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Jarrod Saltalamacchia

31-Year-Old Catcher – Detroit Tigers

2016 Stats

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.192

HR

7

RBI

20

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18

SB

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2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Saltalamacchia probably wants to forget the beginning of the 2015 season. In nine games and 33 plate appearances with Miami, Salty recorded just two hits, leading to his unceremonious release in early...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 235   DOB: 5/2/1985   BORN: West Palm Beach, FL   COLLEGE: None      Show ContractHide Contract

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year contract with the Tigers in December of 2015.

June 13, 2016  –  Jarrod Saltalamacchia News

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 20 A MYR 129 516 459 70 144 55 35 1 19 81 4 2 57 99 0 0 0 .314 .394 .519 .913
2006 21 AA MIS 92 377 313 30 72 28 18 1 9 39 0 1 55 71 0 3 6 .230 .353 .380 .733
2007 22 AA MIS 22 94 81 18 25 13 7 0 6 13 2 0 13 17 0 0 0 .309 .404 .617 1.021
2007 22 MAJ ATL 47 153 141 11 40 10 6 0 4 12 0 0 10 28 0 1 1 .284 .333 .411 .745
2007 22 MAJ TEX 46 176 167 28 42 15 7 1 7 21 0 0 9 47 0 0 0 .251 .290 .431 .721
2007  (Multiple Teams) 22 MAJ ATL/TEX 93 329 308 39 82 25 13 1 11 33 0 0 19 75 0 1 1 .266 .310 .422 .732
2008 23 AAA OKL 15 64 55 10 16 6 3 1 2 13 0 0 7 15 0 0 2 .291 .391 .491 .882
2008 23 MAJ TEX 61 230 198 27 50 16 13 0 3 26 0 2 31 74 0 1 0 .253 .352 .364 .716
2009 24 AA FRI 2 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
2009 24 MAJ TEX 84 310 283 34 66 21 12 0 9 34 0 2 22 97 3 1 1 .233 .290 .371 .661
2010 25 AAA OKL 63 270 238 37 58 24 11 2 11 33 1 0 25 60 0 2 5 .244 .326 .445 .771
2010 25 AAA PAW 9 40 36 5 10 6 5 0 1 6 0 0 4 9 0 0 0 .278 .350 .500 .850
2010 25 MAJ BOS 10 25 19 2 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 .158 .360 .316 .676
2010 25 MAJ TEX 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2010  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ BOS/TEX 12 30 24 2 4 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 .167 .333 .292 .625
2011 26 MAJ BOS 103 386 358 52 84 42 23 3 16 56 1 0 24 119 0 1 3 .235 .288 .450 .738
2012 27 MAJ BOS 121 448 405 55 90 43 17 1 25 59 0 1 38 139 0 4 1 .222 .288 .454 .742
2013 28 MAJ BOS 121 470 425 68 116 54 40 0 14 65 4 1 43 139 0 2 0 .273 .338 .466 .804
2014 29 A+ JUP 2 8 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .661
2014 29 MAJ MIA 114 435 373 43 82 31 20 0 11 44 0 1 55 143 0 5 2 .220 .320 .362 .682
2015 30 R SCO 2 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 .250 .333 .250 .583
2015 30 AAA REN 9 36 32 2 6 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 2 13 0 2 0 .188 .222 .375 .597
2015 30 MAJ ARI 70 194 171 23 43 22 14 0 8 23 0 0 19 57 1 1 2 .251 .332 .474 .806
2015 30 MAJ MIA 9 33 29 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 12 0 0 0 .069 .182 .207 .389
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ ARI/MIA 79 227 200 26 45 24 15 0 9 24 0 0 23 69 1 1 2 .225 .310 .435 .745
2016 31 MAJ DET 41 141 120 18 23 12 4 1 7 20 0 0 21 55 0 0 0 .192 .312 .417 .729
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3-Year Averages     104 375 332 45 81 36 25 0 11 44 1 0 40 117 0 2 1 .244 .325 .419 .744
Career  (View All)     829 3,006 2,694 364 642 271 160 6 105 363 5 7 282 915 4 16 10 .238 .311 .419 .730

