A.J. Pierzynski

MLB Analyst


Hired by FOX Sports initially to be an analyst for the 2011 MLB postseason, Pierzynski joined the FOX Sports team again in 2012, 2013 and 2015. In 2017, Pierzynski provides game analysis, as well as making regular appearances on FS1’s MLB WHIPAROUND.


A career .280 hitter with more than 2,000 hits, Pierzynski began his major league career with the Minnesota Twins in 1998, also playing for the San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves. A two-time MLB All-Star (2002, 2006), the left-handed hitter won a World Series title with the White Sox in 2005 and garnered the Silver Slugger Award in 2012.


Born Dec. 30, 1976, in Bridgehampton, NY, Pierzynski resides in Orlando, Fla., with his wife, Lisa, and their two children. He earned All-State honors at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando and signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Tennessee before signing with the Minnesota Twins, who drafted him in the third round (71st overall) in 1994.