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Russell Martin

32-Year-Old Catcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2015 Stats

AVG

.297

HR

7

RBI

23

R

24

SB

2

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

With free agency looming, Martin picked a pretty good time to slash .290/.402/.430 with 11 home runs and 67 RBI. He also threw out 39 percent of baserunners (37 of 96), setting himself up for a monste...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 205   DOB: 2/15/1983   BORN: East York, ON Canada   COLLEGE: Chipola (FL) JC   DRAFTED: 17th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Russell Martin Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $82 million contract with the Blue Jays in November of 2014.

May 21, 2015  –  Russell Martin News

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Russell 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
2004 21 A VER 122 505 416 74 104 40 24 1 15 64 9 5 71 54 0 8 10 .250 .366 .421 .787
2005 22 AA JAC 129 508 412 85 129 28 18 1 9 62 15 7 79 69 5 3 9 .313 .431 .427 .858
2006 23 AAA LAS 23 91 74 14 22 9 9 0 0 9 0 2 13 11 1 3 0 .297 .389 .419 .808
2006 23 MAJ LAD 121 468 415 65 117 40 26 4 10 65 10 5 45 57 1 3 4 .282 .355 .436 .792
2007 24 MAJ LAD 151 620 540 87 158 54 32 3 19 87 21 9 67 89 0 6 7 .293 .374 .469 .843
2008 25 MAJ LAD 155 650 553 87 155 38 25 0 13 69 18 6 90 83 0 2 5 .280 .385 .396 .781
2009 26 MAJ LAD 143 588 505 63 126 26 19 0 7 53 11 6 69 80 2 1 11 .250 .352 .329 .680
2010 27 MAJ LAD 97 387 331 45 82 18 13 0 5 26 6 2 48 61 1 3 4 .248 .347 .332 .679
2011 28 MAJ NYY 125 476 417 57 99 35 17 0 18 65 8 2 50 81 1 3 5 .237 .324 .408 .732
2012 29 MAJ NYY 133 485 422 50 89 39 18 0 21 53 6 1 53 95 2 0 8 .211 .311 .403 .714
2013 30 MAJ PIT 127 506 438 51 99 36 21 0 15 55 9 5 58 108 1 1 8 .226 .327 .377 .704
2014 31 MAJ PIT 111 460 379 45 110 31 20 0 11 67 4 4 59 78 2 5 15 .290 .402 .430 .832
2015 32 MAJ TOR 37 149 128 24 38 18 10 1 7 23 2 2 16 31 0 2 3 .297 .383 .555 .938
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3-Year Averages     123 482 413 48 99 34 19 0 15 58 6 3 56 93 1 2 10 .240 .343 .395 .738
Career  (View All)     1200 4,789 4,128 574 1,073 335 201 8 126 563 95 42 555 763 10 26 70 .260 .355 .404 .759

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Russell Martin Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 21 LAA Did not play.
May. 20 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .383 .555 .938
May. 19 LAA 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .304 .386 .568 .954
May. 18 LAA 5 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .383 .570 .953
May. 17 @Hou 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .375 .560 .935
May. 16 @Hou 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .371 .554 .925
May. 15 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .375 .546 .921
May. 14 @Hou Did not play.
May. 13 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .387 .567 .954
May. 12 @Bal 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .290 .392 .580 .972
May. 11 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .383 .583 .966
May. 10 Bos Did not play.
May. 9 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .293 .396 .609 1.005
May. 8 Bos 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .406 .625 1.031
May. 6 NYY 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .402 .619 1.021
May. 5 NYY 4 1 3 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .388 .575 .963
May. 4 NYY 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .237 .372 .500 .872
May. 3 @Cle 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .366 .493 .859
May. 2 @Cle 5 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .364 .457 .821
May. 1 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .349 .385 .734
Apr. 30 @Cle 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .367 .410 .777
Apr. 29 @Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .347 .390 .737
Apr. 28 @Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .351 .397 .748
Apr. 27 @Bos 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .333 .400 .733
Apr. 26 @TB 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .323 .385 .708
Apr. 25 @TB 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .328 .396 .724
Apr. 24 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 23 Bal 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .159 .333 .341 .674
Apr. 22 Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .146 .321 .317 .638
Apr. 21 Bal 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .132 .306 .316 .622
Last 7 Days 24 2 8 2 1 0 4 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .360 .500 .860
Last 14 Days 44 4 14 3 1 0 5 1 9 0 1 1 1 0 .318 .340 .432 .772
Last 30 Days 93 18 33 9 1 5 15 10 17 1 2 1 1 0 .355 .419 .634 1.053

