Jarrod Saltalamacchia C/DH DET 2 weeks ago

Saltalamacchia went 2-for-5 with a homer, his seventh of the season, in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The catcher was riding a six-game hitless streak entering Thursday's game, but found his stroke and blasted his first longball since April 23 (he hit six home runs in his first 12 games of the year). The switch-hitting 31-year-old has battled injuries his entire career, limiting him to less than 400 at-bats in all but two of his nine big league seasons. He's once again on pace to fall short of that mark, reducing his value to daily leagues only.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C/DH DET 3 weeks ago

Saltalamacchia is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Saltalamacchia will sit in favor of James McCann for the third time in four games. While Saltalamacchia got off to a nice start with six homers in a little over two weeks, he's recorded just four hits in his last eight games and it looks like he will play second fiddle now that McCann is healthy.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C/DH DET 3 weeks ago

Saltalamacchia is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Indians.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Saltalamacchia went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in his last start on May 1. His average is just .230 for the season but has shown solid power, posting six home runs and 16 RBI through 19 games.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C/DH DET 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Saltalamacchia will get the day off after starting five of the last six games. Over that stretch he is just 1-for-13, so a day off could help him get back on track offensively.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C/DH DET 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Athletics.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Saltalamacchia has gone 0-for-9 over his past three games, dropping his average down to .229. After playing in the team's last 11 games (starting 10 of those), Saltalamacchia will give way to Bobby Wilson behind the plate.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C/DH DET 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bobby Wilson will take over behind the dish, pushing Saltalamacchia to the bench after six straight starts. Saltalamacchia is making a case to keep a significant share of the workload upon James McCann's eventual return from an ankle injury, with five home runs in his first 35 at-bats this season.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C/DH DET 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia finished 2-for-4 with his fifth home run and three RBI in Tuesday's loss to Kansas City.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Saltalamacchia continues to rake and now owns and absurd .300/.364/.867 line on the season, and his five homers and 14 RBI both lead the Tigers. It's assumed that James McCann will retain the starting job when he returns, but he's a .259/.290/.376 hitter over his 127-game career, and if Saltalamacchia keeps hitting at anywhere near this level, the Tigers will have trouble keeping him out of the lineup.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C/DH DET 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia will continue to get starter's at-bats this week with James McCann on the 15-day disabled list.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Salty has performed admirably since McCann hit the DL with an sprained ankle. He is tied for the team lead in home runs (four) and has a team-high 11 RBI so far this season. However, Saltalamacchia is a risk over long starting stints and McCann will certainly resume the bulk of the duties when he returns. Start him in weekly leagues, but continue to monitor McCann's return carefully.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C/DH DET 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Saltalamacchia's fourth blast of the season got the Tigers on the scoreboard in the fifth inning of a game they'd go on to lose. He's now homered in back-to-back games and in three of his last four contests to bring his OPS up to 1.129.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C/DH DET 1 month ago

Saltalamacchia went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and a double Saturday at the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Saltalamacchia's third bomb of the season gave the Tigers the lead in the sixth inning of a game they'd go on to win. He's now homered in two of his last three games, and each of his five hits this season have gone for extra bases.