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Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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2117.21327221

Player Updates

November 1, 2020 01:52 PM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Won't opt out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez will not opt out of the remaining two years on his contract with the Red Sox, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

This seemed like a forgone conclusion, especially with Martinez coming off a down year. He is due $38.75 million over the next two years. The designated hitter, who turned 33 in August, slashed .213/.291/.389 with seven home runs in 54 games this season.

September 28, 2020 01:00 AM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Homers in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Braves.

Martinez ends his trying 2020 season with a .213/.291/.389 batting line, seven homers, 27 RBI, 22 runs scored and one stolen base in 237 plate appearances. To nobody's surprise, Martinez is saying he's unlikely to opt out of his contract with the Red Sox this winter, as Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reported Friday.

September 23, 2020 09:48 PM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Racks up three hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over Baltimore.

Martinez has only hit .216 with a .684 OPS -- a big-time disappointment after Martinez was one of the best hitters in the American League over the last few years. This was Martinez's fourth three-hit performance of the season.

September 19, 2020 09:52 AM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Steals rare base in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts and a stolen base in a 6-5 loss to the Yankees on Friday.

Martinez had a night to forget at the plate, striking out four times in one game for the second time this season. The 33-year-old marginally helped his case by unexpectedly stealing third in extra innings but otherwise was lifeless offensively. With Friday's effort, Martinez's slash line has dipped to .199/.285/.358 as he has struggled all year to manufacture runs.

September 17, 2020 08:36 PM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Leads offense with three RBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored Wednesday but the Red Sox lost to the Marlins 8-4.

Martinez got the Red Sox on the board in the second with a sac fly to right and would eventually knock in two more after an opposite-field home run in the seventh. It was nice to see Martinez making some solid contact again after he went 1-for-28 in his last seven games. The 33-year-old is hitting .208/.289/.375 with a discouraging five home runs, 22 RBI and 16 runs scored through 44 games and will look to try and turn things around for the final stretch of the regular season.

September 11, 2020 04:32 PM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez is not in the lineup Friday against the Rays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Martinez is 0-for-16 with seven strikeouts and one walk over the past four games, so he'll take a seat for Friday's contest. Kevin Plawecki (hand) will bat fifth as the designated hitter in Tampa Bay.

September 5, 2020 11:32 PM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Mashes fourth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a pair of walks in Saturday's 9-8 win over the Blue Jays.

Martinez hit the first of three Red Sox homers in the second inning, a solo shot to tie the game at one. The 33-year-old has struggled at the plate this year with a .235/.323/.419 slash line, four homers, 18 RBI and 15 runs scored through 36 games. He's picked up the pace recently, going 9-for-24 (.375) with three RBI and two runs scored in his last six contests.

September 4, 2020 07:28 PM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Not starting Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez isn't in the lineup for the second game of Friday's twin bill against the Blue Jays.

Martinez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts to begin Friday's doubleheader and will sit for Game 2. Tzu-Wei Lin will start in left field in his place.

September 2, 2020 11:40 PM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Drives in two
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI on Wednesday against the Braves.

Martinez had missed the team's past two games after being hit by a pitch on the hand. However, he showed no ill effects in his return to the lineup, driving an RBI double in the first inning. Four frames later, he added an RBI single. Overall, Martinez is hitting .218/.305/.387 with three home runs, 14 runs scored and 17 RBI across 141 plate appearances.

September 2, 2020 04:08 PM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Back in action Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez (hand) is starting Wednesday against Atlanta.

Martinez was hit by a pitch on his left hand during Sunday's contest that forced him to miss two games. However, he'll start in left field and bat fourth Wednesday.

September 1, 2020 04:16 PM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Sits again Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez (hand) remains on the bench Tuesday against Atlanta, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Martinez's X-rays were negative after he got struck in the hand by a pitch Sunday against the Nationals, but he'll now sit for the second straight game. He's feeling better after some treatment, however, and could return to the lineup Wednesday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports. Yairo Munoz will serve as the designated hitter in his absence.

September 1, 2020 10:24 AM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Sitting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez (hand) is not starting Monday's game against Atlanta, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Martinez left Sunday's game against the Nationals after getting hit on the hand by a pitch. While his X-rays were negative, he'll sit for at least one contest. Bobby Dalbec will get the nod as the designated hitter.

August 31, 2020 02:56 AM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: X-rays negative
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez (hand) underwent X-rays that came back negative, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Martinez was hit by a pitch on his left hand and forced out of Sunday's contest, but he appears to have avoided a major injury. Manager Ron Roenicke said after the game that Martinez is currently day-to-day.

August 30, 2020 05:20 PM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Exits with apparent injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez left Sunday's win against the Nationals after getting hit by a pitch on his left hand, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Martinez was removed from the game in the bottom of the eighth inning immediately after he suffered his hand injury. The severity of the issue is unclear. Martinez went 1-for-4 with one strikeout prior to suffering the injury.