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 25 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 24 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 23 Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .312 .417 .729
Jun. 22 Sea 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .301 .419 .720
Jun. 21 Sea Did not play.
Jun. 20 Sea Did not play.
Jun. 19 @KC Did not play.
Jun. 18 @KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .295 .421 .716
Jun. 17 @KC Did not play.
Jun. 16 @KC Did not play.
Jun. 15 @CWS Did not play.
Jun. 14 @CWS Did not play.
Jun. 13 @CWS 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .305 .436 .741
Jun. 12 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .181 .295 .438 .733
Jun. 11 @NYY Did not play.
Jun. 10 @NYY Did not play.
Jun. 8 Tor Did not play.
Jun. 7 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .297 .451 .748
Jun. 6 Tor 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .298 .465 .763
Jun. 5 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 4 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 3 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 2 NYY 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .292 .465 .757
Jun. 1 @LAA 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .291 .474 .765
May. 31 @LAA Did not play.
May. 30 @LAA Did not play.
May. 29 @Oak Did not play.
May. 28 @Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .283 .479 .762
May. 27 @Oak Did not play.
May. 25 Phi Did not play.
Last 7 Days 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .556 .333 .889
Last 14 Days 18 3 4 0 0 0 0 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .391 .222 .613
Last 30 Days 29 6 5 0 0 0 1 10 14 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .385 .172 .557

Jarrod Saltalamacchia: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 34 2 1
2015 47 4 2
2014 107 1
2013 119 1
2012 104 1 12
2011 101
2010 7 1 2
2009 83 1

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016252130.160.280.472
2015415340.293.610.979
2014889280.216.330.600

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201695166170.200.453.792
2015159216200.208.390.684
2014285349360.221.372.705

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016517120.098.196.488
201589147140.258.607.930
2014194205270.273.418.748

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201669116180.261.580.909
2015111122100.198.297.597
2014179236170.162.302.611
Jarrod Saltalamacchia Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 20 A MYR 516 459 11% 19.2% 0.58 78% .367 .205
2006 21 AA MIS 377 313 14.6% 18.8% 0.77 77% .270 .150
2007 22 AA MIS 94 81 13.8% 18.1% 0.76 79% .328 .308
2007 22 MAJ ATL 153 141 6.5% 18.3% 0.36 80% .330 .127
2007 22 MAJ TEX 176 167 5.1% 26.7% 0.19 72% .310 .180
2007  (Multiple Teams) 22 MAJ ATL/TEX 329 308 5.8% 22.8% 0.25 76% .320 .156
2008 23 AAA OKL 64 55 10.9% 23.4% 0.47 73% .368 .200
2008 23 MAJ TEX 230 198 13.5% 32.2% 0.42 63% .388 .111
2009 24 AA FRI 6 4 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 75% .000 .000
2009 24 MAJ TEX 310 283 7.1% 31.3% 0.23 66% .322 .138
2010 25 AAA OKL 270 238 9.3% 22.2% 0.42 75% .281 .201
2010 25 AAA PAW 40 36 10% 22.5% 0.44 75% .346 .222
2010 25 MAJ BOS 25 19 24% 16% 1.50 79% .200 .158
2010 25 MAJ TEX 5 5 0% 20% 0.00 80% .250 .000
2010  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ BOS/TEX 30 24 20% 16.7% 1.20 79% .211 .125
2011 26 MAJ BOS 386 358 6.2% 30.8% 0.20 67% .305 .215
2012 27 MAJ BOS 448 405 8.5% 31% 0.27 66% .270 .232
2013 28 MAJ BOS 470 425 9.1% 29.6% 0.31 67% .375 .193
2014 29 A+ JUP 8 7 12.5% 12.5% 1.00 86% .333 .000
2014 29 MAJ MIA 435 373 12.6% 32.9% 0.38 62% .324 .142
2015 30 R SCO 6 4 16.7% 50% 0.33 25% 1.000 .000
2015 30 AAA REN 36 32 5.6% 36.1% 0.15 59% .235 .187
2015 30 MAJ ARI 194 171 9.8% 29.4% 0.33 67% .330 .223
2015 30 MAJ MIA 33 29 12.1% 36.4% 0.33 59% .063 .138
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ ARI/MIA 227 200 10.1% 30.4% 0.33 66% .295 .210
2016 31 MAJ DET 141 120 14.9% 39% 0.38 54% .276 .225
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3-Year Averages     375 332 10.7% 31.2% 0.34 65% .343 .175
Career     3,006 2,694 9.4% 30.4% 0.31 66% .321 .181

