Chris Iannetta
C SEA
3 weeks ago

Iannetta has lost playing time to Mike Zunino lately, as Zunino has started 10 of the last 13 games behind the plate, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Iannetta is in a major slump, and defensive metrics show that he's slipping behind the plate as well. Zunino has always been considered the better defender, but the current contrast has been more stark than usual, while Zunino has also improved at the plate.

Chris Iannetta
C SEA
4 weeks ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup against the Cubs on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Iannetta will be out of the lineup for the third time in the past four games as Mike Zunino continues to get more time behind the plate over this past week. This trend will likely continue moving forward, as the Mariners' brass has declared their intentions of wanting to see Zunino play on a more regular basis.

Chris Iannetta
C SEA
1 month ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be the fourth time that Seattle has opted to start Mike Zunino over Iannetta behind the plate in the last seven days. With team management expressing a desire to play Zunino on a more regular basis, the struggling Iannetta will have fewer chances to increase his already low production in coming games.

Chris Iannetta
C SEA
1 month ago

Iannetta will serve as the Mariners' designated hitter and bat second in the order Sunday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson Cruz is usually the Mariners' preferred DH option, but he'll move over to the outfield with Seth Smith getting the day off against Blue Jays lefty J.A. Happ, enabling Iannetta to stay in the lineup while not having to catch. Iannetta, who typically hits in the bottom third of the Mariners' lineup, will climb the ranks due to the matchup with Happ, but it's unlikely he remains in that spot beyond Sunday. In fact, Iannetta's fantasy value seems more likely to fall going forward, given that manager Scott Servais has recently committed to starting recent call-up Mike Zunino at catcher on at least a semi-regular basis.

Chris Iannetta
C SEA
1 month ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the second consecutive game that Iannetta has missed, dating back to Wednesday. In his place, the club will start Mike Zunino behind the plate, batting eighth. Iannetta has been struggling mightily recently, going 0-for-19 during his last six games.

Chris Iannetta
C SEA
1 month ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners will curiously hold Iannetta out for the second game in a row, but he still seems to have a steady hold on the top catching duties for the club over Jesus Sucre. Iannetta has a paltry .215 average and seven homers across 267 plate appearances this season, but he's been a more respectable second catcher in OBP legaues, thanks to his .305 on-base percentage.

Chris Iannetta
C SEA
1 month ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup for Saturday's contest with Houston, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Iannetta will get a routine day off as Jesus Sucre makes the start behind the dish. Iannetta is currently mired in a slump dating back to late June, going just 5-for-45 (.111) in his last 13 games.

Chris Iannetta
C SEA
2 months ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Iannetta has started the past three games behind the plate for the Mariners, and will be getting a regular day off Friday. In his place, Jesus Sucre will get the start at catcher.

Chris Iannetta
C SEA
2 months ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Monday against the Astros, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

For the second time in three days, Iannetta will give way to Mike Zunino, who was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to replace Steve Clevenger (hand) as the backup catcher. Zunino boasts impressive power and is solid defensively, but career-long contact issues have hindered his development. However, Zunino had an excellent season debut Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBI, so he'll get another opportunity to start ahead of Iannetta. It's likely that Iannetta's superior on-base skills will result in him seeing the majority of the starts at catcher, but Zunino carries the higher upside of the two backstops.

Chris Iannetta
C SEA
2 months ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Iannetta will get the night off to rest as standard after starting the last two games. The 33-year-old has struggled over the past seven days, hitting .063/.111/.250 with one home run and two RBI, but should still be back in the lineup Thursday.