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Salty's fine seasoning

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has come into his own, and Bobby V thinks he's an All-Star

Updated: June 1, 2012, 1:35 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- He was a beardless 20-year-old with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans when he was named the Carolina League's No. 1 prospect, ahead of such future major leaguers as Nick Markakis, Hunter Pence, Gio Gonzalez and Anibal Sanchez.

This is what Baseball America wrote about him at the time:

"At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, the switch-hitting catcher drew comparisons to Joe Mauer -- more for his size than his defensive prowess -- but is more along the lines of Jason Varitek.

"He's got ...

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