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2016 Stat Review for Jarrod Saltalamacchia    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.192 AVG
TERRIBLE
54% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.276 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.417 SLG
WEAK
.225 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

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0.38 BB/K
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14.9% BB Rate
ELITE
39.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.729 OPS
WEAK
.312 OBP
WEAK

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Saltalamacchia went 2-for-5 with a homer, his seventh of the season, in Thursday’s loss to the Orioles.

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Saltalamacchia is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.

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Saltalamacchia is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Indians.

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Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins.

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Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Athletics.

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Saltalamacchia is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians.

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Saltalamacchia finished 2-for-4 with his fifth home run and three RBI in Tuesday's loss to Kansas City.

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Saltalamacchia will continue to get starter's at-bats this week with James McCann (ankle) on the 15-day disabled list.

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Saltalamacchia went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at Houston.

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Saltalamacchia went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and a double in Houston on Saturday.

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Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

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Saltalamacchia was 1-for-4 with a grand slam in the 7-4 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday.

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Saltalamacchia, who is batting seventh and starting behind the plate Tuesday, figures to see increased playing time in the coming weeks with James McCann on the DL with an ankle injury.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Saltalamacchia came out of the gates on fire in his debut season with Miami, batting .310/.416/.595 during his first 27 games. He cooled significantly after that red-hot opening month, however, and ended the year with a disappointing .220/.320/.362 line over 373 at-bats with 43 runs scored, 11 home runs and 44 RBI in his age-29 campaign. Salty’s power numbers dipped significantly from his final season in Boston, as he tallied just 31 extra-base hits a year after racking up 14 home runs and 40 doubles. Saltalamacchia did manage a career-best 12.3 BB% last season, but the Marlins are looking for a bit more punch from a player who averaged 18 home runs and 27 doubles in 115 games from 2011-2013.

2014

Saltalamacchia enjoyed a career-best season for Boston in 2013, setting high-water marks in on-base percentage, slugging, OPS and RBI, while posting a .273 batting average. He was able to parlay that into a three-year deal from the Marlins, a contract length to which the Red Sox were unwilling to commit. For much of his career in Boston, Saltalamacchia was known for streaky hitting, power and high strikeout totals. The penchant for Ks remains, but he was a more consistent batter in 2013, and over the past three seasons, he's averaged 18 homers and 60 RBI. He also improved defensively during his time with Boston, finishing seventh in catcher's ERA in 2013.

2013

Saltalamacchia enters the offseason as Boston's starting catcher, but the addition of David Ross in the offseason opens up plenty of uncertainty. Saltalamacchia, who will get a raise in arbitration, struggles to hit lefties and hit only .222 overall. He had 25 homers and improved defensively, but the catching surplus at the major league level could lead to a trade. Boston is caught with two catchers that have holes in their games. Both Saltalamacchia and Ryan Lavarnway have their deficiencies. Ross is a nice mix between the two, but we get the sense that the team is not entirely sold on any of the trio as a full-time catcher. Barring another move involving a catcher, we will probably see a Saltalamacchia/Ross mix in Boston while Lavarnway (who has options left) begins the season at Triple-A Pawtucket.

