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Leonys Martin | Outfielder

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Leonys Martin went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Wednesday's 12-4 rout of the Mariners.
Martin hit an RBI single in the Rangers' four-run second inning and then singled and scored in the fourth. He capped off his productive afternoon with a two-run homer in the top of the sixth. Martin has not enjoyed the breakout season that many were predicting, but the dynamic 26-year-old is capable of putting up some big numbers down the stretch. Aug 27 - 6:18 PM

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Leonys Martin finished 4-for-6 with a stolen base and a run scored as the Rangers outlasted the Rays 3-2 in 14 innings on Tuesday.

Martin collected four singles, his first multi-hit game this month and the first four-hit game of his career. The stolen base was his 20th of the season, the second straight season he's reached that plateau. Tuesday's big game was nice to see, but it's been a largely disappointing year for the 26-year-old, who's hitting .256/.312/.354 overall.
Aug 13 - 12:57 AM

Leonys Martin went hitless in a third straight game on Monday, dropping his average to .249.

Martin has quietly been a pretty big disappointment this year, what with his complete inability to hit lefties and his power numbers trending in the wrong direction. Particularly disturbing is that he has just 10 doubles to go along with his six triples and five homers in 373 at-bats. It's not time to give up on him or anything, but the Rangers were certainly hoping for more.
Aug 11 - 11:58 PM

Leonys Martin hit safely in both of his at-bats in Wednesday's rain-shortened game against the Yankees, going 2-for-2 with a triple and a run scored.

Martin singled and scored in the third, then tripled and was stranded with one out in the fifth, when the game was called. Martin owns a substandard .273/.328/.382 slash line with five home runs, 28 RBI, and 18 stolen bases.
Jul 23 - 10:48 PM

Leonys Martin finished 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

Martin hit a solo home run in the second inning and added an RBI on a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Martin also hit his fourth triple of the season in the game, boosting his average up to .274 with a .725 OPS. Martin should continue to start almost every day going forward, and with an injury-riddled Rangers squad the 26-year-old will likely continue to get more RBI opportunities as he hits near the middle of the lineup as well.
Jul 9 - 12:57 AM

Leonys Martin had a nice night at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Angels, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.

He was also caught stealing for the seventh time on the season. Hitting atop the Rangers lineup, Martin raised his season slash to .273/.328/.370 with the strong effort.
Jun 22 - 11:07 PM

Leonys Martin singled in Luis Sardinas in the top of the ninth Saturday to lead the Rangers past the Mariners 4-3.

It wasn't one of Martin's better swings, but it worked, as he snuck a ball down the third base line to plate the run against Fernando Rodney. Martin, who was batting leadoff for the third time this season, also had an earlier single and a walk in the game. He was 2-for-3 stealing bases. If he can hang on to the leadoff spot, he should be quite a bit more valuable in mixed leagues.
Jun 15 - 1:56 AM

Leonys Martin's solo home run off Tanner Roark in the seventh inning was all the offense the Rangers would need in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Nationals.

Martin owns a respectable .277/.325/.375 slash line this year but Sunday's homer was just his third. He does have 11 stolen bases, however, and still makes for an excellent fantasy play because of that speed.
Jun 1 - 6:11 PM

Leonys Martin doubled his season doubles total from two to four and scored three times Thursday against the Twins.

Martin entered the day with exactly two doubles, two triples and two homers in 170 at-bats, but that symmetry is gone now, likely never to return. More power would be nice, given that he entered the game with a Juan Pierre-like .071 isolated slugging percentage (.347 slugging percentage - .276 batting average).
May 29 - 5:10 PM

Leonys Martin went 2-for-4 at the plate after subbing in for an injured Dan Robertson in Thursday's game.

Martin missed his third straight start due to a neck injury, but obviously he was feeling well enough to play. He should be in the lineup Friday.
May 23 - 3:51 AM

Leonys Martin (neck) is out of the Rangers' starting lineup again on Thursday against the Tigers.

Martin has been absent from the Texas batting order for three straight games because of minor neck soreness. He is available off the bench Thursday afternoon in Detroit and should return to the lineup on Friday night.
May 22 - 10:52 AM

Leonys Martin (neck) was used as a defensive replacement in the Rangers' win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

Martin was held out of the starting lineup for a second straight day because of neck soreness that he blamed on a bad hotel pillow. It's obviously not too serious.
May 22 - 8:44 AM

Leonys Martin (neck) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.

He's now missed two straight games with a neck ailment. The Rangers are still considering Martin day-to-day for the time being. Michael Choice is starting in center field Wednesday.
May 21 - 11:23 AM

Leonys Martin was scratched from the Rangers' lineup Tuesday versus the Mariners due to neck pain.

It's not believed to be a major issue. Martin has two homers and nine steals in 42 games this season.
May 20 - 4:57 PM

Leonys Martin went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer Friday against the Red Sox.

Martin didn't get a real look in the two hole during Elvis Andrus's brief demotion -- largely because the Rangers are already lefty heavy at the top of the order -- but he doesn't need to hit second in order to be of use in mixed leagues; he's still pretty good batting eighth. The homer tonight off Chris Capuano was his second ever against a left-hander.
May 9 - 11:42 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Tomas Telis
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
4Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
3Michael Choice
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Robbie Ross
6Nick Martinez
7Miles Mikolas
8Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Roman Mendez
7Scott Baker
8Phil Klein
9Alexander Claudio
10Jon Edwards
11Pedro Figueroa