Latest Update Saltalamacchia is not in the Marlins' starting lineup on Sunday. Sun Jul, 27, 11:19 AM
A switch-hitter, he boasts good plate discipline and big-time power. Is versatile enough to also play first base if needed, mainly due to his huge frame.
Flaws: : Is somewhat injury-prone. Must also smooth out the rough patches in his game-calling and receiving ability, as well as throwing out base-stealers. Needs to develop more consistency with the bat, as well.
Salty's been behind the dish for the last four-straight games so it's time for some rest. The incomparable Jeff Mathis will work behind the plate Sunday.Analyst: Howard Bender
The streaky Salty Dog has been sizzling over his five games where he is hitting .389 (7-for-18) with a home run, three RBI, and three runs scored. He is the type of player that you ride while he's hot, but not one who is consistent enough to warrant dropping anyone of value for. Analyst: Michael Pichan
The home run was Saltys 10th of the season and his third of the month. As nice as all that looks, his overall production is spread too far apart, in-between long stretches of way too many 0-for-ers to warrant ownership in most single catcher leagues that dont count on-base percentage.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Salty has put together a nice, little six-game hit streak here and is batting .269 (which is actually good for him) with two home runs, seven RBI and four runs scored over that span. He seems primed to match last year's totals, though the batting average might be a struggle, but any thoughts of him reaching the 20-home run barrier again seem fleeting at best.Analyst: Howard Bender