Martinez
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.333
HR
38
RBI
106
R
92
SB
5
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Despite missing six weeks at the start of the season due to a foot injury, Martinez finished third in the majors with 45 home runs. He produced at an otherworldly rate after being traded from Detroit to Arizona, hitting 29 homers and driving in 65 runs in just 62 games with... read more
Despite missing six weeks at the start of the season due to a foot injury, Martinez finished third in the majors with 45 home runs. He produced at an otherworldly rate after being traded from Detroit to Arizona, hitting 29 homers and driving in 65 runs in just 62 games with the Diamondbacks. He was great against both handedness of pitcher, but Martinez absolutely destroyed lefties to the tune of a .376/.464/.892 batting line. Overall, Martinez's barrel rate of 12.3 Brls/PA trailed only Aaron Judge's mark, according to Statcast. He's now hit over .300 in three of the last four seasons, and Martinez is still just 30, so it should be a while before any significant age-related skills regression sets in. He landed with the Red Sox in free agency, giving him added appeal as a late-first/early-second rounder with a combination of elite power and batting average.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'3"    WT: 221 lbs.    DOB: 8/21/1987    College: Nova Southeastern    Drafted: 20th Rd in 2009Show Contract
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J.D. Martinez Contract Info:
Signed a five-year, $110 million contract with the Red Sox in February of 2018. Contract includes $23.75 million player option for 2019, $23.75 million player option ($2.5 million buyout) for 2020, $19.38 million player option for 2021 and $19.38 million player option for 2022.
Blasts 38th homer
OFBoston Red Sox
August 19, 2018
Martinez went 1-for-2 with a walk, a solo home run, a second run scored and a stolen base in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Rays.
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2018 Stat Review for J.D. Martinez
0.44 BB/K
AVERAGE
10.3 % BB Rate
GOOD
23.1 % K Rate
WEAK
1.071 OPS
ELITE
0.404 OBP
ELITE
0.333 AVG
ELITE
0.375 BABIP
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Catcher
  1. 1. SandyS. Leon (S)
  2. 2. BlakeB. Swihart (S)
  3. X. ChristianC. Vazquez (R) 10-Day DL
Second Baseman
  1. 1. IanI. Kinsler (R)
  2. 2. BrockB. Holt (L)
  3. 3. EduardoE. Nunez (R)
  4. 4. BlakeB. Swihart (S)
  5. X. DustinD. Pedroia (R) 60-Day DL
  6. X. MarcoM. Hernandez (L) 60-Day DL
Third Baseman
  1. X. RafaelR. Devers (L) 10-Day DL
  2. 1. EduardoE. Nunez (R)
  3. 2. BrockB. Holt (L)
  4. 3. BlakeB. Swihart (S)
  5. X. MarcoM. Hernandez (L) 60-Day DL
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  1. J.D. Martinez 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. J.D. Martinez 2017 Preseason Outlook
    It would be wrong to say Martinez struggled through the first two months of 2016, but his .820 OPS was a level below the upper-.800 range he had shown over the previous the two seasons. When he hit at a 1.076 OPS clip for the first two weeks in June, it looked like everything was back on track until he ran into a wall in foul territory during a game in Kansas City and fractured his left elbow, forcing him to miss nearly two months. There were some concerns about his power upon return, but a dramatic eighth-inning home run against Chris Sale in his first at-bat back stomped that fear down. He got hits in each of his first five games back and 19 of 20 afterward. The bottom line was another 517 plate appearances that further solidify him as one of the game's premier power bats. He flirted with 40 homers back in 2015 before the power surge swept the league, and he remains a candidate to eclipse that mark in a full season.
  3. J.D. Martinez 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Martinez proved his breakout of 2014 was real with elite production in 2015. He delivered 38 home runs and 102 RBI, with an .879 OPS; all three of those stats were top-10 in the American League. His OBP (.344) was still solid despite whiffing 178 times. The Tigers and his fantasy owners can live with those strikeouts if Martinez can continue to deliver as one of MLB's best power hitters. Draft him as a top-10 outfielder, but watch for a drop-off in performance after the All-Star break. Martinez has been a better first-half performer the last two seasons and seems to tire a bit in the second half.
  4. J.D. Martinez 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Martinez was easily one of the biggest fantasy surprises of 2014. After being released by the Astros during spring training, Martinez was quickly signed to a minor league contract by the Tigers, who assigned him to Triple-A Toledo to begin the season. He was able to force the Tigers’ hand after just 17 games with the Mud Hens and his success carried over to the majors, as Martinez quickly took over as Detroit’s everyday left fielder. While it’s hard to argue with the strong numbers he posted, Martinez’s production was buoyed by an unsustainable .397 BABIP. He also struggled with his plate discipline, posting a 71 percent contact rate and 0.24 BB/K ratio. The odds are stacked against Martinez repeating his magical 2014 campaign, but he is a former top prospect with solid power, and it certainly won’t hurt his cause hitting behind superstars Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. Owners will want to make sure they don’t pay for his 2014 production, but there’s still plenty of value to be had here if the price tag is right.
  5. J.D. Martinez 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Martinez began the season hitting third for the Astros, but imploded the second time through the division, earning himself a demotion in early August. Still, we can not call 2012 a total failure. Martinez proved that he can hit well in the clutch (as evidenced in part by his team-leading RBI total), though few would argue that he has below-average speed and is stiff on the basepaths. The Astros' move to the American League will afford Martinez some added opportunities in the DH spot, but that role may be shared with Brett Wallace thanks to the addition of Carlos Pena at first base.
  6. J.D. Martinez 2012 Preseason Outlook
    The Hunter Pence trade coupled with a hot start at the plate allowed Martinez to parlay a late July callup into an opportunity to remain a regular in the Astros lineup for most of the remainder of the season. He can hit for a decent average and has developing power, though the questions persist about his ultimate upside. The Astros have a lot of outfield options, so there's a chance Martinez could be moved to right from left. He figures to get regular at-bats, wherever he winds up playing.
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Blasts 38th homer
OFBoston Red Sox
August 19, 2018
Martinez went 1-for-2 with a walk, a solo home run, a second run scored and a stolen base in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Rays.
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Unloads two homers in Game 2
OFBoston Red Sox
August 11, 2018
Martinez went 2-for-2 with two home runs, three RBI and two walks in the second game of a doubleheader against the Orioles on Saturday.
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Collects 34th home run
OFBoston Red Sox
August 7, 2018
Martinez went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and four RBI in Tuesday's 10-7 win over the Blue Jays.
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Collects three RBI vs. Twins
OFBoston Red Sox
July 29, 2018
Martinez went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a walk Sunday in the 3-0 win over Minnesota.
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Blasts MLB-best 32nd homer
OFBoston Red Sox
July 28, 2018
Martinez went 2-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Saturday's 10-4 win over the Twins.
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