35-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for J.R. House in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
J.R. House Contract Information:
Signed a minor league deal with Atlanta in Feb. 2010.
House was released by Atlanta.
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J.R. House: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for J.R. House.
House hit .325/.376/.475 with 23 doubles and 10 homers at Double-A Corpus Christi before being promoted to Triple-A Round Rock, where he hit .412/.445/.675 in 114 at-bats. He has solid power, and will compete with Humberto Quintero to be Brad Ausmus' primary backup.
After playing just 75 games over his previous two seasons, House played in 92 games at Triple-A Nashville and had a cup of decaf in Pittsburgh in 2004. House is no longer considered a can't miss prospect, but the trade of Jason Kendall gives him a chance to re-assert himself in the team’s “catcher of the future” derby. With the signing of veteran backstop Benito Santiago, the club figures to take advantage of House's one remaining option and have him start the season at Triple-A, where he can continue to work on his defense as a catcher and also as a first baseman and outfielder. Some scouts think that the Pirates are grooming House to be their next Craig Wilson because Wilson might too expensive for them to sign after 2005.
House, who had right elbow surgery in 2002, is regaining his status as a quality catching hopeful. Once regarded as the organization's top prospect, his career is back on track. Average behind the plate, it's his offensive skills (good power, makes consistent contact) that make him the Pirates' likely catcher of the future if he can stay healthy.
House, the Pirates’ #1 prospect a year ago, underwent reconstructive surgery on his right elbow in September and could miss the 2003 season.