Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Jarrod Saltalamacchia (C,1B)

Toronto Blue Jays

Bats: B   Throws: R

The Toronto Blue Jays and free-agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia have a agreed to a minor-league deal worth $1.25M. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Salty hasn't been relevant much in fantasy for some time now and it will remain that way for this season as well. Barring injury, Salty should remain on the waiver wire.

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Down 2-1 in the eighth inning on Monday night, Tigers C Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit his 12th HR of the season and the Tigers won, 3-2. Saltalamacchia was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: As far as backup catchers go, Saltalamacchia has plenty of pop - showcasing 12 HR in just 77 games, albeit with a low .192 average.

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Saltalamacchia went 1-for-2 with a walk and his 11th home run of the season in the Tigers 6-1 loss to the Royals. The homer was one of only three hits for the Tigers in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: He now has 11 homers in just 61 games but is batting just .200 on the season. He got the start at first base with Miguel Cabrera out day-to-day with a left bicep strain.

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia smacked a walk-off two-run home run off of Joakim Soria in the bottom of the ninth inning, part of his 1-for-3 effort with a walk on Sunday. Saltalamacchia is only 2-for-12 in July, but has driven in four RBI with those two hits. He has a .776 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Saltalamacchia has provided power from the catcher position, nine home runs in 141 at-bats, but he is, at best, in a platoon at catcher with James McCann in Detroit. He had six home runs in April, but only had one home run in May, June, and this was his first home run in July.

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Saltalamacchia went 3-for-3 and hit his eighth home run of the season in the Tigers 10-3 win against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: He is still the backup catcher in Detroit and has struggled lately batting .179 in his last 30 games. He does have good power with eight home runs and he can be a sneaky cheap daily play in good matchups.

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Tigers C Jarrod Saltalamacchi had his first hits since May 5th on Thursday, going 2-for-5 with a HR.

Fantasy Impact: Saltalamacchia is now slashing .221/.302/.571, well above where most thought he would be after a disastrous 2015 season in which he was DFA'd by the Miami Marlins. His seven HR and 18 RBI are barely shy of his total production last season.

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Tigers C Jarrod Saltalamacchia added an RBI single to a losing effort on Thursday. He was 1-for-4 and is now batting .176 over his last 30 at-bats with one HR and three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Saltalamacchia has returned to what is expected after his DFA from the Marlins last season. He shouldn't be used in any fantasy format.

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI along with a walk and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been flashing the power this season so far. His fifth dinger of the season and 14 RBI lead the league for catchers by a solid margin.

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Mon, Apr 18th 9:58am EDT
By Dave Siligmueller

Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout. Saltalamacchia's home run came in the fifth inning off Mike Fiers.

Fantasy Impact: Saltalamacchia now has four home runs and 11 RBI's this season and is batting .269 which is better than his career .241.

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Backup catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start for the Tigers tonight as James McCann will get the day off.

Fantasy Impact: There are many better options out there than Saltalamacchia today, especially since he will be facing Jose Fernandez. He might come cheap, but he has got a long way to go to regain the trust of fantasy players.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has returned from the paternity list only to be designated for assignment by the Marlins. (Source: @joefrisaro)

Fantasy Impact: Saltalamacchia has been dreadful for Miami in 2015 and most of 2014. We'll see where he ends up, as some teams are in need of catching, but this should be the final blow to his fantasy relevance.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia finished Tuesday night 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Saltalamacchia's terrible pace continues, as he is now hitting just .091 and has more strikeouts (8) than games played (7). Once a sleeper catcher in some fantasy formats, Saltalamacchia has lost all relevancy in the online game.

Jarrod Saltalamachhia went 0-2 and stranded three runners on Sunday. He did have one walk.

Fantasy Impact: While Saltalamacchia's starting job is not in jeopardy, it seems to be taking him an extra long time to heat up this spring. He's currently hitting .233 with 14 strikeouts in only 30 at bats. He seems to be a long way removed from his 25 home run 2012 season at this point.