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Birth Date8-21-1987
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age30 years, 10 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
3.62014
3.02015
1.32016
3.52017
4.62018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 HOU 23 53 226 208 29 57 13 0 6 88 13 48 2 3 0 35 0 1 .274 .319 .423 .258 1.8 3.1 0.5
2012 HOU 24 113 439 395 34 95 14 3 11 148 40 96 1 2 0 55 0 2 .240 .311 .375 .238 -4.6 -9.4 -1.5
2013 HOU 25 86 310 296 24 74 17 0 7 112 10 82 0 3 0 36 2 0 .250 .272 .378 .244 -1.6 -9.2 -1.2
2014 DET 26 123 480 441 57 139 30 3 23 244 30 126 3 6 76 6 3 .315 .358 .553 .319 36.0 -3.3 3.6
2015 DET 27 158 657 596 93 168 33 2 38 319 53 178 5 3 0 102 3 2 .282 .344 .535 .304 35.1 -7.5 3.0
2016 DET 28 120 517 460 69 141 35 2 22 246 49 128 3 5 0 68 1 2 .307 .373 .535 .302 24.0 -11.2 1.3
2017 ARI 29 62 257 232 47 70 13 1 29 172 24 74 0 1 0 65 2 0 .302 .366 .741 .350 26.7 -3.9 2.3
2017 DET 29 57 232 200 38 61 13 2 16 126 29 54 0 3 0 39 2 0 .305 .388 .630 .323 17.9 -6.3 1.2
2018 BOS 30 71 303 269 46 84 15 1 22 167 30 73 2 2 0 55 1 0 .312 .383 .621 .340 27.5 0.0 2.9
Career84334213097437889183141741622278859162805311710.287.346.524.297162.9-47.812.1

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 TCV A- 53 208 .319 .242 .317 .341 .252 .360 106 12.7 5.9 -2.7 4.0 -1.5 14.3 1.9 14.3 1.9
2009 GRV Rk 19 83 .359 .253 .326 .372 .252 .448 113 9.1 2.5 -1.2 0.1 1.1 11.7 1.2 11.7 1.2
2010 LEX A 88 393 .357 .259 .328 .383 .264 .399 98 39.5 11.2 -4.9 6.3 -2.1 43.7 5.0 43.7 5.0
2010 CCH AA 50 207 .268 .265 .339 .389 .263 .375 96 1.7 6.0 -2.1 -2.1 -2.1 3.4 0.1 3.4 0.1
2011 HOU MLB 53 226 .258 .255 .317 .396 .261 .325 101 -0.5 6.1 -1.5 3.1 -2.4 1.8 0.5 1.8 0.5
2011 CCH AA 88 370 .317 .268 .334 .408 .254 .367 106 23.3 10.9 -3.3 -8.0 -0.8 30.0 2.2 30.0 2.2
2012 HOU MLB 113 439 .238 .254 .317 .406 .260 .290 99 -9.6 12.0 -3 -9.4 -4.0 -4.6 -1.5 -4.6 -1.5
2012 OKL AAA 23 95 .191 .272 .338 .420 .266 .284 93 -7.3 2.8 -0.9 -1.1 -1.7 -7.1 -0.8 -7.1 -0.8
2013 HOU MLB 86 310 .244 .257 .315 .403 .265 .319 99 -4.8 8.1 -2.6 -9.2 -2.3 -1.6 -1.2 -1.6 -1.2
2013 CCH AA 5 20 .287 .258 .312 .389 .254 .278 99 0.6 0.5 -0.2 -0.7 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.9 0.0
2014 DET MLB 123 480 .319 .257 .318 .394 .266 .389 108 26.5 12.4 -3.5 -3.3 0.6 36.0 3.6 36.0 3.6
2014 TOL AAA 17 71 .349 .262 .330 .393 .250 .263 104 7.2 2.1 -0.8 -0.2 -0.5 8.0 0.8 8.0 0.8
2015 DET MLB 158 657 .304 .254 .311 .403 .256 .339 103 28.1 17.7 -6.9 -7.5 -3.9 35.1 3.0 35.1 3.0
2016 DET MLB 120 517 .302 .255 .319 .421 .257 .378 106 22.2 14.6 -5.5 -11.2 -7.3 24.0 1.3 24.0 1.3
2016 TOL AAA 8 38 .248 .255 .333 .385 .258 .400 100 -0.5 1.1 -0.6 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1
2017 ARI MLB 62 257 .350 .255 .324 .430 .268 .315 98 24.4 7.5 -2.8 -3.9 -2.4 26.7 2.3 26.7 2.3
2017 DET MLB 57 232 .323 .253 .319 .423 .258 .338 109 15.3 6.8 -2.6 -6.3 -1.5 17.9 1.2 17.9 1.2
2017 LAK A+ 2 8 .482 .255 .336 .348 .265 .333 82 1.8 0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2017 TOL AAA 4 18 .137 .245 .317 .371 .252 .000 94 -2.4 0.5 -0.2 -0.5 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3
2018 BOS MLB 71 303 .340 .240 .309 .400 .257 .352 108 24.1 8.3 -4 0.0 -0.9 27.5 2.9 27.5 2.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 GRV Rk 83 17 31 9 1 5 23 5 14 0 0 .403 .446 .740 .338 .359 11.7 0.1 1.2
2009 TCV A- 208 25 61 15 2 7 33 15 30 1 0 .326 .385 .540 .214 .319 14.3 4.0 1.9
2010 LEX A 393 83 126 31 3 15 64 33 55 3 0 .362 .434 .598 .236 .357 43.7 6.3 5.0
2010 CCH AA 207 24 57 9 1 3 25 15 42 2 2 .302 .359 .407 .106 .268 3.4 -2.1 0.1
2011 CCH AA 370 50 107 25 1 13 72 42 55 1 0 .338 .414 .546 .208 .317 30.0 -8.0 2.2
