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Chris Iannetta

31-Year-Old Catcher – Los Angeles Angels

2014 Stats

AVG

.195

HR

2

RBI

7

R

6

SB

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Iannetta headed into the 2013 season having inked a three-year, $15.5 million contract extension just a few months prior. Looking for a bounce-back season as the Angels' starting catcher, Iannetta pos...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 230   DOB: 4/8/1983   BORN: Providence, RI   COLLEGE: North Carolina   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Iannetta Contract Information:

Iannetta signed a three-year, $15.5 million contract extension with the Angels in October of 2012.

April 16, 2014  –  Chris Iannetta News

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Iannetta went 2-for-5 with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th to give the Angels a 5-4 win over the A's on Wednesday.

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Chris Iannetta 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
2004 21 A Ash 36 152 121 23 38 11 5 1 5 17 0 1 27 29 0 0 4 .314 .454 .496 .950
2005 22 A Mod 74 306 261 51 72 31 17 3 11 58 1 2 45 61 0 0 0 .276 .381 .490 .871
2005 22 AA TUL 19 70 60 7 14 6 3 1 2 11 0 0 8 15 0 1 1 .233 .329 .417 .746
2006 23 AA TUL 44 185 156 38 50 23 10 2 11 26 1 0 24 26 1 1 3 .321 .418 .622 1.040
2006 23 AAA COL 47 180 151 23 53 16 11 2 3 22 0 0 24 29 1 1 3 .351 .447 .510 .957
2006 23 MAJ COL 21 93 77 12 20 6 4 0 2 10 0 1 13 17 1 1 1 .260 .370 .390 .759
2007 24 AAA COL 16 63 54 8 16 4 3 0 1 7 0 0 7 6 0 0 2 .296 .397 .407 .804
2007 24 MAJ COL 67 234 197 22 43 15 8 3 4 27 0 0 29 58 1 2 5 .218 .330 .350 .681
2008 25 MAJ COL 104 407 333 50 88 42 22 2 18 65 0 0 56 92 2 2 14 .264 .390 .505 .895
2009 26 AAA COL 4 17 15 3 5 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 .333 .412 .667 1.079
2009 26 MAJ COL 93 350 289 41 66 33 15 2 16 52 0 1 43 75 1 6 11 .228 .344 .460 .804
2010 27 AAA Col 17 76 63 17 22 12 7 0 5 21 0 0 10 10 0 1 2 .349 .447 .698 1.145
2010 27 MAJ COL 61 223 188 20 37 16 6 1 9 27 1 0 30 48 0 1 4 .197 .318 .383 .701
2011 28 MAJ COL 112 426 345 51 82 32 17 1 14 55 6 3 70 89 2 4 5 .238 .370 .414 .784
2012 29 AAA Sal 6 25 22 3 6 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 .273 .360 .364 .724
2012 29 MAJ LAA 79 253 221 27 53 16 6 1 9 26 1 3 29 60 0 1 2 .240 .332 .398 .730
2013 30 MAJ LAA 115 399 325 40 73 26 15 0 11 39 0 1 68 100 0 4 2 .225 .358 .372 .730
2014 31 MAJ LAA 12 51 41 6 8 6 4 0 2 7 1 0 8 12 0 1 1 .195 .333 .439 .772
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chris Iannetta
3-Year Averages MAJ   102 358 297 39 69 23 12 0 11 40 2 2 55 83 0 3 3 .232 .355 .384 .739
Career  (View All) MAJ   664 2436 2016 269 470 192 97 10 85 308 9 9 346 551 7 22 45 .233 .354 .418 .772

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Chris Iannetta Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 19 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 18 @Det 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .333 .439 .772
Apr. 16 Oak 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .184 .304 .421 .725
Apr. 15 Oak 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .152 .275 .333 .608
Apr. 14 Oak Did not play.
Apr. 13 NYM Did not play.
Apr. 12 NYM 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .216 .281 .497
Apr. 11 NYM 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .219 .185 .404
Apr. 9 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .080 .143 .160 .303
Apr. 8 @Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .095 .167 .190 .357
Apr. 7 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .190 .222 .412
Apr. 6 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 5 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .235 .267 .502
Apr. 4 @Hou 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .250 .364 .614
Apr. 2 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 1 Sea Did not play.
Mar. 31 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 14 5 5 2 0 2 4 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 .357 .526 .929 1.455
Last 14 Days 34 6 8 4 0 2 7 8 9 1 0 1 1 0 .235 .386 .529 .915
Last 30 Days 41 6 8 4 0 2 7 8 12 1 0 1 1 0 .195 .333 .439 .772

