Latest Update Pierzynski is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Sunday. Sun Aug, 10, 11:25 AM
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 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
Pierzynski is now 8-for-25 (.320 BA) with one extra-base hit and two RBI since joining the Cardinals, which is a much better start than how he began the season with the Red Sox. Although he is seeing regular at-bast with Yadier Molina on the disabled list, at this point in his career he isn't going to off much outside of a home run here and there, so no reason to make him an investment outside of NL-only formats.Analyst: Matthew Beck
He has a hit in four out of the six games he has played in a Cardinals uniform. While his stats aren't great, he's worth owning in two catcher leagues. Analyst: Mark Kaplan