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J.D. Martínez
AVG HR RBI
.286 12 39
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-3 / 221 NFBC ADP: 34.61
Position: RFBorn: 8/21/1987 Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 20th Round by Astros (2009)


Latest News
June 17 12:40 PM PT1:40 PM MT2:40 PM CT3:40 PM ET15:40 ET19:40 GMT3:40 12:40 PM MST2:40 PM EST3:10 PM VEN23:40 UAE2:40 PM CT-The Tigers placed Martinez on the DL with a fractured right elbow.
Analysis: Martinez was injured Thursday when he ran into the wall while chasing a fly ball. He is expected to be sideline 4-6 weeks, according to reports. This is a big blow to the Tigers as Martinez was heating up, batting .536 in his last eight games.
June 16 6:43 PM PT7:43 PM MT8:43 PM CT9:43 PM ET21:43 ET1:43 GMT9:43 6:43 PM MST8:43 PM EST9:13 PM VEN5:43 UAE (+1)8:43 PM CT-Martinez left Thursday night's game against the Kansas City Royals with a fractured right elbow that he sustained when running into the wall while chasing a fly ball.
Analysis: Martinez managed to grab the ball hit by Paulo Orlando in the second inning and lobbed it to the infield, but it was clear something was wrong. He was examined by a trainer and Tigers manager Brad Ausmus before leaving the game. X-rays revealed the extent of the injury. Martinez will have a CT scan Friday to confirm the diagnosis. It's unclear how long he will be out.
June 15 9:36 AM PT10:36 AM MT11:36 AM CT12:36 PM ET12:36 ET16:36 GMT0:36 9:36 AM MST11:36 AM EST12:06 PM VEN20:36 UAE11:36 AM CT-Martinez hammered out a career-high three doubles and also drove in a run in Tuesday's 11-8 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Martinez has been on fire of late, going 21 for 42 with 10 RBIs over his last 11 games. He's been a doubles machine with six over his last three.
June 14 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET11:29 ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST10:59 AM VEN19:29 UAE10:29 AM CT-Martinez went 3 for 6 - his fifth straight multihit game - and had a pair of RBIs in the Tigers' 10-9, 12-inning loss to the White Sox on Monday.
Analysis: Martinez has been on fire over his last 10 games, hitting .462 (18 of 39) with six extra-base hits.
June 11 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST11:57 AM VEN20:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-Martinez had two of the Tigers' six hits and drew a walk in Friday's 4-0 loss to the Yankees.
Analysis: It was the fifth multihit effort in seven games for Martinez, a span in which he's batting .440 with seven RBIs.
June 8 1:57 PM PT2:57 PM MT3:57 PM CT4:57 PM ET16:57 ET20:57 GMT4:57 1:57 PM MST3:57 PM EST4:27 PM VEN0:57 UAE (+1)3:57 PM CT-Martinez went 2 for 3 Wednesday.
Analysis: Martinez is batting .409 with seven RBIs in the last six games.
June 5 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET11:24 ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST10:54 AM VEN19:24 UAE10:24 AM CT-Martinez hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning and finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Martinez has now driven in seven runs over his last five games and has been reliably productive this season, having amassed 12 homers and 33 RBIs.
May 23 1:28 PM PT2:28 PM MT3:28 PM CT4:28 PM ET16:28 ET20:28 GMT4:28 1:28 PM MST3:28 PM EST3:58 PM VEN0:28 UAE (+1)3:28 PM CT-Martinez had two hits and drove in a run in a 9-4 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Analysis: Martinez, batting .261, is 12 for 30 (.400) with seven extra-base hits and eight RBIs in his last seven games.
May 22 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET11:24 ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST10:54 AM VEN19:24 UAE10:24 AM CT-Martinez continued his home run binge with a two-run blast in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Four of Martinez's nine homers have come over his last six games. He's 10 for 25 with seven RBIs over that stretch.