2011 HOU MLB 226 29 57 13 0 6 35 13 48 0 1 .274 .319 .423 .149 .258 1.8 3.1 0.5
2012 OKL AAA 95 6 21 6 0 0 4 4 17 0 1 .233 .263 .300 .067 .191 -7.1 -1.1 -0.8
2012 HOU MLB 439 34 95 14 3 11 55 40 96 0 2 .240 .311 .375 .134 .238 -4.6 -9.4 -1.5
2013 CCH AA 20 1 6 2 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 .300 .300 .550 .250 .287 0.9 -0.7 0.0
2013 HOU MLB 310 24 74 17 0 7 36 10 82 2 0 .250 .272 .378 .128 .244 -1.6 -9.2 -1.2
2014 TOL AAA 71 16 20 3 1 10 22 3 17 2 0 .308 .366 .846 .538 .349 8.0 -0.2 0.8
2014 DET MLB 480 57 139 30 3 23 76 30 126 6 3 .315 .358 .553 .238 .319 36.0 -3.3 3.6
2015 DET MLB 657 93 168 33 2 38 102 53 178 3 2 .282 .344 .535 .253 .304 35.1 -7.5 3.0
2016 TOL AAA 38 3 10 3 0 0 5 1 11 1 0 .278 .316 .361 .083 .248 0.4 0.4 0.1
2016 DET MLB 517 69 141 35 2 22 68 49 128 1 2 .307 .373 .535 .228 .302 24.0 -11.2 1.3
2017 DET MLB 232 38 61 13 2 16 39 29 54 2 0 .305 .388 .630 .325 .323 17.9 -6.3 1.2
2017 ARI MLB 257 47 70 13 1 29 65 24 74 2 0 .302 .366 .741 .440 .350 26.7 -3.9 2.3
2017 TOL AAA 18 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 6 0 0 .067 .167 .267 .200 .137 -2.4 -0.5 -0.3
2017 LAK A+ 8 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 .375 .375 .875 .500 .482 1.9 0.0 0.2
2018 BOS MLB 303 46 84 15 1 22 55 30 73 1 0 .312 .383 .621 .309 .340 27.5 0.0 2.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2011 848 0.5059 0.5142 0.7202 0.7063 0.3174 0.8482 0.4286 0.2798 324 -0.004833
2012 1641 0.4832 0.4625 0.7628 0.6520 0.2854 0.8511 0.5744 0.2372 711 -0.002544
2013 1171 0.4953 0.5201 0.7307 0.6828 0.3604 0.8308 0.5446 0.2693 455 0.001715
2014 1846 0.4892 0.5547 0.7090 0.7608 0.3574 0.8035 0.5163 0.2910 629 0.004766
2015 2578 0.4697 0.5314 0.6934 0.7382 0.3482 0.7998 0.4937 0.3066 995 -0.005380
2016 2025 0.4691 0.5254 0.7068 0.7516 0.3256 0.8221 0.4714 0.2932 0 0.000000
2017 1931 0.4593 0.5080 0.6871 0.7441 0.3075 0.7848 0.4860 0.3129 0 0.000000
2018 1218 0.4491 0.5164 0.7059 0.7569 0.3204 0.7947 0.5349 0.2941 0 0.000000
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-23 2014-07-25 DTD 2 2 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2013-07-27 2013-09-13 15-DL 48 44 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2013-04-20 2013-05-06 15-DL 16 16 Right Knee Sprain - -
2012-09-22 2012-10-04 DTD 12 11 Left Wrist Surgery Hamate 2012-09-26 -
2012-07-31 2012-08-03 DTD 3 2 - Elbow Soreness Slipped In Dugout - -
2012-07-22 2012-07-23 DTD 1 1 - Shoulder Contusion Running Into Wall a Few Days Ago - -
2012-07-03 2012-07-03 DTD 0 0 Left Hip Strain Gluteal Muscles - -
2011-09-27 2011-09-28 DTD 1 1 Left Foot Contusion - -
2011-05-06 2011-05-20 Minors 14 0 Not Disclosed -
2011-03-01 2011-03-05 Camp 4 0 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2022 BOS $19,375,000
2021 BOS $19,375,000
2020 BOS $23,750,000
2019 BOS $23,750,000
2018 BOS $23,750,000
2017 DET $11,750,000
2016 DET $6,750,000
2015 DET $3,000,000
2014 DET $
2013 HOU $497,800
2012 HOU $483,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$22,480,800
2018Current$23,750,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$46,230,800
4 yrFuture$86,250,000
10 yrTotal$132,480,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 36 dBoras Corp.5 years/$110M (2018-22)

Details
  • 5 years/$110M (2018-22). Signed by Boston as a free agent 2/26/18. 18:$23.75M, 19:$23.75M, 20:$23.75M, 21:$19.375M, 22:$19.375M. May opt out of contract after both 2019 ($2.5M buyout) and 2020 seasons (no buyout). 2021 and 2022 seasons become mutual options if Martinez has a Lisfranc injury or complication to his right foot causing him to be: 1) on the disabled list for 60 days or more in previous season, or 2) on the disabled list for 10 days or more in the previous season and 120 days or more in the two previous seasons combined, or 3) on the disabled list at the end of the previous season and found not able to play at the start of the next season. Limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 3 clubs annually).
