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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||335.00||9.00||.227||40.00||39.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Texas||14||3||0|| .294|| .286|| .214|
|vs Ranaudo (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||36||4||0|| .200|| .139|| .111|
|Last 10 Games|
Angels catcher Chris Iannetta returns to the lineup Monday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/20/15) Angels catcher Chris Iannetta will return to the lineup Monday against the Athletics after getting the day off Sunday, the team announced.
Iannetta was replaced by Drew Butera Sunday and has played all but two games so far for Los Angeles. He will bat eighth Monday and is hitting .118 with three runs scored in 34 at-bats this season.
Drew Butera replaces Chris Iannetta in Angels' lineup
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/19/15) Angels catcher Chris Iannetta is not in the team's starting lineup for Sunday's game.
Iannetta is getting a rest day and will be replaced in the lineup by Drew Butera, who will bat eighth. Butera will be playing in his fourth game of the year.
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.
|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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