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Jarrod Saltalamacchia

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Diamondbacks | Jordan Pacheco starting Tuesday

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:47:25 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Jordan Pacheco will start at catcher and hit sixth in the batting order Tuesday, June 2, against the Atlanta Braves. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia comes out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pacheco ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) is 3-for-his-last-9, with three singles and no other production. Pacheco is a cheap play in a hitter-friendly park, but his upside is rather low.

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Diamondbacks | Jarrod Saltalamacchia the No. 1 catcher

Fri, 29 May 2015 16:06:23 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Jarrod Saltalamacchia will receive the majority of starts behind the plate, according to manager Chip Hale.

Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia went 2-for-29 over nine games with the Miami Marlins earlier this season, and then he posted an uninspiring .188/.222/.375 slash line through nine games with Class AAA Reno. He is a desperation flier in NL-only and two-catcher formats until proven otherwise. In daily contests, "Salty" is nothing more than a low-priced flier.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Steve Gilbert

Diamondbacks | Jarrod Saltalamacchia will play often

Fri, 29 May 2015 15:36:57 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Jarrod Saltalamacchia will receive most of the playing time at catcher with C Tuffy Gosewich (knee) sidelined, according to manager Chip Hale.

Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia did not have a lot of success when he played for the Miami Marlins earlier this season and has a .069 batting average. Saltamacchia could be an option in NL-only and two-catcher leagues since he will be a starter, but owners should not expect great stats from him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Steve Gilbert

Diamondbacks | Jarrod Saltalamacchia in lineup

Fri, 29 May 2015 14:03:32 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is batting sixth and starting behind the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, May 29.

Fantasy Tip: Over his last 123 games, Saltalamacchia is sporting a .209/.310/.351 slash line with 46 runs, 12 home runs and 45 RBI. His 25-home run season in 2012 seems like a distant memory at this point, and fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach with "Salty" in the majority of formats. A speculative add in NL-only and two-catcher formats isn't out of the question, but expectations should be kept in check.

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Diamondbacks | Tuffy Gosewisch to DL

Fri, 29 May 2015 11:15:25 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Tuffy Gosewisch (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 29, with a left knee ACL injury. To fill the roster spot, the Diamondbacks selected the contract of C Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Fantasy Tip: Gosewisch ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) should be removed from your lineups immediately in FantasyScore, and he should be shelved in keeper leagues. As for Saltalamacchia, he carries little fantasy value. There is a catcher in the organization, Peter O'Brien, who could be called up later this year and he carries much more promise.

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Diamondbacks | Jarrod Saltalamacchia coming up?

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:27:06 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is expected to be called up from Class AAA Reno Friday, May 29, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: With Tuffy Gosewisch getting injured last night, Saltalamacchia could split time behind the dish with Jordan Pacheco in the desert. Salty hit just .069 (2-for-29) before being released by the Miami Marlins earlier this year. He's worth considering in deep NL-only leagues if he sees enough playing time, but he should be avoided at FantasyScore, at least to start.

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Diamondbacks | Jarrod Saltalamacchia to play in minors

Sat, 09 May 2015 10:37:28 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who was recently signed to a minor league contract, will report to Triple-A Reno and there is no guarantee he will be promoted to the major leagues, according to chief baseball officer Tony La Russa. He added that the Diamondbacks likely would not have signed him if he had not been willing to report to the minors. Saltalamacchia's contract allows him to opt out if he is not with the parent club by June 1.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to imagine Saltalamacchia not being able to play well enough to unseat Tuffy Gosewisch ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) as Arizona's regular catcher. If he regains his stroke, he could be an affordable backstop option in FantasyScore down the line.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Arizona Republic - Zach Buchanan

Diamondbacks | Jarrod Saltalamacchia headed to Arizona

Thu, 07 May 2015 06:50:25 -0700

Free-agent C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Marlins) will sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks once he clears release waivers, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Salty will be a matchup catcher on FantasyScore if he finds his stroke in the Arizona heat.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Alex Speier

Royals | Jarrod Saltalamacchia on KC's radar

Wed, 06 May 2015 18:39:20 -0700

The Kansas City Royals are interested in free-agent C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Marlins). As many as three other teams are believed to be interested in his services, and he could sign with a team as early as Thursday, May 7.

Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia would back up Salvador Perez in KC, so his at-bats would be minimal at best. However, if he lands in the right situation he could be useful in FantasyScore again.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Red Sox | BOS not interested in Salty reunion

Wed, 06 May 2015 18:38:02 -0700

The Boston Red Sox are not interested in free-agent C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Marlins).

Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia was jettisoned by the Marlins in favor of younger players, and he is expected to land with another team this week. Arizona, Baltimore, Kansas City and Seattle are each believed to be interested.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo