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Nick Martinez | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Fordham
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 18 (0) / TEX
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Nick Martinez walked five batters in five innings, but gave up only two runs on three hits as he settled for a no-decision versus the Yankees on Wednesday.
Martinez was making his third start of the season. He is in the Rangers' rotation only because Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis and Derek Holland are injured. Martinez has a track record of very low strikeout rates and is not a good option for fantasy owners despite his good game today. He now has a 5.00 ERA in 18 innings and will face the Red Sox and Twins in a two-start week next week. Jun 29 - 11:17 PM

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Nick Martinez was charged with four runs in six innings and took a no-decision versus the Red Sox on Friday.

Martinez gave up six hits, two of which landed on the far side of the outfield wall. Making his second start of the year, he struck out only two batters while walking three. He has a 5.54 ERA and is striking out only 3.46 batters per nine innings. Martinez is nothing more than a replacement-level pitcher who is only in the majors because the Rangers' rotation has been devastated by injury. He is best avoided in fantasy unless you play in a very deep AL-only league.
Jun 25 - 12:26 AM

Nick Martinez allowed three runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings in a start against the Cardinals on Saturday.

It's unclear whether the start will be his last for a while or whether the Rangers will keep him in the rotation for the foreseeable future for lack of better options. He has a 5.14 ERA in seven innings with the big club and owned a 4.50 ERA in 11 starts at Triple-A, so either way, Martinez isn't a name worth knowing for fantasy owners.
Jun 18 - 11:33 PM

Nick Martinez will start on Saturday against the Cardinals.

He's getting the call over Cesar Ramos, who will head back to the Rangers' bullpen. Martinez carries a 4.50 ERA in 11 starts for Round Rock this year and can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Jun 17 - 4:09 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock.

Tom Wilhelmsen was sent down in the corresponding roster move. Manager Jeff Banister said he'll consider starting Martinez Saturday against the Cardinals, but no decision has been made yet. The 25-year-old carries a 4.50 ERA in 11 starts for Round Rock this year.
Jun 14 - 8:19 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock.

Cesar Ramos will take his place on the active roster. Martinez was called up earlier this month and allowed one run on one hit and two walks over one-third of an inning in his lone appearance. He should be back again before long.
Apr 25 - 4:39 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock.

He's switching places with Andrew Faulkner. Martinez was working as a starter in Round Rock but there's no room for him in the Rangers' rotation. The right-hander owns a 0.57 ERA in eight career relief appearances.
Apr 16 - 4:18 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock.

This means that A.J. Griffin will get the fifth starter job, as expected. Martinez posted an 8.59 ERA this spring, so he didn't do much to sway the Rangers.
Mar 29 - 1:01 PM

Nick Martinez failed to further his cause for a rotation spot Friday, giving up four runs -- three earned -- in three innings against the Rockies.

Martinez, who walked two and struck out none today, is sporting an 8.59 ERA. The door was open for him to be Yu Darvish's replacement, but now he seems Triple-A bound.
Mar 27 - 1:15 AM

Nick Martinez was knocked around for seven runs over two innings of work in Thursday’s Cactus League start against the split-squad White Sox.

He allowed seven hits and a walk. Five runs scored in the first inning, the big blow of which was a three-run homer from Jerry Sands. Martinez made 21 starts and three relief appearances with the Rangers last season while posting a serviceable 3.96 ERA. However, he averaged just 5.5 K/9 while walking 46 batters and hitting 13 batters in 125 innings. He’s slated to serve as organizational rotation depth in 2016.
Mar 10 - 5:45 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock.

Martinez has a rough 4.09 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 73/44 K/BB ratio in 121 innings (21 starts) this season for the Rangers. The right-hander will pitch out the bullpen.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 02:50:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock.

Martinez was only up for a day and didn't make an appearance. He'll rejoin Round Rock's rotation.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock.

Martinez has a rough 4.09 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 73/44 K/BB ratio in 121 innings this year for Texas. He will pitch in relief in his return to the Rangers' active roster.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 11:46:00 AM

Rangers optioned RHP Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock.

The move clears a roster spot for Chi Chi Gonzalez, who will start in place of Cole Hamels (groin) on Thursday afternoon against the Twins. Martinez was lit up for seven runs (four earned) over 3 2/3 innings on Wednesday.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 10:46:00 AM

Nick Martinez suffered a loss on Wednesday after surrendering seven runs (four earned) in 3 2/3 innings to the Twins.

Martinez gave up three home runs: a solo shot to Aaron Hicks in the first inning, a two-run jack to Miguel Sano in the third, and a three-run homer to Sano in the fourth. Shortstop Elvis Andrus committed an error in the fourth which helped prolong the inning ahead of Sano's blast. Overall, Martinez yielded 11 hits, walked none, and struck out four. The young right-hander has a 4.09 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and a 73/44 K/BB ratio over 121 innings. He'll try to rebound next week in a home start against the Mariners.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 11:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Ian Desmond
2Drew Stubbs
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Nick Martinez
8Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tony Barnette
7Tanner Scheppers
8Cesar Ramos