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Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Birthdate: 5/2/1985 (31 y, 10 m, 21 d)     Bats/Throws: B/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/195     Position: C
Drafted: 2003 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 6, Overall: 36, Team: Atlanta Braves
Contract: $0.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Saltalamacchia's workload this season will heavily depend on how much work starter Russell Martin wants to take on, Corey Long of MLB.com reports. (3/22/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Somewhere, in an alternate universe, Mario Mendoza has petitioned the White House to rename his Line after Saltalamacchia. A first-ballot Surname Hall of Famer, Salty still hits for serious power, but it comes at an immense cost. The 2016 season saw some positives: he produced his highest (1) pull rate since 2012, (2) hard-hit rate since 2013, and (3) fly ball rate ever. He has legitimate 25-home run power, but he'll never accrue enough plate appearances to see it come to fruition. His defensive acumen potentially found him a job in Toronto, and his Swiss-cheese swing could threaten to remove him from it. At best, he's a second catcher in two-catcher AL-only formats, but right now, he looks buried behind not only Russell Martin but also, potentially Juan Graterol. He is a non-factor in 2017. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: A part-timer at best with usable power and completely unusable batting average, drafting Salty in anything but a very deep AL-only league might make you exactly that.

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SeasonAway vs LGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2007Away vs L25444785300442013010100.182
2008Away vs L18383953200131013000000.132
2009Away vs L214751118102353014001100.234
2010Away vs L511132020010202000000.182
2011Away vs L325257106202584015010100.192
2012Away vs L22293241201342014010000.138
2013Away vs L4061721510401101110020010000.246
2014Away vs L23424675101424015000100.167
2015Away vs L1417206410122304000100.353
2016Away vs L22333754001343017010000.152
TotalAway vs L222374414734618093643340127051500.195

SeasonAway vs LBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2007Away vs L4.3 %27.7 %0.15.182.213.250.463.068.2501-5.0.20613
2008Away vs L2.6 %33.3 %0.08.132.154.184.338.053.200-1-5.7.152-24
2009Away vs L5.9 %27.5 %0.21.234.280.383.663.149.2905-1.6.29266
2010Away vs L15.4 %15.4 %1.00.182.308.364.671.182.2221-0.2.30381
2011Away vs L7.0 %26.3 %0.27.192.246.346.592.154.2224-2.5.26055
2012Away vs L6.3 %43.8 %0.14.138.188.310.498.172.2001-2.6.21424
2013Away vs L13.9 %27.8 %0.50.246.347.361.708.115.34180.3.31995
2014Away vs L8.7 %32.6 %0.27.167.239.262.501.095.2312-2.8.23143
2015Away vs L15.0 %20.0 %0.75.353.450.5881.038.235.41742.1.445183
2016Away vs L8.1 %45.9 %0.18.152.216.242.459.091.2501-3.4.20520
TotalAway vs L8.2 %30.7 %0.27.195.259.316.575.120.26326-21.3.25654

SeasonAway vs LGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2007Away vs L0.939.4 %43.8 %46.9 %20.0 %0.0 %7.1 %0.0 %37.5 %28.1 %34.4 %21.9 %40.6 %37.5 %16459105
2008Away vs L0.9116.0 %40.0 %44.0 %9.1 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %56.0 %20.0 %24.0 %24.0 %52.0 %24.0 %16053107
2009Away vs L0.6515.2 %33.3 %51.5 %11.8 %11.8 %18.2 %0.0 %26.5 %41.2 %32.4 %20.6 %61.8 %17.7 %17862116
2010Away vs L1.6711.1 %55.6 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %55.6 %11.1 %33.3 %11.1 %66.7 %22.2 %461828
2011Away vs L0.4523.7 %23.7 %52.6 %15.0 %10.0 %11.1 %0.0 %47.4 %31.6 %21.1 %21.1 %44.7 %34.2 %20563142
2012Away vs L0.2712.5 %18.8 %68.8 %9.1 %9.1 %0.0 %0.0 %31.3 %56.3 %12.5 %18.8 %50.0 %31.3 %1424993
2013Away vs L0.6326.2 %28.6 %45.2 %10.5 %5.3 %0.0 %0.0 %42.9 %28.6 %28.6 %16.7 %45.2 %38.1 %277103174
2014Away vs L1.0018.5 %40.7 %40.7 %0.0 %9.1 %9.1 %0.0 %59.3 %22.2 %18.5 %7.4 %51.9 %40.7 %18969120
2015Away vs L1.7515.4 %53.8 %30.8 %0.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %46.2 %38.5 %15.4 %30.8 %46.2 %23.1 %833548
2016Away vs L1.1411.8 %47.1 %41.2 %0.0 %14.3 %12.5 %0.0 %35.3 %52.9 %11.8 %11.8 %47.1 %41.2 %16559106
TotalAway vs L0.7617.5 %35.7 %46.8 %10.2 %7.6 %6.7 %0.0 %43.1 %32.4 %24.5 %18.6 %49.4 %32.0 %16095701039