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  • Is Delmon Young About to Break Out?
    in Community by Andrew Martinez - 5/25/2010 -  9

  • Michael Martinez, Pitcher
    in FanGraphs by Nicolas Stellini - 4/14/2017 -  6
    like Corey Kluber, Andrew Miller, Carlos Carrasco, Cody Allen and Danny Salazar. Michael Martinez is not, by trade, a pitcher. He's technically a hitter, but his career 33 wRC+ doesn't exactly support

  • Edgar Martinez on Hitting
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 9/18/2015 -  29
    To say Edgar Martinez knows hitting would be to state the obvious. The Seattle Mariners legend slashed .312/.418/.515 between 1987 and 2004, and he won a pair of batting titles along the way. He

  • Daily Graphing - Javier Vazquez
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 12/23/2005 -  1
    A couple of weeks ago, Javier Vazquez formally requested to be traded. If the Diamondbacks don't trade him by March 15th, he will have the option to become a free agent. Up until being traded

  • That Was the Week of Javier Baez
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/12/2016 -  57
    The Cubs just moved past the Giants in four games, and over those four games, Javier Baez batted .375, with a .974 OPS. He drove in the only run of Game 1 with a late and dramatic solo dinger, and he

  • Yangervis Solarte or Javier Baez?
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 8/5/2014 -  24
    Okay, in any sort of keeper or dynasty situation, the titular question is ridiculous of course. The recently promoted Javier Baez has all the pedigree, power and speed, and Yangervis Solarte

  • Javier Baez and the Anomalous Dinger
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/8/2014 -  25
    hit down the line to the opposite field. That's actually the opposite of how we see them. So, Javier Baez is in the major leagues now. We don't know what Baez is going to be, and we won't

  • Javier Vazquez's Rough Inning
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/24/2010 -  9
    in front of the world. I’m not sure that Javier Vazquez lost it last night, but he forced the issue. He settled down and his final line looks respectable: three innings, one hit, two earned runs, two

  • Javier Baez Is Doubling Down
    in FanGraphs by Sheryl Ring - 4/23/2018 -  37
    The player by whom I'm most fascinated in the major leagues is Javier Baez. It might be because, the first time I saw him, what popped into my head was "Alfonso Soriano." It might be because Baez

  • Javier "Frustration" Vazquez
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 8/12/2008 -  19
    , Scott Rolen was an absolutely incredible fielder, and when the Expos had Javier Vazquez on the mound they were going to be tough to beat. I didn't immerse myself in the numbers but perhaps the scout

  • Javier Vazquez and the Strike Zone
    in FanGraphs by Albert Lyu - 9/24/2010 -  27
    Javier Vazquez entered the 6th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays last night by walking Ben Zobrist. What ensued afterward was horrific for Yankee fans to watch, as he proceeded to hit not one

  • Javier Vazquez: Not Cooked Yet
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 7/12/2011 -  4
    After a ho-hum second stint in the Bronx last year and a disastrous beginning to his Marlins career, most fantasy owners stuck a fork in Javier Vazquez. After all, the soon-to-be 36-year-old

  • Martinez To Boston
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/31/2009 -  47
    . The one they landed on, Victor Martinez, is a great fit for their roster. Martinez can catch when Varitek isn't, can play first when Lowell needs a day off, or can DH when Francona wants to give

  • How Pitchers are Pitching to Javier Baez
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/18/2014 -  57
    Javier Baez is a player who transcends ordinary prospect-dom. Not just because he possesses extraordinary skills -- also because he's a prospect in whom fans of every team might be interested

  • Uncertainty, Mookie Betts, and Javier Baez
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/8/2015 -  97
    chance of being nothing. Mookie Betts will be a solid player unless he dies. Let's think about Javier Baez and Mookie Betts. Let's see what we can do to effectively crowdsource their uncertainties

  • Is Javier Baez a Viable and Reliable Entity?
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 7/6/2016 -  6
    in anywhere and still get a little bit of offensive production from. Ben Zobrist, Josh Harrison, Brock Holt. Love 'em. This is a list that has since grown to include Javier Baez, and while I chose to focus

  • Eric Hosmer versus Javier Lopez
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 10/25/2014 -  15
    . But in practice, it was a workmanlike effort and a mistake that finally ended the battle between Eric Hosmer and Javier Lopez. The first pitch was a mistake from Lopez. High in the zone

  • Javier Baez's Slightly Controversial Brilliance
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/17/2016 -  98
    It's convenient the way this worked out. In the worst-case interpretation, Javier Baez got away with something on Sunday. In the best-case interpretation, Baez might've taken advantage of a rule-book

  • The Marlins Prepare to Add Javier Vazquez
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 11/28/2010 -  32
    For the second time in Javier Vazquez’s career, he will rejoin the National League after a miserable season with the New York Yankees. Following the 2004 season, the Yankees traded Vazquez

  • Javier Baez and Risk in the Middle Infield
    in RotoGraphs by Adam McFadden - 3/6/2015 -  9
    I already took a look at some of the risky upside picks in the outfield. Now I’ll tackle the middle infield. The Javier Baez story if fairly familiar by now. The 22-year-old brings massive power

  • Javier Baez and Swinging Strike Rate
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 9/11/2015 -  14
    Javier Baez has been getting quite a bit of acclaim since returning to the Cubs with his reduced strikeout rate. In 2014, Baez had a 42% strikeout rate (K%) in the majors and 2015 value of 22% K

  • Javier Baez's Unique Skill Set
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 11/4/2014 -  6
    The Javier Baez era has begun. Perhaps it did so a bit sooner than most had anticipated. Baez came up as a shortstop, but someone named Starlin Castro had solidified himself at the position in Cubby

  • Other Pedro Martinez Day
    in NotGraphs by Mississippi Matt Smith - 11/29/2012 -  20
    Today, November 29, I hereby declare to be Other Pedro Martinez Day. As you surely know, Other Pedro Martinez, also known as Pedro A. Martinez and Pedro Martinez Aquino, born on this date in 1968

  • Carlos Martinez's Change is Working
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 4/15/2015 -  19
    In seven innings this season, including six in his start on Sunday, Carlos Martinez has faced 10 right-handed hitters. None of them has reached base and four hitters have struck out. Martinez's early

  • J.D. Martinez Is Worth the Price
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 11/14/2017 -  21
    J.D. Martinez is the one, true elite bat on the market this winter. (Photo: Keith Allison) Pitching and defense didn't win in 2017. Offense did. Specifically, launching juiced balls into the air

  • Lover, Not Fighter: Dennis Martinez
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 9/17/2012 -  20
    One night in 1977, Dennis Martinez was confronted by a decision: fight or go make love somewhere ... When faced with an onrushing and plainly nettled George Scott, a gentleman scampers

  • The Sustainable J.D. Martinez
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 12/7/2015 -  0
    Coming into 2015, baseball fans everywhere had the same question on their collective minds: “Is J.D. Martinez sustainable?” The question was more than fair, as there were plenty of indicators

  • Dennis Martinez and French Perfection
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 11/7/2011 -  8
    Much like you, I slogged through this day encumbered by the grim assumption that, once again, I would not see the final outs of Dennis Martinez's 1991 perfect game broadcast in French. Thankfully

  • Is Victor Martinez a Fit in Detroit?
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 11/5/2010 -  38
    Last week, on Boston radio station WEEI, Peter Gammons stopped by and made quite the bold statement: I don’t expect Victor Martinez to come back, I think Detroit is going to give him four or five

  • What To Make Of J.D. Martinez
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 4/16/2012 -  13
    With 3 home runs and a .371 average, J.D. Martinez is one of the big pickups in roto over the past week. The question around Martinez is sustainability. Obviously he won't hit .371 all season

  • Victor Martinez To Detroit
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 11/23/2010 -  83
    as the reliever he wanted to acquire, and made them offers they couldn't refuse. Now he has reportedly lured Victor Martinez to Detroit with a four year, $50 million deal. Was Dombrowski's decision to outbid

  • Edgar Martinez and the Hall of Fame
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 12/7/2009 -  176
    Edgar Martinez presents one of the most interesting debates about the hall of fame to date. Certainly, he was a hall of fame caliber hitter, regardless of the metrics you use. For his career, he

  • Contract Crowdsourcing: Victor Martinez
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/9/2010 -  23
    Yesterday, the news came out that Victor Martinez had rejected a two year contract extension that the Red Sox had offered, and is now set to test free agency. In the words of his agent, Alan Nero

  • Victor Martinez is One of a Kind
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 9/10/2014 -  44
    Victor Martinez has been the best hitter in baseball this season. Granted, that's just an opinion that I've presented as fact, but he has a strong case. The strongest part of his case

  • Is Pedro Martinez Finished?
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/13/2008 -  3
    Regardless of what happens from this point forward, free agent Pedro Martinez will be known as one of the very best pitchers in the history of the game. A string-bean righty who was seen as too

  • Free Carlos Martinez!
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 10/17/2014 -  31
    Heading into the 2012 season, Carlos Martinez was the 22nd-best prospect in the game, according to ESPN, and the 27th-best according to Baseball America. He was ranked in everyone else's top 100

  • Projections & Victor Martinez
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 2/7/2011 -  6
    Over the last four or five years, Joe Mauer, Brian McCann, and Victor Martinez have been the gold standard for fantasy catchers. Jorge Posada was a fine fourth wheel for a while, and now Buster Posey

  • The Lessons of the J.D. Martinez Trade
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/19/2017 -  92
    J.D. Martinez had considerable value, just not for any of the contenders beyond Arizona. (Photo: Keith Allison) Last night, the Diamondbacks acquired J.D. Martinez, one of the very best hitters

  • Martinez heads to Detroit
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 11/26/2010 -  4
    The first big name free agent came off the board earlier this week, when the Tigers finalized a four-year, $50MM contract with catcher/first baseman/designated hitter Victor Martinez. GM Dave

  • Adding Carlos Martinez
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 7/8/2014 -  5
    As a rather big fan of Carlos Martinez, it was disappointing to see him relegated to bullpen duty to start the season. Fortunately, that created a bit of leeway to get him on the cheap once he became

  • My Current Favorite Javier Baez Statistic
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/6/2016 -  6
    Javier Baez is a home-run hitter, and on Tuesday against the Reds, he hit a home run. This is a video of said home run, linked because it is not yet embeddable. I would encourage you to watch

  • Edgar Martinez and the Hall of Fame
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 12/22/2015 -  48
    worthy candidates the game's ultimate honor. Edgar Martinez is one of these players, and arguably might be the one single player (perhaps along with Mike Mussina) whose candidacy has been damaged

  • Aoki and Martinez: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Dan Wade - 6/28/2012 -  1
    be poised for a solid second half than owners will want to get in on. J.D. Martinez (ESPN: 23 percent owned; Yahoo!: 17 percent owned) Martinez showed up on a number of rosters after an April in which

  • Pedro Martinez's Possible Suitors
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Carruth - 3/18/2009 -  2
    Rumors surfaced today that Pedro Martinez was nearing an agreement with the Houston Astros. While the rumors seem at press time to be holding no water, it does appear likely that Pedro Martinez

  • Hamels vs Martinez
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/26/2009 -  30
    rotation, and reports are surfacing that he may go with Pedro Martinez in the second game in lieu of Cole Hamels. The rationale appears to be based on recent performance - Hamels has struggled

  • Victor Martinez: Stock ?
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 1/9/2013 -  9
    In our ridiculously early draft, I picked Victor Martinez in the 10th round. I like the idea of picking up Martinez on the cheap, but I wasn't exactly sure what his value would be after missing all

  • Victor Martinez, First Baseman?
    in RotoGraphs by Eno Sarris - 10/21/2013 -  5
    If your league counts all players that have started once at a position as eligible there, well then Victor Martinez can catch for you next year. And you're luckier for it. But anyone else that played

  • How Did Javier Baez Strike Out?
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/14/2017 -  37
    Javier Baez strikes out. I wouldn't go so far as to say it's his whole thing, but it's kind of a big part of his whole thing. Picture Javier Baez. Picture him hitting, not running or slapping a tag

  • What's Changed for J.D. Martinez?
    in Community by Francis C. - 6/23/2014 -  0
    Before the 2012 season, some folks drafted J.D. Martinez as a deep sleeper, coming off a decent debut with the Astros in 2011 and a solid minor league profile. He went on to slug only 11 HR in 439 PA

  • Javier Baez and the Cubs Extreme Second Basemen
    in FanGraphs by Owen Watson - 2/18/2015 -  26
    Winter ball in Puerto Rico wrapped up at the end of January, with Javier Baez attempting to improve his plate discipline problems after a short stint in the majors at the end of 2014. That stint

  • The Potential New J.D. Martinez
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/21/2015 -  25
    he's going to do. Baseball's no less mysterious to those who get to play it. But what I'm struck by are the similarities between this case and last year's case of J.D. Martinez. Martinez, this year

