
2015 38 Atlanta Braves National League MLB 1 2015-04-08 2015-10-02
2016 39 Atlanta Braves National League MLB 1 2016-04-04 2016-09-10
2016 39 GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Rk 2016-08-25 2016-08-29

Sabr ID: 28b48f5c

About the Minor League Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

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