Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 - C


  • Age: 29
  • DOB: 1985/05/02
  • POB: West Palm Beach, FL
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 235lbs
  • Bats/Throws: S/R
  • MLB Seasons: 7
  • Drafted by Atlanta in 2003 (1st round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: Saltalamacchia is cold (.077 in last 13AB).
Year to date10936243802001144551390115.221.322.367.689
On Pace116385468521012475914801-.221.322.367.689

Scouting Report

AssetsA switch-hitter, he boasts good plate discipline and pretty good power. Calls a good game and provides leadership. Is versatile enough to also play first base if needed, mainly due to his huge frame.
FlawsIs somewhat injury-prone. Must also smooth out the rough patches in his defensive ability, as well as improve in throwing out base-stealers. Needs to develop more consistency with the bat, as well.
Career potentialInconsistent switch-hitting catcher and leader.

Honours and Awards

2005Class A+ - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
2005Carolina League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/06/18Missed 15 games (concussion).
2014/06/16Concussion, 15-day DL.
2014/06/01Concussion, 7-day DL.
2013/12/03Signed as a free agent by the Miami Marlins to a three-year contract.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/09/08Missed 5 games (back injury).
2013/09/03Back injury, day-to-day.
2013/01/17Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2012/09/12Missed 3 games (back spasms).
2012/09/08Back spasms, day-to-day.
2012/08/04Missed 1 game (ear infection).
2012/08/03Ear infection, day-to-day.
2012/05/31Missed 1 game (illness).
2012/05/30Illness, day-to-day.
2012/01/15Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2011/09/28Missed the last 2 regular season games (collarbone).
2011/09/27Collarbone, day-to-day.
2011/06/10Missed 1 game (illness).
2011/06/09Illness, day-to-day.
2010/10/14Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2010/10/03Missed the last 7 regular season games (left thumb injury).
2010/09/27Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2010/09/01Missed 13 games (leg injury).
2010/08/19Leg injury, early September.
2010/08/11Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA).
2010/07/31Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).
2010/07/31Acquired from the Texas Rangers.
2010/04/27Missed 17 games (back injury).
2010/04/27Optioned to Oklahoma City (AAA).
2010/04/08Back injury, early September.
2010/03/04Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2009/10/04Missed the last 17 regular season games (right shoulder injury).
2009/09/17Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2009/09/02Missed 18 games (thoracic outlet syndrome).
2009/08/15Arm injury, early September.
2009/08/11Missed 2 games (right shoulder injury).
2009/08/08Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2009/07/26Missed 1 game (flu).
2009/07/25Flu, day-to-day.
2009/05/02Missed 1 game (eye injury).
2009/05/01Eye injury, day-to-day.
2009/04/10Missed 1 game (ear infection).
2009/04/09Ear infection, day-to-day.
2009/02/20Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2008/09/29Missed the last 23 regular season games (forearm injury).
2008/09/02Forearm injury, day-to-day (retroactive to September 2nd, 2008).
2008/07/21Missed 3 games (flu).
2008/07/18Flu, day-to-day.
2008/07/08Missed 2 games (strained right groin).
2008/07/06Strained right groin, day-to-day.
2008/04/25Recalled from Oklahoma (AAA).
2008/03/26Assigned by the Texas Rangers to their minor league camp.
2008/02/15Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2007/09/18Missed 1 game (neck injury).
2007/09/17Neck injury, day-to-day.
2007/08/29Missed 1 game (flu).
2007/08/28Flu, day-to-day.
2007/07/31Acquired from the Atlanta Braves.
2007/05/02Contract purchased from Mississippi (AA).
2007/03/12Assigned by the Atlanta Braves to their minor league camp.
2006/03/23Assigned by the Atlanta Braves to their minor league camp.
2006/01/11Invited to spring training by the Atlanta Braves.


2013/12/03Signed as a free agent by the Miami Marlins.
2010/07/31Texas Rangers traded Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the Boston Red Sox for Chris McGuiness, Roman Mendez, a player to be named later and cash.
2007/07/31Texas Rangers traded Mark Teixeira and Ron Mahay to the Atlanta Braves for Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Elvis Andrus, Neftali Feliz, Matt Harrison and Beau Jones.
2003/06/03Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the supplemental round (36th overall) in 2003.

Career Stats

2010Total Tex/BosAL12242430026500-.167.333.292.625
2010Oklahoma CityAAA6323837581121133256010-.244.326.445.771
2007Total Atl/TexMLB933083982131113319750014.266.310.422.732
2005Myrtle BeachA12945970144351198157994210.314.394.519.913
2003GCL BravesR4613423321122142833008.239.382.396.778


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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