C,1B,DH - SD
Victor Caratini went 1-for-2 on Wednesday, but his lone hit was his sixth home run of the season. Caratini would notch his second RBI via a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. Caratini would also draw a walk and strikeout once.
Caratini hasn't been the biggest offensive contributor this season, only hitting .223. But his 27 RBIs show he is a timely one that has come through when the Padres need it. Still, he shouldn't be owned in any leagues.
Victor Caratini went 2-for-4 with two singles and a strikeout in the Padres' win over the Brewers on Wednesday.
Caratini drove in what would be the game winning run in the top of the tenth. Caratini has been solid this year, but has seen significantly less playing time since Austin Nola has returned from injury. His lack of playing time saps most of his fantasy value in all but the deepest two catcher leagues.
Victor Caratini went 1-4 with a grand slam in the Padres' win over the Rockies in the first game of their double-header on Wednesday.
Caratini smoked a Robert Stephenson offering in the 6th inning on Wednesday and deposited it into the right field seats for a grand slam. The ball came off Caratini's bat at 110 MPH and traveled 401 feet. It was Caratini's third home run on the year, and he has put up a solid slash line of .244/.333/.398 so far in 2021. His role is now solidified as the backup catcher now that Austin Nola is back, so Caratini will see limited playing time. That being said, Padres fans were certainly happy to see Caratini bring back Slam Diego for the first time in 2021.
Victor Caratini went 1-3 with a single and a strikeout in the Padres' loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
The bad news for Caratini is that he's hitting just .235 at the plate this year. The good news for Caratini is that he's hitting the ball hard more consistently than he was last year. Austin Nola is getting close to a return, so Caratini's playing time is likely to decrease soon. At the beginning of the year there were some who thought that Luis Campusano could overtake Caratini for the backup role, but considering the Padres are in 'win now' mode and Campusano has struggled mightily to begin the year, Caratini should still be the backup catcher when Nola returns. That being said, Nola is coming off of a fantastic 2020, so if he's 100% healthy the catcher split could weigh heavily against Caratini. Without regular playing time, Caratini's bat simply doesn't provide enough value to be rostered in most leagues.
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.