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55 Russell Martin C

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2096.22020291
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018TOR9028937561025568203.338.325.194
2019LAD832092946620306010.337.330.220

Player Updates

October 5, 2019 10:56 AM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Drawing first start of NLDS
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin will start Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday against the Nationals, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Martin will catch Hyun-Jin Ryu in Game 3 with the series tied 1-1. Ryu has posted a sparkling 1.52 ERA when Martin is behind the dish, per Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register, but that comes with a tradeoff offensively -- according to J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News, the veteran backstop is just 3-for-22 with a double, an RBI and four strikeouts against Max Scherzer, who will toe the rubber for the Nats.

September 5, 2019 11:16 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Cranks clutch home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run and a walk in a victory over the Rockies on Tuesday.

Martin turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead with a three-run blast to left field in the seventh inning. The veteran catcher hit only .167 in August but has collected three hits -- including two homers -- in six at-bats to begin September. Austin Barnes is set to rejoin the Dodgers on Friday, but Martin should remain the primary backup to Will Smith down the stretch.

September 2, 2019 10:20 AM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Cranks fifth long ball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over Arizona on Sunday.

Martin launched a 406-foot shot to right field in the third inning. The long ball was his first since Aug. 4 and snapped a string of 11 straight games without an extra-base hit. The 36-year-old is hitting slashing .215/.336/.317 in a backup role this season.

August 27, 2019 02:08 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Back from bereavement list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin was activated from the bereavement list Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Martin was away from the club due to the passing of his grandmother, but he'll be available to play Tuesday, as anticipated. Austin Barnes was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.

August 26, 2019 08:28 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Back Tuesday, starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin will be reinstated from the bereavement list Tuesday and is expected to start Wednesday against the Padres, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

As expected, Martin is set to rejoin the club Tuesday and will re-enter the starting lineup Wednesday. He's slashing .207/.330/.299 with four homers and 15 RBI over 69 games this season.

August 24, 2019 06:00 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Likely to return in three days
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (personal) is expected to rejoin the Dodgers on Tuesday, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.

Martin is with his family after the passing of his grandmother. However, he is expected to rejoin the team after the minimum three days and once again serve as the backup catcher behind Will Smith.

August 24, 2019 01:28 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Placed on bereavement list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin was placed on the bereavement list Saturday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Martin will miss at least three games but could be absent for up to seven. He has served as the backup catcher behind Will Smith, though Austin Barnes was recalled to fill that role in his absence.

August 11, 2019 02:12 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: On base three times in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin went 2-for-3 with an RBI single, a double, a run scored and a walk in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Diamondbacks.

Martin hit his double in the third inning and came around to score on Kristopher Negron's two-out single. Martin then knocked in Max Muncy an inning later with a single. The catcher is hitting .228/.354/.329 with four homers, four doubles, 15 RBI and 24 runs scored in 158 at-bats this season.

August 4, 2019 10:48 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Swats fourth home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Sunday's victory over San Diego.

Martin took advantage of his first start in the four-game series, drilling a 410-foot blast to center field in the second inning. Through 179 plate appearances this season, Martin is slashing .220 with four homers and 12 runs batted in.

August 4, 2019 04:04 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Getting rare start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin will start at catcher and bat eighth Sunday against the Padres, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

The lightly used Martin will enter the lineup for only the second time in nine games. He'll continue to see limited action behind the dish the rest of the season with manager Dave Roberts having seemingly committed to rookie Will Smith as the team's top backstop.

July 7, 2019 03:04 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Returns to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.

Martin and Austin Barnes split work behind the plate in the four-game series, with the former drawing into the starting nine Thursday and Saturday. Despite the even timeshare over the weekend, Martin still looks like the No. 2 backstop, especially with his offensive production trending down of late. Over the last month, Martin has gone 9-for-49 with 17 strikeouts.

June 17, 2019 12:04 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Posts game-winning hit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Cubs.

Martin's eighth-inning base hit to score Chris Taylor held up as the difference in the Dodgers' narrow victory. The veteran was making just his fourth start since Austin Barnes returned from the injured list June 7 and will likely continue to see a lighter share of the action between the two backstops when both are healthy.

June 9, 2019 02:52 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Austin Barnes will step in behind the plate for the second time in the series and should reclaim top catching duties following his recent return from the 10-day injured list. With that in mind, Martin may only be in line for two or three starts per week, despite posting an impressive .383 on-base percentage through 94 plate appearances on the season.

