Richie Martin
Richie Martin
24-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Baltimore Orioles
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Selected with the first pick of December's Rule 5 draft by the Orioles, Martin will make the jump from Double-A to the majors in 2019. The 24-year-old was surprisingly left unprotected by the Athletics after slashing .300/.368/.439 with a 16.9 K% in 118 games at Double-A Midland last season. Baltimore's middle-infield depth is essentially non-existent, so the former Florida Gator seems likely to take over immediately as the team's starting shortstop. The 2015 first-round pick certainly has the defensive chops to be a major-league shortstop, but there may be an adjustment period at the plate, while the lack of established talent in the Orioles' lineup will limit his counting stats. Martin did steal 25 bases in 2018 and could provide some value on the bases, but he's more likely to provide long-term value than be a significant contributor in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in March of 2019.
Sitting Sunday
SSBaltimore Orioles
May 19, 2019
Martin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports repoets.
ANALYSIS
Martin had been losing playing time in the middle infield to Hanser Alberto earlier in May, but the Rule 5 pick received starts in the first two games of the series. The rookie wasn't able to take advantage with an 0-for-6 performance in those two contests, dropping his season slash line to a miserable .157/.227/.236.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
3
11
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
4
12
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+43%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+43%
OPS vs LHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .640 46 5 1 3 2 .214 .283 .357
Since 2017vs Right .449 70 6 0 1 0 .154 .203 .246
2019vs Left .640 46 5 1 3 2 .214 .283 .357
2019vs Right .449 70 6 0 1 0 .154 .203 .246
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .584 53 6 1 2 1 .216 .231 .353
Since 2017Away .470 63 5 0 2 1 .143 .238 .232
2019Home .584 53 6 1 2 1 .216 .231 .353
2019Away .470 63 5 0 2 1 .143 .238 .232
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Richie Martin compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 100 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.18
 
BB Rate
6.0%
 
K Rate
32.8%
 
BABIP
.265
 
ISO
.112
 
AVG
.178
 
OBP
.235
 
SLG
.290
 
OPS
.525
 
wOBA
.235
 
Exit Velocity
82.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
20.0%
 
Barrels/PA
0.9%
 
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2016 Fantasy Outlook
The A's drafted Martin out of the University of Florida with the 20th overall pick in the 2015 draft. After hitting .299 at Florida with a .399 OBP as a junior, Martin reported to short-season Single-A where he hit only .237 with two home runs and seven steals over 190 at-bats. The 21-year-old projects to stick at shortstop defensively, and while there are some questions about whether his power will develop beyond the gaps as he advances in the system, there is no doubt that Martin possesses plus speed. Martin will likely start the season at Single-A and the A's hope that he will move quickly through the system.
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Hits bench Friday
SSBaltimore Orioles
May 10, 2019
Martin is on the bench for Friday's game against the Angels, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Rides pine Tuesday
SSBaltimore Orioles
May 7, 2019
Martin isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Boston, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Sits for third straight
SSBaltimore Orioles
May 4, 2019
Martin remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Rays, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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Not starting Friday
SSBaltimore Orioles
May 3, 2019
Martin is not in the lineup Friday against Tampa Bay, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Takes seat for Game 2
SSBaltimore Orioles
May 1, 2019
Martin is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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