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Carlos Martinez

25-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2017 Stats

W-L

0-3

ERA

4.76

WHIP

1.50

K

31

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Yet again, Martinez dazzled on the mound for St. Louis. He finished the year with a 16-9 record to go along with a 3.04 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. Martinez managed to keep batters guessing at the plate, as he...

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2017 ADP:  62.18

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 185   DOB: 9/21/1991   BORN: Puerto Plata, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By STL In 2010   Show ContractHide Contract

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Carlos Martinez Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $51 million contract extension with the Cardinals in February of 2017.

April 26, 2017  –  Carlos Martinez News

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Martinez will start the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Carlos Martinez 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
2011 19 A+ PAL 10 10 0 46.0 49 27 2 48 30 3 3 0 0 0 5.28 1.72
2011 19 A QUA 10 8 0 38.2 27 10 1 50 14 3 2 0 0 0 2.33 1.07
2012 20 A+ PAL 15 7 0 33.0 29 11 0 34 10 2 2 0 0 0 3.00 1.18
2012 20 AA SPR 15 14 0 71.1 62 23 6 58 22 4 3 0 0 0 2.90 1.18
2013 21 AA SPR 13 3 0 11.2 11 3 1 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.31 1.07
2013 21 AAA MEM 13 13 0 68.0 54 19 3 63 27 5 3 0 0 0 2.51 1.19
2013 21 MAJ STL 21 1 0 28.3 31 16 1 24 9 2 1 1 0 3 5.08 1.41
2014 22 AAA MEM 2 2 0 10.1 6 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.69
2014 22 MAJ STL 57 7 0 89.3 90 40 4 84 36 2 4 1 5 17 4.03 1.41
2015 23 MAJ STL 31 29 0 179.7 168 60 13 184 63 14 7 0 0 1 3.01 1.29
2016 24 MAJ STL 31 31 0 195.3 169 66 15 174 70 16 9 0 0 0 3.04 1.22
2017 25 MAJ STL 4 4 0 22.7 23 12 3 31 11 0 3 0 0 0 4.76 1.50
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3-Year Averages     39 22 0 154.8 142 55 10 147 56 10 6 0 1 6 3.20 1.28
Career  (View All)     144 72 0 515.3 481 194 36 497 189 34 24 2 3.39 1.30

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Carlos Martinez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 20 @Mil 5.0 7 5 5 2 2 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.76 1.50
Apr. 15 @NYY 5.3 4 3 2 0 8 11 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.57 1.42
Apr. 9 Cin 5.0 6 6 5 1 1 3 2 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.65 1.05
Apr. 2 ChC 7.3 6 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.82
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.2 IP/G
10.3 11 8 7 2 10 18 0 1 0 0-2 0 0 0 6.10 2.03
Last 30 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
22.7 23 14 12 3 11 31 2 2 0 0-3 0 0 0 4.76 1.50
Last 60 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
22.7 23 14 12 3 11 31 2 2 0 0-3 0 0 0 4.76 1.50

Carlos Martinez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20175312911102.262
2016441844810016111.256
20153657938841739.262

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20175119212211.250
2016368902269904.207
201539010525841414.240

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201712.301013113.651.05
2016100.07708626123.601.20
201587.7640863073.491.44

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201710.3020181026.102.03
201695.3920884432.451.25
201592.0830983362.541.14
Carlos Martinez 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
2011 19 A+ PAL 10 10 46.0 9.39 5.87 1.60 0.39 67.5% 5.28 4.03 .365
2011 19 A QUA 10 8 38.2 11.78 3.30 3.57 0.24 77.5% 2.33 2.34 .311
2012 20 A+ PAL 15 7 33.0 9.27 2.73 3.40 0.00 71.8% 3.00 2.59 .329
2012 20 AA SPR 15 14 71.1 7.34 2.78 2.64 0.76 78.2% 2.90 3.85 .282
2013 21 AA SPR 13 3 11.2 7.23 0.80 9.00 0.80 81.8% 2.31 3.29 .307
2013 21 AAA MEM 13 13 68.0 8.34 3.57 2.33 0.40 79.5% 2.51 3.38 .284
2013 21 MAJ STL 21 1 28.3 7.62 2.86 2.67 0.32 2.04 61.5% 96.7 MPH 5.08 3.24 .349
2014 22 AAA MEM 2 2 10.1 6.24 0.89 7.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.11 .218
2014 22 MAJ STL 57 7 89.3 8.46 3.63 2.33 0.40 2.03 70.5% 96.7 MPH 4.03 3.24 .339
2015 23 MAJ STL 31 29 179.7 9.22 3.16 2.92 0.65 2.49 78.4% 95.3 MPH 3.01 3.28 .324
2016 24 MAJ STL 31 31 195.3 8.02 3.23 2.49 0.69 2.49 77.2% 95.6 MPH 3.04 3.66 .290
2017 25 MAJ STL 4 4 22.7 12.31 4.37 2.82 1.19 1.56 71% 95.7 MPH 4.76 3.91 .378
Today's Projections     0 1 6.2 6.91 4.45 1.55 1.07 75.2% 3.90 1.49 .273
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 2 12.4 7.55 4.04 1.87 0.98 74.6% 3.79 4.28 .283
Rest Of Season     0 28 173.7 6.94 3.68 1.89 0.82 73.3% 3.72 4.07 .281
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3-Year Averages     39 22 154.8 8.55 3.26 2.63 0.58 76.1% 3.20 3.23 .313
Career     144 72 515.3 8.68 3.30 2.63 0.63 75.1% 3.39 3.32 .318