  • 2 years/$18.5M (2016-17). Signed extension with Detroit 2/8/16 (avoided arbitration, $8M-$6M). 16:$6.75M, 17:$11.75M. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Detroit 7/18/17.
  • 1 year/$3M (2015). Re-signed by Detroit 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2014). Released by Houston 3/22/14. Signed by Detroit as a free agent 3/24/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Detroit 4/21/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4978M (2013). Re-signed by Houston 3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/20/13.
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012). Re-signed by Houston 3/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Houston 7/30/11.
  • Drafted by Houston 2009 (20-611) (Nova Southeastern). $30,000 signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .290 .354 .524 .300
11 vs R (Multi) .297 .357 .527 .301
18 Split (Multi) .007 .004 .003 .001
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .306 .348 .512 .291
31 vs R (2016) .307 .382 .543 .306
38 Split (2016) .001 .033 .030 .015
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-09-07 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat. So if new Marlins management (read: Jeter) insists on going through with it, which team has the proper alignment of need, finances and assets to pull off a deal for Stanton? What might that deal look like?
(wileecoyote121 from Mamaroneck, NY)
The Angels have the need and the finances but not the assets. The Diamondbacks might be a good match on all three fronts if they don't re-sign J.D. Martinez. The Yankees could always be a player, although if Judge bounces back from his second-half struggles and the rumors about Bryce Harper wanting to play in the Bronx are true, there might be a roster issue. The Red Sox seem to have their outfield situation set for the next few years. The Nats could be a player, especially if they expect to loser Harper. The Brewers are an interesting possibility since they've been stockpiling cash and prospects and might be getting close to cashing them in. And you never know what Jerry Dipoto might do in Seattle. (Scooter Hotz)
2017-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the best, most reasonable comp for Eloy Jimenez?
(Spencer Macklin from Downtown Des Moines, Iowa)
Eloy was our prospect team's highest rated position prospect who doesn't play an up-the-middle defensive position. Name your favorite bat-first RHB corner outfielder, I suspect. J.D. Martinez? (Nick Schaefer)
2016-09-08 19:00:00 (link to chat)Just curious as of now who is your favorite player and why? Do you suggest always having him on your fantasy baseball team ?
(Wally from FL)
That's an extremely difficult question. It's a tie between Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez among hitters right now. Julio Urias or Marcus Stroman among pitchers. I'll go with someone a bit more obscure for the purposes of this question. The pitcher that I think about on a daily basis is Ben Rowen. He's a submarine pitcher that's now with the Brewers. He's fascinating to me. The other two obscure pitchers I'm obsessed with are Eddie Gamboa, a 31-year-old knuckleballer with the Rays and Robby Scott, a Red Sox lefty who throws from different arm slots to right and left handed batters. It's surreal. (George Bissell)
2016-06-16 21:00:00 (link to chat)No question. Just want to say how much it sucks to see J.D. Martinez go down with a fractured elbow. Injuries suck.
