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J.D. Martinez

31-Year-Old Outfielder – Boston Red Sox

2018 Stats

AVG

.330

HR

43

RBI

130

R

111

SB

6

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball 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 ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 232   DOB: 8/21/1987   BORN: Miami, FL   COLLEGE: Nova Southeastern   DRAFTED: 20th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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J.D. Martinez Contract Information:

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.

March 15, 2019  –  J.D. Martinez News

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Martinez (back) is in the lineup for Friday's spring game against the Yankees, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

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J.D. Martinez 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
2010 22 A LEX 88 393 348 83 126 49 31 3 15 64 3 0 33 55 0 1 11 .362 .433 .598 1.031
2010 22 AA COR 50 207 189 24 57 13 9 1 3 25 2 2 15 42 0 1 2 .302 .357 .407 .764
2011 23 AA COR 88 370 317 50 107 39 25 1 13 72 1 0 42 55 0 7 4 .338 .414 .546 .960
2011 23 MAJ HOU 53 226 208 29 57 19 13 0 6 35 0 1 13 48 0 3 2 .274 .319 .423 .742
2012 24 AAA OKL 23 95 90 6 21 6 6 0 0 4 0 1 4 17 0 1 0 .233 .263 .300 .563
2012 24 MAJ HOU 113 438 395 34 95 28 14 3 11 55 0 2 40 96 0 2 1 .241 .311 .375 .686
2013 25 AA COR 5 20 20 1 6 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .300 .550 .850
2013 25 MAJ HOU 86 309 296 24 74 24 17 0 7 36 2 0 10 82 0 3 0 .250 .272 .378 .650
2014 26 AAA TOL 17 71 65 16 20 14 3 1 10 22 2 0 3 17 0 0 3 .308 .366 .846 1.212
2014 26 MAJ DET 123 480 441 57 139 56 30 3 23 76 6 3 30 126 0 6 3 .315 .358 .553 .911
2015 27 MAJ DET 158 657 596 93 168 73 33 2 38 102 3 2 53 178 0 3 5 .282 .344 .535 .879
2016 28 AAA TOL 8 38 36 3 10 3 3 0 0 5 1 0 1 11 0 0 1 .278 .316 .361 .677
2016 28 MAJ DET 120 517 460 69 141 59 35 2 22 68 1 2 49 128 0 5 3 .307 .373 .535 .908
2017 29 A+ LAK 2 8 8 2 3 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .375 .375 .875 1.250
2017 29 AAA TOL 4 18 15 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 .067 .167 .267 .434
2017 29 MAJ ARI 62 257 232 47 70 43 13 1 29 65 2 0 24 74 0 1 0 .302 .366 .741 1.107
2017 29 MAJ DET 57 232 200 38 61 31 13 2 16 39 2 0 29 54 0 3 0 .305 .388 .630 1.018
2017  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ ARI/DET 119 489 432 85 131 74 26 3 45 104 4 0 53 128 0 4 0 .303 .376 .690 1.066
2018 30 MAJ BOS 150 649 569 111 188 82 37 2 43 130 6 1 69 146 0 7 4 .330 .402 .629 1.031
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3-Year Averages     129 551 487 88 153 70 32 2 36 100 3 1 57 134 0 5 2 .314 .385 .610 .995
Career  (View All)     922 3,765 3,397 502 993 415 205 15 195 606 22 11 317 932 0 33 18 .292 .353 .534 .886

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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J.D. Martinez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Sep. 30 NYY 3 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .330 .402 .629 1.031
Sep. 29 NYY 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .329 .401 .624 1.025
Sep. 28 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .330 .402 .626 1.028
Sep. 26 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 26 Bal 5 3 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .330 .403 .629 1.032
Sep. 24 Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .328 .402 .622 1.024
Sep. 23 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .329 .401 .624 1.025
Sep. 21 @Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .330 .401 .627 1.028
Sep. 20 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .331 .400 .629 1.029
Sep. 19 @NYY 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .331 .400 .632 1.032
Sep. 18 @NYY 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .328 .397 .630 1.027
Sep. 16 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 15 NYM 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .328 .398 .628 1.026
Sep. 14 NYM 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .331 .402 .633 1.035
Sep. 13 Tor 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .330 .400 .634 1.034
Sep. 12 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .329 .400 .629 1.029
Sep. 11 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .331 .401 .633 1.034
Sep. 9 Hou 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .331 .402 .636 1.038
Sep. 8 Hou 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .332 .403 .633 1.036
Sep. 7 Hou 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .335 .407 .639 1.046
Sep. 5 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Atl 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .335 .407 .641 1.048
Sep. 3 @Atl 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .336 .407 .644 1.051
Sep. 2 @CWS 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .337 .407 .647 1.054
Sep. 1 @CWS 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .335 .405 .647 1.052
Aug. 31 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .404 .648 1.052
Aug. 30 @CWS 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .336 .407 .654 1.061
Aug. 29 Mia 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .337 .409 .652 1.061
Aug. 28 Mia 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .338 .409 .656 1.065
Last 7 Games 16 5 6 1 0 2 6 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .444 .813 1.257
Last 14 Games 37 5 12 1 1 2 8 6 9 1 0 0 3 0 .324 .391 .568 .959
Last 30 Games 94 15 28 1 1 5 20 14 20 1 0 0 3 0 .298 .378 .489 .867
J.D. Martinez Minors 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 AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 11 Gwinnett 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250

