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Chris Iannetta
Birthdate: 4/8/1983 (33 y, 11 m, 20 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 5-11/225     Position: C
Drafted: 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 4, Pick: 9, Overall: 110, Team: Colorado Rockies
Contract: $1.5M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Iannetta, who hit his first home of the spring in Tuesday's game against the Rangers, is expected to share time behind the plate with Jeff Mathis and Chris Herrmann for the Diamondbacks this season. (3/15/2017)
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Profile: Iannetta is a baseball player. He basically hit all the numbers you see below. He was also the third-worst pitch-framing catcher in baseball in 2016. The rest of his defense is also laid out below. Iannetta will likely be in the big leagues in 2017, unless he gets hurt. Let's be honest, Iannetta is a known quantity at this point in his career, serviceable against lefties but impotent against the other 75% of MLB pitchers. The strides he made in pitch framing in 2015 were lost and then some in 2016, which doesn't bode well for his chances to land a starting job. He's in camp with the Diamondbacks, and is projected to start ahead of Jeff Mathis. He still boasts a discerning eye at the plate, but even his walk rate has declined for three consecutive seasons. And that's all there is to say about Iannetta. (Rylan Edwards).

The Quick Opinion: You can do better in all but the deepest two-catcher OBP leagues. In DFS, plug-and-play against lefties.

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