Chris Iannetta with UNC head coach Mike Fox at Wrigley Field.
Oct. 4, 2006
DURHAM, N.C. - Current Colorado Rockies catcher and former University of North Carolina All-America Chris Iannetta recently was named to Baseball America's Minor League All-Star team for 2006. In the minor leagues this season, Iannetta combined to hit .336 (103-for-307) with 14 home runs and 48 RBI in 91 games.
The Providence, R.I., native began the season at Tulsa and hit .321 (50-for-156) with 11 home runs and 26 RBI in 44 games. He was selected to his first Texas League All-Star team and was named the Minor League Baseball Star of the Day for June 1 after going 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI in the Drillers' 3-1 win over San Antonio. He was promoted to Triple-A on June 26 and hit .351 (53-for-151) with 3 home runs and 22 RBI in 47 games with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
After making his major league debut Aug. 27, Iannetta went on to hit .260 (20-for-77) with two home runs and 10 RBI in 21 games with the Rockies.