Maldonado
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.215
HR
6
RBI
37
R
30
SB
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Maldonado's first season as a full-time starter went pretty much as expected; top-notch defense with inconsistent offense. After hitting a respectable .253/.313/.412 with nine homers in the first half of the season, he finished with a .221/.276/.368 line, dragged down by hi... read more
Maldonado's first season as a full-time starter went pretty much as expected; top-notch defense with inconsistent offense. After hitting a respectable .253/.313/.412 with nine homers in the first half of the season, he finished with a .221/.276/.368 line, dragged down by his second-half struggles (.183/.227/.312). The Angels attributed his drop-off to the increased workload, which is understandable given Maldonado led all catchers with 137 games caught despite having never played in more than 79 games in any season prior. However, the 31-year-old struggled to produce offensively even when his workload was reduced, hitting a combined .217/.299/.342 in five seasons (352 games) as the Brewers' backup. Still, he further solidified himself as one of the best defensive backstops in the game, earning his first American League Gold Glove, so he figures to reprise his role as the Angels' starting catcher in 2018.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 5'11"    WT: 225 lbs.    DOB: 8/16/1986    College: None    Drafted: 27th Rd in 2004Show Contract
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Martin Maldonado Contract Info:
Signed a one-year, $3.9 million contract with the Angels in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration. Traded to the Astros in July of 2018.
Sitting Saturday
CHouston Astros
August 18, 2018
Maldonado is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Athletics.
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Martin Maldonado 2018 MLB Game Log
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  • AB:
    6
  • H:
    3
  • 2B:
    1
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    0
  • RBI:
    3
  • BB:
    0
  • K:
    1
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    1
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .500
  • OBP:
    .571
  • SLG:
    .667
  • OPS:
    1.238
2018 Stat Review for Martin Maldonado
0.17 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.4 % BB Rate
POOR
25.2 % K Rate
POOR
0.606 OPS
TERRIBLE
0.275 OBP
TERRIBLE
0.215 AVG
TERRIBLE
0.274 BABIP
LOW
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  1. Martin Maldonado 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Martin Maldonado 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Maldonado took over primary catching duties for the Brewers after they traded away Jonathan Lucroy, but he'll handle a new pitching staff in 2017 after getting traded to the Angels in December. Despite the extra opportunities, Maldonado showed little offensive upside last season. While he managed a career-best .332 on-base percentage thanks to a 13.8 percent walk rate, he still hasn't posted an OPS better than his .729 mark from his rookie year in 2012. Unless he shows signs of breaking that streak early in 2017, he's in danger of falling into a timeshare, though the Halos' willingness to part with Jett Bandy in order to get Maldonado could make him the bridge behind the plate until 2015 first-round pick Taylor Ward is deemed ready for the big leagues. Even with the potential for a full season as a starter in Anaheim, Maldonado's value is limited to deep leagues that require the use of two catchers.
  3. Martin Maldonado 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Maldonado saw extended playing time this season due to some injury woes for regular starter Jonathan Lucroy, but Maldonado was largely unremarkable. In 79 games, the backstop slashed .210/.282/.293 with four homers and 22 RBI. His strong suits are his glove and game-calling ability, which bodes well for his chances to stay on the 25-man roster despite his hitting woes. However, as long as Lucroy stays healthy, Maldonado will probably remain a backup in 2016.
  4. Martin Maldonado 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Maldonado worked as the backup behind starting catcher Jonathan Lucroy last season. Lucroy did not sit much, and Maldonado was limited to just 111 at-bats as a result, but he did post a respectable .707 OPS thanks to 11 walks and nine extra-base hits. Maldonado is a quality defensive catcher and under team control for several more years, so it would likely take an injury for him not to open next season as the Brewers’ backup catcher once again.
  5. Martin Maldonado 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Maldonado is a valuable backup catcher thanks to his defense and game-calling abilities, but he struggled with the bat in 2013 while primarily seeing spot action with regular catcher Jonathan Lucroy healthy all season. Despite the struggles, Maldonado is young and cheap, so expect him to serve as the Brewers’ backup catcher again in 2014.
  6. Martin Maldonado 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Known primarily as a defensive catcher and average prospect while in the minors, Maldonado rounded out his game last season in the most unlikely of places - Milwaukee. Maldonado filled in admirably in Jonathan Lucroy's absence and proved to be a more-than-capable backup catcher when Lucroy returned, finishing the season with a .266 batting average and eight home runs over 78 games. Maldonado will enter 2013 with the same backup job, but he will play more than your regular reserve catcher.
  7. Martin Maldonado 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Maldonado is essentially the Brewers' third or fourth catcher, and will likely serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Nashville in 2012 with Jonathan Lucroy and George Kottaras in position to handle the big league staff.
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Sitting Saturday
CHouston Astros
August 18, 2018
Maldonado is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Athletics.
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Not in Wednesday's lineup
CHouston Astros
August 15, 2018
Maldonado is out of the lineup versus Colorado on Wednesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Out of lineup Saturday
CHouston Astros
August 11, 2018
Maldonado is not starting Saturday against Seattle, Christian Boutwell of MLB.com reports.
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Heads to bench Tuesday
CHouston Astros
August 7, 2018
Maldonado is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.
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Sits out final game of series
CHouston Astros
August 5, 2018
Maldonado is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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