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Chris Iannetta: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 12
2013 113
2012 78
2011 105 2 1
2010 52 3 1 1
2009 89

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Chris Iannetta Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013128195190.266.453.835
2012485130.208.292.636
201183147182.241.566.990

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013197216200.198.320.663
2012173228231.249.428.756
2011262377374.237.366.718

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013168171210.232.310.672
201211510390.209.304.602
20111763610393.301.557.975

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131572310180.217.439.794
2012106176171.274.500.869
2011169154163.172.266.587
Chris Iannetta Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 21 A Ash 152 121 17.8% 19.1% 0.93 76% .379 .182
2005 22 A Mod 306 261 14.7% 19.9% 0.74 77% .323 .214
2005 22 AA TUL 70 60 11.4% 21.4% 0.53 75% .279 .184
2006 23 AA TUL 185 156 13% 14.1% 0.92 83% .328 .301
2006 23 AAA COL 180 151 13.3% 16.1% 0.83 81% .420 .159
2006 23 MAJ COL 93 77 14% 18.3% 0.76 78% .310 .130
2007 24 AAA COL 63 54 11.1% 9.5% 1.17 89% .319 .111
2007 24 MAJ COL 234 197 12.4% 24.8% 0.50 71% .289 .132
2008 25 MAJ COL 407 333 13.8% 22.6% 0.61 72% .314 .241
2009 26 AAA COL 17 15 11.8% 35.3% 0.33 60% .500 .334
2009 26 MAJ COL 350 289 12.3% 21.4% 0.57 74% .253 .232
2010 27 AAA Col 76 63 13.2% 13.2% 1.00 84% .354 .349
2010 27 MAJ COL 223 188 13.5% 21.5% 0.63 74% .214 .186
2011 28 MAJ COL 426 345 16.4% 20.9% 0.79 74% .281 .176
2012 29 AAA Sal 25 22 12% 28% 0.43 68% .400 .091
2012 29 MAJ LAA 253 221 11.5% 23.7% 0.48 73% .289 .158
2013 30 MAJ LAA 399 325 17% 25.1% 0.68 69% .290 .147
2014 31 MAJ LAA 51 41 15.7% 23.5% 0.67 71% .222 .244
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3-Year Averages MAJ   358 297 15.4% 23.2% 0.66 72% .286 .152
Career MAJ   2436 2016 14.2% 22.6% 0.63 73% .279 .185

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2014 Stat Review for Chris Iannetta    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.195 AVG
TERRIBLE
71% Contact Rate
POOR
.222 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.439 SLG
GOOD
.244 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.67 BB/K
GREAT
15.7% BB Rate
ELITE
23.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.772 OPS
GOOD
.333 OBP
AVERAGE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Chris Iannetta (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chris Capuano BOS 8 5 1 1 1 2 0 .625 1.500 2.167
Lucas Harrell HOU 5 3 0 2 4 1 0 .600 .800 1.578
Ivan Nova NY-A 8 3 2 3 0 2 0 .375 1.125 1.500
Justin Germano TEX 5 3 0 1 0 1 0 .600 .800 1.400
Brian Wilson LA 5 3 0 0 4 1 0 .600 .600 1.378
Tim Lincecum SF 15 6 1 4 8 4 0 .400 .733 1.373
Ervin Santana ATL 6 2 1 1 0 3 0 .333 1.000 1.333
Luke Hochevar KC 6 2 1 2 0 3 0 .333 1.000 1.333
Kevin Correia MIN 10 4 1 2 2 1 0 .400 .800 1.300
Ryan Vogelsong SF 7 3 1 1 0 2 0 .429 .857 1.286

Worst Matchups for Chris Iannetta (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Heath Bell TB 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Ramon Ramirez SEA 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Adams PHI 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
John Axford CLE 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .000 .000
Ronald Belisario CHI-A 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Broxton CIN 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Cook OAK 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Carter Capps MIA 5 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Sale CHI-A 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Craig Stammen WAS 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Chris Iannetta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Iannetta had a productive game Tuesday, going 1-for-1 with a double, two walks, a stolen base, two RBI and a run scored in a loss to the A's.

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Iannetta went 1-for-5 with his first home run of the season against the Mets on Saturday.

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Iannetta will return to the lineup Monday against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Iannetta is not in the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Iannetta went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in an 11-1 victory over the Astros on Friday.

