C,1B,DH - SD
Victor Caratini went 1-4 with a double, an RBI, and two strikeouts in the Padres' loss to the Brewers on Wednesday.
Caratini his now hitting just .200 on the season, but he does have 9 RBI. Caratini has gotten more playing time than Luis Campusano behind the plate, but the split has been fairly even. The good news for Caratini is that Campusano has struggled even more than he has, so Caratini should have the backup role when Austin Nola returns from injury. Unless you're in a deep two catcher mixed league or a two catcher NL only league, Caratini is a fringe fantasy asset. For now, his only fantasy upside is that he hits in a loaded San Diego lineup.
Victor Caratini hit a go-ahead 7th inning home run in the Padres win over the Giants on Tuesday. It was Caratini's first home run with the Padres.
Caratini hit a shot down the right field line in the bottom of the 7th inning to break a 1-1 tie. Caratini's first home run with the Padres couldn't have come at a better time, as San Diego went on to win the game 3-1. Caratini should continue to get plenty of run behind the plate until Austin Nola returns from the IL. Caratini has had a nice start to 2021, hitting .308 with a home run and 7 RBI. He's available in most leagues and is worth keeping an eye on if your current catcher situation is suspect.
Victor Caratini went 1-2 with a walk, a strike out, and 2 RBI in the Padres loss to the Giants on Monday.
Caratini hit a rocket of a single in the 2nd inning, driving in a run in the process. The RBI single came off Caratini's bat at 108.9 MPH. The switch hitting catcher hit a sacrifice fly later in the game, which resulted in his second RBI of the night and fifth RBI of the season. Caratini should continue to see plenty of playing time, as Austin Nola remains out with a finger injury.
Victor Caratini went 2-4 with three RBIs in Thursday's Opening Day victory over the division-rival Diamondbacks.
Two of Caratini's RBIs came in the bottom of the second inning, when Caratini drove in two runs to give the Padres a 2-1 lead. Although Caratini had a successful day at the plate, fantasy managers shouldn't place too much stock in him, as his fantasy relevance will likely diminish once Austin Nola returns from the IL.
The Padres and C Victor Caratini avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million deal.
Caratini was acquired by the Cubs in the same trade that brought Yu Darvish to San Diego. He'll continue serving as Darvish's personal catcher this season.