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Martin Maldonado | Catcher | #12

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 27 (0) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Martin Maldonado finished 1-for-3 with a double in Saturday's game against the Astros.
Maldonado is 8-for-26 (.308) over the past eight outings to raise his average from .250 to .270 just since April 25. Despite the uptick at the dish lately fantasy owners should only consider him as a No. 2 backstop in AL-only play. May 7 - 5:20 AM

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Martin Maldonado hit his first home run Friday against the Astros.

The Angels shouldn't have been counting on much in the way of offense from Maldonado after making him their starting catcher, but he's done surprisingly well so far, hitting .268 in 71 at-bats. He's still nothing more than a second catcher in AL-only leagues.
May 6 - 2:48 AM

Martin Maldonado struck out in all three of his at-bats Saturday against the Rangers.

Maldonado's average dipped to .237 and he has now struck out 20 times over 59 at-bats. The Halos might be having some buyer's remorse after dealing Jett Bandy to Milwaukee back in December for Maldonado and minor-league pitcher Drew Gagnon. Bandy has been tearing the ball off the cover in Cream City while Maldonado...not so much.
Apr 30 - 12:41 AM

Martin Maldonado struck out all three times he was up before being removed for a pinch-hitter Monday against the A's.

The Angels seemed awfully fond of Carlos Perez a year ago, but he was a big enough disappointment last year than the team traded for a 30-year-old career backup to start this season. Perez could end up winning back the job if the Angels decide Maldonado is overexposed as a regular. That's the way we think it will work out, not that it's going to matter much for fantasy purposes either way.
Apr 4 - 1:09 AM

Martin Maldonado drove in five runs Tuesday to help the Angels rout the Athletics 14-3 in Cactus League play.

Maldonado hit a two-run single in the Angels' five-run fifth inning and then slugged a three-run homer in the sixth off A's minor leaguer Grant Holmes. Even after the big day, Maldonado is still batting just .133 with a .445 OPS this spring. He'll open the 2017 regular season as the Angels' primary catcher.
Mar 28 - 7:39 PM

Angels and C Martin Maldonado avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.725 million contract.

It looks to be a win for Maldonado, as he was only projected by to earn $1.6 million in the arbitration process. Unless the Angels go out and sign Matt Wieters, it looks as though Maldonado is in line for the bulk of the work behind the plate for the Angels in 2016. He hit just .202/.332/.351 with eight homers and 21 RBI in 253 plate appearances with the Brewers in 2016.
Jan 13 - 9:00 PM

Brewers acquired C Martin Maldonado and RHP Drew Gagnon from the Angels for C Jett Bandy.

It's a very minor swap in the grand scheme of things. Maldonado, essentially a career backup, slashed just .202/.332/.351 in 253 plate appearances this past season for Milwaukee. He'll share time behind the plate with Carlos Perez in Anaheim.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 04:26:00 PM

Martin Maldonado went 2-for-4 with his eighth homer of the year in a loss to the Pirates on Tuesday.

Maldonado connected with a Steven Brault pitch in the fourth inning, hitting his eighth homer in 70 games this year. The 30-year-old is slashing just .194/.320/.351 through Tuesday's game.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:06:00 AM

Martin Maldonado hit his seventh home run of the season, a two-run shot, in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

Maldonado finished 2-for-4 in the game, hitting the two-run bomb off reliever Mike Mayers in the sixth inning. The defense-first catcher has just 18 RBI and 15 runs scored to go with those seven homers, batting a paltry .195/.322/.355 in 62 games.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 10:36:00 PM

Martin Maldonado slugged a solo shot in the fifth inning Monday as the Brewers bested the Nationals.

That home run off Max Scherzer represented the only run of the game for either side. Maldonado was hitless in his other three plate appearances, though he did draw a walk. The veteran backup catcher is batting .161 with a .638 OPS in 28 total games this season.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 02:14:00 PM

Martin Maldonado went 1-for-3 with a single in Saturday's loss to the Cubs.

The only reason Maldonado's single is even noteworthy is that it was the only hit the Brewers could manage against Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks over six innings. For the season, the 29-year-old backup catcher is hitting a paltry .212/.286/.296 with four homers and 22 RBI in 226 at-bats.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 10:11:00 PM

Martin Maldonado went 2-for-2 with a three-run homer and a walk Wednesday against the Cardinals.

And then he was removed for a pinch-hitter, which didn't work out. Maldonado is still hitting just .198 in 182 at-bats for the season. He's been playing a lot lately because of Jonathan Lucroy's concussion.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 11:30:00 PM

Martin Maldonado hit a walk-off home run in the 17th inning to give the Brewers a 7-6 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Maldonado sweetly, mercifully ended a game that saw Brewers starter Matt Garza pitching five innings of relief ball. The catcher smacked his game-winner off of Vidal Nuno with one out in the bottom of the 17th frame. Maldonado played well throughout the game, finishing 4-for-6 with two walks, a homer, two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored. Just all-around goodness here for a player who is hitting .182/.254/.273 in 121 at-bats. The world works in mysterious ways.
Sun, May 31, 2015 08:17:00 PM

Martin Maldonado went 3-for-5 with a homer and a walk-off single in Sunday's 3-2, 11-inning win over the Cubs.

Maldonado hit the solo home run (his second of the season) in the bottom of the seventh. His RBI single off of Jason Motte in the bottom of the 11th would win the game for the Brewers. In 61 at-bats, the catcher is hitting .197/.250/.288.
Sun, May 10, 2015 05:50:00 PM

Brewers and C Martin Maldonado avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $1.95 million contract.

He'll make $850,000 in 2015 and $1.1 million in 2016. Maldonado was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter as a Super Two player. The 28-year-old batted .234/.320/.387 with four home runs and 16 RBI across 52 games last year while serving as Jonathan Lucroy's backup. He'll still have two years of arbitration remaining after this deal expires.
Thu, Jan 15, 2015 05:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Jefry Marte
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8J.C. Ramirez
9Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Huston Street
3Andrew Bailey
4Bud Norris
5Jose Alvarez
6Blake Parker
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Deolis Guerra
9David Hernandez
10Keynan Middleton
11Mike Morin
12Brooks Pounders