Russell Martin: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 36
2014 107 1
2013 120 3 1 1 1
2012 128 4
2011 125 1 3
2010 93
2009 137 1 3

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Russell Martin Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015297130.414.6551.155
2014748091.257.270.693
201393102112.194.301.610

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201599176202.263.525.873
20143053711583.298.469.865
20133454113447.235.397.729

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201557134121.368.6841.132
2014175233354.343.474.940
2013223256302.211.336.641

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201571113111.239.451.780
2014204228320.245.392.737
2013215269257.242.419.768
Russell 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
2004 21 A VER 505 416 14.1% 10.7% 1.31 87% .256 .171
2005 22 AA JAC 508 412 15.6% 13.6% 1.14 83% .359 .114
2006 23 AAA LAS 91 74 14.3% 12.1% 1.18 85% .349 .122
2006 23 MAJ LAD 468 415 9.6% 12.2% 0.79 86% .307 .154
2007 24 MAJ LAD 620 540 10.8% 14.4% 0.75 84% .322 .176
2008 25 MAJ LAD 650 553 13.8% 12.8% 1.08 85% .311 .116
2009 26 MAJ LAD 588 505 11.7% 13.6% 0.86 84% .285 .079
2010 27 MAJ LAD 387 331 12.4% 15.8% 0.79 82% .291 .084
2011 28 MAJ NYY 476 417 10.5% 17% 0.62 81% .255 .171
2012 29 MAJ NYY 485 422 10.9% 19.6% 0.56 77% .222 .192
2013 30 MAJ PIT 506 438 11.5% 21.3% 0.54 75% .267 .151
2014 31 MAJ PIT 460 379 12.8% 17% 0.76 79% .341 .140
2015 32 MAJ TOR 149 128 10.7% 20.8% 0.52 76% .344 .258
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3-Year Averages     482 413 11.6% 19.3% 0.60 77% .275 .155
Career     4,789 4,128 11.6% 15.9% 0.73 82% .292 .144

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.297 AVG
GREAT
76% Contact Rate
POOR
.344 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.555 SLG
ELITE
.258 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.52 BB/K
GOOD
10.7% BB Rate
GOOD
20.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.938 OPS
ELITE
.383 OBP
ELITE

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

Martin went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in the 6-5 loss to Houston on Saturday.

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Martin is out of the lineup Thursday against the Astros, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

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Martin is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Martin went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Friday's 7-0 victory over the Red Sox.

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Martin went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Yankees.

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Martin had a pinch-hit RBI single in Monday's 3-1 win over the Yankees.

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Martin is not in the lineup Monday against the Yankees, John Lott of the National Post reports.

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Martin went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Indians.

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Martin went 3-for-5 Saturday with two runs scored and a solo home run, his fourth blast of the season.

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Martin will bat cleanup Friday against the Indians.

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Martin isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Martin is out of the lineup Friday against the Rays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Martin will be out of the lineup for Friday's game in Tampa Bay, John Lott of the National Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Martin is an ultimate gamer, a catcher who refuses to sit at the detriment of his offensive numbers. The free-agent pickup batted .255/.357/.410 with 11 homers, 55 RBI and nine stolen bases through Aug. 15. A chronic knee injury caught up to him, however, and his numbers dropped off the table thereafter -- he hit .138/.234/.275 in 109 at-bats, with just one unsuccessful stolen base attempt. Martin finished with a .226 batting average and has hit a combined .225 over the last three seasons. Mostly likely, that trend will continue in 2014, as will his ability to hit double-digit homers and steal close to 10 bases.

