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Anthony Recker
Birthdate: 8/29/1983 (33 y, 6 m, 25 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/245     Position: C
Drafted: 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 18, Pick: 21, Overall: 551, Team: Oakland Athletics
Contract: $0.8M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Recker was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday. (3/20/2017)
Profiles:  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Recker has made a career of being a backup catcher, and that did not change in 2016. The backstop began the year at Triple-A in Cleveland’s system before being traded to Atlanta, for cash, and joined the Braves in July in place of the injured Tyler Flowers. Recker racked up 112 plate appearances in 33 games, hitting a strong .278/.394/.433 on the back of a .343 batting average on balls in play. Those numbers are particularly surprising considering he hit just .185/.260/.334 across his first five major league seasons before last year. Fantasy owners looking for a bright side can consult Recker’s minor league resume, as he has posted an .812 OPS in 11 seasons in the minors -- including an .832 mark at Triple-A. However, considering the small sample size of excellence in the majors, and that Recker is entering his age-33 season, no one should get their hopes up when it comes to a repeat performance in ‘17. The Pennsylvania native is likely to start in Triple-A for Atlanta, and even though he can occasionally run into one, his long track record of modest production at the plate and lack of a starting role suggests that his fantasy value will remain minimal going forward. (Dylan Higgins)

The Quick Opinion: Recker surprised at the plate in 33 games for Atlanta last year, but a closer look casts doubt on him doing the same going forward. The backup backstop is getting up there in age, and he is much more likely to have little fantasy value than he is to hit his way into viability (or a starting role).

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DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2012-10-03CHCHOU8C110000010717
2012-09-30CHC@ARI8C11110004913
2012-09-27CHC@COL7PH-C1010000235
2012-09-26CHC@COL9PH0010000112
2012-09-15CHCPIT9PH0000000235
2012-09-12CHC@HOU81B13010005712
2012-09-09CHC@PIT8C120000011011
2012-09-05CHC@WSN6C0000000000
2012-09-04CHC@WSN8PH0100000336
2012-05-22OAKLAA9C11000005914
2012-05-16OAK@TEX8C11000004711
2012-05-13OAKDET8C00000103912
2012-05-10OAKDET8C0100000459
2012-05-09OAKTOR9C001000091120
2012-05-06OAK@TBR8C111000081422
2012-05-01OAK@BOS8DH100000071623
2012-04-30OAK@BOS6PH-C12010004610
2012-04-28OAK@BAL6C1000000011
2012-04-24OAKCHW9C0000000369
2012-04-20OAKCLE8C10100005813
2012-04-15OAK@SEA8C1100000369
2012-04-10OAKKCR8C0000000448