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Michael Martinez  2011 - 20172B/OF
Michael Martinez  7/11/1999P
Michael Martinez  12/5/19891B
Michael Martinez  6/30/1997P
 
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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Adding Carlos Martinez
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 7/8/2014 -  5
    and Steamer both have Martinez at around a 3.70-3.80 ERA over the remainder of the season split between the rotation and bullpen. With Michael Wacha on the mend for another two weeks and Shelby Miller

  • Free Carlos Martinez!
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 10/17/2014 -  31
    would only miss the one start, but then Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia got hurt within a few days of each other, and Martinez got to stay in the rotation. During that time, he made seven starts, four

  • 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

  • Victor Martinez's Unlikely and Unique Comeback
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 5/28/2014 -  15
    make that point even more clear comes a tweet from from Beyond the Box Score: Victor Martinez has a .857 ISO (Isolated Power) against pitches that are 95+ mph. Second place is Michael Bourn

  • Joe Kelly vs. Carlos Martinez
    in Community by baseballstooge - 2/28/2014 -  6
    rotation spot. The four locks for the rotation are Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha. While another pitcher could join the discussion, the battle for the final spot

  • Third Base Updated Rankings: August
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 8/2/2011 -  15
    Betemit Brandon Wood Michael Martinez Jack Hannahan Miguel Cairo Jayson Nix Ian Stewart Steve Pearce Yes, Willie Bloomquist leads off the rest largely because he gets regular playing time

  • Third Base Updated Rankings: September
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 9/6/2011 -  10
    Wilson Betemit Maicer Izturis Omar Infante Brent Morel Brandon Wood Michael Martinez Josh Harrison Juan Francisco Jimmy Paredes Sean Burroughs Jose Lopez Miguel Cairo Matt Downs Ty

  • My Fantasy co-MVPs: Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez
    in RotoGraphs by Nicholas Minnix - 9/30/2014 -  9
    , making awards more personal for those who play in leagues with uncommon scoring methods. In standard mixed leagues, of 10, 12, or 15 teams, the award could go to Jose Abreu, Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley

  • 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

  • Market Value: Draft Position in May
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 5/2/2012 -  8
    ADP), J.D. Martinez went 131st (242 ADP), Edwin Encarnacion went 140th (203 ADP), and Mark Trumbo went 171st (194 ADP). In the case of Montero and Trumbo, it might have a lot to do with position

  • Have We Seen the Best of David Price?
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 11/16/2012 -  3
    2002 Barry Zito 4.4 4.3 -0.1 2001 Roger Clemens 5.8 4.7 -1.1 2000 Pedro Martinez* 10.1 5.9 -4.2 So the only pitcher on this list to improve the year following his Cy

  • 2013 Positional Power Rankings: Left Field
    in FanGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/19/2013 -  75
    PA AVG OBP SLG wOBA Bat BsR Fld WAR Michael Morse 525 .262 .319 .441 .328 9.1 -1.3 -3.2 1.7 Jason Bay 105 .224 .318 .373 .304 -0.1 0.1 -0.6 0.2 Raul Ibanez 35

  • Don't Fall Behind Hisashi Iwakuma
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 6/14/2013 -  22
    , there's an encore for every Felix Hernandez gem and his name is Hisashi Iwakuma. Seattle is the kind of media market that ensures players fly under the radar (see Martinez, Edgar). So there are probably plenty

  • The Post-Deadline Austin Jackson
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 10/3/2014 -  4
    seen more than once was that as a leadoff hitter, pitchers probably came at him with different looks than they did when he hit behind the likes of Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez (recall that he

  • An Untimely Meditation on Michael Young
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 9/5/2011 -  47
    Michael Young won't go away. He's 34 years old. He's a bad defender pretty much anywhere on the diamond. He doesn't walk much or hit for exceptional power. His biannual off-season whining when

  • Michael Young and Benjamin Franklin
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 7/18/2012 -  11
    In May, Michael Young was the #9 consensus ranked third baseman. In June, he hit .257/.306/.327 with zero home runs and zero stolen bases, which was really only slightly worse than the .280/.306/.372

  • The Matter With Michael Wacha (Maybe)
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 10/1/2015 -  39
    talents that Martinez developed into a quality option, and it speaks to their depth that his absence can be survived, but it puts a little more pressure on everyone else. Everyone includes Michael Wacha

  • Michael Pineda in Pinstripes
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 1/14/2012 -  17
    So Michael Pineda has parlayed his All-Star performance in Seattle into a gig in the Big Apple due to the overwhelming needs of Seattle's offense. Many are thinking Pineda slots in right behind C.C.

