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Chris Iannetta

34-Year-Old Catcher – Colorado Rockies

2017 Stats

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.254

HR

17

RBI

43

R

38

SB

0

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Moving to the desert agreed with Iannetta, as he rebounded in a big way from his one-year stay in the Pacific Northwest. The veteran backstop bounced back from a miserable campaign with the Mariners t...

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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:

Signed a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Rockies in December of 2017. Comes with a $300,000 signing bonus and $750,000 buyout in 2020.

December 8, 2017  –  Chris Iannetta News

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Iannetta signed a two-year, $8.5 million contract with Colorado on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

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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 108 373 306 41 77 29 22 0 7 43 3 0 54 91 0 5 8 .252 .373 .392 .765
2015 32 MAJ LAA 92 317 272 28 51 20 10 0 10 34 0 1 41 83 0 3 1 .188 .293 .335 .628
2016 33 MAJ SEA 94 338 295 23 62 21 14 0 7 24 0 0 38 83 1 2 2 .210 .303 .329 .632
2017 34 MAJ ARI 89 316 272 38 69 36 19 0 17 43 0 0 37 87 0 1 6 .254 .354 .511 .865
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3-Year Averages     91 322 279 29 60 25 14 0 11 33 0 0 38 84 0 2 3 .215 .314 .384 .697
Career  (View All)     1035 3,729 3,120 393 721 292 158 10 124 445 11 10 508 883 8 32 61 .231 .347 .407 .754

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Chris Iannetta 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
Oct. 1 @KC 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .354 .511 .865
Sep. 30 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 29 @KC 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .354 .504 .858
Sep. 27 SF Did not play.
Sep. 26 SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .352 .502 .854
Sep. 25 SF Did not play.
Sep. 24 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 23 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .351 .506 .857
Sep. 22 Mia 4 2 3 0 0 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .356 .514 .870
Sep. 20 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 19 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .348 .486 .834
Sep. 18 @SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .352 .492 .844
Sep. 17 @SF 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .353 .494 .847
Sep. 16 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .347 .490 .837
Sep. 15 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 14 Col 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .352 .498 .850
Sep. 13 Col Did not play.
Sep. 12 Col 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .242 .348 .487 .835
Sep. 11 Col 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .346 .489 .835
Sep. 10 SD Did not play.
Sep. 9 SD 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .243 .345 .496 .841
Sep. 8 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .340 .496 .836
Sep. 6 @LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .338 .498 .836
Sep. 5 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .337 .502 .839
Sep. 4 @LAD Did not play.
Sep. 3 @Col 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .336 .509 .845
Sep. 2 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .333 .491 .824
Sep. 1 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .335 .493 .828
Aug. 31 LAD 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .333 .498 .831
Aug. 30 LAD Did not play.
Last 7 Games 11 2 3 1 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .429 .636 1.065
Last 14 Games 31 4 9 1 0 3 9 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .371 .613 .984
Last 30 Games 65 8 20 4 0 5 13 13 12 0 0 2 0 1 .308 .438 .600 1.038

Chris Iannetta: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 78 1
2016 93 1
2015 85 2 1
2014 104
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
201780166100.300.563.967
2016117103130.248.376.740
201574144130.230.405.764

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171922211330.234.490.823
2016178134110.185.298.557
2015198146210.172.308.575

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017131177270.252.473.820
2016151115120.166.285.529
2015125103170.176.272.546

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171412110160.255.546.908
2016144122120.257.375.736
2015147187170.197.388.698
Chris Iannetta vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .273 .184
2006 23 AA TUL 185 156 13% 14.1% 0.92 83% .325 .301
2006 23 AAA COL 180 151 13.3% 16.1% 0.83 81% .417 .159
2006 23 MAJ COL 93 77 14% 18.3% 0.76 78% .305 .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% .285 .132
2008 25 MAJ COL 407 333 13.8% 22.6% 0.61 72% .311 .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% .245 .232
2010 27 AAA COL 76 63 13.2% 13.2% 1.00 84% .347 .349
2010 27 MAJ COL 223 188 13.5% 21.5% 0.63 74% .212 .186
2011 28 MAJ COL 426 345 16.4% 20.9% 0.79 74% .276 .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% .288 .158
2013 30 MAJ LAA 399 325 17% 25.1% 0.68 69% .284 .147
2014 31 MAJ LAA 373 306 14.5% 24.4% 0.59 70% .329 .140
2015 32 MAJ LAA 317 272 12.9% 26.2% 0.49 69% .225 .147
2016 33 MAJ SEA 338 295 11.2% 24.6% 0.46 72% .266 .119
2017 34 MAJ ARI 316 272 11.7% 27.5% 0.43 68% .308 .257
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3-Year Averages     322 279 11.8% 26.1% 0.45 70% .263 .169
Career     3,729 3,120 13.6% 23.7% 0.58 72% .278 .176

