Jarrod Saltalamacchia#30, C, Miami
- May 2, 1985
- Birth Place:
- West Palm Beach, Florida
- Undrafted. Signed by the Atlanta Braves
— Player Notes
Advice: The market for Saltalamacchia turned out to be a bit softer than expected, and the Marlins swooped in with a very reasonable three-year back. Salty will get to play near where he grew up, but the move isn't good news for his fantasy value, as he'll be on a poor offensive team and in a cavernous ballpark. The 28-year-old batted .244/.306/.457 during his three full seasons in Boston, averaging 18 homers and 60 RBI per year.8 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: WEEI's Alex Speier is hearing the same and says passing a physical is all that's standing in the way of a deal getting done. The Marlins had to offer a third year to lock up the West Palm Beach native, but a $7 million per year commitment isn't too outrageous. Saltalamacchia batted .244/.306/.457 during his three full seasons in Boston, averaging 18 homers and 60 RBI. Last season's .273 batting mark will certainly come down, but he'll still provide double-digit pop even in a big pitcher's park.Rotoworld
Advice: Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post heard from a Rockies source on Tuesday afternoon that a deal between Salty and the Marlins had already been struck, but it's not quite official yet. Passan says the Fish have offered the 28-year-old catcher a three-year contract worth $7-8 million per season. That should do the trick.
More: Jeff Passan on TwitterTue, Dec 3 Rotoworld
Advice: Saunders was told the information from a Rockies' source, so we're still awaiting confirmation elsewhere. Saltalamacchia is reportedly deciding between the Twins and Marlins.Rotoworld
Advice: Some have speculated on a possible reunion since A.J. Pierzynski has agreed to a deal with the Red Sox, but the Rangers are focused on other options, including Kurt Suzuki. The market for Saltalamacchia is expected to come down to the Twins and Marlins.
More: Jeff Wilson on TwitterTue, Dec 3 Rotoworld
Advice: Mackey speculates that the Twins could have the edge if they add a third guaranteed year. The market for Saltalamacchia is moving quickly, with ESPN's Jerry Crasnick suggesting that he could make a decision before next week's Winter Meetings.
More: Phil Mackey on TwitterTue, Dec 3 Rotoworld
Advice: Wolfson speculates that three years and $24 million could get a deal done, with the belief that the Twins would have to top the Marlins' offer in order to lure him to Minnesota. Either way, we should have some resolution soon.Rotoworld
Advice: This confirms a report from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, who wrote that Saltalamacchia could make a decision in the early part of this week. The Red Sox have agreed to a one-year deal with A.J. Pierzynski, which leaves the Twins and Marlins as the most likely landing spots. The Rangers are also a possibility, though it's unclear whether they have interest in a reunion.Rotoworld
Advice: The Red Sox have offered Salty a two-year deal, but it apparently isn't going to cut it. The Twins and Marlins are also after the catcher, with the Marlins known to have made an offer. Saltalamacchia should have no trouble getting a three-year deal after batting .273/.338/.466 with 14 homers this past season.
More: Pete Abraham on TwitterTue, Dec 3 Rotoworld
Advice: Rosenthal isn't sure what the terms were, but it's clear that the Marlins are serious in their attempt to upgrade at the catcher position. Saltalamacchia has a two-year offer on the table from the Red Sox but is likely seeking for a third guaranteed year. The 28-year-old backstop is looking to cash in after batting .273/.338/.466 with 14 homers in 2013.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterMon, Dec 2 Rotoworld
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Sep 29||@Bal||L 6-7||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.273||.338||.466||.804|
|Sep 27||@Bal||W 12-3||4||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||2||0||0||.272||.338||.466||.803|
|Sep 25||@Col||W 15-5||5||2||4||1||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||.272||.338||.465||.804|
|Sep 24||@Col||L 3-8||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||.266||.333||.459||.792|
|Sep 20||Tor||W 6-3||4||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.266||.334||.454||.788|
|Sep 19||Bal||W 3-1||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.264||.333||.451||.783|
|Sep 18||Bal||L 3-5||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.264||.333||.450||.784|
|Sep 17||Bal||L 2-3||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||.263||.333||.450||.783|
|Sep 15||NYY||W 9-2||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||.263||.333||.452||.785|
|Sep 13||NYY||W 8-4||3||2||2||1||0||1||4||1||0||0||0||.263||.334||.454||.788|