  • Michael Saunders Makes Good
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 11/28/2012 -  1
    when it comes to Michael Saunders. After three failed experiments at the Major League level, Saunders, 26, finally showed some of the promise the club hoped for as early as 2007. Over 553 plate

  • Michael Saunders is a Box of Chocolates
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 11/21/2014 -  10
    Michael Saunders had an infuriating 2014 season. Just ask Jack Zduriencik. Condor was good with the bat, sometimes even great. He played by most accounts superior defense. He did things on second

  • So How Good Has J.D. Martinez Become?
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/25/2014 -  19
    . Maybe Martinez ends up hitting like the good versions of guys like Michael Morse and Corey Hart. But those good versions were good hitters. And when you blend that ability with Martinez's other

  • 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

  • Arizona Diamondbacks Get Major Upgrade in J.D. Martinez
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 7/18/2017 -  9
    + and helping the Mets to the World Series. The cost was steep, however: part of Detroit's return, Michael Fulmer, came in at 22 on Dave Cameron's Trade Value Series this year. If there's a Yoenis

  • Michael Cuddyer Defies Platoon Logic
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 10/25/2013 -  3
    As a fantasy manager, you look at Michael Cuddyer's 2013 season statistics and there should be giant flashing red lights around this number: .382. That's Cuddyer's BABIP. Granted, he earned a good

  • Michael Barr's 10 Bold Projections
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 3/2/2012 -  10

  • Michael Conforto Hits the Ball Everywhere
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/24/2017 -  22
    Let's begin with something pleasing. We're all in a good mood. Here's Michael Conforto hitting an unnecessary home run on Tuesday: That home run didn't matter in part because, earlier in the game

  • The Daily Grind: Age Bias, Martinez, Ramirez
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Sporer - 7/25/2015 -  7
    is finally clicking and even if they weren't, they still have Trout & Pujols which would be enough for me to predict a Martinez meltdown. Also consider: Michael Lorenzen (duh), Kyle Kendrick (triple

  • Can Michael Saunders Meet His Potential?
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 11/22/2013 -  8
    It seems like Michael Saunders has been tantalizing fantasy managers with his annual seven weeks of quality hitting for the better part of this century. Even for a Mariner fan, it's surprising

  • Daily Notes: Carlos Martinez to Make First Major-League Start
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 8/8/2013 -  28
    -ball against Philadelphia's Carlos Ruiz by way of a 99 mph fastball: Action Footage: Martinez' Fastball Here's Martinez doing a very similar thing -- in this case, against Michael Martinez

  • Risers at Third Base: Michael Cuddyer, Mark Reynolds, Scott Sizemore
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 6/21/2011 -  3
    a stab at what these gentlemen may produce from here on out, leaving that to the rest-of-the-season-machines, but I wanted to shed light on a few emerging developments over at the five. Michael Cuddyer

  • Let's Enjoy This Michael Brantley While we Can
    in Community by Tim Jackson - 5/21/2018 -  0
    healthy for a full season, who have struck out in less than 10% of their at-bats and had an ISO of .170 or better: Michael Brantley, 2014 Victor Martinez, 2014 Michael Brantley, 2015 David

  • Danny Hultzen, Fernando Martinez, Andrew Brackman: Prospect Chatter
    in RotoGraphs by Jason Catania - 1/13/2012 -  13
    five-man starts off with Felix Hernandez, Michael Pineda and Jason Vargas, and now Iwakuma is in the mix. Those four are locks. That leaves just one spot for Hultzen, who'll have to compete

  • Michael Brantley: Stealth AL MVP Candidate
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 8/28/2014 -  31
    of the wild card pace, and are one hot week away from injecting the name of Michael Brantley into the discussion. Brantley has always been a relatively "quiet" player. The son of former major league

  • Michael Cuddyer and Citi Field: A Park Factor Story
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 11/11/2014 -  35
    to join him. In this light, Monday's two-year, $21M signing of Michael Cuddyer - which also costs the Mets the 15th overall pick in next June's draft - makes just a little more sense, provided they can

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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