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Carlos Martinez

26-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2018 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

1.42

WHIP

1.14

K

37

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Those pesky homers. In 2017, Martinez whiffed more and walked fewer than the previous season, in fact setting a career high in strikeout percent (25.3). More flyballs and a spike in HR/FB resulted in ...

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2018 ADP:  52.38

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 200   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, 2018  –  Carlos Martinez News

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Martinez allowed one earned run on four hits while walking none and striking out three across six innings Thursday against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision.

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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 32 32 2 205.0 179 83 27 217 71 12 11 0 0 0 3.64 1.22
2018 26 MAJ STL 5 5 0 31.7 19 5 1 37 17 2 1 0 0 0 1.42 1.14
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3-Year Averages     31 30 0 193.3 172 69 18 191 68 14 9 0 0 0 3.21 1.24
Career  (View All)     177 105 2 729.3 656 270 61 720 266 48 33 2 3.33 1.26

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Carlos Martinez 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
Apr. 21 Cin 6.0 3 0 0 0 3 7 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.42 1.14
Apr. 15 @Cin 7.0 2 0 0 0 4 11 1 1 0 W 0 0 0 1.75 1.17
Apr. 10 Mil 6.0 6 1 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.41 1.29
Apr. 4 @Mil 8.3 4 0 0 0 2 10 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.84 1.26
Mar. 29 @NYM 4.3 4 5 4 0 6 5 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 8.31 2.31
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 11 1 1 1 9 22 3 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 0.47 1.05
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
31.7 19 6 5 1 17 37 5 1 0 2-1 0 0 0 1.42 1.14
Last 60 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
31.7 19 6 5 1 17 37 5 1 0 2-1 0 0 0 1.42 1.14

Carlos Martinez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201874221110101.161
201742390449821214.262
2016441844810016111.256

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018591569300.191
2017435127278113213.204
2016368902269904.207

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201812.000011510.751.17
201797.7630993293.231.14
2016100.07708626123.601.20

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201819.7210261201.831.12
2017107.368011839184.021.30
201695.3920884432.451.25
Carlos Martinez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Noah Syndergaard NY-N 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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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 32 32 205.0 9.53 3.12 3.06 1.19 1.99 74.9% 95.7 MPH 3.64 3.95 .296
2018 26 MAJ STL 5 5 31.7 10.52 4.83 2.18 0.28 2.86 88.6% 93.6 MPH 1.42 3.36 .256
Today's Projections     0 1 6.4 8.57 3.11 2.75 1.04 78.6% 3.17 0.64 .288
Next 7 Days     0 2 12.8 9.34 2.81 3.33 0.96 77.5% 3.14 3.45 .300
Rest Of Season     0 28 178.1 8.97 3.23 2.78 0.93 76.4% 3.33 3.63 .297
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3-Year Averages     31 30 193.3 8.89 3.17 2.81 0.84 77% 3.21 3.49 .303
Career     177 105 729.3 8.88 3.28 2.71 0.75 75.7% 3.33 3.44 .308

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Carlos Martinez Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 179.7 -1 - -1 0 0 0 -2 0 2 0 0
2016 195.3 -1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0
2017 205 -3 - -4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2018 31.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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2.18 K/BB
WEAK
10.52 K/9
ELITE
4.83 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.6 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
2.86 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.42 ERA
ELITE
1.14 WHIP
GREAT
3.36 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.256 BABIP
LOW
88.6% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Martinez pitched six scoreless innings Saturday against the Reds, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out seven. He didn't factor into the decision.

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Martinez's next start will come Saturday against the Reds, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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Martinez (2-1) threw seven shutout innings, allowing two hits and four walks while striking out 11 in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Reds.

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Martinez didn't factor into the decision in a 5-3 extra-inning victory over the Brewers on Tuesday, allowing an earned run on six hits and two walks across six innings. He struck out four.

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Martinez (1-1) picked up the win over the Brewers on Wednesday, striking out 10 over 8.1 scoreless innings while scattering four hits and two walks.

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Martinez took the loss after allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits and six walks across 4.1 innings against the Mets on Thursday. He struck out five.

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Martinez threw 55 pitches against Marlins minor leaguers Saturday in his final tuneup for Opening Day, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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Martinez stretched out to 100 pitches in a minor-league game on the back fields Sunday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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Martinez (1-0) allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks over four innings in Tuesday's 11-4 Grapefruit League win over the Marlins. He struck out five.

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2018

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2017

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 threw his 95 mph fastball just 58 percent of the time and regularly mixed in a slider, changeup, and curveball. He also continued forcing batters to hit grounders and recorded a GB/FB identical to 2015's mark of 2.49, which resulted in a HR/9 of just 0.69 and forcing 33 batters to ground into double plays, the second most in the league. Although he limited batters to a .233 batting average, a lack of control was a byproduct of his pitch variety and resulted in a walk rate that was nearly nine percent. His ERA likely will regress to a higher figure, but fortunately for the club and fantasy owners, Martinez will be only 25 years old when the 2017 campaign begins, so he still has time to further refine his arsenal and move into the ace conversation.

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.