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55 Russell Martin C

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
72%60%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
3047.29351394
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014PIT903043989751526544.414.414.293

Player Updates

Fantasy Analysis | 1409181149
Russell Martin having impressive season
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

So you're the lucky owner who invested in Wilin Rosario and have driven yourself crazy trying to find an adequate replacement?

Let me ask you: Have you given a second thought to Russell Martin? Probably not. He's pretty much established his mediocrity over the last few years and is a not-so-impressive 68 percent owned.

Well, here's a revelation for you: Martin has averaged more Head-to-Head points per game this season than Buster Posey. Yes, really.

The reason I use average points per game is because he missed a month earlier this season with a strained hamstring. Since returning May 23, he's batting .305 with an incredible .431 on-base percentage and .860 OPS.

The plate discipline isn't so new to him. The batting average is. Plagued by inconsistency since his early days with the Dodgers, when he was shaping up to be an elite Fantasy catcher, he typically finishes with a batting average south of .250, but in three of the four months since his return, he has hit over .300.

Kind of makes 2008 seem not so long ago, doesn't it?

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Russell Martin swats seventh home run Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Pirates catcher Russell Martin went 2 for 4 with a walk, a double, a home run and three RBI in his team's 10-2 win over the Brewers Saturday.

Martin slugged a three-run home run as part of a five-run fifth inning, and it was immediately followed by another home run from Pedro Alvarez, who had two on the night. The catcher has hit .288/.410/.411 with seven home runs and 51 RBI in 285 at-bats.

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Russell Martin knocks sixth home run Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Pirates catcher Russell Martin went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 11-6 win over the Tigers Monday.

Martin's home run was one of four in the game for the Pirates, who jumped out to an 8-1 lead by the end of the second inning. The catcher has put together a nine-game hitting streak, but Monday's home run was his first since July 10. He has hit .290/.413/.401 with six home runs and 46 RBI in 252 at-bats.

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Russell Martin hits fifth home run Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Pirates catcher Russell Martin clubbed his fifth home run Thursday against the Cardinals. 

Martin struck in the top of the ninth. Martin worked a three-pitch at-bat against Jason Motte. On the final pitch, he belted a 94 mph fastball out to left for a solo shot. Martin also singled twice and walked, reaching base four times. He finished 3 for 4, with one run and two RBI. 

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Pirates giving Russell Martin time off to rest
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Pirates chose to give catcher Russell Martin a second straight day off Sunday against the Mets as a chance to give him another day to rest, per MLB.com.

"Catcher is a physically-taxing position," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said. "With the pure off-day [on Monday], [Pirates manager Clint Hurdle] and I walked through it and thought it was a good opportunity to give him another day to recover and keep him as strong and sharp as we can for the rest of the season."

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Catchers 9 13 46.75
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis33111 .421 .455 .333
vs Lynn (Career)1661 .688.444.375
vs RHP243737 .408 .449 .300
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
8/24@MIL3010010
8/25STL3000010
8/26STL4030000
8/27STL3120001
8/29CIN3000000
8/30CIN2010010
8/31CIN1000000
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST /SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
24
@Mil
L3-4
25
StL
L2-3
26
StL
W5-2
27
StL
W3-1
28
29
Cin
W2-1
30
Cin
W3-2
31
Cin
L2-3
1
@StL
2:15 pm
Tickets
2
@StL
8:15 pm
Tickets
3
@StL
1:45 pm
Tickets
4
5
@CHC
2:20 pm
Tickets
6
@CHC
4:05 pm
Tickets
Fantasy Points by Week
9

19

14

3

0
0
0
8

12

18

17

10

10

14

15

0
18

17

15

16

22

12





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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005LAD0000000000 --- --- ---
2006LAD1214156511710654557105 .355 .436 .282
2007LAD1515408715819876789219 .374 .469 .293
2008LAD1555538715513699083186 .385 .396 .280
2009LAD143505631267536980116 .352 .329 .250
2010LAD973314582526486162 .347 .332 .248
2011NYY12541757991865508182 .324 .408 .237
2012NYY13342250892153539561 .311 .403 .211
2013PIT127438519915555810895 .327 .377 .226
2014PIT903043989751526544 .414 .414 .293
Total 1142392554410141155245327199340 .355 .397 .258
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2006LADC1171148567886268 .993
2007LADC14514311641065851411 .988
2008LAD3B1182622133 .885
2008LADC1491381118104265118 .990
2009LAD3B1000000 ---
2009LADC137133113310398779 .994
2010LADC938975068159102 .987
2011NYY2B10110001.000
2011NYY3B3020110 .500
2011NYYC12511897286696108 .990
2012NYYC1281169919246163 .994
2013PIT3B32633001.000
2013PITOF11110001.000
2013PITC12011799088510326 .998
2014PITC86856906186935 .996
Total  11061064870079157127363 .992
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005LAD00000000
2006LAD264181314817
2007LAD323253607116
2008LAD250219205816
2009LAD1901661211918
2010LAD13011031477
2011NYY170170315119
2012NYY180170028013
2013PIT210165118213
2014PIT1601264114313
Total 187715602396639132
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006LAD31224001200 .385 .333 .333
2008LAD830561641010 .333 .400 .200
2009LAD82525034400 .355 .240 .200
2011NYY51733002400 .333 .235 .176
2012NYY93135113500 .235 .290 .161
2013PIT61725263500 .364 .647 .294
Total 391321728416173010 .325 .348 .212
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2002 R-Dodgers41126223633010231871 .412 .357 .286
2003 R-Ogden521882551130636262631 .368 .436 .271
2003 A-Sth Georgia259815284131491152 .343 .439 .286
2004 A-Vero Beach122416741042411564725495 .368 .421 .250
2005 AA-Jacksnville129409831271719617869157 .430 .423 .311
2006AAA-Las Vegas237414229009131102 .389 .419 .297
Total 3921311233368706331942211893918 .386 .419 .281
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/215
Birthdate:
2/15/1983
Age:
31
Hometown:
East York, Ontario, CAN
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:
Chipola JC FL
MLB Experience:
9
Awards:

2007: NL Gold Glove-C
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