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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||335.00||9.00||.227||40.00||39.00||1.00|
|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|
Angels' Chris Iannetta getting tips on how to frame pitches better
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/18/15) Angels catcher Chris Iannetta is working on improving his ability to frame pitches at the plate by watching video of catchers who do it well and asking umpires for advice this spring, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Iannetta ranked 87th out of 105 catchers in gaining extra strikes last season, with a minus-19 grade, according to Baseball Prospectus. He's seeking to finish in the top-10 this season.
"I'm really trying to work on it," Iannetta said. "Some of the numbers last year are not where I want them to be, and that was surprising.
"I get really good reviews from umpires in what I do and how I work, and I see some discrepancies. It's disappointing. So my goal is to get as good as I can, to be in the top five, top 10."
Scioscia: Chris Iannetta will start 100-115 games for Angels
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/20/15) Angels catcher Chris Iannetta won't see an increase in playing time behind the plate this season.
Iannetta caught 104 games for the Angels last year, starting 92, but Hank Conger, who caught 79 games last year, was dealt in the offseason.
Despite that, Angles manager Mike Scioscia told MLB.com, "Anywhere from 100 to 115" games would be the ideal workload for Iannetta.
Iannetta hit .252 with seven home runs and 43 RBI last year.
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.
|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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