Chris Iannetta C LAA 1 Day

Chris Iannetta belted a walk-off 12th inning solo homer to propel the Angels to a 5-4 victory over the A's.

Iannetta's shot to dead center off Drew Pomeranz was nearly pulled back into the yard by Craig Gentry, but the ball grazed off the top of his glove at the apex of his leap. Iannetta finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Hits have been hard to come by, but Ianetta's offensive value has been salvaged some by six walks and five extra-base hits (against two singles). He's slashing .184/.304/.421 through 38 at-bats.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 17 Days

Chris Iannetta is not in the Angels' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Mariners.

Iannetta got the start in the Angels' season-opener on Monday, but it'll be Hank Conger in the second game of the year. Iannetta is expected to be the primary catcher in 2014, but the Angels also like Conger and that limits both of their value in standard fantasy leagues.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 28 Days

Chris Iannetta blasted a three-run homer, powering the Angels to a 7-3 victory over the Royals in Cactus League action on Friday.

The 30-year-old backstop finished the day 1-for-2 plus a walk. He's had a tremendous spring to this point, slashing .346/.500/.731 with a pair of long balls and 10 RBI, and should once again begin the season as the Halos primary option behind the dish.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 2 Months

Chris Iannetta credited new contact lenses for his turnaround at the plate last season.

The lenses also helped him on the defensive end. Iannetta batted .211/.356/.347 in the first half of the 2013 season and .246/.362/.413 in the second half. The 30-year-old catcher should regain some fantasy value in 2014.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 6 Months

Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun reports that the Blue Jays have targeted Angels catcher Chris Iannetta.

And if the Jays can't get Iannetta they'll try for the Angels' other backstop, Hank Conger. Iannetta, who's due $4.975 million in 2014 and $5.525 million in 2015, batted .225/.358/.372 with 11 homers and 39 RBI in 115 games this past season for Anaheim. Conger, who is still a pre-arbitration player, hit .249/.310/.403 with seven homers and 21 RBI in 92 games. Toronto wants to upgrade defensively from J.P. Arencibia.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 7 Months

Chris Iannetta singled in Kole Calhoun in the bottom of the 11th to give the Angels a 3-2 win over the Mariners on Friday.

Iannetta, who has been splitting time pretty evenly with Hank Conger for three months now, has hit .326 with four homers and eight RBI in 43 at-bats during September. It's going to be interesting to see what the Angels do with their catching situation next year. It looks like Conger will outhit Iannetta against righties going forward, but Iannetta is the better defender and he certainly deserves better than being on the wrong side of a platoon.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 7 Months

Chris Iannetta finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, and two runs scored Friday against the Astros.

Iannetta now has 10 home runs on the year. The 30-year-old has gone deep three times so far in September, his most in any month since April. Still, it's difficult to get too excited about him outside of deeper two-catcher mixed fantasy leagues.

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Chris Iannetta went 2-for-3 in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.

It was his first multi-hit game since July 6. Iannetta is still batting just .215/.355/.346 in 72 games this season.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 11 Months

Chris Iannetta homered for the second consecutive game, helping to lead the Angels to a 5-2 victory over the Royals on Friday.

Iannetta finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk. His sixth inning blast off Luke Hochevar tied the score at 2-2 and the Angels would never look back. While he's hitting just .205 on the season, he sports a terrific .366 OBP while blasting five homers and driving home 15 runs. He remains a decent option in deeper two-catcher formats.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 11 Months

Chris Iannetta went 1-for-2 with a walk against the White Sox on Thursday.

Iannetta is batting .202 with no power (three homers, .333 slugging) this year, but he's been getting on base plenty recently. Since May 5, Iannetta has drawn 10 walks in nine games to pump his OBP to .333. He's not a good fantasy player, and he likely won't be again playing in Angels Stadium, but Iannetta is an underrated catcher who isn't likely to lose his starting job.