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Rafael Martin

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2017 Stats

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Martin was a great Cinderella story once upon a time, but the clock struck midnight for him long ago. A junkballing right-hander whose fastball no longer even sniffs 90 mph, the 32-year-old is still a...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 187   DOB: 5/16/1984   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Martin signed a minor league contract with Washington in February of 2010.

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Martin was designated for assignment on Monday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Rafael Martin Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 26 AA HAR 47 0 0 67.1 55 27 5 58 26 5 4 0 0 0 3.61 1.21
2011 27 A POT 32 0 0 8.0 6 1 0 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 1.13 1.00
2011 27 AA HAR 32 0 0 35.2 27 7 1 44 9 4 1 13 0 0 1.77 1.02
2012 28 R GUL 2 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
2012 28 AA HAR 2 0 0 17.0 21 14 4 14 12 0 0 0 0 0 7.41 1.94
2012 28 AAA SYR 2 0 0 17.2 16 14 2 15 11 0 0 0 0 0 7.13 1.57
2013 29 R GUL 17 0 0 5.0 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
2013 29 A POT 17 0 0 26.0 12 3 1 33 14 0 0 2 0 0 1.04 1.00
2014 30 A POT 2 0 0 4.2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2014 30 AA HAR 11 0 0 20.0 15 6 1 20 5 2 1 1 0 0 2.70 1.00
2014 30 AAA SYR 25 0 0 33.2 20 3 0 42 7 1 1 10 0 0 0.80 0.81
2015 31 AAA SYR 46 0 0 56.0 41 20 4 68 16 5 5 12 0 0 3.21 1.02
2015 31 MAJ WAS 13 0 0 12.3 12 7 4 25 5 2 0 0 0 0 5.11 1.38
2016 32 AAA SYR 50 0 0 49.1 43 25 7 50 25 2 4 22 0 0 4.56 1.38
2016 32 MAJ WAS 8 0 0 3.7 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 0.27
2017 33 AAA SYR 47 0 0 57.0 57 28 5 58 12 3 2 2 0 0 4.42 1.21
3-Year Averages     10 0 0 8.0 6 4 2 15 3 1 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.13
Career  (View All)     21 0 0 16.0 12 8 4 30 6 2 0 0 4.50 1.13

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Rafael Martin Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 - 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Rafael Martin Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Aug. 20 Indianapols 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Aug. 17 Durham 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Aug. 12 Indianapols 1.0 4 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 27.00 4.00
Aug. 8 Toledo 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 9.00 2.00
Aug. 5 Rochester 2.0 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 - 0 4.50 1.50
Aug. 2 Pawtucket 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Jul. 29 Gwinnett 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.67
Jul. 27 Louisville 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 W 0 0.00 2.00
Jul. 25 Louisville 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jul. 22 Columbus 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.50
Jul. 20 Columbus 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 2.00
Jul. 17 Louisville 1.0 3 3 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 27.00 4.00
Jul. 15 Pawtucket 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jul. 13 Pawtucket 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jul. 8 Rochester 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.50
Jul. 5 Lehigh Vly 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jul. 4 Lehigh Vly 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Jun. 29 Scranton-WB 2.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 4.50 0.50
Jun. 28 Scranton-WB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Jun. 25 Buffalo 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 24 Buffalo 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
3.0 8 4 4 0 0 6 0 0 0 0-1 0 12.00 2.67
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
13.0 14 5 5 0 3 18 1 1 0 1-1 0 3.46 1.31
Last 60 Days
21 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
24.0 24 9 9 2 4 33 1 1 0 1-1 0 3.38 1.17

Rafael Martin Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20162100000.000
201519445002.357

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201610410000.000
2015372117202.200

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20162.70004000.000.00
20156.300014324.261.42

