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Chris Iannetta | Catcher | #8

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/8/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 4 (0) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Diamondbacks signed C Chris Iannetta to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
He'll join Jeff Mathis and Chris Herrmann behind the dish for the Diamondbacks. The 33-year-old hit just .210/.303/.329 with seven homers and 24 RBI in 338 plate appearances with the Mariners in 2014. Jan 13 - 10:44 PM

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Diamondbacks have agreed to a contract with Chris Iannetta.

Terms of the deal aren't known at this time, but it will presumably be a major league contract. Iannetta will turn 34 just after Opening Day and has batted a dreadful .199/.298/.332 over the last two seasons, but he should have a shot to play quite a bit in Arizona. His signing is probably bad news for Chris Herrmann, who now might fall back into a third catcher/utility role.
Jan 13 - 5:25 PM

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports that the Blue Jays are showing "real interest" in free agent catcher Chris Iannetta.

The Blue Jays are looking at him as a potential backup to Russell Martin. Iannetta owns a rough .199/.298/.332 batting line over the last two seasons.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 01:23:00 PM

Mariners declined their $4.25 million club option on C Chris Iannetta.

Iannetta is now a free agent. The Mariners were hoping for a rebound from the veteran backstop this year, but he hit just .210/.303/.329 with seven homers over 94 games.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 05:27:00 PM

Chris Iannetta had another rough night at the plate on Saturday, going 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout in a loss to the White Sox.

The Mariners as a team struggled to get anything going against Jose Quintana on Saturday, but it's been a rough go of it all season for Iannetta. He has been passed over by Mike Zunino as the team's primary backstop, and for good reason as he's hitting a paltry .213/.306/.336 with seven homers and 22 RBI on the season.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 10:09:00 PM

Chris Iannetta is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

Just a typical day off for Iannetta. Steve Clevenger replaces him at catcher and will bat eighth.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 04:11:00 PM

Chris Iannetta homered twice, doubled and drove in four runs against the Indians on Wednesday.

It's just Iannetta's second multi-RBI game of the season; he entered with 12 RBI in 47 games. Iannetta doesn't have much to offer for fantasy purposes, what with his low batting average and his struggles driving and scoring runs from the bottom of the lineup, but he's doing enough to hold off the Mike Zunino threat for a while longer.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 12:59:00 AM

Chris Iannetta is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Padres.

He's just getting the day off. Steve Clevenger will start behind the plate and bat eighth against James Shields.
Tue, May 31, 2016 12:54:00 PM

Chris Iannetta smacked a solo walk-off home run to end Wednesday's 6-5, 11-inning victory over the Rays.

The homer was Iannetta's only hit in four at-bats, but sometimes one is all you need. He connected for his game-winner off of Rays reliever Steve Geltz to lead off the bottom of the 11th. For the season, the veteran backstop is slashing .218/.333/.345 with three homers and eight RBI. Even with his heroics on Wednesday, his is not a fantasy relevant name.
Wed, May 11, 2016 08:20:00 PM

Chris Iannetta is absent from the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather as many starting catchers do on Sunday. Steve Clevenger is behind the dish.
Sun, May 8, 2016 11:05:00 AM

Chris Iannetta is not in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Steve Clevenger is doing the catching for the M's.
Sun, Apr 24, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Chris Iannetta is absent from the Mariners' lineup on Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Steve Clevenger is filling in behind the plate.
Sun, Apr 17, 2016 09:53:00 AM

Chris Iannetta went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Friday’s win over the Yankees.

Iannetta launched a two-run homer in the fifth inning and later added an RBI single. The 33-year-old has started hot out of the gate, batting .320/.452/.560 with two home runs through nine games, but don’t go crazy here. Iannetta is capable of getting on base and providing some pop, so there’s value here in AL-only formats, but he’s a .231 career hitter.
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 11:33:00 PM

Chris Iannetta is not in the Mariners' lineup for Sunday's game versus the Athletics.

It's just a day of rest. Steve Clevenger will catch in Iannetta's place.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 01:39:00 PM

Chris Iannetta went 1-for-3 with his first home run of the year in a 6-1 loss to the Athletics on Saturday.

Iannetta was responsible for the only run on Saturday against Rich Hill, a solo shot in the second inning. He's now hitting .364 on the season. Before getting too excited, though, it's worth noting that he failed to eclipse the Mendoza Line a year ago for the Angels and has a .232 career batting average. He should flirt with double-digit homers, though, which makes him relevant enough in two-catcher leagues.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 01:20:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Jeff Mathis
2Chris Herrmann
3Chris Iannetta
4Oscar Hernandez
5Hank Conger
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3Ketel Marte
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
3Gregor Blanco
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
2Reymond Fuentes
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Shelby Miller
5Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Jake Barrett
3Randall Delgado
4Enrique Burgos
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Silvino Bracho
8Archie Bradley
9Zack Godley
10Jorge De La Rosa
11Rubby De La Rosa
12JJ Hoover
13Tom Wilhelmsen
14Kevin Jepsen