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Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Catcher | #39

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia slugged a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning of Monday's win over the White Sox.
It was a back-and-forth affair between the two division rivals, but Salty's dinger off of tough reliever Nate Jones put the Tigers up for good. He plays second fiddle to James McCann and is batting just .192/.306/.404 overall this season, but Saltalamacchia has pretty much given the Tigers what they were hoping for with 12 home runs. Mon, Aug 29, 2016 11:08:00 PM

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia smacked a solo homer and drew a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Both the homer and the walk came against Danny Duffy, which qualifies as a heck of a feat these days. Salty made the start at first base in place of Miguel Cabrera (biceps) and could get another start or two there if Miggy needs to miss more time.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 10:02:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a walk Tuesday in the Tigers' 9-8 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

He could have had another RBI in the ninth, except Justin Upton was picked off second base prior to his single. The start tonight was Salty's fourth in six days, as the Tigers seem to have grown impatient waiting for James McCann's bat to come around. Saltalamacchia is hitting just .206 himself, but since half of his hits have gone for extra bases and he's walked 30 times in 192 plate appearances, his OPS stands at .766. McCann's is .539.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 11:22:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia launched a walk-off, two-run home run to end Sunday's 4-2 win over the Royals.

After Joakim Soria surrendered a lead-off single to Tyler Collins to open the ninth inning, Salty stepped to the plate and promptly smacked a two-run homer to send the fans home happy. Despite those heroics, Saltalamacchia is still slashing just .206/.329/.447 over 141 at-bats. Six of his nine home runs came in April. He has a little value as a backstop bench option in very deep AL-only formats, but can be safely avoided in most mixed leagues.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 04:03:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit his seventh home run of the season Thursday against the Orioles.

He finished 2-for-5 with the solo blast, which came in the fourth inning against O's starter Ubaldo Jimenez. The homer was his first this month after he hit six out of the gate in April, giving him 18 RBI on the season. His struggles after a hot start have his overall line down to .221/.302/.571.
Fri, May 13, 2016 12:45:00 AM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia is not in the Tigers' lineup on Friday.

It's a simple day off. Bobby Wilson is catching.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 04:53:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia clobbered his sixth home run of the season as the Tigers were destroyed by the Indians on Saturday.

Saltalamacchia's solo shot in the fifth inning accounted for the club's only offense against Corey Kluber and company. He has been an extremely prolific run producer in the first month of the season, slashing .282/.364/.821 with six homers and 15 RBI. He's worthy of using in all formats at least until James McCann returns from the disabled list.
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 04:11:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia stayed hot Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in a loss to the Royals.

He's now homered in three straight contests and four of his last five. He's always had good power, but to say this was expected of a guy who has been with five different organizations since 2010 would be a lie. Fantasy owners will take it, though, and he'll continue to get at-bats with James McCann sidelined -- and maybe even when McCann comes back. The 30-year-old is batting .300/.364/.867 with five homers and 14 RBI on the year.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 11:04:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer off Collin McHugh in Saturday night's win over the Astros.

We've been saying that Saltalamacchia carries short-term value in two-catcher leagues due to his power potential, and he showed why once again on Saturday. His two-run homer put the Tigers ahead for good and effectively ended McHugh's night. He's now hitting .227/.292/.727 and will continue to be a cheap source of power while James McCann recovers from his ankle injury.
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 10:58:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the Tigers were shut out by Dallas Keuchel and the Astros on Friday night in Houston.

With James McCann on the disabled list, Saltalamacchia is expected to garner most of the starts behind the plate for the Tigers, though he's hitting just .176/.263/.588 on the year. He may have short-term value in two-catcher mixed leagues, though he'll certainly be a detriment in batting average.
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 10:59:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia is starting at catcher and batting eighth for the Tigers in Friday's game against the Astros.

Bobby Wilson was behind the plate Thursday, but Saltalamacchia will handle the bulk of the catching duties while James McCann (ankle) is sidelined.
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 05:08:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in the sixth inning, which ultimately proved to be the difference in the Tigers' win over the Pirates on Wednesday.

Saltalamacchia punished a 95 mph fastball from Arquimedes Caminero, flashing the power that once made him a premier prospect. The injury to James McCann (ankle) should open up some playing time for Salty. And although he's only carrying a .214 batting average, his power potential should make him worth a short-term pickup in AL-only leagues or in deeper two-catcher leagues.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 12:30:00 AM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start behind the plate and bat seventh Tuesday against the Pirates.

James McCann is expected to miss around 2-4 weeks with a Grade 2 ankle sprain, so Saltalamacchia should get the bulk of the starts during his absence. The 30-year-old batted just .225/.310/.435 with nine homers and 24 RBI over 227 plate appearances between the Marlins and Diamondbacks last season, but he should have some short-term relevance in AL-only formats.
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 10:25:00 AM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia scalded the ball in Wednesday's win over the Marlins, finishing 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and four RBI.

In a game that saw 13 Tigers strike out against Marlins starter Jose Fernandez, Saltalamacchia acted as a surprising antidote. The veteran catcher launched a two-run homer off Fernandez in the second inning to open the scoring, then came through with a deep two-run double off of Dustin McGowan in the sixth. Those runs counted against Fernandez, too. In total, Salty accounted for four of the five runs on Fernandez's line. While he still has some pop in his bat, Saltalamacchia hit just .225/.310/.435 with nine homers and 24 RBI between the Marlins and Diamondbacks last season. He makes for a depth fantasy option in AL-only formats, but should not be considered a high-upside player.
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 08:26:00 PM

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a three-run homer and walked Wednesday against the Nationals.

Salty is 5-for-10 with two homers, two doubles and two walks. The problem for him is that Bryan Holaday has been red hot, too, but as long as they keep it up, both will likely open the season as backup catchers in the majors. Either Salty would get his release or Holaday, who is out of options, would be claimed by another team.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 04:26:00 PM

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