San Francisco Giants: A.J. Pierzynski and the fanbase’s 5 most hated active players

By Matthew Connolly
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Jul 17, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski (15) reacts after scoring a run in the eighth inning of their game against the Chicago Cubs at Turner Field. The Braves won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

2. A.J. Pierzynski (Braves) 

Surprised that A.J. isn’t No. 1? You won’t be when you see who’s next—don’t worry.

Between costing the Giants Joe Nathan and Francisco Liriano in their primes, being a clubhouse cancer his one year in San Francisco, and punishing the Giants (.364 AVG, .947 OPS) when the two cross paths, Pierzynski is more than deserving of the silver medal here.

Oh yeah, there’s also this cringeworthy flop from last year’s playoffs.

There’s no secret why many consider this vet the most hated man in all of baseball. To most Giants fans, though, there’s one guy who’s surpassed Pierzynski in recent years.

Next: On to No. 1 most hated