|Profile: While Martin's power surge made it appear somewhat like a breakout season after a poor 2015, he still failed to post a .300 wOBA. His HR/FB rate reached a career high, but perhaps he decided to sell out for power. His swinging strike rate spiked, pushing his strikeout rate up to the highest mark of his career, all resulting in his first double digit home run season. Fantasy owners certainly loved it, but he wasn't actually providing any offensive value for the Mariners. That he continues to steal bases is a good thing though, but the problem comes to his likely spot in the lineup -- the bottom. With a career .305 OBP, he has no business hitting leadoff, which is going to cost him plate appearances and counting stats. He should still be good for 10 homers and 20 steals, but nothing else. (Mike Podhorzer)|
The Quick Opinion: Martin put his disastrous 2015 season behind him, but although he was much better, he still wasn't actually good offensively. His excellent defense should keep him in the lineup though, and even if he isn't providing value at the plate to the Mariners, his power/speed combo is enough to keep fantasy owners interested.