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55 Russell Martin C

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
43%31%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
442.273970
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014PIT11447122941000.353.432.273

Player Updates

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Russell Martin resting Thursday against Cubs
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Pirates catcher Russell Martin has played just two games in a row, but a day game Thursday after a Wednesday night game has him sidelined against the Cubs.

Martin is on a mini-tear. He has four hits in the last two games and smashed two solo home runs Wednesday night. He has recovered from a slow start to raise his batting average to .292.

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Pirates trio combines for five solo homers
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Pirates managed to score five runs on just five hits Wednesday against the Cubs, and they all came on solo home runs.

Third baseman Pedro Alvarez got the scoring started with his fifth-inning shot, and he followed that up with one more in the ninth. The Pirates also got a two home-run game out of catcher Russell Martin, while Travis Snider added his own longball in the 7-5 loss.

Alvarez now has four home runs on the season, while Snider and Martin both went deep for the first time in Wednesday's game. 

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Russell Martin surging as he returns to full strength
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Pirates catcher Russell Martin heads into play Thursday leading the Grapefruit League with four home runs. Martin has appeared in just six spring games thus far, but he's done plenty of damage, posting nine RBI and a 1.400 slugging percentage.

Martin credits his production to being healthy, which is something he didn't have the luxury of in 2013 because of a shoulder injury he sustained in spring training lingering all year.

"The offseason can do wonders," Martin said, per MLB.com. "I took some time off and did some exercises to strengthen that shoulder. Now I feel [freaking] great. Got to knock on wood, and hopefully just keep it that way. 

"I'm putting good swings on pitches I want to put into play. That's what I've been working on. I feel like I have a plan when I got out there."

Martin also said he's moderately adjusted his approach at the plate after watching teammate and NL MVP Andrew McCutchen.

"From looking at Cutch hit, with his open stance, he looks so comfortable," Martin said. "So I started to open up [and spread the legs] a little bit, and it's allowed me to feel more relaxed. I'm sort of winding up with the pitcher, getting ready a little earlier. And, standing taller, you feel that you won't wear down; there's a little less weight on the knees. But really, mostly it's just being healthy."

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Russell Martin smacks homers in back-to-back spring games
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Pirates catcher Russell Martin hit a home run for the second consecutive game Monday, going 1 for 3 with a two-run shot in the third inning of Monday's 7-6 win over the Red Sox.

Martin hasn't been able to hit better than .237 over any of the last three seasons, but he has displayed a good amount of power over that stretch, hitting 15 home runs or more in each of the last three years. He hit .226/.327/.377 with 15 home runs and 55 RBI in 438 at-bats last season.

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National League Gold Glove finalists announced
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer

The finalists for the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove awards were announced on Friday, with three players at each position. The awards honor the league's best defenders, and winners will be announced Oct. 29. 

The National League nominees are:

Catcher: A.J. Ellis, Los Angeles; Russell Martin, Pittsburgh; Yadier Molina, St. Louis

First Base: Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona; Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles; Anthony Rizzo, Chicago

Second Base: Darwin Barney, Chicago; Mark Ellis, Los Angeles; Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati

Third Base: Nolan Arenado, Colorado; Juan Uribe, Los Angeles; David Wright, New York

Shortstop: Ian Desmond, Washington; Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta; Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado

Left Field: Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado; Starling Marte, Pittsburgh; Eric Young Jr., New York 

Center Field: Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee; Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh; Denard Span, Washington

Right Field: Jay Bruce, Cincinnati; Jason Heyward, Atlanta; Gerardo Parra, Arizona

Pitcher: Patrick Corbin, Arizona; Zack Greinke, Los Angeles; Adam Wainwright, St. Louis

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Catchers 9 13 62.66
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Milwaukee1140 .462 .364 .364
vs Wood (Career)930 .444.333.333
vs LHP410 .333 .250 .250
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
4/8@CHC3220100
4/9@CHC4222200
4/11@MIL4110000
4/12@MIL4010000
4/14@CIN5010100
4/15@CIN4000100
4/17MIL3120120
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
13
@Mil
L1-4
14
@Cin
15
@Cin
W8-7
L5-7
16
@Cin
L0-4
17
Mil
W11-2
18
Mil
L3-5
19
Mil
7:05 pm
Tickets
20
Mil
1:35 pm
Tickets
21
Cin
7:05 pm
Tickets
22
Cin
7:05 pm
Tickets
23
Cin
7:05 pm
Tickets
24
Cin
12:35 pm
Tickets
25
@StL
8:15 pm
Tickets
26
@StL
4:05 pm
Tickets
Fantasy Points by Week
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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
2014PIT11447122941000 .353 .432 .273
Total 106336655129371104824846648936 .349 .396 .256
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
2014PITC11111008812001.000
Total  1031990811073856557058 .991
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005LAD00000000
2006LAD264181314817
2007LAD323253607116
2008LAD250219205816
2009LAD1901661211918
2010LAD13011031477
2011NYY170170315119
2012NYY180170028013
2013PIT210165118213
2014PIT101910202
Total 172714532085436121
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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