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Jarrod Saltalamacchia

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Name: Jarrod Scott Saltalamacchia
Born: May 2, 1985 in West Palm Beach, Fla. USA
High School: Royal Palm Beach (Fla.) HS
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (36th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2003 (signed for $950,000)
In a down year for catchers, Saltalamacchia offers the best array of tools behind the plate. He's agile and athletic for a backstop at 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds, and has arm strength and receiving skills. Offensively, he's a switch-hitter with above-average power potential. He does have his detractors, however, who think he's more of a standout at showcases than in game action. His swing is long and he'll need to make adjustments when he switches to wood bats, and his footwork and release will require some work. The biggest question is his ability to hit for average, but it won't stop him from going in the second or third round.
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