Caratini
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.244
HR
0
RBI
10
R
15
SB
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Catchers who can hit are so sparse that a player who projects to hit a somewhat empty .285 can be considered a bat-first catcher. Part of the "bat-first" label stems from the fact that he is a fringe-average defender, so his bat needs to carry the day. The 24-year-old had b... read more
Catchers who can hit are so sparse that a player who projects to hit a somewhat empty .285 can be considered a bat-first catcher. Part of the "bat-first" label stems from the fact that he is a fringe-average defender, so his bat needs to carry the day. The 24-year-old had been splitting time between catcher and first base in the minors, but he won't be cutting into Anthony Rizzo's at-bats at the big-league level -- although he may technically be second on the depth chart there. Willson Contreras is superior in every facet of the game, so Caratini will be limited to a backup role for the foreseeable future, assuming he can beat out the veteran Chris Gimenez for a roster spot. He has a chance to be a plus hitter, flirting with .300 in his peak seasons, but it will likely take him a while to reach his offensive ceiling, as he will be seeing limited game reps going forward. He has some power, but would likely need 350-plus plate appearances to hit double-digit home runs, and he would need Contreras or Rizzo to get injured to approach that mark.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: B    Throws: R    HT: 6'1"    WT: 215 lbs.    DOB: 8/17/1993    College: Miami-Dade South CC    Drafted: 2nd Rd in 2013Show Contract
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Victor Caratini Contract Info:
Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2018.
Starting Tuesday
CChicago Cubs
August 7, 2018
Caratini is starting at catcher and batting ninth in Tuesday's game against the Royals.
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2018 Stat Review for Victor Caratini
0.38 BB/K
WEAK
7.6 % BB Rate
WEAK
19.7 % K Rate
AVERAGE
0.605 OPS
TERRIBLE
0.311 OBP
WEAK
0.244 AVG
WEAK
0.309 BABIP
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  2. Victor Caratini 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Converted from a third baseman to a catcher in 2014, Caratini is looking to follow the same career path as organizational mate Willson Contreras, who made the same conversion two years earlier. The switch-hitter has shown impressive plate skills, posting a 129 wRC+ and 80:54 K:BB in 480 plate appearances at Double-A. If he were to continue on this trajectory, Caratini would have a chance to be an above-average offensive contributor at the position. However, he needs to stick behind the plate for the profile to remain appealing in dynasty leagues. Most reports suggest the defense just is not there for him to project as a starting catcher in the big leagues, so for now he is simply a player to follow in case he can make major improvements with his arm and glove.
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Starting Tuesday
CChicago Cubs
August 7, 2018
Caratini is starting at catcher and batting ninth in Tuesday's game against the Royals.
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Records three hits Thursday
CChicago Cubs
July 19, 2018
Caratini went 3-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and three runs scored in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.
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Starting at catcher Saturday
CChicago Cubs
July 7, 2018
Caratini is starting at catcher and batting seventh in Saturday's game against the Reds.
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Recalled, enters lineup
CChicago Cubs
July 4, 2018
Caratini was recalled from Triple-A Iowa and will start at first base and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the Tigers.
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Sent down Saturday
CChicago Cubs
May 26, 2018
Caratini was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
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