Richie Martin

#1 SS / Baltimore Orioles / EXP: 1YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Orioles' Richie Martin: Sitting Tuesday

      Richie Martin is not starting Tuesday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.Martin has done very little at the plate this season, posting a .158 average with a 38.6 percent strikeout rate. Jonathan Villar slides to shortstop, with Hanser Alberto getting the call at second base.

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      Orioles' Richie Martin: Not in Saturday's lineup

      Richie Martin is not starting Saturday against Boston, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.A Rule 5 pick, Martin has received regular playing time in Baltimore, starting 11 of 15 games. He's done little at the plate to this point, striking out 42.1 percent of the time while hitting just .147. Jonathan Villar slides over to shortstop in his absence, with Hanser Alberto starting at second base.

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      Orioles' Richie Martin: Retreats to bench

      Richie Martin is not in the lineup Wednesday against the A's, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.Martin has started five of the past six games at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles, going 4-for-16 with a trio of runs scored in those appearances. Jonathan Villar will slide over to cover shortstop in place of Martin, freeing up a spot in the lineup for Hanser Alberto to pick up a start at the keystone.

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      Orioles' Richie Martin: Takes seat Sunday

      Richie Martin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.The Rule 5 pickup has gotten off to a miserable start to the season as Baltimore's everyday shortstop, recording just two hits in 22 at-bats. Hanser Alberto will get a look in the middle infield while Martin rests, but there's no indication that manager Brandon Hyde plans on making the rookie a fixture on the bench.

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      Orioles' Richie Martin: Sits Tuesday

      Richie Martin is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.He started the first four games of the season, going 1-for-12 with six strikeouts -- unsurprising numbers for a Rule 5 pick who had never played above Double-A prior to this season. Hanser Alberto gets the start at second base while Jonathan Villar slides over to shortstop.

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      Orioles' Richie Martin: Makes MLB debut at shortstop

      Richie Martin started Thursday's season opener against the Yankees at shortstop and went 0-for-3 at the plate.Martin became the clear-cut starter at short after the Baltimore Orioles parted ways with Alcides Escobar. Martin made his big-league debut after batting .300 with 42 RBI and 25 stolen bases over 118 games with Double-A Midland, so speed is one of his most impressive assets. He's expected to serve as Baltimore's top option at shortstop moving forward.

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      Orioles' Richie Martin: Expected to make team

      Richie Martin has a clear path to a roster spot with Alcides Escobar getting released Wednesday, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.Martin always had a chance as the top pick in the Rule 5 draft, but Escobar's release appears to confirm his spot. He's still battling fellow Rule 5 pick Drew Jackson for the starting shortstop job.

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      Orioles' Richie Martin: Scores thrice Wednesday

      Richie Martin went 2-for-2 with a double, a walk, two RBI, three runs and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Red Sox.Martin reached base in all three of his plate appearances Wednesday before giving way to Drew Jackson at shortstop. He walked and singled in his first two trips to the plate, coming around to score both times thanks to a pair of homers from Chance Sisco. Martin added his first extra-base hit of spring in his final at-bat, knocking a two-RBI double to put the Baltimore Orioles ahead 6-4. He proceeded to steal third base and score for a third time as the Orioles went on to win 7-6.

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      Orioles' Richie Martin: Credits improvement to contacts

      Richie Martin stated Saturday that part of his improvement last season was due to getting contacts to correct his poor eyesight, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.Martin's wRC+ for Double-A Midland jumped to 121 last season after sitting at 77 in 2017. It's often difficult to tell if such a dramatic improvement will be sustainable, but the contacts provide reason to believe that Martin was truly a different hitter at the plate. Of course, a jump in BABIP from .266 to .357 also tells part of the story, but the Baltimore Orioles will be banking on the idea that the contacts were the primary factor after selecting the shortstop first overall in November's Rule 5 draft.

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      Orioles' Richie Martin: Enters O's infield mix

      Richie Martin was selected by the Baltimore Orioles with the first pick in the Rule 5 draft.He was quite clearly the most surprising omission in the majors when the A's opted not to add him to their 40-man roster, leaving him exposed to the Rule 5 draft. Martin gets rave reviews for his defense at shortstop and had an impressive year at the dish as a 23-year-old in the Texas League, hitting .300/.368/.439 with six home runs and 25 steals in 509 plate appearances. He goes to a team with horrific middle-infield depth, as Jonathan Villar is by far the best option on the big-league roster at second base or shortstop. Martin may already represent an upgrade over Steve Wilkerson or Breyvic Valera, and his defense would likely force Villar to shift over to the keystone. If Martin gets semi-regular playing time, his plus speed would give him a chance to be useful in deeper fantasy leagues. That said, he is probably not ready to be a quality big-league hitter.