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Carlos Martinez Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 179.7 -1 21 -1 0 88 -2 0 0
2016 P 195.3 0 17 0 0 100 1 0 0
2017 P 22.7 1 2 1 0 12 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 2 -2 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 P -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1
2017 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Carlos Martinez    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.82 K/BB
AVERAGE
12.31 K/9
ELITE
4.37 BB/9
TERRIBLE
95.7 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.2 HR/9
WEAK
1.56 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.76 ERA
POOR
1.50 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.91 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.378 BABIP
HIGH
71.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Carlos Martinez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Martinez is expected to make his next start Thursday against the Blue Jays after Wednesday's game was postponed by rain, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Martinez, who is 0-3 with a 4.76 ERA over his first four starts, is at a loss as to the source of his problems thus far this season, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "I'm not really sure what's going on," he said. "I'm just trying to find my rhythm and get the mechanics down right. It's just trying to locate that fastball."

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Martinez (0-3) gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks en route to the loss Thursday against the Brewers. He also struck out seven.

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Martinez (0-2) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on four hits and eight walks while striking out 11 batters through 5.1 innings during Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

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Martinez (0-1) gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits and one walk over five-plus innings in Sunday's 8-0 loss to the Reds. He struck out three.

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Martinez tossed 7.1 shutout innings and allowed six hits and no walks in Sunday's no-decision against the Cubs on Sunday night. He struck out 10.

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Martinez gave up two earned runs on three hits and two walks over five innings in Monday's 3-2 Grapefruit League win over the Astros. He struck out two.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Martinez turned in a terrific 2015 in his first full year in the rotation, posting a 3.01 ERA and 1.29 WHIP while striking out 184 in 179.2 innings pitched as a 23-year-old. Martinez had his season cut short a couple weeks early due to a shoulder strain but should be fine for the spring, without the added pressure of competing for a rotation spot. His FIP of 3.21 and BABIP of .318 indicate that his 2015 numbers are for real. Martinez could be the Cardinals ace-in-waiting and at just 24 years old will likely slot in to the second or third spot in the rotation to start the season. He features a fastball that can approach 100 mph and terrific secondary stuff that should make a 200-plus strikeout campaign in 2016 a strong likelihood. He'll be a popular name on draft day as someone pegged to take another big step forward.

2015

One of the Cardinals' best young flamethrowers, Martinez was extremely impressive as a starter last spring but the Cardinals opted to move him to the bullpen to start the season, where he stayed for the most part, making just seven spot starts versus a whopping 50 relief appearances. Martinez made it known several times that he would prefer to be a starter but that he would do whatever the teams asks of him, and it appears the Cardinals view him as their setup man moving forward into 2015. Martinez has probably pitched better as a starter but certainly has the stuff to work in the late innings for St. Louis. Perhaps the inconsistency of roles, moving from the bullpen to the rotation and back again several times didn't help the 23-year-old's numbers in 2014. Whatever his role may be going into 2015, he's still worth a spot on most fantasy rosters as he has enormous talent and potential.

2014

Martinez was never given an extended look in any role until September when he really started to display just how talented he is. The 22-year-old struck out nearly a batter per inning, a stat that was trending up when the season came to a close. Scouts are split on whether Martinez will be a late-inning bullpen arm or a starter at this point but it looks as though he will have a chance to compete for the fifth spot in the rotation during spring training as the Cards attempt to maximize his value. Martinez figures to be a part of the Cardinals' pitching staff in 2014, where his extremely valuable skill set merits consideration regardless of his role on Opening Day.

2013

Martinez handled the promotion to Double-A Springfield well, striking out 58 and walking 22 in 71.1 innings. Overall his walk rate was cut in half from its poor mark in 2011, as Martinez crept closer and closer to his big-league debut. That time could come in 2013, when Martinez will be just 21 years old. If the walk rate continues to improve, this could be a star in the making as he's considered by some to be the best pitching prospect in a rich St. Louis farm system.

2012

For some reason, no one talks about the Cardinals having the best young pitching prospects, but with Shelby Miller, Tyrell Jenkins and Martinez not far away from joining Adam Wainwright and Jaime Garcia, St. Louis could have the best rotation in the bigs in five years. Martinez just turned 20, and while his command still needs a lot of work, his strikeout rate and home-run rate were both outstanding in his first year pitching in North America. If he gets his walk rate down, we could be looking at an ace, but he's still a few years away.