Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:07:12 -0700
Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski had three hits and a walk in the loss Wednesday, April 22, and he was back in the starting lineup again in a day game Thursday, April 23, over C Christian Bethancourt. Pierzynski was 9-for-23 (.391) with a double, three home runs, five RBI, a .462 on-base percentage and .826 slugging percentage in six games before Thursday. Bethancourt was expected to be the primary catcher, but he's hitting just .133 (4-for-30) with two doubles, two RBI, two walks, a .188 OBP and .200 slugging percentage. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he'll continue to play Pierzynski if he's hot or the matchups dictate it.
Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($2,000, 4.0% of cap), 38, has been a surprise for the Braves to start the year, but his pace at the plate surely won't last. However, while he's hot, he can be a nice value play at FantasyScore in the right matchups. Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) owners in deep mixed and NL-only leagues need to stay patient.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:48:14 -0700
Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is in the starting lineup Saturday, April 18, and is batting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has start off the season with a .333 batting average with a hit in each of his starts. Pierzynski could be a starting option on FantasyScore, because he is 5-for-15 against Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey.
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 21:57:53 -0700
Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski cracked a two-run homer Wednesday, April 8, against the Miami Marlins, accounting for all of his team's offense in his first start of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($2,600; 5.2% of cap) is behind Christian Bethancourt ($2,800; 5.6% of cap) on the depth chart, but he is worth using when he gets his chance to start. He obviously proved Wednesday he has a little bit left in the tank.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 22:53:16 -0700
Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski will get the start behind the dish Wednesday, April 8, against the Miami Marlins.
Fantasy Tip: If youíre looking to save a little salary, Pierzynski ($2,600; 5.2% of cap) still has a decent stick and is worth a look, especially if you need more salary to afford a stud pitcher or high-end hitter. And for what itís worth, Pierzynski has two hits with an RBI in three career at-bats against probable starter SP Tom Koehler.
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 04:20:47 -0800
Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski will earn $2 million in base salary for the 2015 season plus an additional $700,000 in incentives.
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:23:38 -0800
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski's one-year deal is expected to be worth around $2 million.
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:56:57 -0800
Free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski (Cardinals) has agreed to a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:51:24 -0800
Free-agent Cs A.J. Pierzynski (Cardinals) and David Ross (Red Sox) are being looked at by the Atlanta Braves as they search for a backup catcher.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:25:20 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C A.J. Pierzynski, an impending free agent, said he wants to continue playing in 2015.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:17:20 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent RP Pat Neshek, C A.J. Pierzynski, 2B Mark Ellis, RP Jason Motte or SP Justin Masterson this offseason.