  • Let's Watch Aroldis Chapman and Javier Baez
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/28/2014 -  32
    aren't so novel, they aren't so easy to explain away. Javier Baez still counts as a prospect, even though his big-league career is weeks underway. He's among the most exciting prospects we've seen

  • Victor Martinez and the < 1 Club
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 6/18/2008 -  0
    , the fourth member is Victor Martinez. While not a power threat of the Albert Pujols or Ryan Howard ilk, he has hit 16-25 home runs each of the last four years with a steadily increasing OPS of .851-.879

  • NotGraphs Q&A: Tino Martinez
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 7/29/2013 -  7
    NotGraphs reached out to Tino Martinez for some thoughts about hitting, coaching, Derek Dietrich, and bunny rabbits. On hitting: "You've just got to make the f****** bat hit the f****** ball

  • A Reasonable Explanation for Javier Baez's Homer Drought
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/9/2014 -  12
    In the seventh inning of the Cubs' August 23rd game home against Baltimore, very potent infield prospect Javier Baez hit the seventh home run of his career in just his 82nd plate appearance

  • Javier Baez, the Chicago Cubs, and the Value of Versatility
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 10/12/2016 -  27
    Javier Baez is the Chicago Cubs' current starting second baseman. It's a new role for him. In four postseason games, he's made four starts at the position. By contrast, he'd already played 38 regular

  • Daily Notes: Now Actually Pitching, Javier Vazquez
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 12/5/2012 -  2
    . SCOUT Leaderboards: Puerto Rican League Three Notes Regarding the Puerto Rican League Javier Vazquez Debuts Again for First Time As Peter Gammons reported last month would be the case, right

  • Projecting Javier Baez and Quantifying His Improvements
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 9/9/2015 -  24
    Taking full advantage of the September roster expansion, the Chicago Cubs called up 22-year-old infielder Javier Baez to help fortify the team's middle-infield situation. This isn't Baez's first

  • Daily Graphing - Jason LaRue & Javier Valentin
    in FanGraphs by David Appelman - 3/13/2006 -  0
    Back in December, the Reds signed Jason LaRue to a 2 year, 9.1 million dollar contract and then in January signed Javier Valentin to a one year 1.15 million dollar contract assuring

  • Javier Baez Has Muted His Own Hype
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 11/1/2016 -  12
    expectations. Just as the desire for enjoyment is a shared interest among us all, so, too, is the avoidance of disappointment. Luckily, I'm not about to break any news here when I tell you that Javier Baez

  • Javier Vazquez's Fastball Is Probably Not Coming Back
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 11/29/2010 -  39
    As RJ noted yesterday, the Marlins gave Javier Vazquez $7 million for the 2011 season, hoping for another rebound season after a switch back to the National League. Vazquez's career peripherals

  • Is Fernando Martinez Worth a Waiver Claim?
    in FanGraphs by Chris Cwik - 1/10/2012 -  42
    Fernando Martinez's time as a New York Met might be coming to an end. To make room for Ronny Cedeno and Scott Hairston on its 40-man roster, the Mets  placed Martinez on waivers. While it seems

  • Weighing Javier Baez's Terrible MLB Debut
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/30/2015 -  28
    To say Javier Baez had a rocky start to his big league career would be an understatement. After tearing up the minor leagues to the tune of .274/.331/.541, the 21-year-old rookie hit a putrid .169

  • Javier Baez: Late-Season Fantasy Savior?
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 7/25/2014 -  17
    Despite Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer's best attempts to convince fans otherwise, it seems that Javier Baez will likely be in the majors sooner rather than later. While Hoyer brushes off several

  • Javier Baez: Swing Trends and Contact Rates
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 10/12/2016 -  1
    learning just what Javier Baez brings to the table. We're not going to talk about the glove here. For one, it really speaks for itself. Javy Baez might have the best set of hands I've ever seen

  • Carlos Martinez Found His Pitch
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/11/2015 -  7
    Carlos Martinez is a starting pitcher now. He's not some guy who throws 75 pitches and four innings a game. This year he's often exceeded triple digits, and he's one of the big reasons why the St

  • Will Victor Martinez Bring Fantasy Spoils?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 3/27/2009 -  0
    Victor Martinez was the top catcher on most draft boards prior to the 2008 season. He had an ADP of 29 following his 2007 season where he hit .301-25-114-78-0. Of course Martinez ended up a big

