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Chris Iannetta | Catcher | #33

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/8/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 4 (0) / COL
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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. Aug 27 - 10:09 PM

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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.
Jun 22 - 4:11 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.
Jun 9 - 12:59 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.
May 31 - 12:54 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.
May 11 - 8:20 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.
May 8 - 11:05 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.
Apr 24 - 1:16 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.
Apr 17 - 9:53 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.
Apr 15 - 11:33 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.
Apr 10 - 1:39 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.
Apr 10 - 1:20 AM

Chris Iannetta is out of the Mariners' lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

Steve Clevenger will start at catcher and bat eighth versus Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis. It's just a day of rest for Iannetta, who boasts three hits and two walks through the Mariners' first two regular-season games.
Apr 6 - 11:15 AM

Chris Iannetta drove in three runs Wednesday in the Mariners' 7-0 Cactus League win over the Padres.

Iannetta slugged a two-run homer off Padres right-hander Luis Perdomo in the bottom of the second inning and tallied his third RBI of the day with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth. He was replaced at catcher by Mike Zunino in the sixth. Iannetta signed a one-year, $4.25 million free agent contract with the Mariners in November and he is expected to serve as the club's primary starter behind the plate in 2016. The 32-year-old has shown flashes of high-level offensive potential in the past.
Mar 2 - 7:12 PM

Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto said Chris Iannetta will be the team's starting catcher if he's healthy.

Mike Zunino drew 101 starts behind the plate last season but struggled offensively with a .174 average over 350 at-bats. With Jesus Sucre (broken fibula) out indefinitely, it looks like the starting job is Iannetta's to lose. The veteran signed a one-year deal with Seattle this offseason after spending his previous four years in Anaheim.
Jan 30 - 5:49 PM

Mariners signed C Chris Iannetta to a one-year contract with a club option for the 2017 season.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says Iannetta will get $4.25 million and have a chance to earn more through incentives. Iannetta had an awful 2015 campaign, hitting just .188/.293/.335 with 10 home runs. However, he has a career .351 on-base percentage and boasts above-average power for a catcher. New Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said that Iannetta will serve as the club's primary catcher, which means Mike Zunino could begin the season back in the minors.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 06:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Chris Iannetta
3Steve Clevenger
4Jesus Sucre
1B1Adam Lind
2Dae-Ho Lee
3Daniel Vogelbach
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Franklin Gutierrez
2Ben Gamel
3Nori Aoki
4Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Seth Smith
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Ariel Miranda
5Taijuan Walker
6Adrian Sampson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Nick Vincent
4Vidal Nuno
5Nate Karns
6Tom Wilhelmsen
7Drew Storen
8Arquimedes Caminero
9Charlie Furbush
10Daniel Altavilla
11Pat Venditte
12Evan Scribner
13David Rollins
14Cody Martin