2013

Martin spent much of 2012 under the Mendoza line, but came on a bit toward the end of the season, going 28 for his last 98 (.286), and putting up 10 of his career-high 21 homers over that span. The Yankees were interested in re-signing Martin, as prospect Austin Romine was injured for much of 2012, and Gary Sanchez is at least a couple of years away. Instead of returning to New York, he opted to sign a two-year deal with Pittsburgh. Martin's full-season numbers may scare away owners at the draft table, and given the improvement he showed toward the end of 2012, he's still a viable starter in NL-only and deeper mixed formats.

2012

Martin got off to a strong start in 2011, hitting .292 in April and making the All-Star team, but he struggled for much of the balance of the season, and ended up the year hitting just .237 while his contact rate quietly slipped for the third straight season. The 18 homers Martin put up look decent for a catcher, but six of those were in April and it would be a mistake to count on that kind of production in 2012.  Martin does still have a good eye at the plate, and eight steals are helpful from a catcher, but there are many stronger options available behind the plate and repeating his numbers from last season is likely a best-case scenario.

2011

Martin has gone from an elite catcher in 2007 to a very good in 2008 to a mediocre option the past two seasons. On the plus side, Martin's plate discipline remains solid (BB/PA rates of 11.8 and 12.4 percent the past two seasons), but the power has vanished. After homering once every 28.4 at-bats in 2007, Martin has regressed to 42.5, 72.1, and 66.2 the past three seasons. He signed a one-year deal with the Yankees in December to be their primary backstop, but keep in mind he's still going to play all of 2011 as a 28-year-old coming back from hip and knee surgeries.

2010

Martin batted a disappointing .250/.352/.329 in 2009, the second consecutive season his OPS has experienced a drop-off. Compared to 2007, Martin's home runs dropped from 19 to seven and his stolen bases have fallen from 21 to 11. Martin appeared in 12 fewer games last year than in 2008, so perhaps it's a combination of overuse and lack of conditioning. Still, he's just 27 and should probably be considered a top-10 catcher heading into 2010.

2009

Once again among the leaders in catcher at-bats, Martin batted .280/.385/.396 with 18 stolen bases in his third full season. His power output was down (from 19 homers and 32 doubles in 2007 to 13 and 25 last season), with the fact that just three of the 13 homers came after the All-Star break giving more ammo to those who think Martin needs a few more days off. Continue to consider him a top-five catcher in 2009 and expect a few more days off and/or starts at third base in order to keep him fresh for the season's second half.

2008

Martin quickly became a fan favorite in 2006, and stepped up to become a fantasy superstar. He's arguably baseball's most valuable fantasy catcher (considering his age) after a 2007 in which Martin hit 19 homers and stole 21 bases. No other catcher had more than seven steals and Martin's 87 RBI ranked second in the NL to Brian McCann. At age 25 and with perhaps an improved Dodgers lineup, Martin could be even better in 2008.

2007

Martin played Wally Pipp to Dioner Navarro's Lou Gehrig, as he stepped in for the injured Navarro in May and never looked back. Long thought of as the team's catcher of the future, the future came a bit sooner than expected, as Martin solidified his hold on the position, probably for the forseeable future. At the plate, he is a fundamentally sound mix of plate discipline and developing power. Seasons of .300/.400/.480 could be in his future and with the fantasy catcher list tending to thin quickly, Martin is already one of the best.

2006

Many scouts and officials in the Dodgers' organization view Martin as the best catching prospect in the system, ahead of even Dioner Navarro. Martin's defensive skills are widely acclaimed and he has a nice patient approach at the plate. He still needs to grow into his power, but there's some potential there as well. Martin could reach the majors by midseason, or when Sandy Alomar Jr. has his first DL trip.