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Jarrod Saltalamacchia

30-Year-Old Catcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

2015 Stats

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.061

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1

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1

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3

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2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 en...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 235   DOB: 5/2/1985   BORN: West Palm Beach, FL   COLLEGE: None      Show ContractHide Contract

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks in May of 2015.

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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 PAW 9 40 36 5 10 6 5 0 1 6 0 0 4 9 0 0 0 .278 .350 .500 .850
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 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 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 1 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 .000 .200 .000 .200
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 10 38 33 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 15 0 0 1 .061 .184 .182 .366
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3-Year Averages     118 450 401 55 96 41 25 0 16 56 1 1 45 140 0 3 1 .239 .316 .421 .737
Career  (View All)     719 2,676 2,407 323 576 237 142 5 90 320 5 7 242 806 3 15 9 .239 .309 .415 .724

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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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
May. 29 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 .061 .184 .182 .366
May. 27 @StL Did not play.
May. 26 @StL Did not play.
May. 25 @StL Did not play.
May. 24 ChC Did not play.
May. 23 ChC Did not play.
May. 22 ChC Did not play.
May. 21 @Mia Did not play.
May. 20 @Mia Did not play.
May. 19 @Mia Did not play.
May. 18 @Mia Did not play.
May. 17 @Phi Did not play.
May. 16 @Phi Did not play.
May. 15 @Phi Did not play.
May. 13 Was Did not play.
May. 12 Was Did not play.
May. 11 Was Did not play.
May. 10 SD Did not play.
May. 9 SD Did not play.
May. 8 SD Did not play.
May. 7 SD Did not play.
May. 6 @Col Did not play.
May. 6 @Col Did not play.
May. 5 @Col Did not play.
May. 4 @Col Did not play.
May. 3 @LAD Did not play.
May. 2 @LAD Did not play.
May. 1 @LAD Did not play.
Apr. 29 Col Did not play.
Apr. 28 Col Did not play.
Last 7 Days 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Last 14 Days 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Last 30 Days 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200

Jarrod Saltalamacchia: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 10
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
201540000.000.000.000
2014889280.216.330.600
2013119182160.218.319.628

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015293110.069.207.413
2014285349360.221.372.705
20133065012494.294.523.873

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015142110.143.429.679
2014194205270.273.418.748
2013220349323.282.500.836

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015191000.000.000.136
2014179236170.162.302.611
2013205345331.263.429.770
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 PAW 40 36 10% 22.5% 0.44 75% .346 .222
2010 25 AAA OKL 270 238 9.3% 22.2% 0.42 75% .281 .201
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 AAA REN 36 32 5.6% 36.1% 0.15 59% .235 .187
2015 30 MAJ ARI 5 4 0% 60% 0.00 25% .000 .000
2015 30 MAJ MIA 33 29 12.1% 36.4% 0.33 59% .063 .138
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ ARI/MIA 38 33 10.5% 39.5% 0.27 55% .059 .121
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3-Year Averages     450 401 10% 31.1% 0.32 65% .327 .182
Career     2,676 2,407 9% 30.1% 0.30 67% .322 .176

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2015 Stat Review for Jarrod Saltalamacchia    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.061 AVG
TERRIBLE
55% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.059 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.182 SLG
TERRIBLE
.121 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

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0.27 BB/K
POOR
10.5% BB Rate
GOOD
39.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.366 OPS
TERRIBLE
.184 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Saltalamacchia will catch and bat sixth for the Diamondbacks on Friday against the Brewers, Steve Berthiaume of FOX Sports Arizona reports.

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Saltalamacchia had his contract selected by the Diamondbacks on Friday.

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Saltalamacchia is expected to be called up from Triple-A Reno on Friday, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

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Saltalamacchia will undergo a physical in Phoenix before joining Triple-A Reno to receive some at-bats, Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

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Saltalamacchia will sign with the Diamondbacks after clearing waivers, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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The Diamondbacks have some interest in signing Saltalamacchia, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.

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Saltalamacchia was released by the Marlins on Tuesday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

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Saltalamacchia was reinstated from the paternity list and designated for assignment Monday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.