  • A Sad Farewell to Victor Martinez's Streak
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/8/2014 -  15
    that called strikeouts happen, and that's even inevitable for Victor Martinez, But for the longest stretch, he was clean. For 641 consecutive plate appearances, he was clean. Understand what we're talking

  • The A's Might Have the Next J.D. Martinez
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/14/2018 -  56
    Me, I'm kind of sick of hearing about J.D. Martinez. I'm sick of hearing about all the free agents. All I want is for the ones who'll get jobs to get jobs so that we can move on with all our affairs

  • Is Carlos Martinez the Next Carlos Carrasco?
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 12/29/2014 -  8
    Carlos Martinez. A starter throughout his minor league career, Martinez has started just eight games for the Cardinals, versus 70 relief appearances. It seemingly wasn't due to the Cardinals organization

  • J.D. Martinez Broke His Elbow
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 6/17/2016 -  2
    J.D. Martinez broke his elbow Friday night, leaving an already depleted Tigers outfield even further depleted. Martinez is expected to miss 4-6 weeks according to, and the team has called up

  • Victor Martinez's Unlikely and Unique Comeback
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 5/28/2014 -  15
    Victor Martinez is in his age-35 season. He spent nearly a decade in the majors playing catcher, the most physically demanding position for a hitter to play. He missed the entire 2012 season after

  • How Great Was Edgar Martinez's Bat?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/29/2011 -  136
    While we've spent the last few days talking about the Hall of Fame, and this post is somewhat inspired by discussions about Edgar Martinez's worthiness for enshrinement in Cooperstown, this isn't

  • Pedro Martinez Country Music Album
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 11/3/2013 -  9
    Because the waking life holds nothing for me, I took an afternoon nap recently. Within the gauzy bounds of that nap, I learned that Pedro Martinez, baseball merchant of the sublime, had recorded

  • Joe Kelly vs. Carlos Martinez
    in Community by baseballstooge - 2/28/2014 -  6
    is essentially between Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez. There really is no clear favorite, as Kelly is the incumbent, but Martinez carries much greater upside. The pitcher that fails to capture the 5th slot

  • What Numbers J.D. Martinez Looks At
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 9/22/2017 -  3
    I was recently talking to J.D. Martinez about launch angle and exit velocity and the like. Besides helping me to update my language, he also told me he didn't really track his performance by those

  • Nick Martinez is Different, Maybe Better
    in FanGraphs by Neil Weinberg - 4/24/2015 -  9
    lines, especially when dealing with metrics that are designed to be useful over larger samples. Enter Nick Martinez. Martinez was the 564th pick in the 2011 draft and likely only has a safe spot

  • Contract Crowdsourcing Results: Victor Martinez
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/9/2010 -  34
    Well, we have our first Contract Crowdsourcing result that really surprises me. The votes are in, and you guys think that Victor Martinez is in line for a a pretty sweet deal. Average length

  • J.D. Martinez Finds His Stroke
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 11/13/2014 -  6
    talking about J.D. Martinez. He had changed his swing over the offseason and could tap into his latent power with a clean, easy stroke. The Astros were going to be pleasantly surprised. It turned out

  • Nick Martinez: Ranger Under the Radar
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 5/28/2015 -  8
    for Andrew Miller at last year's trade deadline, the promising 22-year-old left-hander will be making his big-league debut. Nick Martinez will be on the mound for Texas. The fact that he'll be playing

  • Miguel Montero and the Victor Martinez Contract
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 3/30/2012 -  15
    , $50 million contract Victor Martinez received from the Tigers in free agency prior to the 2010 season. The Diamondbacks do have Montero under contract for 2012 (the last of his team-controlled

  • Fantasy Storylines To Watch: Carlos Martinez
    in RotoGraphs by J.P. Breen - 2/28/2014 -  15
    history, the news was not shocking. It's the repercussions of the injury that are interesting for fantasy owners. Right-handers Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez now find themselves locked in a battle

  • Victor Martinez Needs Surgery On Bat
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 5/22/2013 -  16
    Before the season started, the catcher consensus rankings put Victor Martinez sixth overall and one ranker had him as high as fourth. Now that we're two months in, Victor Martinez ranks dead last

  • Lance Berkman, Edgar Martinez, and Cooperstown
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/3/2011 -  60
    the last couple of years rejecting a candidate with a similar resume. In terms of rate stats, Berkman and Edgar Martinez are pretty darn similar. Martinez also had a delayed start to his career, so

