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Chris Iannetta’s displays his power, but Rockies pitchers struggle vs. Dodgers

Dodgers 13, Rockies 7 At Salt River Fields Chris Iannetta intends to pick up where he left off last season when he smacked 17 homers in just 272 at-bats for Arizona. The veteran catcher looks to be on track. He hit his third home run of the Cactus League season Sunday, a two-run shot in the second off Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu. On the mound: On a day when a number of Rockies...
Via The Denver Post
9 days ago

Rockies to sign Chris Iannetta

The Rockies have announced a two-year deal with veteran catcher Chris Iannetta, as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first reported (Twitter link). Iannetta will receive a $8.5MM guarantee, Jon Heyman of Fan Rag tweets.Iannetta will get a $300K signing bonus plus successive salaries of $3.45MM and $4MM, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter). The contract also includes a vesting...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
December 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Ianetta admits he remembers little of being hit in face by pitch

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta spoke to the media for the first time since he was hit in the face by a pitch on Friday night.Iannetta frighteningly remarked that he remembered very little of the incident.“I don’t remember a lot of it,” Iannetta said Sunday, via Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com. “The first thing I really remember is getting hit in the face.”Iannetta said he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Iannetta suffered broken teeth, nose after pitch to face

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta was forced to exit Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after getting hit in the mouth with a 93 MPH fastball from reliever Johnny Barbato.The entire episode was stomach-churning. Iannetta immediately began pouring blood from his face and it was evident that his injuries were severe. And while he was able to walk off under his own...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Iannetta exits game against Pirates after getting hit in face by pitch (Video)

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta had to exit Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after getting hit in the face by a pitch. Iannetta was facing Pirates reliever Johnny Barbato in the bottom of the seventh inning when he took the 93 mph pitch to his nose area. The veteran catcher was visibly bleeding to exit the game, but Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 13, 2017  |  Discuss

The Two Things Chris Iannetta Represents

Let’s cover some old ground, and let’s cover some new ground. Chris Iannetta is going to catch pretty often for the Mariners. The previous four years, he caught pretty often for the Angels. Last year, offensively speaking, was mostly bad. Yet last year, defensively speaking, was mostly good. I wrote in April about how there were signs Iannetta had gotten significantly better in terms...
Via Fangraphs
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Angels’ Chris Iannetta says Twitter haters tell him he should kill himself

Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta became the latest athlete to speak out about the amount of vitriolic hate that can be spewed on social media, especially when a player is going through struggles. Iannetta is in the throes of an awful slump, notching only four hits in his previous 47 at-bats before Thursday’s game, which makes him an easy target for anonymous trolls and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Finding Chris Iannetta In an Unexpected Place

Guess what! It’s time for my first pitch-framing post of the season. There will probably be dozens more of these. I don’t know what those ones will be about, but the purpose of this one is to highlight the early performance of Angels catcher Chris Iannetta. I know, of course, it’s super early! I know, […]
Via Fangraphs
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Questioning Chris Iannetta’s 2014 season

He didn’t get much credit for it, but Chris Iannetta turned in one heck of a season, at least offensively. He nearly beat out Mike Trout for the best OBP on the team and once again established himself as the primary catcher in the ever-changing Mike Scioscia catching depth chart. When did Iannetta become such an offensive force? I know, right? Iannetta ended up having a terrific...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Iannetta Player Profile & Projections

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer 2013 Outlook: Chris is coming off an injury season where he only saw action in 79 Major League games. Look for Iannetta to bat in the back part of the lineup, probably in the 8-hole, behind Kendrick/Callaspo and in front of Bourjos on the average day. Iannetta brings a great batting eye to the plate as evidenced by his career...
Via Angelswin
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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