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J.D. Martinez | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 219
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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J.D. Martinez hit a three-run, go-ahead home run in the ninth inning against the Twins Tuesday.
With two runners on and two outs, Martinez launched the three-run shot off Twins closer Glen Perkins to give the Tigers their first lead of the game. Martinez finished 2-for-3 with a walk. He's now got 23 home runs to go with a .313/.358/.570 line in what has been a coming out party for the 27-year-old. Sep 16 - 11:15 PM

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J.D. Martinez slugged his 22nd home run of the season in Sunday's 6-4 victory over the Indians.

Martinez opened the game's scoring with a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth and then tallied his second RBI of the day on a single in the bottom of the sixth. Martinez continues to enjoy a breakout 2014, now with a .305/.350/.557 batting line and 71 RBI in 110 games. Detroit remains atop the American League Central.
Sep 14 - 5:17 PM

J.D. Martinez clobbered his 21st home run of the season and drove home four runs on Friday to lead the Tigers to a 7-2 win over the Indians.

Martinez broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run blast off Carlos Carrasco in the fourth inning, then added on with a two-run triple in the seventh to put the game away. The clubhouse favorite to take home American League Comeback Player of the Year honors, it's hard to envision where the Tigers would be without his .305/.347/.553 line, 21 bombs and 69 RBI this season.
Sep 12 - 11:26 PM

J.D. Martinez knocked in a pair of runs with a sacrifice fly and a solo home run as the Tigers held off the Royals on Tuesday.

With the win, the Tigers move into a first-place tie with the Royals in the AL Central. Martinez put the Tigers on the board with the sac fly in the first inning, then added the solo blast in the fifth inning off of Jason Vargas. The 27-year-old has been a godsend for the Tigers, as he now has 20 home runs, 65 RBI, and a .305/.348/.545 slash line in 414 plate appearances.
Sep 9 - 11:14 PM

J.D. Martinez slugged a go-ahead three-run home run in the ninth inning as the Tigers came back to beat the Indians on Tuesday.

The Tigers entered the inning trailing 2-1, but immediately put two runners on base against Cody Allen. After Victor Martinez flied out, J.D. Martinez pushed a fly ball 418 feet out to center field to give the Tigers a 4-2 lead, which was then protected by closer Joe Nathan. Martinez finished 3-for-5 on the night. He now sits on an impressive .311/.352/.559 slash line with 19 home runs and 63 RBI.
Sep 2 - 11:09 PM

J.D. Martinez hit a solo home run in Monday's 12-1 win over the Indians.

Martinez finished the day 2-for-4 with a single and a walk. The solo shot off of Corey Kluber gave Martinez 60 RBI and 18 long balls for the season. The third-year player has been putting up career-high numbers in his first year with the Tigers, as he's already set personal season marks in home runs (18), RBI (60) and runs (43). He's slashing .304/.343/.542.
Sep 1 - 8:51 PM

J.D. Martinez paced the Tigers offensive onslaught in Friday’s 7-1 victory over the White Sox, going 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

Martinez has been an invaluable addition to the Tigers offense this season, coming out of relative obscurity to slash .312/.353/.556 with 17 homers and 58 RBI in 333 at-bats.
Aug 29 - 11:47 PM

J.D. Martinez finished 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI single as the Tigers won on Tuesday against the Yankees.

Martinez has now had three multi-hit games in a row and has hit safely in five consecutively. An early August swoon saw his OPS dip below .900, but Tuesday's effort has picked it back up to .912. He's sitting on 17 home runs and 58 RBI in 347 plate appearances.
Aug 26 - 11:09 PM

J.D. Martinez went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk versus the Pirates on Thursday.

Martinez has struggled since the All-Star break, combining poor offense with very shaky defense, but the Tigers have stuck with him, probably in part because the Austin Jackson trade left them without a real alternative in left field. There's very little chance that he'll go back to hitting like he did in the first half, but he can be a .260 guy with pretty good pop the rest of the way. It'd just be nice if he could play better defense in the process.
Aug 14 - 4:26 PM

J.D. Martinez went 0-for-2 with a walk on Thursday before being removed for pinch-hitting Miguel Cabrera in the ninth inning.

There were none out and two on when Martinez was set to bat, yet manager Brad Ausmus chose to use Cabrera then rather than save him for Don Kelly's spot immediately afterwards. It could be a sign that his confidence in Martinez has wavered after a 1-for-16 series that lowered his average from .319 to .304. Of course, it also had something to do with Yankees closer David Robertson being more effective against lefties than righties (though Kelly is a lefty as well).
Aug 7 - 4:05 PM

J.D. Martinez went 2-for-3 and hit his 14th homer Thursday versus the White Sox.

Martinez was slumping before the White Sox came to down, but he's 5-for-10 with three RBI the last three days. His spot in the Tigers' outfield seems especially locked in now with Austin Jackson gone to Seattle.
Jul 31 - 6:32 PM

J.D. Martinez has returned to the Tigers starting lineup on Friday after missing a pair of games with a quad injury.

The 26-year-old is enjoying a breakout season, where he's slashing .327/.363/.606 with 13 long balls and 44 RBI in just 208 at-bats. Fantasy owners can safely have him active for the weekend.
Jul 25 - 7:00 PM

J.D. Martinez was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to a minor upper quad injury.

Martinez tweaked his quad on Tuesday and has now sat out two straight contests. He'll be available to pinch-hit Thursday and it sounds like he should rejoin the lineup over the weekend.
Jul 24 - 9:35 PM

J.D. Martinez racked up another multi-hit day on Sunday, going 3-for-4 with an RBI in a loss to the Royals.

Martinez, who hasn't stopped hitting since being recalled by the Tigers, now has seven multi-hit games in July alone. The outfielder owns a .346/.380/.654 line through 55 games, and he should continue to be a strong fantasy option in the second half hitting in the middle of a potent Tigers offense.
Jul 13 - 6:29 PM

J.D. Martinez finished 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and three runs batted in as the Tigers routed the Royals on Thursday.

Martinez has hit safely in all nine July games thus far. He drove in a run with a single in the fifth inning, another run with a double in the seventh, and hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth. The outfielder is having a break-out season, slashing .335/.373/.648 with 12 home runs and 41 RBI.
Jul 10 - 11:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
3James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Hernan Perez
3Andrew Romine
4Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Andy Dirks
CF1Rajai Davis
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Torii Hunter
2Don Kelly
3Tyler Collins
4Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2David Price
3Justin Verlander
4Anibal Sanchez
5Rick Porcello
6Kyle Lobstein
7Drew VerHagen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Blaine Hardy
7Pat McCoy
8Jim Johnson
9Evan Reed
10Robbie Ray
11Kyle Ryan
12Buck Farmer
13Luke Putkonen
14Bruce Rondon