  • J.D. Martinez on His Many Adjustments
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 6/10/2015 -  7
    J.D. Martinez is a thoughtful baseball player who has made major changes to his swing mechanics. As much as writing is what gets me out of bed on Monday mornings, it seems a shame to sully this one

  • Become Intimate with Pedro Martinez's Changeup
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/6/2013 -  9
    to their YouTube channel -- including (and, for the purposes of this post, limited to) one particularly hot and sexy and hot video featuring right-hander Pedro Martinez in the bloom of goddamn youth. "¡Ay

  • My Fantasy co-MVPs: Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez
    in RotoGraphs by Nicholas Minnix - 9/30/2014 -  9
    , or Nelson Cruz. Or Dee Gordon, Charlie Blackmon, or Corey Dickerson. I couldn’t decide between my two choices, so they share my award. Among players drafted pretty much universally, Victor Martinez

  • Martinez, Crawford and Trumbo: Injury Update
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 1/18/2012 -  6
    Victor Martinez Martinez torn his ACL on Tuesday and will likely be done for the season. The true nature of his injury, and therefore his return time, will not be known until he has surgery

  • Projecting the Prospects in the J.D. Martinez Trade
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 7/18/2017 -  5
    The Diamondbacks have added a big bat to the middle of their lineup, swinging a trade for slugging outfielder J.D. Martinez. In exchange for Martinez's services, the Arizona sent Detroit a trio

  • Pedro Martinez on the Art and Science of Pitching
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 5/23/2014 -  52
    Pedro Martinez was a genius with a baseball in his right hand. One of the most dominant pitchers of all time, he didn't just overpower hitters. He outsmarted them. When he was on top of his game

  • The Daily Grind: Jimenez, Martinez, House
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 4/29/2015 -  13
    Agenda Team Strikeouts Daily DFS - Jimenez and Martinez GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Chavez, Norris, House, Valencia, Marisnick Factor Grid 1. Team Strikeouts We're

  • The Daily Grind: Marisnick, Martinez, Gonzalez
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/7/2015 -  5
    Agenda Farnsworth on Marisnick Daily DFS - Martinez GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Karns, Gonzalez, Uggla, Stubbs Factor Grid 1. Farnsworth on Marisnick We're through about

  • Quick Looks: Pivetta, Adleman, and Martinez
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 5/3/2017 -  3
    potential here and it rides on him maintaining his 2017 control and developing his change. I would like to see him refine his pitches before his next start.   Nick Martinez Martinez has

  • Effectively Wild Episode 507: Javier Baez's Call-Up and What's to Come for the Cubs
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 8/5/2014 -  0
    Ben and Sam talk to ESPN Chicago contributor Sahadev Sharma about the arrival of Javier Baez and the future of the Cubs.

  • J.D. Martinez Changes Everything, Changes Everything
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 6/30/2014 -  7
    The top Tigers regulars by wRC+, with first names left out in order to generate a surprise I've already ruined: Martinez, 160 Martinez, 160 Cabrera, 144 Kinsler, 128 Avila, 107

  • Visualizing 2015 Mookie Betts vs. 2015 Javier Baez
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/8/2015 -  45
    Earlier, I asked you to participate in an exercise projecting both next year's Mookie Betts and next year's Javier Baez. The idea is that Betts seems representative of a particularly safe prospect

  • Giving Carlos Martinez the Pitch-Comp Treatment
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/26/2015 -  11
    . We love comps for young players, because they allow us to pretend like we can see their futures. This is kind of along those lines, at least with regard to the unproven. Carlos Martinez is unproven

  • Everything (Or Nothing) Is Different About J.D. Martinez
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 4/20/2016 -  5
    If you'd just oblige me by briefly viewing one screenshot and four .gifs, I believe I'll be able to neatly tie together all the different things that have been going on with J.D. Martinez this season

  • Carlos Martinez Has One Issue Left
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 3/13/2017 -  10
    It is perhaps important to maintain some perspective. Carlos Martinez is 25 years old. He was born in the Dominican Republic, and when he was 18, he spent his first year with a Cardinals affiliate

  • Have the Cardinals Found the New J.D. Martinez?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/14/2017 -  38
    , they might just be doing it again, in the person of Jose Martinez. The only time we've really talked about Martinez this year was back when I was wondering why the team was bothering to play Matt Adams

