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Birth Date5-2-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age32 years, 9 months, 21 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
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-0.72017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 ATL 22 47 153 141 11 40 6 0 4 58 10 28 1 1 0 12 0 0 .284 .333 .411 .253 3.3 -4.3 -0.1
2007 TEX 22 46 176 167 28 42 7 1 7 72 9 47 0 0 0 21 0 0 .251 .290 .431 .241 2.7 -5.4 -0.3
2008 TEX 23 61 230 198 27 50 13 0 3 72 31 74 0 1 0 26 0 2 .253 .352 .364 .257 8.1 -7.1 0.1
2009 TEX 24 84 310 283 34 66 12 0 9 105 22 97 1 1 3 34 0 2 .233 .290 .371 .221 -0.2 -5.7 -0.6
2010 BOS 25 10 25 19 2 3 3 0 0 6 6 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .158 .360 .316 .243 0.8 -0.4 0.0
2010 TEX 25 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .148 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2011 BOS 26 103 386 358 52 84 23 3 16 161 24 119 3 1 0 56 1 0 .235 .288 .450 .249 11.4 -0.2 1.2
2012 BOS 27 121 448 405 55 90 17 1 25 184 38 139 1 4 0 59 0 1 .222 .288 .454 .265 19.6 4.1 2.5
2013 BOS 28 121 470 425 68 116 40 0 14 198 43 139 0 2 0 65 4 1 .273 .338 .466 .288 33.0 -5.1 3.0
2014 MIA 29 114 435 373 43 82 20 0 11 135 55 143 2 5 44 0 1 .220 .320 .362 .258 17.2 -35.8 -2.1
2015 ARI 30 70 194 171 23 43 14 0 8 81 19 57 2 1 1 23 0 0 .251 .332 .474 .280 10.5 -7.2 0.4
2015 MIA 30 9 33 29 3 2 1 0 1 6 4 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 .069 .182 .207 .140 -2.7 -0.7 -0.4
2016 DET 31 92 292 246 30 42 5 1 12 85 41 104 0 5 0 38 0 0 .171 .284 .346 .237 3.1 -10.7 -0.8
2017 TOR 32 10 26 25 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 .040 .077 .040 .059 -5.3 -1.5 -0.7
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2004 ROM A 91 366 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MYR A+ 129 529 .230 .242 .334 .328 .247 .365 96 -0.5 0.5 0.2 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
2006 MIS AA 92 377 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ATL MLB 47 153 .253 .263 .328 .417 .258 .327 99 -1.2 4.5 0.4 -4.3 -0.4 3.3 -0.1 3.3 -0.1
2007 TEX MLB 46 176 .241 .270 .335 .426 .266 .310 100 -3.6 5.2 -0.2 -5.4 1.3 2.7 -0.3 2.7 -0.3
2007 MIS AA 22 94 .368 .262 .330 .389 .260 .328 92 11.1 2.8 1.4 0.5 -0.6 14.7 1.5 14.7 1.5
2008 TEX MLB 61 230 .257 .255 .326 .404 .257 .385 110 -0.9 6.6 3.5 -7.1 -1.1 8.1 0.1 8.1 0.1
2008 OKL AAA 15 64 .266 .286 .350 .460 .265 .368 117 0.4 1.9 1.2 -1.3 -0.4 3.0 0.2 3.0 0.2
2009 TEX MLB 84 310 .221 .261 .330 .415 .260 .320 106 -12.9 8.9 5.3 -5.7 -1.5 -0.2 -0.6 -0.2 -0.6
2009 FRI AA 2 6 .116 .245 .310 .349 .219 .000 107 -0.8 0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.0 -0.6 -0.0 -0.6 -0.0
2010 BOS MLB 10 25 .243 .237 .302 .358 .229 .200 112 -0.4 0.7 0.3 -0.4 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.8 0.0
2010 TEX MLB 2 5 .148 .244 .304 .386 .238 .250 122 -0.6 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2010 OKL AAA 63 270 .257 .273 .344 .430 .265 .281 101 -0.9 8.2 3.7 6.3 -1.6 9.3 1.5 9.3 1.5