May 19, 2019 04:52 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Hits second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in an 8-3 win for the Dodgers over the Reds on Sunday.

The veteran backstop homered for the first time since April 5, checking in with a solo blast off Wandy Peralta in the eight inning for his second of the year. Martin only has 46 at-bats on the season, but he's performed well in his opportunities, as he's slashing .261/.397/.435.

May 1, 2019 07:12 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Draws start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin is starting at catcher and hitting sixth against the Giants on Wednesday.

The veteran slides in for Austin Barnes, who will get a rest after starting the Dodgers' last two games. Martin is slashing .300/.444/.500 in eight games so far this season.

April 27, 2019 05:21 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Returns from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (back) was activated from the injured list Saturday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Martin wound up missing 17 days with lower-back inflammation. He had started five of the Dodgers' first 12 games prior to the injury and will likely return to a similar role. Rocky Gale was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.

April 26, 2019 07:24 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Passes last test
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (back) came through his simulated game with no setbacks and is expected to start Sunday against the Pirates, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

This simulated game was the last step for Martin, and he came through it with no issues, clearing the way for his activation from the 10-day injured list. He should resume his timeshare behind the plate with Austin Barnes going forward.

April 26, 2019 06:20 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: To face one final test
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (back) will go through a simulated game Friday prior to being activated from the 10-day injured list, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Martin will have to clear one final hurdle before receiving the green light to return. The veteran backstop has been on the shelf since April 10 due to a lower-back strain but could be activated as soon as Saturday, assuming all goes well during his sim game.

April 21, 2019 12:36 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Will not need rehab start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (back) will not go on a rehab start, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

Martin, who participated in batting practice and caught a bullpen session Saturday, won't have to go to the minors first before coming back from his back injury. Per Plunkett, he'll go through a "simulated situation" Friday and could be activated from the injured list by next weekend. The veteran had five hits in 15 at-bats with a homer before he landed on the IL.

April 20, 2019 06:48 PM
Dodgers' Russell Martin: Takes batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (back) participated in batting practice and caught a bullpen session Saturday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Martin continues to progress from the back strain that has had him on the injured list since April 10. The veteran backstop is hoping to avoid a minor-league rehab assignment, but manager Dave Roberts indicated that decision has yet to be made.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Washington1340 .357 .308 .308
vs Rodriguez (Career)420 .500.500.500
vs RHP154343 .333 .305 .221
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/8SF3110000
9/12@BAL4010001
9/14@NYM3000000
9/18TB1000000
9/21COL4010100
9/25@SD3110010
9/28@SF3010000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020LAD0000000000------------
2019LAD832092946620306010.220.337.3300.667
2018TOR9028937561025568203.194.338.3250.663
2017TOR9130749681335508312.222.343.3880.731
2016TOR1374556210520746414821.231.335.3980.733
2015TOR1294417610623775310645.240.329.4580.787
2014PIT111379451101167597844.290.402.4300.832
2013PIT127438519915555810895.226.327.3770.703
2012NYY13342250892153539561.211.311.4030.713
2011NYY12541757991865508182.237.324.4080.732
2010LAD973314582526486162.248.347.3320.679
2009LAD143505631267536980116.249.351.3290.680
2008LAD1555538715513699083186.280.385.3960.781
2007LAD1515408715819876789219.293.374.4690.843
2006LAD1214156511710654557105.282.355.4360.792
2005LAD0000000000.000.000.0000.000
Total169357018031416191771792121110151.248.349.3970.746
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020LAD000000000
2019LAD83506920831
2018TOR90809400707
2017TOR91120119017013
2016TOR1371601815110112
2015TOR129232202508122
2014PIT1112001635215516
2013PIT127210165118213
2012NYY133180170028013
2011NYY125170170315119
2010LAD9713011031477
2009LAD1431901661211918
2008LAD155250219205816
2007LAD151323253607116
2006LAD121264181314817
2005LAD000000000
Total169325592262361210746190
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2002R-Dodgers41126223633010231871.286.412.357
2003R-Ogden521882551130636262631.271.368.436
2003A-Sth Georgia259815284131491152.286.343.439
2004A-Vero Beach122416741042411564725495.250.368.421
2005AA-Jacksnville129409831271719617869157.310.430.423
2006AAA-Las Vegas237414229009131102.297.389.419
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/205
Birthdate:
2/15/1983
Age:
37
Hometown:
East York, ON, CAN
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Los Angeles Dodgers
College:

MLB Experience:
14
Awards:

2007: NL Gold Glove-C