May 17 8:26 AM PT9:26 AM MT10:26 AM CT11:26 AM ET11:26 ET15:26 GMT23:26 8:26 AM MST10:26 AM EST10:56 AM VEN19:26 UAE10:26 AM CT-Martinez homered for a second straight game and finished with three hits and two RBIs in Monday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: The homer was the fourth in eight games for Martinez, who's 10 for 30 over that stretch.
Apr. 28 2:28 PM PT3:28 PM MT4:28 PM CT5:28 PM ET17:28 ET21:28 GMT5:28 2:28 PM MST4:28 PM EST4:58 PM VEN1:28 UAE (+1)4:28 PM CT-Martinez drilled a three-run jack Wednesday.
Analysis: Martinez finished with four RBIs but went 1 for 3 with two walks the next day.
Apr. 18 2:57 PM PT3:57 PM MT4:57 PM CT5:57 PM ET17:57 ET21:57 GMT5:57 2:57 PM MST4:57 PM EST5:27 PM VEN1:57 UAE (+1)4:57 PM CT-Martinez hit his second home run on Sunday.
Analysis: He is off to a hot start, recording hits in each game but one for a .372 batting average.
Apr. 14 2:25 PM PT3:25 PM MT4:25 PM CT5:25 PM ET17:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 PM MST4:25 PM EST4:55 PM VEN1:25 UAE (+1)4:25 PM CT-Martinez went 2 for 4 with a double on Wednesday.
Analysis: He tallied his fourth RBI on the season, all coming in the last three games.
Apr. 13 3:28 PM PT4:28 PM MT5:28 PM CT6:28 PM ET18:28 ET22:28 GMT6:28 3:28 PM MST5:28 PM EST5:58 PM VEN2:28 UAE (+1)5:28 PM CT-Martinez was 4 for 5 with two RBIs in Tuesday's win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Martinez has hit safely in all six games for a .440 average.
Apr. 12 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET17:59 ET21:59 GMT5:59 2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST5:29 PM VEN1:59 UAE (+1)4:59 PM CT-Martinez went 2 for 4 with his first home run in Monday's 7-4 loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Martinez finally got his power stroke going, but he's hit well overall so far. He's 7 for 20 while hitting safely in all five games.
Feb. 10 8:45 AM PT9:45 AM MT10:45 AM CT11:45 AM ET11:45 ET16:45 GMT0:45 9:45 AM MST11:45 AM EST12:15 PM VEN20:45 UAE10:45 AM CT-Martinez and the Detroit Tigers finalized their $18.5 million, two-year contract Wednesday, a deal that avoided salary arbitration.
Analysis: Martinez will earn $6.75 million this year and $11.75 million in 2017. The 28-year-old outfielder can become a free agent after the 2017 World Series. He batted .282 with 38 home runs and 102 RBIs last season. He hit 23 homers in 2014 after he was released by Houston during spring training and the Tigers signed him.
Feb. 8 6:05 PM PT7:05 PM MT8:05 PM CT9:05 PM ET21:05 ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 PM MST9:05 PM EST9:35 PM VEN6:05 UAE (+1)8:05 PM CT-A person with knowledge of the deal says Martinez has agreed to an $18.5 million, two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, avoiding salary arbitration. The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.
Analysis: The 28-year-old Martinez was eligible for arbitration through next year and can become a free agent after the 2017 World Series. Martinez batted .282 with 38 home runs and 102 RBIs last season. He hit 23 homers in 2014 after he was released by Houston during spring training and the Tigers signed him.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 Hou 53 208 29 57 13 0 6 35 13 48 0 1 .274 .319 .423
2012 Hou 113 395 34 95 14 3 11 55 40 96 0 2 .241 .311 .375
2013 Hou 86 296 24 74 17 0 7 36 10 82 2 0 .250 .272 .378
2014 Det 123 441 57 139 30 3 23 76 30 126 6 3 .315 .358 .553
2015 Det 158 596 93 168 33 2 38 102 53 178 3 2 .282 .344 .535
2016 Det 65 252 36 72 19 2 12 39 27 69 1 1 .286 .358 .520
Career 598 2188 273 605 126 10 97 343 173 599 12 9 .277 .331 .476

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 Det Total 3 12 2 3 1 0 2 5 0 4 0 0 .250 .250 .833
    LDS 3 12 2 3 1 0 2 5 0 4 0 0 .250 .250 .833
Career 3 12 2 3 1 0 2 5 0 4 0 0 .250 .250 .833


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