Jarrod Saltalamacchia, CFast fact: Saltalamacchia threw out 31 percent of base stealers last season (37of 83), the sixth-highest percentage in baseball.
Lowdown: Last season marked the first time Saltalamacchia spent a full year in the majors. That experience should serve him well, both as a catcher and as a hitter. A switch-hitter who is better lefthanded, Saltalamacchia is capable of 25 home runs and 80 RBIs. With Jason Varitek retired, Saltalamacchia also wants to become more of a leader.
Bobby Vs view: Salty is bigger and stronger than I realized he was. He has a real presence."