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Martin Maldonado, simply put, is what he is. If you find your two-catcher team strong in average but weak on power, he is someone you can consider with your final pick or last dollar because he has hit double-digit homers in each of the past four full seasons. That is where the fantasy goodness ends because he has not seen the good side of the Mendoza Line since 2020 and it remains to be seen how much the pull-heavy hitter will miss aiming at the Crawford Boxes for homers. Maldonado plays more than his bat should because he is great at controlling the running game and blocking pitches while grading out as a poor framer. The best case scenario for Maldonado's power is that he signs with the southsiders in Chicago but your roster must have the batting average talent on it to insulate you from the damage 400+ at bats from Maldonado can do to your spot in that category.

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2024 60.2 2 1 4 5 .089
2023 158.51.4 33 15 36 30 .191
2022 1771.6 40 15 45 22 .186
3y Avg. 170.51.4 38 14 39 33 .183
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  • White Sox's Martin Maldonado: Slugs first homer

    Maldonado went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and scored twice in Friday's 9-4 win over Tampa Bay. Maldonado hasn't exactly been the greatest offensive catcher in the big leagues this season, as his sixth-inning three-run homer gave him his first three RBI of 2024. The 37-year-old is still batting just .087 on the year, and fantasy managers should not expect him to have many more games similar to Friday's showing.
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  • White Sox's Martin Maldonado: Sits in second straight game

    Maldonado is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Twins. Maldonado finds himself on the bench for a second straight day, ending a stretch of eight consecutive contests in which he and Korey Lee alternated turns behind the dish. With the White Sox sitting on a 3-21 record and the 37-year-old Maldonado having recorded just two hits in 42 at-bats on the season, it's possible that the organization will begin to start phasing him out to open up more opportunities for the 25-year-old Lee.
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  • White Sox's Martin Maldonado: Falls into timeshare

    Maldonado is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins. Maldonado has fallen into a timeshare behind the dish with Korey Lee, with both backstops having now made four starts apiece over the past eight games. Even in AL-only leagues, Maldonado won't retain much fantasy value while he's hitting .048 on the season and not even playing on a regular basis.
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  • White Sox's Martin Maldonado: Sitting Monday

    Maldonado is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins. Maldonado and Korey Lee have now alternated turns behind the dish over the past six games, with both backstops drawing three starts apiece. With the White Sox sitting at 3-18 on the season and already shaping up as non-contenders, the 37-year-old Maldonado could become less of a priority as the campaign rolls along and the organization aims to get more of an evaluation of the 25-year-old Lee.
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  • White Sox's Martin Maldonado: Sits down Saturday

    Maldonado isn't in the White Sox's lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies. Maldonado is just 2-for-35 through 14 games, and he'll sit down as the White Sox look to get more production from the catcher position. Korey Lee will start at catcher and bat eighth.
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  • White Sox's Martin Maldonado: Sitting for nightcap

    Maldonado isn't in the White Sox's lineup for the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Royals. Maldonado went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts during Game 1, lowering his batting average down to .061. He'll be replaced behind the dish by Korey Lee, who will bat eighth.
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  • White Sox's Martin Maldonado: Resting Sunday

    Maldonado is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds. Maldonado will get a breather in the series finale after he caught both of the previous two days while going hitless across six at-bats. Korey Lee gets the nod behind the dish Sunday.
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  • White Sox's Martin Maldonado: On bench Wednesday

    Maldonado is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Guardians. Maldonado will retreat to the bench for the series finale after catching in four of Chicago's last five games. Korey Lee will step in behind the plate in Maldonado's stead and will bat sixth.
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  • White Sox's Martin Maldonado: Not in Monday's lineup

    Maldonado is not in the lineup for Monday's contest in Cleveland, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Korey Lee will do the catching for opener Tanner Banks. Maldonado had started each of the previous games and has now been behind the plate in seven of the White Sox' 10 contests thus far.
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  • White Sox's Martin Maldonado: Sitting Thursday

