Steve Nesius, Reuters
February 16, 2013
It wasn't the biggest headline out of Boston last season, but Salty led the Red Sox in home runs with 25.
He hasn't lived up to the enormous hype that surrounded him when he broke into the big leagues, but Saltalamacchia had career-highs in homers and RBIs (59) last year, suggesting that the 27-year-old is just reaching his prime.
The downside is that Saltalamacchia isn't a great defensive catcher, and he's never been much of a hitter for average (.235 in 2011 and .222 last year).