2010 PAW AAA 9 40 .308 .268 .338 .424 .266 .346 91 2.2 1.2 0.2 4.0 -0.4 3.2 0.7 3.2 0.7
2011 BOS MLB 103 386 .249 .257 .320 .412 .262 .304 109 -4.1 10.4 6.3 -0.2 -1.2 11.4 1.2 11.4 1.2
2012 BOS MLB 121 448 .265 .250 .310 .403 .256 .265 104 2.1 12.3 5.6 4.1 -0.4 19.6 2.5 19.6 2.5
2013 BOS MLB 121 470 .288 .260 .320 .412 .268 .372 101 12.5 12.4 7.3 -5.1 0.8 33.0 3.0 33.0 3.0
2014 MIA MLB 114 435 .258 .248 .308 .379 .258 .317 97 -0.6 11.2 6.5 -35.8 0.1 17.2 -2.1 17.2 -2.1
2014 JUP A+ 2 8 .209 .264 .316 .367 .250 .333 90 -0.5 0.2 0 0.0 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2015 ARI MLB 70 194 .280 .252 .315 .397 .262 .327 101 3.7 5.2 2.2 -7.2 -0.6 10.5 0.4 10.5 0.4
2015 MIA MLB 9 33 .140 .248 .329 .413 .281 .062 89 -3.9 0.9 0.5 -0.7 -0.2 -2.7 -0.4 -2.7 -0.4
2015 RNO AAA 9 36 .227 .274 .336 .410 .265 .211 107 -1.2 1.0 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2015 DIA Rk 2 6 .274 .245 .284 .332 .232 .500 82 0.1 0.2 0 -0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2016 DET MLB 92 292 .237 .258 .324 .418 .259 .222 106 -6.7 8.3 3.7 -10.7 -2.1 3.1 -0.8 3.1 -0.8
2017 TOR MLB 10 26 .059 .252 .321 .402 .254 .111 98 -5.5 0.8 0.4 -1.5 -1.0 -5.3 -0.7 -5.3 -0.7
2017 BUF AAA 33 129 .210 .254 .322 .382 .252 .283 94 -7.3 3.9 -2.1 -0.1 -0.4 -5.9 -0.6 -5.9 -0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2004 ROM A 366 42 88 19 2 10 51 34 83 1 0 .272 .350 .437 .164 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MYR A+ 529 70 144 35 1 19 81 57 99 4 2 .314 .397 .519 .205 .230 0.1 0.9 0.1
2006 MIS AA 377 30 72 18 1 9 39 55 71 0 1 .230 .356 .380 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 MIS AA 94 18 25 7 0 6 13 13 17 2 0 .309 .404 .617 .309 .368 14.7 0.5 1.5
2007 ATL MLB 153 11 40 6 0 4 12 10 28 0 0 .284 .333 .411 .128 .253 3.3 -4.3 -0.1
2007 TEX MLB 176 28 42 7 1 7 21 9 47 0 0 .251 .290 .431 .180 .241 2.7 -5.4 -0.3
2008 TEX MLB 230 27 50 13 0 3 26 31 74 0 2 .253 .352 .364 .111 .257 8.1 -7.1 0.1
2008 OKL AAA 64 10 16 3 1 2 13 7 15 0 0 .291 .391 .491 .200 .266 3.0 -1.3 0.2
2009 TEX MLB 310 34 66 12 0 9 34 22 97 0 2 .233 .290 .371 .138 .221 -0.2 -5.7 -0.6
2009 FRI AA 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .000 .116 -0.6 0.1 -0.0
2010 TEX MLB 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .148 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2010 BOS MLB 25 2 3 3 0 0 1 6 4 0 0 .158 .360 .316 .158 .243 0.8 -0.4 0.0
2010 OKL AAA 270 37 58 11 2 11 33 25 60 1 0 .244 .328 .445 .202 .257 9.3 6.3 1.5
2010 PAW AAA 40 5 10 5 0 1 6 4 9 0 0 .278 .350 .500 .222 .308 3.2 4.0 0.7
2011 BOS MLB 386 52 84 23 3 16 56 24 119 1 0 .235 .288 .450 .215 .249 11.4 -0.2 1.2
2012 BOS MLB 448 55 90 17 1 25 59 38 139 0 1 .222 .288 .454 .232 .265 19.6 4.1 2.5
2013 BOS MLB 470 68 116 40 0 14 65 43 139 4 1 .273 .338 .466 .193 .288 33.0 -5.1 3.0
2014 MIA MLB 435 43 82 20 0 11 44 55 143 0 1 .220 .320 .362 .142 .258 17.2 -35.8 -2.1
2014 JUP A+ 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .000 .209 -0.2 0.0 -0.0
2015 RNO AAA 36 2 6 0 0 2 7 2 13 0 0 .188 .222 .375 .188 .227 -0.2 0.1 -0.0
