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Robinson Chirinos | Catcher | #61

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/5/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / CHC
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Robinson Chirinos clubbed his 10th home run of the season as the Rangers topped the Yankees on Saturday afternoon.
Chirinos tagged Jonathan Holder for a solo homer in the seventh inning. He finished the afternoon 1-for-3 and scored a pair of runs. Chirinos has done a terrific job in a reserve role, slashing .242/.333/.589 with 10 homers and 23 RBI. Jun 24 - 4:22 PM

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Robinson Chirinos hit his ninth homer and doubled twice Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Chirinos had just one double to go along with his eight homers entering the day. He's done really nice work in his part-time role, driving in 22 runs in 92 at-bats, and the Rangers are trying to get him some more playing time now; he DH'd for the first time on Tuesday. If it's the start of a trend to get him more at-bats, he'd be a worthy second catcher in mixed leagues.
Jun 22 - 5:57 PM

Robinson Chirinos launched a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the 11th inning as the Rangers beat the Nationals 6-3 on Saturday.

Chirinos was hitless with two strikeouts through his first four at-bats, but he came up big with a dinger to left-center off Nationals reliever Shawn Kelley in his fifth plate appearance. Chirinos boasts an .844 OPS with seven home runs and 20 RBI in 24 games (22 starts) this season for Texas. He's made his case for regular playing time while Jonathan Lucroy continues to struggle.
Jun 10 - 4:36 PM

Robinson Chirinos hit his sixth homer Wednesday in the loss to the Mets.

The Rangers haven't given Jonathan Lucroy any time at first base this year, but it'd make some sense to do so with Mike Napoli on the DL. That's because Chirinos has an .832 OPS is 71 at-bats in his backup role. It's the best OPS on the team, unless one counts Adrian Beltre's 1.067 mark in seven games.
Jun 7 - 11:33 PM

Robinson Chirinos went deep in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

The two-run blast came in the seventh inning off of Kevin Quackenbush. Chirinos has been the Rangers' most productive catcher this season and it hasn't been close, as he's batting .294/.429/.765 with five homers to Jonathan Lucroy's .214/.267/.333 line and two homers. We certainly don't expect things to continue at that rate, but for now Chirinos should continue to play more than most backup catchers.
May 9 - 6:37 PM

Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo homers and a walk Friday against the Royals.

Chirinos and Joey Gallo both hit two homers off Mariners right-hander Nathan Karns. This was Chirinos’ fourth career multi-homer game and his first since last July 19. These sort of nights will likely be few and far between for the 32-year-old, as he’s behind Jonathan Lucroy on the depth chart in Texas.
Apr 22 - 12:48 AM

Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Sunday's win over the A's.

Chirinos drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning, then came back around in the eighth to launch a two-run home run off Daniel Coulombe. That dinger was not of the critical variety, as it merely served as window dressing in an 8-1 victory. With Jonathan Lucroy locked in as the Rangers' starting catcher, Chirinos will not be seeing enough at-bats for fantasy relevance this season barring injury.
Apr 9 - 6:47 PM

Rangers signed C Robinson Chirinos to a one-year extension through 2018 with a club option for 2019.

The two sides just recently agreed to a one-year, $1.9 million deal to avoid arbitration, but apparently there was momentum toward a multi-year deal. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Chirinos will make $2.25 million in 2018. The option, which buys out what could be his first year of free agency, is worth $2.375 million and carries a $100,000 buyout. Chirinos batted .224/.314/.483 with nine homers over 57 games last season and is slated to serve as Jonathan Lucroy's backup in 2017.
Mar 21 - 3:07 PM

Robinson Chirinos has accepted an invitation to play for Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.

He will presumably back up Salvador Perez. Chirinos avoided arbitration with the Rangers earlier this month on a one-year, $1.9 million deal. He batted .224/.314/.483 with nine home runs in 57 games last year with Texas.
Jan 31 - 8:48 PM

Rangers and C Robinson Chirinos avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.9 million contract.

Chirinos hit .224/.314/.483 with nine homers last season for the Rangers. He will be Jonathan Lucroy's backup in 2017.
Jan 13 - 1:24 PM

Robinson Chirinos hit a solo homer to provide the Rangers' only dent in the scoreboard in Saturday's loss to the Rays.

He took Jake Odorizzi deep in the sixth inning. The blast was one of only three hits by his team in the ballgame. Batting last in the order, Chirinos finished 1-for-2 with a walk. For the season he is batting .222/.313/.486 with nine homers and 20 RBI in just 142 at-bats as a back-up catcher in Texas.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 10:59:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Tuesday's 8-6 loss to the Angels.

Chirinos will be haunting Tim Lincecum's dreams tonight. He burned him twice, cracking a solo homer in the second inning and following that up with a two-run tater in the fourth. The veteran backstop is hitting just .217 over his 83 at-bats, but he also boasts a hearty .554 slugging percentage in that space. He missed almost two months due to a fractured forearm before returning from the disabled list in early June.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 01:22:00 AM

Robinson Chirinos ripped a three-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

The longball came in the ninth inning off of Craig Kimbrel, who was blown up in a non-save situation. While he's hitting just .215/.301/.538 for the season, Chirinos has homered six times in 65 at-bats. He doesn't play as often as most No. 1 catchers but is worth carrying as a second catcher in mixed leagues as long as he stays healthy.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 11:07:00 PM

Robinson Chirinos hit a pair of solo homers Wednesday against the A's.

Chirinos has only three hits in four games since coming off the DL, but they've all been homers. He'll get as much playing time behind the plate as he can handle, though that won't be quite as much as most starting catchers receive.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 01:24:00 AM

Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the A's.

The home run was Chirinos' second of the season. He smacked it off A's starter Eric Surkamp with one out in the second inning. The veteran backstop was just activated off the 60-day disabled list last Thursday, as a fractured forearm suffered on April 9 has kept him on the sidelines for the vast majority of the season. A year ago, he slashed .232/.325/.438 with 10 homers and 34 RBI over 233 at-bats. He has a nice little power aspect to his bat, but does not offer true fantasy upside.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 03:02:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Delino DeShields
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Keone Kela
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Nick Martinez
8Austin Bibens-Dirkx
9Dario Alvarez
10Jake Diekman
11Ernesto Frieri
12Tanner Scheppers
13Preston Claiborne