J.D. Martinez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 57 32 25 93
2017 113 113 5
2016 118 118 1
2015 148 148 10
2014 111 83 34 5
2013 70 50 25 12
2012 100 100 5
2011 52 51 1

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J.D. Martinez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018131248311.336.580.966
2017932612292.376.8921.356

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20184388735995.329.6441.051
20173395933752.283.634.985

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20182906726773.334.6831.088
20172175227613.355.8201.259

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20182794417533.326.573.973
20172153318431.251.558.867
J.D. Martinez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Hunter Wood TB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000

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J.D. Martinez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 22 A LEX 393 348 8.4% 14% 0.60 84% .398 .236
2010 22 AA COR 207 189 7.2% 20.3% 0.36 78% .372 .105
2011 23 AA COR 370 317 11.4% 14.9% 0.76 83% .367 .208
2011 23 MAJ HOU 226 208 5.8% 21.2% 0.27 77% .325 .149
2012 24 AAA OKL 95 90 4.2% 17.9% 0.24 81% .284 .067
2012 24 MAJ HOU 438 395 9.1% 21.9% 0.42 76% .290 .134
2013 25 AA COR 20 20 0% 5% 0.00 95% .278 .250
2013 25 MAJ HOU 309 296 3.2% 26.5% 0.12 72% .319 .128
2014 26 AAA TOL 71 65 4.2% 23.9% 0.18 74% .263 .538
2014 26 MAJ DET 480 441 6.3% 26.3% 0.24 71% .389 .238
2015 27 MAJ DET 657 596 8.1% 27.1% 0.30 70% .339 .253
2016 28 AAA TOL 38 36 2.6% 28.9% 0.09 69% .400 .083
2016 28 MAJ DET 517 460 9.5% 24.8% 0.38 72% .378 .228
2017 29 A+ LAK 8 8 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .333 .500
2017 29 AAA TOL 18 15 11.1% 33.3% 0.33 60% .000 .200
2017 29 MAJ ARI 257 232 9.3% 28.8% 0.32 68% .315 .439
2017 29 MAJ DET 232 200 12.5% 23.3% 0.54 73% .338 .325
2017  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ ARI/DET 489 432 10.8% 26.2% 0.41 70% .327 .387
2018 30 MAJ BOS 649 569 10.6% 22.5% 0.47 74% .375 .299
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3-Year Averages     551 487 10.3% 24.3% 0.43 72% .363 .296
Career     3,765 3,397 8.4% 24.8% 0.34 73% .347 .242

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J.D. 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(?)
LF 2018 280 -2 - -3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 945.7 -5 28 2 -4 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 213 -3 - -2 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for J.D. Martinez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.47 BB/K
GOOD
10.6% BB Rate
GREAT
22.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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1.031 OPS
ELITE
.402 OBP
ELITE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.330 AVG
ELITE
.375 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.629 SLG
ELITE
.299 ISO
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J.D. Martinez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Martinez (back) got a couple at-bats in a minor-league game Thursday and he expects to return to big-league action Friday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

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Martinez (back) is not in the lineup for Thursday's spring game against the Tigers, according to Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic.

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Martinez was scratched from the Red Sox's lineup for Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins due to back tightness, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

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Martinez has gone 0-for-7 with a walk and a run scored in three spring games.

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Martinez will make his spring debut Saturday, according to Sean McAdam of BostonSportsJournal.com.

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Martinez (ankle) will start in left field and bat cleanup in Game 3 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Friday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora wouldn't commit to having J.D. Martinez (ankle) start in right field in Friday's Game 3 of the World Series, ESPN reports.

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Martinez was 2-for-3 with two runs and a three-run home run in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Yankees.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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.

2016

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.

2015

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 Tigersí hand after just 17 games with the Mud Hens and his success carried over to the majors, as Martinez quickly took over as Detroitís everyday left fielder. While itís hard to argue with the strong numbers he posted, Martinezís 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 wonít hurt his cause hitting behind superstars Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. Owners will want to make sure they donít pay for his 2014 production, but thereís still plenty of value to be had here if the price tag is right.

2013

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.

2012

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.