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55 Russell Martin C

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
75%66%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
35010.29763444

Player Updates

Fantasy Analysis | 1410747940
Hitters to start in Week 25
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 25 (Sept. 15-21)? Russell Martin, Steve Pearce, Jed Lowrie, Xander Bogaerts, Josh Rutledge and Michael Cuddyer might just fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.

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Russell Martin slugs ninth home run Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Pirates catcher Russell Martin went 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 6-3 win over the Phillies Wednesday.

Martin put the Pirates up early with a two-run single in the top of the first inning. After Andrew McCutchen smacked an inside-the-park home run in the fifth, the catcher came up two batters later and delivered a more conventional home run. Martin has hit .291/.409/.421 with nine home runs, 57 RBI and four stolen bases in 337 at-bats.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1410142582
Hitters to start in Week 24
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 24 (Sept. 8-14)? Russell Martin, Matt Adams, Scooter Gennett, Luis Valbuena, J.J. Hardy and Mookie Betts are just of the few of the ones I recommend in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.

To find out why, be sure to check it out.

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Russell Martin blasts off in loss to Cardinals
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The steady, productive season of Pirates catcher Russell Martin continued Tuesday night with his first home run since Aug. 23.

Martin went deep in the second inning to give him eight homers on the season. His .292/.413/.420 stat line is his best since 2007. His on-base percentage would lead the major leagues if he had enough at-bats to qualify.

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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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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Catchers 7 13 49.92
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Boston411 .2501.000 .250
vs Buchholz (Career)12441.333.333.333
vs RHP2798510 .404 .477 .305
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/8@PHI5110000
9/9@PHI4020200
9/10@PHI5121300
9/11@PHI3110100
9/13CHC3020300
9/14CHC3010010
9/16BOS4111200
Two Week Schedule
SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
CHC
W7-3
15
16
Bos
W4-0
17
Bos
W9-1
18
Bos
7:05 pm
Tickets
19
Mil
7:05 pm
Tickets
20
Mil
7:05 pm
Tickets
21
Mil
1:35 pm
Tickets
22
@Atl
7:10 pm
Tickets
23
@Atl
7:10 pm
Tickets
24
@Atl
7:10 pm
Tickets
25
@Atl
7:10 pm
Tickets
26
@Cin
7:10 pm
Tickets
27
@Cin
1:05 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

10

27

6


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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
2014PIT102350441041063567344 .411 .437 .297
Total 1154397154910291185365367279340 .355 .400 .259
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
2014PITC98978157308146 .995
Total  11181076882580277247464 .992
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005LAD00000000
2006LAD264181314817
2007LAD323253607116
2008LAD250219205816
2009LAD1901661211918
2010LAD13011031477
2011NYY170170315119
2012NYY180170028013
2013PIT210165118213
2014PIT1901535215416
Total 1907158724106740135
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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