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A.J. Pierzynski (C)

Atlanta Braves - 3% owned

Bats: L, Throws: R

The Braves are compelled to play Pierzynski and his hot bat, despite their belief that Christian Bethancourt is the long-term answer at catcher. He carries an amazing .407 batting average into Philadelphia next.

Fantasy Impact: If you decide to pick him up, just do so with the knowledge the run won't last, but it could be a fun ride. He has no long-term fantasy value.


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Pierzynski has the hot bat and the Braves are playing him, but Christian Bethancourt is the future for the Braves. He is batting a torrid .391 and until that subsides, he will continue to see time on the field.

Fantasy Impact: He won't steam-roll through the season like this and whatever temporary reward you gain now will surely fade away in the near future.


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Pierzynski is hitting .400 on the year but his playing time will be limited in the backup role he has with the Braves. It's his second home run of the young season.

Fantasy Impact: He is just a steady player who gets the job done but the drawback is limited opportunities due to his backup role.


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Suddenly the news is all about the Braves. Pierzynski is a strong backup for Christian Bethancourt and those two are both capable hitters.

Fantasy Impact: The Braves are 3-0, it's as if they are all fantasy producers. But they will come down to earth, and Pierzynski has little fantasy value due to his playing time.


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Pierzynski will back up Christian Bethancourt, which allows the Braves tremendous flexibility with Evan Gattis, at a very affordable price of $2 million plus incentives for the 1-yr contract. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pierzynski will mostly be a non-factor in fantasy circles, but his signing will allow the Braves to play Evan Gattis in LF. The Braves love Gattis' bat, but he is not a natural outfielder. But he will be eligible for both the LF and C positions in leagues for 2015. This makes Gattis more interesting as he could be a mid to late rounder offering a .810 OPS for owners in the C slot.