2015 DIA Rk 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .000 .274 0.3 -0.0 0.0
2015 ARI MLB 194 23 43 14 0 8 23 19 57 0 0 .251 .332 .474 .222 .280 10.5 -7.2 0.4
2015 MIA MLB 33 3 2 1 0 1 1 4 12 0 0 .069 .182 .207 .138 .140 -2.7 -0.7 -0.4
2016 DET MLB 292 30 42 5 1 12 38 41 104 0 0 .171 .284 .346 .175 .237 3.1 -10.7 -0.8
2017 BUF AAA 129 8 18 6 0 1 5 17 51 0 0 .162 .271 .243 .081 .210 -5.9 -0.1 -0.6
2017 TOR MLB 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 16 0 0 .040 .077 .040 .000 .059 -5.3 -1.5 -0.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 988 0.4899 0.4433 0.6918 0.6240 0.2698 0.7682 0.5221 0.3082 430 0.004925
2009 1166 0.5154 0.5146 0.7000 0.6489 0.3717 0.7795 0.5524 0.3000 450 -0.005667
2010 113 0.4867 0.4159 0.9149 0.6545 0.1897 0.9722 0.7273 0.0851 51 0.007271
2011 1514 0.5013 0.5033 0.6864 0.6640 0.3417 0.7679 0.5271 0.3136 594 0.006085
2012 1818 0.4714 0.4857 0.6829 0.6558 0.3340 0.7384 0.5857 0.3171 710 0.004967
2013 1882 0.4660 0.4676 0.6761 0.6157 0.3383 0.7259 0.5971 0.3239 794 -0.000278
2014 1774 0.4538 0.4729 0.6341 0.6484 0.3271 0.7318 0.4732 0.3659 738 -0.003133
2015 913 0.4732 0.4524 0.6659 0.6366 0.2869 0.7745 0.4493 0.3341 419 -0.006555
2016 1168 0.4846 0.4401 0.6459 0.6060 0.2841 0.7201 0.4971 0.3541 0 0.000000
2017 113 0.4513 0.4336 0.5714 0.5686 0.3226 0.6897 0.4000 0.4286 0 0.000000
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-01 2014-06-19 15-DL 18 16 - Head Concussion Foul Tip -
2014-05-22 2014-05-23 DTD 1 1 - Ankle Sprain - -
2013-09-03 2013-09-08 DTD 5 5 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-03-24 2013-03-27 Camp 3 0 - Back Surgery Growth Removed - -
2013-02-28 2013-03-03 Camp 3 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
2012-09-08 2012-09-12 DTD 4 3 - Low Back Spasms - -
2012-08-03 2012-08-04 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness Ear Infection - -
2012-05-30 2012-05-31 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-05-19 2012-05-19 DTD 0 0 - Face Laceration Ear - -
2012-03-14 2012-03-18 Camp 4 0 - Hip Bursitis - -
2011-09-27 2011-09-29 DTD 2 2 - Shoulder Contusion Collarbone Foul Ball - -
2011-08-30 2011-08-30 DTD 0 0 Right Forearm Contusion HBP - -
2011-06-08 2011-06-10 DTD 2 2 General Medical Illness -
2010-09-19 2010-10-04 DTD 15 14 Left Thumb Surgery Ulnar Collateral Ligament 2010-09-28
2010-08-16 2010-09-01 15-DL 16 13 Left Lower Leg Infection -
2010-04-07 2010-04-27 15-DL 20 18 Upper Back Stiffness -
2010-03-21 2010-03-29 Camp 8 0 Back Inflammation Rhomboid -
2010-03-07 2010-03-14 Camp 7 0 Right Shoulder Soreness Rib -
2009-12-03 2010-01-08 WIN 36 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-09-06 2009-10-05 DTD 29 27 Right Shoulder Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2009-09-21
2009-08-15 2009-09-02 15-DL 18 18 Right Shoulder Thoracic Outlet Syndrome -
2009-08-07 2009-08-11 DTD 4 3 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-05-01 2009-05-02 DTD 1 1 Irritation -
2009-04-13 2009-04-14 DTD 1 1 Head Infection Inner Ear -
2009-04-09 2009-04-10 DTD 1 1 Head Dizziness -
