Latest Update A.J. Pierzynski is in Tuesday's starting lineup for the Cardinals. Tue Oct, 14, 01:13 PM
Intense, smart and focused behind the plate, he also makes good contact with the bat, hits with some pop and is decent in the clutch. Usually guides pitchers very well.
Flaws: : His trademark intensity sometimes gets the better of him. Can be run on easily. Would produce more runs and hit for even better average if he were more patient at the dish.
The Cardinals would love to have the services of their All-Star catcher Yadier Molina but he did not look good when he was forced from Game 2 with the injury. There is no word on when we could see him back in the lineup but having a veteran like A.J. Pierzynski on the bench is a valuable asset. Analyst: Drew Phelps
Pierzynski was acquired after he was released by the Red Sox once Yaddier Molina was injured earlier in the season but he struggled at the plate hitting just .244. He will add some veteran presence and playoff experience for the Cardinals in the NLCS. Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
The Cardinals are just giving him a day off after two-straight starts behind the plate. He's been a nice, productive addition to the lineup since the Cardinals brought him in and should prove to be an even better option once playoff baseball starts up.Analyst: Howard Bender
Pierzynski has down a respectable job both behind the plate and in the batter's box since joining the Cardinals, going 10-for-32 (.313 BA) with one home urn and four RBI in nine games played. He will likely continue to earn the starting nod over Tony Cruz on a regular basis, but outside of NL-only leagues he should be left on the waiver wire. Analyst: Matthew Beck