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20161.00001109.001.00
20156.020011226.001.33
Rafael Martin vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Rafael Martin Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 26 AA HAR 47 0 67.1 7.78 3.49 2.23 0.67 71.1% 3.61 3.65 .276
2011 27 A POT 32 0 8.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 0.00 87.5% 1.13 1.45 .323
2011 27 AA HAR 32 0 35.2 11.25 2.30 4.89 0.26 82.9% 1.77 2.09 .320
2012 28 R GUL 2 0 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.53 .183
2012 28 AA HAR 2 0 17.0 7.41 6.35 1.17 2.12 65.5% 7.41 6.73 .334
2012 28 AAA SYR 2 0 17.2 7.85 5.76 1.36 1.05 52% 7.13 5.41 .295
2013 29 R GUL 17 0 5.0 10.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.80 .270
2013 29 A POT 17 0 26.0 11.42 4.85 2.36 0.35 92% 1.04 2.89 .214
2014 30 A POT 2 0 4.2 8.57 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.30 .000
2014 30 AA HAR 11 0 20.0 9.00 2.25 4.00 0.45 73.7% 2.70 2.75 .278
2014 30 AAA SYR 25 0 33.2 11.39 1.90 6.00 0.00 88.9% 0.80 1.30 .279
2015 31 AAA SYR 46 0 56.0 10.93 2.57 4.25 0.64 69.8% 3.21 2.61 .292
2015 31 MAJ WAS 13 0 12.3 18.24 3.65 5.00 2.92 0.80 76.9% 89.2 MPH 5.11 4.82 .450
2016 32 AAA SYR 50 0 49.1 9.16 4.58 2.00 1.28 70.5% 4.56 4.61 .289
2016 32 MAJ WAS 8 0 3.7 12.27 2.45 5.00 0.00 1.00 0% 87.2 MPH 2.45 1.29 .000
2017 33 AAA SYR 47 0 57.0 9.16 1.89 4.83 0.79 64.1% 4.42 3.15 .336
3-Year Averages     10 0 8.0 16.88 3.38 5.00 2.25 71.4% 4.50 3.83 .346
Career     21 0 16.0 16.88 3.38 5.00 2.25 71.4% 4.50 3.86 .346

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Rafael Martin Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 12.3 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
2016 P 3.7 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Rafael Martin    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.83 K/BB
GREAT
9.16 K/9
AVERAGE
1.89 BB/9
GREAT
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.42 ERA
POOR
1.21 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.15 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.336 BABIP
HIGH
64.1% Strand Rate
LOW

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Rafael Martin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Martin was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday, MASN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

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Martin will compete for a spot in the Nationals' bullpen this spring.

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Martin was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday.

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Martin was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Martin was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

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Martin was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.

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Martin was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday.

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Martin was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

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Martin struck out the side on Wednesday in an inning of work, but got tagged with his first run allowed on a Matt Adams solo shot.

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Martin had an eye-popping major league debut on Wednesday, tossing two shutout innings and striking out five of the seven batters he faced.

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Martin was called up from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

Martin finally got his first crack at the majors in 2015, and while his 18.2 K/9 rate in 12.1 innings is certainly eye-opening, don't pencil him as the Nationals' next closer just yet. The 31-year-old, who joined the Nationals organization in 2010 after three years in the Mexican League, no longer has the 96 mph fastball that initially got him attention from major league clubs; instead, he gets by on a cutter and outstanding slider that helped him to rack up a 47-inning scoreless streak in 2014. He also gave up four home runs in those 12.3 innings, so the jury is still out on whether his arsenal is strong enough to allow success in the big leagues. The Nats bullpen will likely be overhauled after its collapse last year, so Martin will head into spring training with a good shot at winning a middle relief job, but he still has some things to prove in order to break camp on the staff.

2010

Martin's story is pure Hollywood: he played just one year of high school baseball and then worked in the construction industry for four years, pitching on weekends in a men's league, before winding up as a pro in the Mexican League after attending a tryout on a whim. Three years later, he's hitting 96 mph on a radar gun and getting attention from MLB clubs, eventually signing with the Nationals. If the fairy tale doesn't come crashing back down to reality in Triple-A, don't be surprised if Martin makes his highly improbable major league debut in 2010.