2008-09-02 2008-09-29 DTD 27 23 Right Forearm Strain -
2008-07-17 2008-07-21 DTD 4 3 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2008-07-06 2008-07-08 DTD 2 2 Right Groin Strain -
2007-09-17 2007-09-18 DTD 1 1 Neck Spasms -
2007-07-06 2007-07-06 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Contusion Foul Ball -
2006-07-02 2006-07-15 Minors 13 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 TOR $1,250,000
2016 MIA $7,492,500
2016 DET $507,500
2015 MIA $7,000,000
2014 MIA $6,000,000
2013 BOS $4,500,000
2012 BOS $2,500,000
2011 BOS $750,000
2010 TEX $418,580
2009 TEX $410,890
2008 TEX $396,710
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$31,226,180
10 yrTotal$31,226,180

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 31 dACES1 year/$1.25M (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/25/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.25M in majors. May earn additional $0.25M in performance bonuses. Contract selected by Toronto 3/30/17. DFA by Toronto 4/28/17. Released 5/3/17.
  • 3 years/$21M (2014-16). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/4/13. 14:$6M, 15:$7M, 16:$8M. DFA by Miami 4/27/15. Released 5/5/15. Signed by Arizona 5/7/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Arizona 5/29/15. Signed one-year free-agent contract with Detroit 12/6/15, with salary of $507,500. Salary from Detroit to offset a portion of $8M salary due under Saltalamacchia's previous contract with Miami.
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2013). Re-signed by Boston 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2012). Re-signed by Boston 1/15/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2011). Re-signed by Boston 10/14/10 (minor-league contract paying $0.25M in minors).
  • 1 year/$418,580 (2010). Re-signed 3/4/10. Optioned to Triple-A 4/27/10.
  • 1 year/$0.41089M (2009). Re-signed 2/20/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39671M (2008). Re-signed 2/15/08. Optioned to Triple-A 3/26/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased 5/2/07. Acquired in trade from Atlanta 7/31/07.
  • Drafted 2003 (1s-36) (Royal Palm Beach High, Fla.), $0.95M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .200 .281 .347 .231
11 vs R (Multi) .205 .307 .397 .258
18 Split (Multi) .005 .026 .050 .027
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.001 -.003 -.000
30 vs L (2016) .161 .254 .274 .205
31 vs R (2016) .174 .294 .370 .248
38 Split (2016) .013 .041 .095 .043
39 LgAvg (2016) -.014 .000 -.009 -.001

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are a couple of catcher sleepers to take late in 5x5 keeper league?
(LittleRon from WV)
Assuming a 15-team, one catcher mixer I like Wilson Ramos (people are suddenly shying away from him) and Robinson Chirinos. In a two catcher format, Geovany Soto and Jarrod Saltalamacchia are backups who could push their way into enough time to be better than the bottom end guys who are playing every day. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give me a scouting report on Jarrod Saltalamacchia's hair?