  • Miracle GIF: J.D. Martinez vs. Gravity
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 8/23/2011 -  4
    The footage you see here comes to us courtesy (a) the eighth inning of Sunday's Giants-Astros game and (b) Houston left fielder J.D. Martinez's Arm of Wonder. If we presume that the above

  • Edgar Martinez Following Reese's Unfortunate Path
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 1/9/2012 -  91
    in Cooperstown. A few took steps forward -- Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell, and Tim Raines enjoyed substantial gains. Others, like Mark McGwire, took steps back. Edgar Martinez was a member of the final

  • So How Good Has J.D. Martinez Become?
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/25/2014 -  19
    Chisenhall posted a 163 wRC+. In the second half of this season, he's posted just about the same wRC+, except without the 1 in it. Chisenhall's gotten much much worse. Early on, J.D. Martinez was another

  • Grant Balfour Utilizes Socratic Method with Victor Martinez
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/7/2013 -  12
    an urgent line of inquiry to better understand Detroit designated hitter Victor Martinez's impressions of the world. Asks Balfour of Martinez: "Why the fuck you looking at me, man?" And also: "What's your

  • J.D. Martinez Will Be Productive in Six Years (And Maybe Seven)
    in Community by Matthew Mocarsky - 1/24/2018 -  3
    While baseball fans wait for the free agent market to finally unthaw, J.D. Martinez waits for a contract offer enticing enough for him to sign. Early reports suggested that Martinez and his agent

  • Javier Baez: It Won't Mean a Thing if He Don't Fix His Swing
    in Community by 1908 - 9/19/2014 -  13
    of the ball.” No, that scout wasn't talking about Cubs uberprospect Javier Baez, but rather about Cubs ex-uberprospect Brett Jackson , as told to David Laurila back in March, 2011. Before Baez

  • Carlos Martinez Gets Paid, Leaves Money on Table
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 2/2/2017 -  22
    on the Cardinals whom one might reasonably classify as a "star" -- is Carlos Martinez. Yesterday, the Cardinals very wisely locked that star up. Martinez and the club agreed to a five-year extension

  • J.D. Martinez: Right-Handed Lefty Power Hitter
    in FanGraphs by Owen Watson - 7/8/2015 -  18
    If you’ve been paying attention to baseball during the past month, you probably know that J.D. Martinez has been on a pretty good run. That might be an understatement: he’s hit 15 home runs

  • Short-Term Tigers Re-Sign Victor Martinez
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/12/2014 -  51
    big win-now move, keeping Victor Martinez at a four-year guarantee worth $68 million. Per usual, there are questions about the back. Per usual, that's not the priority. It's a fairly simple move

  • Arizona Diamondbacks Get Major Upgrade in J.D. Martinez
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 7/18/2017 -  9
    players further away from the majors, potentially indicating where their future is headed. Here's the deal in full: Arizona gets J.D. Martinez Detroit gets Dawel Lugo Sergio

  • J.D. Martinez's Potential for Falling Off a Cliff
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 1/12/2018 -  50
    Martinez's historical comparables present a favorable case. (Photo: Keith Allison) As of press time, J.D. Martinez, the biggest bat available this offseason, remains unsigned. In any normal

  • Trevor Story Sorta Looks Like J.D. Martinez
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 4/11/2016 -  40
    from the headline, is J.D. Martinez. Martinez's backstory is pretty well known, as he was a fringy Quad-A outfielder who bounced around a bit, and got released by the Astros at the end of Spring

  • Diamondbacks Land J.D. Martinez, Best Bat on Market
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 7/18/2017 -  49
    for two spots, have a pretty good at reaching the play-in game. And today, their line-up just got a lot better. J.D. Martinez was the best

  • J.D. Martinez: Market Value and 2018 Projections
    in Community by mmenaseg - 1/20/2018 -  1
    J.D. Martinez had another great year in 2017. With 3.9 sWAR[1] and a .430 wOBA, J.D. contributed well above average once again. Offensively (wOBA) he has been able to consistently contribute year

  • J.D. Martinez Makes History, Keeps Improving
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 9/5/2017 -  17
    (accomplished five times) and unassisted triple play (recorded 15 times in major-league history). J.D. Martinez, as you're probably aware, became the 18th player to produce a four-homer game this Monday

  • How Can the Tigers Replace Victor Martinez?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 1/17/2012 -  63
    Catching is supposed to be the activity that slowly robs young men of their athleticism, but it was training that felled Victor Martinez. After keeping his legs fresh while being a primary catcher

