Chris Iannetta C LAA May 24 '13
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 May 17 '13
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.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Apr 26 '13
Chris Iannetta is not in Friday's lineup against the Mariners.
Hank Conger will catch C.J. Wilson for the third straight time. Those in daily fantasy leagues should keep this arrangement in mind.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Apr 01 '13
Chris Iannetta homered in the third and delivered a two-run single in the 13th to lead the Angels to a 3-1 win over the Reds on Monday.
Iannetta did all of the damage for the Angels. His homer was one of just three hits off Johnny Cueto. His single in the 13th came after Howie Kendrick was intentionally walked and pinch-hitter Hank Conger was hit by a J.J. Hoover pitch, loading the bases. Iannetta was one of the winter's rare bargains, signing a three-year, $15.55 million deal to stay with the Angels in October. He's not a great fantasy catcher, especially with Angels Stadium holding him down, but he's a truly underrated major leaguer.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Mar 07 '13
Chris Iannetta belted a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Padres.
He also added an RBI on a bases-loaded walk. Iannetta missed nearly three months last season with a fractured wrist, but he still offers above-average power at the catcher position.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Oct 05 '12
Angels signed C Chris Iannetta to a three-year contract extension.
Financial terms of the deal aren't yet known. The two sides had a $5 million mutual option for 2013 that had been expected to get picked up, but now Iannetta will get a couple more years tacked on. He batted .240/.332/.398 with nine homers over 79 games for the Halos this season while spending almost three months on the DL with a fractured right wrist.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Oct 02 '12
Chris Iannetta is expected to return to the Angels next season.
Iannetta has a $5 million option for 2013, and it sounds like both parties are interested in continuing the relationship. "I wanna be here," Iannetta said, with Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto adding, "It's certainly something we're interested in." Iannetta has hit .242/.335/.402 with nine homers while being limited to 78 games this season, but he's likely to earn the $5 million if he can stay off the DL in 2013.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Sep 27 '12
Chris Iannetta left Thursday's game against the Mariners after seven innings due to leg cramps.
It's probably safe to call him day-to-day. He went 1-for-3 with a strikeout before being replaced by Bobby Wilson behind the plate.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Sep 03 '12
Chris Iannetta went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in the Angels' 8-3 victory over the A's on Monday.
Iannetta, who missed more than 2 1/2 months with a fractured wrist before returning Jul 29, is 17-for-37 with two homers and eight RBI in his last 10 games. It's raised his OPS from .717 all of the way up to .830.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Aug 22 '12
Chris Iannetta went 3-for-4 with a triple and his 16th RBI in Wednesday's win over the Red Sox.
The extra-base hit was his fourth in 17 July games, while the RBI was his seventh. Not exactly Posey-esque numbers, but enough to keep Iannetta on the radar in two-catcher mixed leagues. Through 143 plate appearances, he's hitting .223/.336/.421.