(Christopher from Oakland)
#Perm (Jason Parks)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What conclusions can you draw from Jarrod Saltalamacchia hitting .259 with a BAPIP of .387?
(Alex from Boston )
He has a perm. (Jason Parks)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)I whiffed on catcher in my 10-team AL-only head-to-head league. Now I have to make a heroic decision between the likes of Chris Iannetta, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jason Castro, and John Jaso. Your thoughts?
(Jim from Chicago)
I'd go with Jaso then Salty. Not too shabby. (Paul Singman)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can Saltalamacchia raise his OBP this year? Would you rather have Rob Brantley?
(Guy from TX)
It's hard to see a big leap in Jarrod Saltalamacchia's OBP given his incredibly high strikeout percentages. I'd still take Salty over Rob Brantly. We know what we'll get with Salty. Brantly - who I do like long-term - seems like a complete unknown. (Mike Gianella)
2012-08-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)With the breaking news of Kelly Shoppach signing with the Mets, is the East now the Mets' to lose?
(Garcia from LBC)
Well sure. They're just 16 1/2 out with 47 to go. It's anyone's division now.

Actually, this is a good deal for Boston. Shoppach wasn't the back up long term there. They have Ryan Lavarnway who needs playing time at catcher and this deal opens up a spot for him to get it. He could be the starter next season in Boston or split time equally with Jarrod Saltalamacchia (I spelled that all by myself!) which would make for pretty good production from the catcher's position.

As for what it does for the Mets? They're nine out of the Wild Card with a billion teams to jump over so I don't really get it. (Matthew Kory)
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the Red Sox Great Experiment with Jarrod Saltalamacchia will work? Phrased differently, looking into your crystal ball, who do you see catching for the Red Sox on August 1st? Thanks again for the chat, Christina.
(mattymatty2000 from Portland, OR)
I'm still a bit of a Salty skeptic in terms of his delivering on the same upside we might have expected of him a few years back, but the nice thing about Epstein finally harpooning (t)his white whale is that he's just another guy in Boston, easily receding into the background in a clubhouse chock-a-block with famous people and big expectations. Come August 1, the Sox will have cause to feel good about indulging themselves this quest to at long last get him. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hardest player name for you to spell?
(dianagramr from NYC)
I can spell Doug Mientkiewicz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia with the best of them, and I know my Derrek Lee, my Derrick Turnbow and my Derek Jeter, to say nothing of my Jarrod Washburn and my Jered Weaver and my Jaret Wright. I was a spelling bee champ in sixth grade, and also finished second in fourth and third in fifth.

The one that gets me is Mark Teahen. I ALWAYS spell it Teahan, and right now I just had to look again to see that I got it correct. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-03-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any big plans this weekend?
(Miguel Montero from PHX)
Well Miguel, it's funny you should ask, because I'm actually headed to Chi-town this weekend for the annual draft in the Strat-o-Matic league in which I partake, and it just so happens that with my 4th overall pick in the draft and my dire need for a catcher (thanks, Dioner Navarro and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, really!) you and Jorge Posada keep popping up as potential choices. (Eric Seidman)
2009-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)"Jays got more back than the Twins did for Johan Santana (it would be hard to do worse, I think)." As you note, that's setting the bar pretty low. Is that the worst trade of the last ten years? I can't think of any that are worse off the top of my head...
(mattymatty2000 from philly, pa)
Only time will tell, but I think you can make strong cases for the Expos' acquisition of Bartolo Colon (Grady Sizemore, Cliff Lee and Brandon Phillips to Cleveland) and the Braves' acquisition of Mark Teixeira (Neftali Felix, Elvis Andrus, Jarrod Saltalamacchia - yeah, I can spell it without looking - et al). Still, it's in the picture for the clinkers of note. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Vicente Padilla for Phil Hughes.
(X from Y)
The Yankees wouldn't include Hughes in a Johan Santana deal so .. (Will Carroll)
2008-03-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start the season in AAA. Considering the Rangers are rebuilding and Gerald Laird's performance as the team's #1 catcher last season, is there any upside to sending Salty to OKC?
