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7 Victor Caratini C

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

September 26, 2020 12:20 AM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Hits first home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini went 1-for-3 with a walk, a two-run home run and two total runs scored in Friday's 10-0 win over the White Sox.

Somewhat surprisingly, this was Caratini's first home run in 42 games this season, as he hit 11 bombs in 95 games a year ago. The 27-year-old remains behind Willson Contreras at catcher but he has been seeing time as the designated hitter, through manager David Ross can also deploy the likes of Jason Kipnis, Nico Hoerner and David Bote at DH. Caratini's playing time in the playoffs will likely be based on matchups and whether he can get hot at the plate.

September 23, 2020 03:36 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Not in lineup Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini isn't starting Wednesday against the Pirates.

Caratini will hit the bench for a second consecutive game as his playing time has dipped recently. Kyle Schwarber will serve as the designated hitter Wednesday with Cameron Maybin starting in left field.

September 22, 2020 04:28 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: On bench Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

Caratini has been in the majority of the Cubs' lineups this season, getting the nod in 33 out of 55 games, but his role appears to be slipping of late. He's been on the bench in four of the last six games. A loss of playing time shouldn't be a big surprise given that he's hitting just .240/.331/.308 on the year. Willson Contreras will be the catcher Tuesday, with Jose Martinez serving as the designated hitter.

September 21, 2020 05:28 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Starting again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini will serve as the designated hitter and bat ninth in Monday's game against the Pirates.

Caratini caught Yu Darvish on Sunday and will now make his second straight start after spending the previous three games on the bench. The 27-year-old has been slumping lately with a .494 OPS across his last 10 games, though the Cubs have several regulars who are struggling at the plate, so Caratini could earn more playing time if he gets hot.

September 20, 2020 05:48 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Starting at catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Twins.

Caratini has been on the bench for the past three games but will return to the lineup Sunday as the personal catcher for Yu Darvish, with Willson Contreras shifting over to designated hitter. Other than catching when Darvish starts, Caratini seems to have lost a grip on regular playing time, which limits his fantasy appeal the rest of the season.

September 19, 2020 06:32 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Remains on the bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins.

This is the third straight game on the bench for Caratini, who has just a .456 OPS over his last 17 contests. Willson Contreras is starting at catcher and David Bote is serving as the designated hitter, so it appears that Caratini has fallen into more of a reserve role while manager David Ross looks to ride some hotter hitters.

September 18, 2020 04:12 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Sits for second straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini will be on the bench Friday against the Twins.

Caratini has started 31 out of the Cubs' 51 games this season, but he'll sit for the second straight game here. With a .456 OPS over his last 17 games, it certainly wouldn't be a surprise if his opportunities drop off down the stretch. Willson Contreras will catch Friday, with Jason Kipnis serving as the designated hitter.

September 16, 2020 04:32 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Not starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini is not starting Wednesday against Cleveland.

Caratini has been in the lineup for the majority of the Cubs' games this season but doesn't have close to an everyday role, as he's started 31 out of 50 contests thus far. Willson Contreras will be the catcher Wednesday, with Kyle Schwarber serving as the designated hitter.

September 13, 2020 11:44 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Big day at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, three RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Brewers.

Caratini busted out of a 2-for-17 slump to deliver plenty of production. He had two separate RBI knocks, the first a single in the fourth frame followed by a double in the seventh inning. His relatively lengthy slump has put a damper on his overall numbers, as Caratini is now hitting .253/.343/.316 across 108 plate appearances.

September 10, 2020 04:16 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Sitting amid slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini is not in Thursday's lineup against the Reds.

While Caratini still figures to get a decent amount of starts at designated hitter and catcher now that Jose Martinez was optioned to South Bend, he will sit in favor of David Bote in this one. Caratini is also slumping, hitting .121 with zero extra-base hits over his last 33 at-bats.

September 9, 2020 04:52 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Path to playing time reopens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini will start at catcher and will bat sixth in Wednesday's game against the Reds.

Chicago has largely been splitting catching and designated-hitter duties with Willson Contreras and Caratini this season, but the latter looked like he was on track to get squeezed out of DH opportunities after the Cubs acquired Jose Martinez on Aug. 30. However, after going hitless in his first 14 at-bats with Chicago, Martinez was optioned to the Cubs' alternate site Tuesday, which seemingly leaves Caratini in line to pick up more regular work. Caratini's lack of power and speed limits his overall fantasy upside, but he boasts decent enough contact skills to provide a non-toxic batting average from the second catcher spot in leagues that start two backstops.