2012

Saltalamacchia overcame a tough start to the season to be a pretty reliable backstop with some occasional power and had the most plate appearances of his career. He wore down toward the end of the season and that was reflected in his .191 average over the final two months. It looks like the team will give prospect Ryan Lavarnway a shot to earn a job on the major league roster, though he's not ready to take over the load full time. Saltalamacchia will be right back at it for Boston in 2012.

2011

In the early stages of the offseason, Saltalamacchia is considered Boston's catcher on Opening Day. And that may very well be the case, but the Red Sox aren't exactly comfortable giving him the keys to the car every day -- at least not until we see what transpires in spring training. Saltalamacchia may develop during the exhibition season and the team will feel confident in him, but there's nothing in his recent history to suggest that 2011 is any different than 2009 or 2010 when he was given a shot as the Rangers' everyday backstop.

2010

Salty had his season effectively ended in early August due to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, but failed to hit (again) when he was healthy earlier in the season (.233/.290/.371, 22:97 BB:K in 283 at-bats). Of concern was his dropoff against righties (.235/.294/.369 in 187 at-bats), which he had shown some competency to hit in the previous two seasons. His winter ball stint ended with additional shoulder discomfort, though it was deemed "normal" by the doctor that performed surgery in August. Texas was said to be in the market for a catcher this winter, in part due to Salty's injury and in part due to his anemic bat. His career line of .251/.314/.389 in 789 at-bats are a far cry from what was expected as a prospect in the Braves' system, and there's been no sign of growth to get too excited about going forward.

2009

As Salty's minor league totals get further and further away in the rear view mirror, one has to accept the fact that his career major-league numbers (.261/.327/.399, 149 Ks in 506 at-bats) just aren't very good. He battled a groin injury early on, and a forearm injury ended his season in early September. He continued to show some value as a possible platoon player, hitting .311/.426/.451 in 122 at-bats against righties (.290/.335/.461 in 193 at-bats against righties in 2007), but a lot more was expected of him coming up through the minors. His name surfaced in numerous winter trade talks, but nothing beyond tire kicking. There's still value if he lands in a situation where his exposure against lefties is limited. The trade of Gerald Laird to Detroit frees up some at-bats.

2008

Salty split time between first base and catcher all season, but Texas announced over the winter that he'll go back to being a full-time catcher. His major league debut (.266/.310/.422 overall, .252/.290/431 with Texas) wasn't as good as hoped, but his numbers against righties (.290/335/.461 in 193 at-bats) show some promise even if he's limited to a platoon role. How much he'll play largely depends on what Texas decides to do with Gerald Laird.

2007

Despite a subpar year in the minors, Saltalamacchia is still regarded as perhaps the top hitting prospect in the Atlanta system. He made a strong impression in big league spring training, but then slumped in the first half with Double-A Mississippi by hitting just .197/.311/.297 and struggled with a sore wrist. Scouts and coaches said his defense improved despite his problems at the plate and he rebounded somewhat in the second half of the season and had a strong limited AFL campaign (.565 with three home runs in 23 at bats). With the Braves set at catcher for some time with Brian McCann, "Salty" might be a candidate to be traded this offseason. He'll start the year at Double-A and there's been talk he could be moved to first base if the Braves want to move his bat into the lineup quicker with McCann around.

2006

Saltalamacchia may be the top prospect in the Braves organization after hitting .314/.394/.519 for High-A Myrtle Beach with 19 home runs at age 20. He seems to have everything you'd want in a catcher: raw power, a good eye at the plate, a strong arm and he hits well from both sides of the dish. About the only negative is that Atlanta already has a young phenom catcher at the major league level in Brian McCann. He'll need a full season at Double-A before becoming a factor in the majors, but he's a keeper to grab in deeper leagues.