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Chris Iannetta Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 718.7 0 0 0 0 347 0 341 0
2015 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 0
2016 C 776.3 0 0 0 0 412 0 245 0
2017 C 632.7 0 0 0 0 308 0 219 0
2017 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C 1 -1 1 0 -1 0 7 7
2015 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 C -3 1 -1 0 -3 0 -4 -10
2017 C -2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
2017 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Chris Iannetta    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.43 BB/K
AVERAGE
11.7% BB Rate
GREAT
27.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.865 OPS
GREAT
.354 OBP
GOOD
Contact

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.254 AVG
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.308 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.511 SLG
GREAT
.257 ISO
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2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Chris Iannetta

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

Iannetta is not in the lineup against the Dodgers on Friday.

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Iannetta is out of the lineup against the Rockies on Wednesday.

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Iannetta went 1-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs scored in Sunday's 14-2 demolition of Kansas City.

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Iannetta is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants.

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Iannetta is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.

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Iannetta went 3-for-4 with a walk, two home runs and eight RBI in Friday's 13-11 win over the Marlins.

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Iannetta is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Padres.

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Iannetta went 3-for-4 in Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Giants.

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Iannetta is not in the lineup Friday against the Giants.

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Iannetta went 3-for-5 with two doubles in Thursday's 7-0 win over the Rockies.

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Iannetta is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

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Iannetta (arm) is batting second and starting at catcher for Monday's game against the Rockies.

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Iannetta was held out of the lineup in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Padres after experiencing soreness stemming from being hit on the arm by a pitch a night earlier, the Associated Press reports.

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2017

Iannetta can draw a lot of walks. That's about the only good thing one can say about the veteran backstop's offensive profile, as he took another step back in his lone year as a Mariner. He managed to bring his batting average back above the Mendoza Line, but he swatted three fewer home runs, drove in 10 fewer runs and struck out just as much as he did in 2015. He also continued to falter against right-handed pitching (.185 batting average vs. RHP, .248 vs. LHP), which eventually led to his losing the starting job to Mike Zunino. Iannetta's decrease in power (career-low .119 ISO last season) and high propensity to strike out (24.6 percent strikeout rate) forced him to settle for a backup gig with the Diamondbacks, where he'll likely reside for all of 2017 unless Chris Herrmann struggles.

2016

Iannetta had his best year in an Angels uniform in 2014 but may have followed that up with the worst season of his career, as he tallied a paltry batting line with 10 home runs in 92 games. Interestingly, Iannetta's peripherals stayed about the same in both seasons, with the most significant difference being his batting average on balls in play, which tumbled to .225 after a climb to .329 in 2014. While this suggests that his production in 2014 was primarily a product of good fortune, he still has his trademark plate discipline (12.9-percent walk rate in 2015) and moderate power (.147 ISO) which could keep him relevant in two catcher leagues if his BABIP normalizes to his career average of .277. Iannetta will look to carve out a significant share of the playing time behind the plate in Seattle after signing with the Mariners in November.

2015

Iannetta may have had his best season in an Angels uniform in 2014, as his .373 on-base percentage was his best mark since he was a member of the Rockies in 2008. His peripherals were similar to his 2013 numbers, with the one standout being his BABIP, which stood at a career-best .329. The veteran once again split time at catcher with Hank Conger last season, but that tradition will break in 2015, as Conger was traded to the Astros in November. While this may lead one to believe that Iannetta will see more than the 96 games he played behind the plate last season, general manager Jerry Dipoto has suggested that he'll remain in the 110-115 game range. Iannetta will likely continue to combine moderate pop with excellent plate discipline in 2015, but unless he begins to see more games behind the dish, his value will be limited.

2014

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 posted an identical OPS (.730) to that of his 2012 season, when a broken wrist caused him to play in only 79 games. Iannetta's once prodigious power may have been a creation of Coors Field, as he failed to slug .400 for the second straight year with the Halos, but his elite plate discipline will likely keep him in the game, as he posted a career-high walk rate (17.0%) in 2013, which ranked him second in the majors to Joey Votto among batters with a minimum of 350 plate appearances. A career-low .198 batting average against right-handed pitchers forced a platoon situation midseason, with Hank Conger taking some of Iannetta's at-bats against righties, but he should have the opportunity to win the job back in 2014, as he undoubtedly opened some eyes with his .286/.375/.536 line in September.

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.