  • How Did Pedro Martinez Get Bombed?
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/13/2015 -  29
    were 17% of Kershaw's regular-season total. In July, I tried to investigate what went wrong. Kershaw, in 2014, had one of the better pitcher seasons ever. Pedro Martinez, in 1999, had maybe the best

  • What to Expect From J.D. Martinez's Power in Fenway
    in Community by Michael Augustine - 3/8/2018 -  8
    Several days ago the Boston Red Sox acquired J.D. Martinez, presumably under the expectation of adding a lot of power to the lineup. Since 2015, he's eighth in home runs with 105, a league-best .284

  • Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson at Their Best, Today
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/7/2015 -  127
    Among others, baseball's Hall of Fame will prepare to welcome Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson. For them, there was zero suspense: Hall of Famers don't get more automatic, and as easy

  • FG on Fox: A True Myth About Pedro Martinez
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 1/12/2015 -  8
    64 beers on a flight once. It has been said that peak Pedro Martinez had four pitches and each was the best of its type in baseball. Legit or legend? The current crop of Hall of Fame inductees

  • Four Elected to Hall of Fame, None Are Edgar Martinez
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 1/24/2018 -  149
    disappointing news, Edgar Martinez fell short of the 75% threshold required to gain election. He was tracking at just above 75% for much of the winter, but the private vote was not as enthusiastic about

  • The Daily Grind: Age Bias, Martinez, Ramirez
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Sporer - 7/25/2015 -  7
    , if not the star-level talent he’s been for 597 PA since the start of 2014. 2. Daily DFS - Martinez, Ramirez, Stacks Aplenty Yesterday's Grind Carlos Martinez (7:15 PM ET start)/Erasmo Ramirez (6:10 PM ET

  • Rule 5 Dark Horse: J.D. Martinez
    in FanGraphs by Dan Farnsworth - 12/5/2013 -  39
    the change in rules for eligibility a few years ago.  Outfielder J.D. Martinez was removed from the 40-man roster November 20th while putting together an impressive winter league season in Venezuela

  • Putting Pedro Martinez's Minus Stats in Context
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 4/11/2011 -  43
    Although Pedro Martinez may not have had the longevity or durability of some of baseball's other pitching greats, there is little doubt that his peak years were some of the best, if not the best

  • The Daily Grind: Martinez, Chavez, Van Slyke
    in RotoGraphs by Brad Johnson - 5/15/2015 -  9
    Agenda Getting It Backwards Daily DFS - Martinez GB / FB Splits Tomorrow's Targets - Chavez, Lyons, Van Slyke, Davis Factor Grid 1. Getting It Backwards Yesterday, I recommended

  • Q&A: Dennis Martinez, El Presidente Legacy
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 5/15/2013 -  10
    Dennis Martinez is among the least-appreciated pitchers in recent generations. Fans in Montreal certainly remember “El Presidente,” but the Nicaraguan-born right-hander is far from a household name

  • Quick Looks at Buchanan, Fiers, Martinez and deGrom
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 8/29/2014 -  6
    be the backbone of his, or any pitcher's, production.   Nick Martinez Why I watched: K-BB% of -0.6 in 1H and 7.3% in 2H Game Watched: 8/26 vs Mariners Game Thoughts: • Works fast. • He

  • Q&A: Dave Martinez, Tampa Bay Bench Coach
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 6/5/2012 -  5
    Dave Martinez is expected to become a big-league manager someday, and he’ll be well prepared when he gets the opportunity. The Tampa Bay Rays bench coach couldn’t ask for a better mentor. Following

  • Quick Looks: Martinez, Eovaldi, Webster and McCutchen
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 1/9/2015 -  9
    Carlos Martinez Why I watched: He has been getting a little love and hate here at FanGraphs. Also, I wanted to see why the Cardinals are hesitant to make him a starter. Game(s) Watched: 9/18/14

  • J.D. Martinez Debunks Conventional Wisdom, Thinks a Tipping Point Is Near
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 3/8/2017 -  82
    Editor's Note: the following post contains spicy language. J.D. Martinez had just concluded a chat with a Tigers beat reporter when I approached him Monday afternoon. I sensed him preparing

  • Daily Notes: Carlos Martinez to Make First Major-League Start
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 8/8/2013 -  28
    Table of Contents Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Carlos Martinez to Make First Major-League Start 2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game 3. Today's Complete