Former UNC Standout Iannetta Named Minor League All-Star

Baseball America honors Rockies young catcher.

Chris Iannetta with UNC head coach Mike Fox at Wrigley Field.

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.

Iannetta was one of five former Tar Heels to play in the majors this season, joining Russ Adams, Andrew Miller, Brian Roberts and Kyle Snyder.

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