(Eddy from Miami)
It's awful. Big fan of Martinez. (Bret Sayre)
2016-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mike, I have a trade that I'm contemplating. It is for my 16 team Dynasty H2H with OBP and TB. We must start 3 RP and have the flexibility of 3 Utl spots. I recently had a hole at 1B and traded Sano for J.D. Martinez and Chris Carter. Carter helped fill the hole at 1B. I have an offer on the table for Jose Abreu and A. Bailey for Strasberg and K-Rod. In my other 2 RP slots I have Jansen and Ramos. Loosing Strasberg would leave me with Corrasco, Maedea, Pomeranz, J. Hammel, Karns, Rubby De La Rosa, Manea, Snell, Minor, and Greene. Should I make the trade? Will my pitching survive? Does Abreu make a significant upgrade in a offense with Posey, Carter, Rendon, Franco, Tulo, Springer, J.D Martinez, Kemp, Choo, M. Upton, and Morales? Thanks for your help...
(CharJaco from CA)
Abreu is slumping but that's still fair plus you're getting a closer for a reliever in Bailey who isn't likely to get saves any time in the near future. It's Hector Neris if Jeanmar Gomez falters. Do the deal. (Mike Gianella)
2016-05-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jim, I have a trade that I'm contemplating. It is for my 16 team Dynasty H2H with OBP and TB. We must start 3 RP and have the flexibility of 3 Utl spots. I recently had a hole at 1B and traded Sano for J.D. Martinez and Chris Carter. Carter helped fill the hole at 1B. I have an offer on the table for Jose Abreu and A. Bailey for Strasberg and K-Rod. In my other 2 RP slots I have Jansen and Ramos. Loosing Strasberg would leave me with Corrasco, Maedea, Pomeranz, J. Hammel, Karns, Rubby De La Rosa, Manea, Snell, Minor, and Greene. Should I make the trade? Will my pitching survive? Does Abreu make a significant upgrade in a offense with Posey, Carter, Rendon, Franco, Tulo, Springer, J.D Martinez, Kemp, Choo, M. Upton, and Morales? Thanks for your patience...
(CharJaco from Ca)
For the record, I can't help on fantasy trades. My teams are decent, but not great. (Jim Walsh)
2016-05-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jim, I have a trade that I'm contemplating. It is for my 16 team Dynasty H2H with OBP and TB. We must start 3 RP and have the flexibility of 3 Utl spots. I recently had a hole at 1B and traded Sano for J.D. Martinez and Chris Carter. Carter helped fill the hole at 1B. I have an offer on the table for Jose Abreu and A. Bailey for Strasberg and K-Rod. In my other 2 RP slots I have Jansen and Ramos. Loosing Strasberg would leave me with Corrasco, Maedea, Pomeranz, J. Hammel, Karns, Rubby De La Rosa, Manea, Snell, Minor, and Greene. Should I make the trade? Will my pitching survive? Does Abreu make a significant upgrade in a offense with Posey, Carter, Rendon, Franco, Tulo, Springer, J.D Martinez, Kemp, Choo, M. Upton, and Morales? Thanks for your patience...
(CharJaco from Ca)
For the record, I can't help on fantasy trades. My teams are decent, but not great. I do like Rubby a lot though. (Jim Walsh)
2015-03-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is more likely to maintain 2014 production: J.D. Martinez or Steve Pearce?
(cgoble from KC)
Martinez, but obvious caveat is obvious. (Sam Miller)
2014-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which player's breakout is more likely to be for real and which one (if any) is a one year wonder: Lucas Duda or J.D. Martinez?
(Liam from KC)
Hi, Liam. I actually believe in both of these breakouts. The swing adjustments that J.D. Martinez made, profiled here by Ryan Parker (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=24239) seem legit, and Duda does so much damage against right-handed pitchers that a little deflation from lefties won't knock him down too much. (Daniel Rathman)
2014-08-06 16:30:00 (link to chat)12 team roto dynasty league. Standard 5x5 keep whole roster. Guy wants give me Bogaerts and Archie Bradley for Baez. Do I have to do this? Fluctuating between 1st and 2nd right now. Already have D. Gordon, Dozier, and Utley. Only Hanley at SS. Would probably drop Calhoun, J.D. Martinez, Duda, or C.J. Wilson.
(Scott from SC)
Pull the trigger. Baez won't have a good WHIP for the rest of the year. (Cespedes Family BBQ)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)J.D. Martinez or Alex Gordon ROS?
(Tino from NY)
Alex Gordon, and at the end of the season, I'm not so sure that it's even close. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Given J.D. Martinez's recent hot streak, what's a range of names that I should to get if I am trying to "sell high?"
(Zim from Telluride)
Completely depends on your roster construction, what past trades have looked like in your league, and whether it's a dynasty or re-draft league. My apologies on being obtuse, but it's too difficult to offer concrete help on something like this, unless I had more context and info. If I'm an opposing fantasy owner, I'm not paying much for J.D. Martinez whatsoever. I might kick the tires and hope the price is low, but I'm not giving up much. (J.P. Breen)


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