August 22, 2020 11:24 AM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Crushes third home run of 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored as he helped the Red Sox to an 8-5 win over the Orioles on Friday.

It was nice to see Martinez showcase his elite power as he cranked a two-out, two-run homer to center field in the third inning. Martinez has consistently been one of the best power hitters in baseball since 2015, so it's a bit unfitting seeing him with just three home runs in 25 games so far this season. He'll continue to be in the regular lineup and is going to be counted on to produce runs due to the fact that the Red Sox have the second-highest team ERA (5.97) in the majors.

August 20, 2020 03:52 PM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez (illness) is starting Thursday's game against the Orioles.

Martinez left Tuesday's game due to dehydration and was kept out Wednesday, but he'll be back in action for the series opener in Baltimore. Martinez is slashing .244/.330/.419 with two home runs, 12 RBI and 24 strikeouts to begin the season.

August 20, 2020 01:44 PM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Not starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez (illness) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies.

Martinez exited Tuesday's game due to dehydration. It's not exactly clear what the root of Wednesday's absence is, but it's apparently serious enough to sideline him for at least one day. Xander Bogaerts will rest his legs as the designated hitter in his absence, while Tzu-Wei Lin starts at shortstop.

August 19, 2020 01:12 AM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Exits due to dehydration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez was removed from Tuesday's game against the Phillies due to dehydration, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

The 32-year-old went 1-for-2 with an RBI double before being lifted for a pinch hitter during the fifth inning. Martinez seems likely to return to action within a day or two.

August 16, 2020 10:20 AM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Delivers two in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Saturday's 11-5 loss to the Yankees.

Martinez's bat appears to be coming around following a slow start. He's 7-for-21 with three extra-base hits and eight RBI over the last six games. He believes he's located the root cause of his poor start, per Christopher Smith of MassLive.com. "My hips are sliding," Martinez said. "Whenever your hips slide, you have to make decisions more out in front. Whenever you've got to make decisions more out in front, you don't recognize pitches. ... It's been my hips. Go to the source: the hips." Despite the mini-surge, Martinez is batting .234/.322/.416, numbers well below is career standards.

August 13, 2020 03:40 AM
Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Grand slam in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martinez went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Wednesday's 9-5 loss to the Rays.

After going 14 games without a long ball to begin the season, Martinez now has homers in two of his last three. Earlier this season, Martinez lamented MLB's new restrictions on communal video terminals. He told Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, "In the past I probably already would have been able to get in the video room, break [struggling teammate Andrew Benintendi's] swing down, look at it, do some comparisons. It's kind of what I do for most of the guys on the team. We don't have access to any of that stuff anymore. It's kind of everyone on their own. Survivor." While Martinez can no longer go to the video terminal in the clubhouse during games to examine the mechanics of his swing and make adjustments, this is a player coming off six straight highly-productive seasons and we expect he will be able to make do.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
09/27@ ATLW 9-15111200
09/26@ ATLW 8-24100010
09/25@ ATLL 7-84110010
09/24vs BALL 1-133010000
09/23vs BALW 9-15110100
09/22vs BALW 8-35130100
09/20vs NYYW 10-25111100
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020BOS542112245727225910.213.291.3890.680
2019BOS14657598175361057213820.304.383.5560.939
2018BOS150569111188431306914661.330.402.6291.031
2017ARI11943285131451045312840.303.376.6901.066
2016DET1204606914122684912812.306.373.5350.908
2015DET15859693168381025317832.282.344.5350.879
2014DET1234415713923763012663.315.358.5530.912
2013HOU862962474736108220.250.272.3780.650
2012HOU11339534951155409602.240.310.3750.685
2011HOU532082957635134801.274.319.4230.742
Total11224183622121323873841111292511.290.354.5290.883
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020BOS541608220236
2019BOS146332320504919
2018BOS1503723587041119
2017ARI119263298400823
2016DET120352246503213
2015DET158332319305711
2014DET12330324460358
2013HOU8617011230008
2012HOU113143148201018
2011HOU531308830214
Total11222541722154002446129
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2009R-Greeneville197717319152351400.403.446.740
2009ASX-Tri-City531872561152733153010.326.380.540
2010AA-Corpus Christi Hooks50189245791325154222.302.357.407
2010AFX-Lexington Legends88348831263131564335530.362.433.598
2011AA-Corpus Christi Hooks88317501072511372425510.338.413.546
2012AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw2390621600441701.233.263.300
2013AA-Corpus Christi Hooks520162015--100.300.300.550
2014AAA-Toledo Mud Hens1765162031102231720.308.366.846
2016AAA-Toledo836310300511110.278.316.361
2017AAA-Toledo Mud Hens4151100122600.067.167.267
2017AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige28231012--100.375.375.875
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/220
Birthdate:
08/21/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
Miami, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
4
Awards:

2018: AL RBI Leader