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Victor Martinez
Birthdate: 12/23/1978 (38 y, 3 m, 7 d)     Bats/Throws: B/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/195     Position: C/DH
Contract: $68M / 4 Years (2015 - 2018)
RotoWire News: Martinez says he is ready to go and took groundballs at first base Saturday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. (2/18/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: V-Mart only walked as often as, and only whiffed 35% less often than, the major league average. That's about the only criticism you can levy against his 2016 season. Yet it may be a legitimate concern: one of modern baseball's best pure hitters may finally be deteriorating. Of course, Martinez's strikeout "problem" is relative; his 2016 plate discipline, arguably the worst of his career, still ranks in the league's upper 10%. In other words, he has a long way to fall. He's hitting the ball as hard as ever, proving his 2014 home run spike wasn't a fluke and legitimizing his late-career power resurgence. Between his still-elite contact skills and apparently above-average power, he could certainly have worse problems as a 38-year-old. Yes, Father Time is coming for Martinez — he won't keep swatting 25 home runs, and his days of hitting .300 are likely behind him — but his high floor could see him descend into his 40s as gracefully as anyone in recent memory or, perhaps, ever, with the standard caveat of "as long as he stays healthy." Twenty home runs and a .280 batting average aren't particularly sexy, but you could do much worse in the middle-to-late rounds, especially if you're intrigued by the typical discount for DH/utility-only hitters. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: V-Mart posted arguably the worst plate discipline of his career yet still fared better than 90% of qualified hitters. Even if he's finally declining at 38, his elite contact skills and above-average power have established a comfortable floor for the designated hitter. The possibility of 20 home runs and a .280 average certainly get the job done for those willing to accept his age- and DH-related discounts.

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Seasonvs L as RGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2002vs L as R79114300113100010000.444
2003vs L as R305966161410168609010400.271
2004vs L as R9317019948301116182824226320900.282
2005vs L as R901681964634903111922531330500.274
2006vs L as R102214244624412062428282281101700.290
2007vs L as R109197231573812071634235235601000.289
2008vs L as R36627121137011099011000300.339
2009vs L as R9317620348325110193425224110200.273
2010vs L as R70155167623317012243910314020900.400
2011vs L as R77148168463210041734151150501010.311
2013vs L as R10822624463431505232716527020900.279
2014vs L as R63143158533110012252914614100100.371
2015vs L as R43899831228011015718110800.348
2016vs L as R721491634434307122014024000600.295
Totalvs L as R9931965221960140312027621632721432254152509310.306

Seasonvs L as RBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2002vs L as R9.1 %0.0 %1.00.444.455.7781.232.333.33331.5.491209
2003vs L as R9.1 %13.6 %0.67.271.333.339.672.068.3007-1.4.30283
2004vs L as R12.1 %13.1 %0.92.282.377.465.842.182.300305.6.364122
2005vs L as R11.2 %15.8 %0.71.274.362.381.743.107.31423-0.4.32398
2006vs L as R11.5 %11.5 %1.00.290.373.430.803.140.309354.1.351111
2007vs L as R10.0 %10.0 %1.00.289.368.457.825.168.289334.1.352115
2008vs L as R12.7 %15.5 %0.82.339.423.500.923.161.400134.6.407151
2009vs L as R12.3 %11.8 %1.04.273.365.483.847.210.266316.4.367120
2010vs L as R6.0 %8.4 %0.71.400.431.7421.173.342.3824223.0.493210
2011vs L as R8.9 %8.9 %1.00.311.363.459.823.149.313245.2.355121
2013vs L as R6.6 %11.1 %0.59.279.324.412.735.133.296270.3.31596
2014vs L as R8.9 %8.9 %1.00.371.430.6921.123.322.3503720.1.476213
2015vs L as R7.1 %8.2 %0.88.348.398.472.870.124.370164.8.375139
2016vs L as R8.6 %14.7 %0.58.295.356.456.812.161.314244.6.352120
Totalvs L as R9.6 %11.4 %0.84.306.374.485.859.179.31634482.3.369129

Seasonvs L as RGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2002vs L as R0.6020.0 %30.0 %50.0 %20.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %30.0 %50.0 %20.0 %10.0 %60.0 %30.0 %391722
2003vs L as R1.7923.5 %49.0 %27.5 %28.6 %7.1 %8.0 %0.0 %51.0 %25.5 %23.5 %17.7 %60.8 %21.6 %24580165
2004vs L as R1.2919.9 %45.2 %34.9 %13.7 %11.8 %3.0 %0.0 %50.0 %30.8 %19.2 %11.6 %54.8 %33.6 %760316444
2005vs L as R1.6420.7 %49.3 %30.0 %9.5 %7.1 %5.8 %0.0 %61.4 %18.6 %20.0 %12.9 %55.7 %31.4 %802321481
2006vs L as R1.5720.3 %48.7 %31.0 %13.8 %10.3 %2.2 %0.0 %44.9 %30.5 %24.6 %16.0 %57.8 %26.2 %888367521
2007vs L as R1.2118.9 %44.4 %36.7 %6.1 %10.6 %1.3 %0.0 %45.6 %30.0 %24.4 %12.2 %53.3 %34.4 %887350537
2008vs L as R1.7319.6 %51.0 %29.4 %13.3 %6.7 %0.0 %0.0 %54.9 %23.5 %21.6 %17.7 %51.0 %31.4 %279109170
2009vs L as R1.1017.6 %43.1 %39.2 %11.7 %16.7 %1.5 %0.0 %42.5 %26.1 %31.4 %13.7 %59.5 %26.8 %863353510
2010vs L as R0.7320.3 %33.6 %46.2 %12.1 %18.2 %6.3 %0.0 %46.9 %28.0 %25.2 %19.6 %45.5 %35.0 %664263401
2011vs L as R1.5522.5 %47.1 %30.4 %21.4 %9.5 %4.6 %0.0 %34.8 %37.0 %28.3 %22.5 %55.1 %22.5 %657264393
2013vs L as R1.1621.4 %42.3 %36.3 %8.2 %6.8 %4.7 %0.0 %43.3 %36.8 %19.9 %8.5 %51.7 %39.8 %960350610
2014vs L as R0.7824.0 %33.3 %42.6 %1.8 %21.8 %4.7 %0.0 %51.9 %34.1 %14.0 %3.9 %51.2 %45.0 %663248415
2015vs L as R1.3824.4 %43.9 %31.7 %7.7 %3.8 %0.0 %0.0 %47.6 %32.9 %19.5 %18.3 %53.7 %28.1 %398141257
2016vs L as R1.0620.8 %40.8 %38.4 %18.8 %14.6 %7.8 %0.0 %46.4 %28.0 %25.6 %21.6 %43.2 %35.2 %627235392
Totalvs L as R1.2120.8 %43.4 %35.8 %11.6 %12.2 %3.7 %0.0 %46.8 %30.1 %23.0 %14.4 %53.3 %32.3 %873234145318