Jarrod Saltalamacchia is your value item of the 2013 free-agent catcher market.

Any team prone to clipping coupons or value hunting would do well to take a gander at the Red Sox backstop.

MLB Contributor Gabe Zaldivar breaks down one of the premier catchers on the open market at the moment, and at 28, he is clearly one of the rare players at the position with looming upside.

Here is our quick look at all the particulars regarding the catcher who is coming off a career year. While he has his issues on defense and with the bat, it’s clear that talent at this position is at a premium.

Saltalamacchia is one player who has proved his ability to get better on both sides of the plate, all while producing home run power.

The offseason is just getting started, and there will be a wealth of teams bandied about in the interim. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts on a captivating catching market.


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