(Mike from Fort Worth)
I don't mind the decision. Laird is a significantly better defensive player, and Saltalamacchia won't be helped by not playing every day. If Salty hits his way back to the roster, you can make a decision on Laird--including trading him--then.

Long term, I think Salty has to hit enough to play 1B or DH, because at least one of Ramirez or Teagarden will be a good hitter and much better catcher. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where would Jarrod Saltalamacchia rank as a prospect if he were eligible?
(Or from Dallas )
I'm not a prospect guy, but it sounds to me like the Rangers are vastly disappointed in his defense so far. PECOTA hates it as well, projecting him for like about -13 runs a year. Given his height and that information, I think it's likely they move him off C sooner or later.

Gonna try moving back to the desktop machine. Fasten your seatbelts, kids... (Jay Jaffe)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you worry about rookies who struggle with plate discipline after a stellar minor league track record? Jarrod Saltalamacchia's impatience during his short major league stint has me wondering whether he's going to become the patient, walk-happy hitter people projected him to be.
(Or from Dallas)
I wouldn't worry about it. Salty's got the broad base of hitting skills that I don't think we're talking about a slider-speed bat here. With the investment of time I think every major leaguer has to make, he'll learn the league, the zones of the umps, and perform in a way consistent with what we should expect from him on a projected career arc. (Christina Kahrl)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2005 afa 0 .000 0.0 126 -.000 0.0 1 -.013 .000 0.0 0.0 0.9
2006 aax 0 .000 0.0 728 -.001 0.1 9 -.011 -.004 0.1 0.2 0.0
2007 aax 0 .000 0.0 842 -.000 0.1 26 -.018 .006 0.3 0.4 0.5
2007 mlb 3365 -.010 -5.1 1972 .000 -0.3 39 .056 .001 -1.4 -6.8 -9.7
2008 aaa 1054 -.007 -1.1 589 -.001 0.1 10 .006 -.003 -0.0 -1.0 -1.3
2008 mlb 3771 -.009 -4.9 2463 .002 -1.7 43 .023 -.001 -0.6 -7.2 -7.1
2009 mlb 5612 -.006 -5.3 3356 -.001 1.1 74 .031 .002 -1.4 -5.6 -5.7
2009 aax 93 .009 0.1 66 -.000 0.0 2 -.000 .000 0.0 0.1 0.1
2010 mlb 368 -.004 -0.2 210 -.006 0.3 5 .005 -.001 -0.0 0.1 -0.4
2010 aaa 4420 .016 10.8 2623 -.000 0.0 44 .020 -.002 -0.5 10.3 10.3
2011 mlb 6721 .007 6.0 4404 .003 -3.8 101 -.000 .007 0.0 2.1 -0.2
2012 mlb 6679 .005 4.5 4272 -.001 1.2 77 .037 -.000 -1.7 3.9 4.1
2013 mlb 7466 -.005 -4.6 5008 -.001 0.8 98 .021 .002 -1.2 -5.0 -5.1
2014 afa 0 .000 0.0 46 -.000 0.0 2 -.004 .001 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 mlb 6764 -.036 -31.0 4284 .001 -1.5 80 .056 .001 -2.6 -35.1 -35.8
2015 mlb 2840 -.020 -7.8 1826 -.001 0.5 23 .029 -.002 -0.3 -7.6 -7.9
2015 aaa 346 .003 0.1 180 .000 -0.0 1 .004 -.001 -0.0 0.1 0.1
2016 mlb 4008 -.015 -8.5 2654 -.000 0.0 42 .049 -.003 -1.3 -9.7 -10.7
2017 mlb 420 -.015 -0.9 321 .003 -0.2 9 .062 .004 -0.4 -1.5 -1.5
2017 aaa 184 -.004 -0.1 0 .000 0.0 2 .010 .000 -0.0 -0.1 -0.1

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PITCHf/x Hitter Profile

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