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Iannetta is expected to start Wednesday's game, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

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Iannetta is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners.

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Iannetta will be the primary catcher for the Angels to begin the 2014 season, MLB.com reports.

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Iannetta went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in a Cactus League game against the Royals on Friday.

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Manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Saturday that Iannetta and Hank Conger will likely participate in "some form" of a platoon behind the plate heading into 2014, the Orange County Register reports.

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2014

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2013

A broken wrist cost Iannetta a large chunk of his 2012 season, but he finished his first season as an Angel with a respectable .240/.332/.398 batting line in only 253 plate appearances. The .240 batting average might actually be on the high end of what we can expect for Iannetta, as he's only a .236 career hitter despite spending his first six seasons in Colorado and batting .262 at Coors Field. The good news for the Angels is that Iannetta has decent power and excellent plate disciple, plus he is a good defensive catcher, so the team should be able to live with a low batting average from him. Iannetta signed a three-year, $15.5 million extension to remain with the Angels and he will enter the 2013 season as the clear-cut starting catcher in Anaheim.

2012

The Angels acquired Iannetta for Tyler Chatwood in late November and he'll head to Anaheim to serve as the Angels' primary backstop. In addition to earning a reputation as a good defensive catcher, Iannetta presents significantly more upside than the trio who shared the position for the Halos last season. Iannetta is often the owner of a low batting average, but he's made up for it with a good eye at the plate (career .357 OBP). Keep in mind, however, that many of his plate appearances have come in the eighth spot ahead of the Rockies pitchers, which won't be the case for him in the American League. Further, Iannetta has a career .208/.338/.369 line outside of Coors Field, so expectations should be tempered as he changes leagues and now plays half of his games in a pitcher-friendly environment.

2011

Iannetta had another tumultuous season in 2010. He came out of the gates in a slump and was sent to the minors, a decision he openly questioned. There he found his stroke (.349/.447/.698) and earned a promotion back to the majors in late May. He got hot in July (.273/.415/.727), but faded down the stretch (.188/.314/.327 post All-Star break). With Miguel Olivo now gone, Iannetta will have yet another shot in 2011 to claim the starter's role. His .212 BABIP and decreasing strikeout rate suggest a rebound is on the way. Most likely, he'll continue to tease owners with flashes of power and a floundering batting average.

2010

Iannetta had a disappointing 2009 by all accounts, finishing the year with a .228 average and 16 home runs. By September, it was clear that backup catcher Yorvit Torrealba gave the team a better chance to win games, and Iannetta's development took a back seat to the club's playoff push. The good news is that the Rockies will likely name Iannetta the starter out of spring training this season, and Torrealba may not return with the team at all. Beyond that, the Rockies locked him up with a cost-effective three-year extension. He's got good pop, and he'll get another chance to prove that in 2010, making him a good buy-low candidate.

2009

Iannetta bounced back from a BABIP trough in '07 to get back to his Chris Hoiles impersonation and grab the lion's share of the Rockies' catching job. His on-base skills make him most valuable in nonstandard leagues, but the homers and RBI will play in any format. There's 30-homer upside here, while you can get much better value from him than the typical late-round option behind the plate.

2008

Iannetta entered 2007 as the Rockies' starting catcher, but he had a difficult time adjusting at the plate and wound up getting demoted midway through the season. He worked on his swing at Triple-A and eventually earned another callup. Iannetta is a strong defensive catcher and has shown the ability to hit in the minor leagues. The Rockies re-signed Yorvit Torrealba to a two-year deal so there must be some concern within the organization about Iannetta's ability to own the everyday job. That said, he will be only 25 at the start of the season and still has plenty of promise. Torrealba is the starter, but expect Iannetta to get plenty of playing time.

2007

The Rockies tendered a contract to Yorvit Torrealba in December, but barring an awful spring, Iannetta is expected to get the majority of starts behind the plate. He made short work of Double-A and Triple-A pitching, batting .336/.433/.567. Once in Colorado, he predictably had his ups and downs, but still brings an intriguing package of 15-20 homer power and strong plate discipline. He'll never be a Gold Glove-caliber defender, but he's worked hard to be adequate. He's a nice fantasy sleeper once the top catchers are off the board.

2006

Moving from Single-A to Double-A during the year, Iannetta emerged as a strong prospect in 2005 and earned a slot in the Futures Game. He's a smart, mature signal-caller with average throwing ability, nailing 32 percent of base stealers. He'll begin 2006 at Double-A and will spend the year developing his skills, with a possible call-up in September.