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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 swiped his 31st base of the season as the Rangers fell to the Athletics on Friday in Arlington.
Martin went 1-for-4 at the dish and drove home a run with an RBI groundout in the fifth inning. He's done a nice job in his first full season with the Rangers, slashing .276/.327/.368 with seven homers and 39 RBI. Sep 26 - 11:25 PM

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Leonys Martin sat out Tuesday's game after fouling a ball off his right shin for the second straight day Monday.

He should be fine to return to action in a day or two. Martin is batting .277/.330/.371 with seven homers, 39 RBI and 29 stolen bases this season.
Sep 24 - 11:24 AM

Leonys Martin went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Braves.

Martin had an RBI single and a run scored in the Rangers' six-run fifth inning. The three-hit game was his third in his last nine games, a stretch in which he is 15-for-38 (.395) with six runs scored. Martin has put together a nice year on a down Rangers squad, hitting .280/.330/.377 overall.
Sep 14 - 7:43 PM

Leonys Martin had a productive night at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and a solo home run, but the Rangers fell to the Angels on Thursday.

Martin put the Rangers on the board in the bottom of the first inning with a solo shot off of Cory Rasmus. He also swiped his 27th base of the season and is now slashing .281/.332/.381 with seven home runs and 36 RBI.
Sep 11 - 11:41 PM

Leonys Martin went 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

Martin scored the game's lone run in the sixth inning when he singled, stole second and came in on a sacrifice fly. The three hit game capped a strong series for the 26-year-old, who went 8-for-15 with three steals and two runs scored. Martin is batting .279/.329/.375 with 26 stolen bases on the year.
Sep 7 - 8:09 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Tomas Telis
3Chris Gimenez
4Jorge Alfaro
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3Luis Sardinas
4Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Jake Smolinski
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Michael Choice
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Robbie Ross
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Martin Perez
9Luke Jackson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Roman Mendez
7Scott Baker
8Phil Klein
9Alexander Claudio
10Jon Edwards
11Michael Kirkman
12Lisalverto Bonilla
13Spencer Patton
14David Martinez