    Maldonado isn't in the White Sox's lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals. Maldonado remains hitless through his first 11 at-bats of the season, and he will get a day off Thursday as Korey Lee starts behind the plate and bats ninth.
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  • White Sox's Martin Maldonado: Looking for first hit

    Maldonado will start at catcher and bat eighth in Monday's game against Atlanta. After resting in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Tigers, Maldonado will be back behind the dish for the series opener versus Atlanta while backup catcher Korey Lee retreats to the bench. While starting the first two games of the season, Maldonado went 0-for-5 with a walk and two strikeouts in losses to the Tigers. Despite coming off a season in which he posted a lowly .606 OPS over 407 plate appearances for Houston, Maldonado should see the majority of the starts at catcher for the White Sox in 2024 thanks mainly to his reputation as a defender and game caller.
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  • White Sox's Martin Maldonado: Inks deal with White Sox

    Maldonado signed a one-year contract with the White Sox on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports. Per Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the deal is for $4 million and also includes a $4 million vesting option for 2025. With the White Sox searching for a solution behind the plate, they will bring in Maldonado to reunite with Korey Lee in Chicago's catcher room. The 37-year-old Maldonado will likely still have the upper hand over Lee in the battle for playing time, but after slashing .183/.260/.333 across the past three seasons, Maldonado's days as a viable fantasy option are seemingly over.
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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Pads lead Wednesday

    Maldonado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Mariners. Maldonado is hitting .224 (11-for-49) with four homers and eight RBI over 16 games in September. That's an improvement on his .193 batting average for the year, and he's up to 15 homers this season. The catcher has added a mediocre .616 OPS, 36 RBI, 33 runs scored and 12 doubles through 114 contests in 2023.
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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Sitting again Sunday

    Maldonado is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. It's the second straight game on the bench for Maldonado, though he's still started behind the plate in four of Houston's past seven contests. Yainer Diaz will step in to catch for Hunter Brown on Sunday.
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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Heads to bench

    Maldonado will be on the bench for Saturday's game against the Royals. Maldonado is hitting .189/.258/.343 on the season and has graded out five runs worse than any other catcher at framing pitches (per Statcast). Even with rookie backstop Yainer Diaz breaking out to the tune of a .286/.310/.551 slash line, Maldonado remains Houston's primary catcher, though his off day Saturday means he only has a 5-4 advantage in starts over the last nine games.
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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Receives Tuesday off

    Maldonado is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against Baltimore. Maldonado started the previous two games and will head to the bench for Tuesday's contest. The veteran backstop has a .924 OPS over his last nine games but still has a .191/.2612/.347 slash line for the campaign. Yainer Diaz will take over behind the plate and bat seventh.
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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Maldonado is absent from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Athletics, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports. Astros manager Dusty Baker is going with the stronger bat in Yainer Diaz. Maldonado had started six of the last seven contests for the Astros.
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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Takes seat Sunday

    Maldonado is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres. Yainer Diaz will start at catcher as Michael Brantley serves as Houston's designated hitter. Maldonado contributed an RBI single to Saturday's 7-5 defeat of San Diego but is slashing just .187/.254/.337 across 366 total plate appearances this year.
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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Swats pair of homers in rout

    Maldonado went 2-for-5 with a pair of two-run home runs in Tuesday's 14-1 victory over the Rangers. Maldonado played a key role in the Astros offensive barrage Tuesday, accounting for two of the team's six home runs on the day. The catcher plated Mauricio Dubon on both long balls, with each coming off opposing pitcher Dane Dunning. Over his last six appearances, Maldonado is batting 7-for-23 (.304) with three homers, six total RBI and four total runs scored.
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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Receives Tuesday off

    Maldonado is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox. Maldonado started behind the last two games and will head to the bench Tuesday after going 3-for-10 with a solo home run and four strikeouts. Yainer Diaz will catch for rookie righty J.P. France.
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