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18 Carlos Martinez RP

St. Louis Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
16%6%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
89.12-414.038436
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014STL244.03577001689.1904140443684

Player Updates

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Cardinals' Martinez hoping maturity helps him earn a spot
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is hoping his maturity will help him win a spot in the team's rotation, according to the Associated Press.

The 23-year-old Martinez has already been the talk of camp, and it has nothing to do with his pitching. "A year ago you'd just see a kid bounding around here. It's amazing the transformation," manager Mike Matheny said. "In general there's a whole different demeanor to him."

Martinez believes there's a reason for that. After getting some time in the rotation last year, Martinez pitched well in winter ball during the offseason. He believes that experience will help him this season. "What I want to let everyone know is that I do have a little more experience, and with experience comes a little maturity," he said. "I hope to build off of that."

Martinez seems to be the favorite for the team's fifth starter job, but he'll have to perform in order to win that role. "He's going to be given a lot of opportunities to win that spot, but he has to earn it," general manager John Mozeliak said.

Martinez posted a 4.03 ERA over 89 1/3 innings last year. 

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Cardinals to discuss innings workload for Carlos Martinez
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez, who is set to compete for a spot in the rotation this spring, showed up to the team's spring-training complex Monday morning to find his locker moved next to veteran catcher Yadier Molina.

The move was made at the suggestion of Molina, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

"I thought it was a great idea," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "Yadi is excited to have Carlos near him. Carlos is going to be the recipient of baseball talk."

While players aren't required to report to camp until later this week, Martinez is one of more than 20 Cardinals to report early, and most are participating in voluntary workouts. He finds himself battling for a rotation spot after spending much of his time with the major-league club in the bullpen, and Molina is primed to help him reach his goal.

"I’m going to have help from him, and it’s important I feel more comfortable around him now," Martinez said through a team official who assisted as translator. "It’s huge. I know I’m going to get a lot of advice."

Matheny said the team will meet later this week to discuss Martinez's workload in 2015. He threw 99 2/3 innings in 2014, with 50 of his 59 appearances coming in relief.

"We’re toying with the expected workload," Matheny said. "But first things first. He’s got to come in and win a job. He won’t have anything given to him."

In his most recent stint exclusively as a starter, Martinez went 5-3 with a 2.51 ERA and 63:27 K:BB ratio in 68 innings over 13 Triple-A starts in 2013. His competition this spring should include Marco Gonzales and Jaime Garcia.

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Cardinals' Martinez will 'be ready' to compete for spot in rotation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez performed well in the Dominican winter league this offseason. The right-hander, who will compete for a spot in the Cardinals' rotation this spring, posted a 2.25 ERA with 26 strikeouts and just two talks in 24 innings (five starts). He even won three times, per MLB.com.

"I feel mentally, emotionally really good that I've had that chance to work real hard there and bring that to spring training," Martinez said. "I feel like, yes, this is my spot. I feel like I'm the pitcher I'm meant to be, and I have experience now. I'll be ready."

Martinez added he will dedicate "this year and every year" to fallen teammate and friend Oscar Taveras, who was killed in a car accident in October. Martinez will wear Taveras' No. 18.

"I spoke to [general manager] John Mozeliak, and I'm thankful they've given me the opportunity to wear it," Martinez said. "[Taveras] was a friend, a brother, and it's an honor for me to be able to wear it. I'll wear it for the rest of my career."

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Mozeliak: Carlos Martinez will 'be given clean path' to rotation spot
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Carlos Martinez appears to be a favorite for the final spot in the rotation following the trade of Shelby Miller, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated during an interview with MLB Network Radio on Tuesday.

"He'll be given a clean path to fifth spot, if he comes to spring training prepared," Mozeliak said.

Martinez spent most of the 2014 season in the Cardinals' bullpen, but he did make seven starts, going 2-1 with a 4.45 ERA. Overall, he was 2-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 57 appearances.

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Report: Trade of Miller should clear rotation spot for Cardinals' Martinez
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

With the trade of starting pitcher Shelby Miller to the Braves on Monday, the deal should clear a spot in the Cardinals' rotation for pitcher Carlos Martinez, according to the USA Today.

Martinez spent most of the 2014 season in the Cardinals' bullpen, but he did make seven starts, going 2-1 with a 4.45 ERA. Overall, he was 2-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 57 appearances. 

Martinez was an elite starting-pitcher prospect in the minors. He was considered a top-40 prospect by Baseball America from 2012-14.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Relievers 395 -12.85
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs L.A. Dodgers 8.100 4.32059
vs LHB 36.200 5.6502219
vs RHB 52.200 2.9101465
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/24@CHC0000.22101
9/26@ARI0000.20000
9/28@ARI0010.20000
10/3@LAD0001.10111
10/11SF0000.21011
10/12SF0001.02000
10/15@SF0001.00020
Two Week Schedule
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Mil
4:15 pm
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013STL21 5.082110011 28.131161613924
2014STL24 4.035770016 89.1904140443684
Total 45 4.287880027 117.212157565745108
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013STL21200000100 .000 .000 .000
2014STL571203020400 .250 .250 .250
Total 781403020500 .214 .214 .214
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013STLP211743011.000
2014STLP57735112312 .971
Total  78842152613 .976
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2013STL13522 1.7311000 .282124 13.7 .3550
2014STL810369 1.5753018 .266386 13.1 .3705
Total 913891 1.6064018 .270510 13.2 .3665
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013STL01 3.551200000 12.275501311
2014STL00 6.75100000 1.10110011
Total 01 3.861300000 14.076601412
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010R-DSL Cardinals32 0.761212100 59.02885161478
2011AFX-Quad Cities River Ba32 2.3788000 38.0271010141450
2011AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals33 5.281010000 46.0493127263048
2012AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals22 3.0077000 33.0291211061034
2012AA-Springfield Cardinal43 2.901514000 71.1622723662258
2013AAA-Memphis Redbirds53 2.511313000 68.0542219362763
2013AA-Springfield Cardinal10 2.3133000 11.211331119
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/185
Birthdate:
9/21/1991
Age:
23
Hometown:
Puerto Plata, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:

MLB Experience:
2

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