|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||300.00||11.00||.223||35.00||33.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||12||4||2|| .333|| .833|| .333|
|vs Hernandez (Career)||20||2||1|| .250||.250||.100|
|vs RHP||192||46||1|| .363|| .333|| .240|
|Last 10 Games|
Chris Iannetta going through season on roller coaster ride
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/5/14) Just call him Chris "Every Other Game" Iannetta.
Angels catcher Chris Iannetta has been experiencing an unusual trend since late April. He seems to get a hit only every game. Just once since April 23 and April 26 has he recorded a hit in successive games. Yet he has only once got hitless in back-to-back games.
The result of this strange trend has been decent productivity. Iannetta has used his patience and eye at the plate for 21 walks and a strong .370 on-base percentage.
Chris Iannetta homers again
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/14) Angels catcher Chris Iannetta homered for the second time in three games Sunday, hitting a tiebreaking solo shot in a 4-3 win over the Royals. Iannetta finished 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored, raising his average to .248/.369/.455 in 101 at-bats.
Chris Iannetta ready for daily league action
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(5/14/14) With a .225 batting average and a timeshare arrangement at catcher with Hank Conger, Chris Iannetta might not be the most obvious play for daily league owners. However, the Angels' backstop has a long history of hitting lefties much better than righties, as he sports a respectable .250/.366/..439 slash line over his career versus southpaws.
Iannetta is scheduled to face three lefties during the upcoming four-game series with the Rays. While you should probably sit him on Sunday against ace David Price, he should have productive starts on Thursday and Saturday, respectively, against Erik Bedard and Cesar Ramos.
Who are some other widely-available hitters who are useful in daily leagues against lefties? I spotlighted a few on our Fantasy Baseball Today blog. Even weekly league owners could have an occasional use for this handful of hitters.
Chris Iannetta hits first homer in month in Saturday win
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/10/14) Angels catcher Chris Iannetta hit his first home run since April 12 and added a single to help his team beat Toronto on Saturday.
Iannetta launched a two-run blast to left in the second inning to give the Angels the lead for good. His big game ended a 1-for-10 skid.
Chris Iannetta walks off Wednesday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(4/17/14) Angels catcher Chris Iannetta hit a walkoff home run Wednesday against the Athletics.
In the bottom of the twelfth, Iannetta hit the first pitch he saw from Drew Pomeranz out to center field for the solo shot. It was Iannetta's first hit since the second inning of the game. He was also hit by a pitch, reaching base three times.
Iannetta finished the night 2 for 5, with two runs scored and one RBI.
|2014 summary: In his third year as the Angels' primary, but less-than-everyday catcher, Chris Iannetta's greatest contribution was, as usual, his on-base percentage, which ranked second among catchers with at least 300 at-bats. And it wasn't all walks this time; his .252 batting average was the second-highest of his career.
Playing time status: Unfortunately, since he only barely reached 300 at-bats (and still has yet to get more than 345 in a season), he was again little more than waiver fodder in standard mixed leagues. But with perpetual understudy Hank Conger out of the picture, Iannetta could see his most at-bats yet. Then again, he has always hit lefties significantly better than righties, so a platoon remains a possibility.
2015 outlook: Nine years into his big-league career, we should have a pretty good idea who Iannetta is by now. If you play in a two-catcher league with daily lineups, he's worth keeping around for those days he's facing a lefty, but he'll need a huge bump in at-bats for his other strengths to amount to anything. To put it in simpler terms, he's pretty much just an AL-only option.
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