September 2, 2020 03:52 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Loses out on everyday role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

Caratini has been filling a quasi-everyday role for the Cubs this season, often serving as the team's designated hitter on days when he's not catching for a resting Willson Contreras. After Jose Martinez was acquired from the Rays on Sunday, however, Caratini doesn't look like he'll have a clear path to at-bats at DH any longer. If he's only getting two or three starts per week, Caratini will be tough to justify holding, even in leagues that start two catchers.

August 30, 2020 10:56 AM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

Caratini is 0-for-15 with eight strikeouts over his past five games and will stick on the bench Sunday. Willson Contreras starts behind the plate while Jason Kipnis serves as the designated hitter in the series finale.

August 29, 2020 07:32 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Out of lineup for Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds.

Caratini started behind the plate in Game 1 and will head to the bench after going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. Willson Contreras will catch for Alec Mills in the nightcap, while Kyle Schwarber serves as the designated hitter.

August 28, 2020 06:24 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Catching Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini is catching and batting eighth in Friday's game against the Reds.

The Cubs will deploy Willson Contreras as the DH Friday, which opens up catching duties for Caratini. The 27-year-old has played regularly so far this season, posting a .270/.361/.349 slash line in 23 games to date. He's still looking for his first home run after popping 11 in 95 games last year.

August 26, 2020 03:40 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini is not starting Wednesday against the Tigers.

Caratini will head to the bench following a string of four consecutive starts. He's hitting .270 with nine RBI through 23 games this season. In his absence, Kyle Schwarber is starting at DH while Albert Almora gets the nod in center field.

August 22, 2020 12:16 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Two hits off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored in Friday's 10-1 loss to the White Sox.

While he didn't get the start, Caratini wound up supplying the Cubs' only extra-base hit of the night and scoring their only run after entering the game in the sixth inning as manager David Ross emptied his bench in the rout. Caratini is now slashing .302/.373/.377 through 59 plate appearances, but his backup role behind Willson Contreras continues to limit his production -- he has only three runs and seven RBI and is still looking for his first homer of the year.

August 21, 2020 04:28 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Not starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox.

Caratini started the past four games and went 2-for-8 with a double, three RBI and three walks during that stretch, but he'll take a seat for Friday's series opener. Willson Contreras will start behind the plate while Kyle Schwarber serves as the designated hitter.

August 17, 2020 01:56 PM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Sitting in first game of twin bill
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini is out of the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Cardinals.

Willson Contreras is catching the first game of the twin bill, but he'll presumably be deployed as the Cubs' designated hitter in the nightcap or sit out the contest entirely. As a result, expect Caratini to draw a start in the second game.

August 16, 2020 11:28 AM
Cubs' Victor Caratini: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Caratini is not in Sunday's lineup against the Brewers.

He is hitting .304/.333/.348 in 23 at-bats this month. Kyle Schwarber will start at designated hitter while Steven Souza gets the start in left field.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
10/02vs MIAL 0-22010000
09/30vs MIAL 1-54000000
09/27@ CHWW 10-85120000
09/26@ CHWL 5-91100010
09/25@ CHWW 10-03211210
09/24@ PITL 0-73000000
09/21@ PITW 5-02010100
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CHC441161028116123101.241.333.3280.661
2019CHC9524431651134295910.266.348.4470.794
2018CHC761812142221124200.232.293.3040.597
2017CHC31596151241300.254.333.3560.689
Total2466006815015735714511.250.327.3720.699
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CHC44703800414
2019CHC9511010930306
2018CHC76705512405
2017CHC31302100313
Total2462802234214218
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2013R-Danville Braves582002958231125394902.290.415.430
2014AFX-Kane County Cougars14537144101341000.264.310.377
2014AFX-Rome Braves873234290184542345911.279.352.406
2015AFA-Myrtle Beach Pelican11239339101311453497500.257.342.371
2016AA-Tennessee11541257120252647548021.291.375.405
2017AAA-Iowa Cubs83292501002731061274810.343.393.558
2018AAA-Iowa Cubs32115133670422182500.313.409.478
2019AAA-Iowa Cubs418051001--100.278.278.333
2019AFX-South Bend Cubs5121310013300.250.400.333
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/215
Birthdate:
8/17/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
4