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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 solo home run in Tuesday's game against Washington.
Maldonado is up to 10 homers, joining 12 other backstops with double-digit home run totals. He doesn't produce many RBI and he hits for a mediocre average, so his fantasy value is rather middling despite the long balls. Jul 19 - 5:46 AM

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Martin Maldonado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Dodgers.

Maldonado uncoiled for a solo home run off Sergio Romo with one out in the ninth inning to give the Angels a 4-0 lead and offer a little bit of insurance against a Dodgers lineup that had been swinging molten hot bats entering action on Monday. The home run was Maldonado's eighth of the season and bumped his RBI total to 24. He is hitting .261/.328/.431 in 211 at-bats.
Jun 27 - 1:15 AM

Martin Maldonado belted a pair of home runs and finished the night 3-for-4 with four RBI but it wasn't enough to prevent the Yankees from winning the ballgame on Wednesday.

He went deep off starter Jordan Montgomery with Andrelton Simmons aboard in the fourth inning, then took reliever Tyler Clippard out of the yard with Simmons again on base in the ninth. The former Brewers backstop is getting the bulk of the action behind the plate in his first season as an Angel. He has a .267 batting average with seven home runs and 21 RBI in 220 plate appearances.
Jun 21 - 10:50 PM

Martin Maldonado went 2-for-4 and hit his fifth homer Friday versus the Astros.

Maldonado might not be going Alex Avila on the league, but his .270 average, five homers and .744 OPS still combine to make him one of the AL's biggest surprises to date. Always a defense-first catcher, he entered the year with a .217 average and a .640 OPS in six seasons and 965 at-bats with Milwaukee.
Jun 10 - 1:30 AM

Martin Maldonado finished 2-for-3 with a walk in Saturday's game against the Twins.

Maldonado started out a bit slow, managing just three RBI in the month of April. However, he has warmed up with the weather, posting three doubles, four homers and 11 RBI in May, and he has hit safely in each of his three outings in June. He remains a solid No. 2 backstop in AL-only play.
Jun 4 - 2:29 AM

Martin Maldonado hit his fourth home run of the season Sunday in the Angels' loss to the Marlins.

It was a two-run shot in the fourth inning off Marlins starter Jose Urena, but that provided the entirety of the offense for Anaheim in the loss at Miami. Maldonado is slashing .265/.329/.397 in 44 games this season as the Angels' primary catcher.
May 28 - 4:57 PM

Martin Maldonado went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

Maldonado took Dan Straily deep in the sixth inning. He later hurt his thumb tagging Giancarlo Stanton at home plate in the eighth inning, though he remained in the game. The 30-year-old has handled the bulk of the catching duties with the Angels this season while batting .271/.333/.388 with three home runs and 12 RBI through 42 games.
May 27 - 12:06 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
2B1Nick Franklin
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6J.C. Ramirez
7Parker Bridwell
8Andrew Heaney
9Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
R1Bud Norris
2Cam Bedrosian
3Blake Parker
4Huston Street
5Andrew Bailey
6David Hernandez
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Keynan Middleton
9Jose Alvarez
10Eduardo Paredes