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Leonys Martin

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Texas Rangers

2015 Stats

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.143

HR

0

RBI

2

R

5

SB

1

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Martin finished the season as the Rangers' leadoff hitter after the injury bug finally sidelined Shin-Soo Choo for good, and he piled up stolen bases at a more impressive clip atop the order (12 steal...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 3/6/1988   BORN: Villa Clara, Cuba   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Leonys Martin Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $15.5 million contract with the Rangers in May of 2011. It includes a $5 million signing bonus.

April 14, 2015  –  Leonys Martin News

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Rangers manager Jeff Banister endorsed Martin as his leadoff hitter Tuesday, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

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Leonys Martin Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 23 R SUR 4 16 15 2 4 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 .267 .313 .533 .846
2011 23 AA FRI 29 135 112 24 39 15 9 2 4 24 10 8 15 8 4 1 3 .348 .435 .571 1.006
2011 23 AAA ROU 40 192 175 27 46 8 7 1 0 17 9 2 11 24 2 1 3 .263 .316 .314 .630
2011 23 MAJ TEX 8 8 8 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .375 .375 .500 .875
2012 24 AAA ROU 55 260 231 48 83 32 18 2 12 42 10 9 24 39 2 1 2 .359 .422 .610 1.032
2012 24 MAJ TEX 24 52 46 6 8 7 5 2 0 6 3 0 4 12 1 1 0 .174 .235 .370 .605
2013 25 MAJ TEX 147 508 457 66 119 35 21 6 8 49 36 9 28 104 12 3 8 .260 .313 .385 .698
2014 26 MAJ TEX 155 583 533 68 146 27 13 7 7 40 31 12 39 114 7 2 2 .274 .325 .364 .689
2015 27 MAJ TEX 10 44 42 5 6 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 9 0 0 0 .143 .182 .143 .325
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3-Year Averages     108 379 345 46 91 23 13 5 5 31 23 7 23 76 6 2 3 .264 .314 .374 .688

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Leonys Martin Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 15 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .182 .143 .325
Apr. 14 LAA 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .154 .195 .154 .349
Apr. 13 LAA 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .139 .162 .139 .301
Apr. 12 Hou 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .152 .125 .277
Apr. 11 Hou 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .120 .154 .120 .274
Apr. 10 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .190 .150 .340
Apr. 9 @Oak 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .235 .188 .423
Apr. 8 @Oak 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Apr. 7 @Oak 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444
Apr. 6 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 30 4 3 0 0 0 2 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 .100 .156 .100 .256
Last 14 Days 42 5 6 0 0 0 2 2 9 1 0 0 0 0 .143 .182 .143 .325
Last 30 Days 42 5 6 0 0 0 2 2 9 1 0 0 0 0 .143 .182 .143 .325

Leonys Martin: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 10 10
2014 152 152 1
2013 142 6 127 21 1
2012 17 4 14 1
2011 8 8

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Leonys Martin Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015161020.188.188.375
201413613299.250.294.581
2013133131134.226.293.573

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015264001.115.115.294
20143975553122.282.388.725
20133245373632.275.423.749

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015263021.115.115.264
20142612942515.299.406.755
20132353332719.289.404.742

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015162000.188.188.423
20142723931516.250.324.625
20132223352217.230.365.652
Leonys Martin Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 23 R SUR 16 15 6.3% 37.5% 0.17 60% .444 .266
2011 23 AA FRI 135 112 11.1% 5.9% 1.88 93% .350 .223
2011 23 AAA ROU 192 175 5.7% 12.5% 0.46 86% .305 .051
2011 23 MAJ TEX 8 8 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .429 .125
2012 24 AAA ROU 260 231 9.2% 15% 0.62 83% .394 .251
2012 24 MAJ TEX 52 46 7.7% 23.1% 0.33 74% .235 .196
2013 25 MAJ TEX 508 457 5.5% 20.5% 0.27 77% .322 .125
2014 26 MAJ TEX 583 533 6.7% 19.6% 0.34 79% .337 .090
2015 27 MAJ TEX 44 42 4.5% 20.5% 0.22 79% .182 .000
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3-Year Averages     379 345 6.1% 20.1% 0.30 78% .326 .110

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2015 Stat Review for Leonys Martin    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.143 AVG
TERRIBLE
79% Contact Rate
WEAK
.182 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.143 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.22 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.5% BB Rate
POOR
20.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.325 OPS
TERRIBLE
.182 OBP
TERRIBLE

Texas Rangers Roster

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

Martin, who usually leads off, will bat eighth Tuesday against the Angels.

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Martin went 2-for-5 with a run and a strikeout in Tuesday's game against the A's.

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Martin will begin the year as the leadoff hitter, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Martin reported to camp Wednesday expressing a desire to emerge as the Rangers' leadoff hitter, but new manager Jeff Bannister was noncommittal, reports the team's official site.

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Martin is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros, according to Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake.

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Martin went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base against the Angels on Friday night.

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Martin went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk and a steal in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

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Martin is out of the lineup Thursday against the Mariners, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Martin is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.

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Martin is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros, according to Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Martin's rookie season was a tale of two halves, slashing .283/.336/.422 in the first half before dipping to .238/.289/.348 in the second half. Whether or not it was the league exploiting some weakness (his poor 28:104 BB:K would suggest that) or general fatigue for a player in his rookie season, Texas needs the Martin of the first half to become the norm in order to successfully have him take over as the everyday option in center field. Don't be surprised if he ends up dropping down in the order against lefties, as his early struggles against southpaws merit a platoon-based adjustment should the Rangers decide that they want to keep his glove in the lineup for those matchups now that Craig Gentry is in Oakland.

2013

Martin missed some time early in the season with a thumb ligament issue and saw some token time off the bench for Texas, but his year was largely spent at Triple-A Round Rock getting his first prolonged exposure at the level. He excelled, hitting .359/.422/.610, but was a disappointment on the basepaths with 10 steals in 19 attempts. There's an opening in center field with Josh Hamilton departing via free agency, and Martin would seem to have the first crack at the job (with a little Craig Gentry mixed in against tough lefties). He wasn't great at Triple-A the year prior, and will likely have an adjustment period in the majors if he's handed the job, but there's some value here depending on how the outfield situation develops this spring.

2012

Martin was declared a free agent in March after defecting from Cuba the year prior and signed by Texas for $15.5 million over the next five years. He made his professional debut at Double-A Frisco, hitting .348/.435/.571 in 29 games and showing good plate awareness (15:8 BB:K). Shelved by a herniated disc in his back for a few weeks, Martin was promoted to Triple-A Round Rock soon after his return and the results were disappointing (.263/.316/.314 and 24 strikeouts in 40 games). He made a brief appearance in the Arizona Fall League (.290/.389/.516 in 31 at-bats, stealing four bases in five attempts), and will likely begin the year at Round Rock barring a huge spring training. It's possible he carves out some playing time with Texas in 2012 as the center fielder as the season wanes (particularly if Josh Hamilton is moved to left), but it would like come out of the No. 9 spot in the lineup with Ian Kinsler seemingly re-entrenched as Texas' leadoff hitter.