The Major League Baseball All-New England team

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Aug 15, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels catcher Iannetta (17) throws to first base during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


Iannetta, who hails from Rhode Island’s capital, is the only active catcher from New England. Even so, however, he would give the All-New England team an impressive presence behind the plate. He isn’t a star by any means but he is solid both at the plate, slashing .270/.369/.422 with 5 home runs in 79 games for the Angels, and behind it and is en route to posting the highest WAR of his career as his current 2.6 mark should eclipse his career-high 3.0 posted in 2008. Iannetta doesn’t give the New Englanders any star power but he’s a very solid player and would help just about any team.