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Carlos Martinez | Starting Pitcher | #18

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/21/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / UDFA / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Martinez was dominant in Sunday's win over the Reds, allowing two hits while striking out 11 over seven scoreless innings in a 3-2 victory.
Martinez was almost spotless, save for a couple harmless doubles by Jose Peraza and Adam Duvall, but he did walk four on his way to the win. With Sunday's win, the right-hander is now 2-1 with a 1.75 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 30/14 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings in four starts to date. What's more, he allowed four of his five earned runs this year in his Opening Day loss, speaking to how good he's been his last three times out. A rematch with the Reds is up next, this time in St. Louis next weekend. Apr 15 - 6:45 PM

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Carlos Martinez held the Brewers to just one run across six-plus frames in Tuesday’s 5-3 extra-innings victory.

Martinez served up a solo home run to Eric Thames two batters into the game, but that’s all the Brew Crew was able to muster off the right-hander. The Cardinals’ ace did need some help from young flame thrower Jordan Hicks after he was pulled when the first two runners of the seventh reached and Hicks obliged by escaping the jam. Martinez has rebounded from his season-opening clunker with two straight fine showings (both against the Brewers). He’ll face the Reds in Cincinnati on Sunday.
Apr 11 - 12:32 AM

Carlos Martinez was dominant in Wednesday's victory over the Brewers, striking out 10 over 8 1/3 innings of shutout baseball.

Martinez scattered four hits, all singles, and a pair of walks in the contest. He threw 114 pitches in this one, 74 of which went for strikes. It was a nice bounce-back effort for Martinez who scuffled in his Opening Day loss against the Mets. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he takes on these same Brewers at home on Tuesday.
Apr 4 - 10:32 PM

Carlos Martinez scuffled in his Opening Day start against the Mets on Thursday, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits and six walks over 4 1/3 innings.

Things could have been worse, as Martinez managed to avoid complete disaster early on. He was ultimately chased in a five-run fifth inning which put the game out of reach. The Cardinals need a big year out of Martinez if they hope to contend, and while he didn't have it Thursday, he's certainly capable of it. Fantasy owners should expect better results moving forward.
Mar 29 - 4:33 PM

Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny officially announced Carlos Martinez as his Opening Day starter on Friday.

There was no doubt that Martinez would be getting the ball on March 29 against the Mets at Citi Field, but now it's official. It's the second consecutive Opening Day start for the 26-year-old right-hander.
Mar 10 - 8:21 AM

Carlos Martinez pitched four innings of one-run ball in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Marlins on Thursday.

Martinez missed his previous start for personal reasons, though he was able to get his work in on the side. Going four innings today puts him right where he's supposed to be at this stage of the spring.
Mar 8 - 4:08 PM

Carlos Martinez (personal) is on track to make his next scheduled Grapefruit League start on Thursday.

Martinez was scratched from a scheduled Grapefruit League start last Friday because of personal reasons, though he did fit in a three-inning simulated game on a back field at Cardinals camp. No clarification has been offered about that situation, but the 26-year-old right-hander is seemingly in no danger of missing the start of the 2018 regular season. Martinez posted a 3.64 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 217/71 K/BB ratio over 205 innings in 2017.
Mar 6 - 5:37 PM

Carlos Martinez was scratched from Friday's scheduled Grapefruit League start because of personal reasons.

Martinez is slated to throw a simulated game instead before leaving camp to handle a personal issue. He should be back for an official appearance next week. Bud Norris will start Friday in his place.
Mar 2 - 11:40 AM

Carlos Martinez struggled with his control and allowed one run in 1 1/3 innings against the Mets on Saturday.

He walked three batters and threw just nine strikes out of 23 pitches. He also fanned two batters and allowed just one knock. Martinez is gearing up for another season as the Cardinal's ace after going 12-11 with a 3.64 ERA in 32 starts last season. He piled up 217 punchouts against 71 walks in 205 innings.
Feb 24 - 6:59 PM

Carlos Martinez will not start Sunday's game against the Brewers.

Martinez is already at a career-high 205 innings and the Cardinals were eliminated from playoff contention earlier this week, so it makes sense to shut their ace down. Jack Flaherty will take the ball instead. Martinez faded in the second half but still posted strong overall numbers, holding a 3.64 ERA and 217/71 K/BB ratio.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 07:57:00 PM

Carlos Martinez lasted only 4 1/3 innings Tuesday versus the Cubs, yielding three runs – two earned – to take a no-decision in the Cardinals' 8-7 win.

Martinez struck out six on the night and his stuff looked as good as ever, but he walked four batters and needed a whopping 92 pitches to get through his 4 1/3 frames. The Cardinals right-hander has been a little shaky his last three times out, giving up 14 runs – 13 earned – to watch his ERA rise from 3.33 to 3.64. If the Cardinals still have something to play for, Martinez will start Sunday versus the Brewers. If they don’t, he’ll probably be shut down.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 12:19:00 AM

Carlos Martinez allowed four runs, including two home runs, over 6 1/3 innings Thursday in a win over the Reds.

Martinez got some help from his offense in this one, and he needed it, giving up nine hits and a walk of his own. The home runs have been an issue, as he's now given up 27 in 31 starts to date. Even so, Martinez is now 12-11 with a 3.63 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 211/67 K/BB ratio over a National League-high 200 2/3 innings of work. A huge matchup with the division-leading Cubs is on deck for the 26-year-old on Tuesday.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 12:48:00 AM

Carlos Martinez (illness) is expected to be fine for his scheduled Thursday start in Cincinnati.

Martinez was sent home to St. Louis on Sunday because he was experiencing flu-like symptoms and the Cardinals didn't want the bug to spread, but he'll rejoin the club at Great American Ball Park before Thursday night's series finale against the Reds. Martinez was shelled for seven earned runs over 5 1/3 innings in his last start Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Carlos Martinez was charged with seven runs over 5 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

Martinez looked dominant early on, retiring the first 10 batters he faced. Things suddenly got hairy for him after that, though. Kris Bryant homered with one out in the fourth, and a runner was thrown out at home to end the frame and keep the game tied. Martinez then came unglued in the sixth, allowing three hits and two walks and ultimately being charged with six runs that frame. It was a bad time to have arguably his worst start of the season, as the Cardinals are now four games back of the Cubs in the National League Central. Martinez will try for better results next week in Cincinnati.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 06:10:00 PM

Carlos Martinez struck out eight while allowing two runs in six innings but didn't stick around long enough to earn the decision in a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Saturday.

He surrendered a pair of RBI singles in the second inning but was basically lights out from there. He gave up four hits, issued two walks and plunked two batters in the quality start. The 25-year-old hit the 200 strikeout mark today for the first time in his career. He is 11-10 with a 3.33 ERA after 29 starts.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 11:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Francisco Pena
1B1Jose Martinez
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Marcell Ozuna
2Tyler O'Neill
CF1Tommy Pham
2Harrison Bader
RF1Dexter Fowler
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Michael Wacha
4Miles Mikolas
5Luke Weaver
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
R1Bud Norris
2Greg Holland
3Luke Gregerson
4Tyler Lyons
5Dominic Leone
6Matt Bowman
7Jordan Hicks
8Brett Cecil
9Sam Tuivailala
10Ryan Sherriff