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Nick Martinez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Nick Martinez finally took his first loss after yielding two runs in seven innings Thursday against the Red Sox.
It was another remarkably solid start for Martinez, but we're still thoroughly unimpressed by his stuff. There's no taking away his 2.03 ERA through 10 starts, but he's going to start to fade. May 28 - 11:22 PM

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Nick Martinez cruised to an easy victory against the Yankees on Saturday, allowing two runs on five hits over his seven innings.

Martinez racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon while walking just two, both of which came in his first inning of work. While most of the advanced metrics continue to point to severe impending regression, all Martinez has done is post a 4-0 record, 1.96 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 30/17 K/BB ratio. While he still isn't an every start recommendation in mixed leagues, he should be considered a streaming option for Thursday's matchup against the struggling Red Sox.
May 23 - 4:13 PM

Nick Martinez pitched wildly against the Indians on Sunday, walking five while allowing one run over five innings.

Martinez did strike out six in the contest, but he threw just 57 of his 103 pitches for strikes and couldn't make it past five innings. The lone run on his line came when he served up an RBI double to Michael Brantley in the fifth inning. Martinez has a 1.88 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Even when he's allowing runners on base, not many of them are scoring. He'll try to pitch more efficiently when he heads to Yankee Stadium for an afternoon start next weekend.
May 17 - 6:05 PM

Nick Martinez allowed four runs -- three earned -- over 6 1/3 innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Royals.

Martinez was cruising along until the sixth inning, when the Royals put up three runs on three hits, an error and a sacrifice fly. He still registered a quality start despite not getting the win, giving him six quality starts in seven outings this year. Martinez remains 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA heading into a start against the Indians on Sunday.
May 13 - 12:08 AM

Nick Martinez was lifted after allowing three runs in 4 2/3 innings Thursday against the Rays.

Martinez was spotted a 5-0 lead tonight, but he gave up four hits and a walk in the fifth, causing the Rangers to pull him while he was one out away from qualifying for the victory. It's Martinez's second straight subpar outing, though three of the five runs he allowed Saturday against the A's were unearned. The Rangers have still won all six of his starts, but that streak is due to end soon.
May 7 - 11:22 PM

Nick Martinez allowed five runs (two earned) over six innings in Saturday's win over the A's.

Martinez didn't factor into the decision here, as the Rangers pulled out the victory in the 10th inning. In his time on the mound, the 24-year-old right-hander struck out two without walking a batter. Martinez had allowed just one run heading into the seventh inning, but he unraveled after an Elvis Andrus fielding error and would, at one point, hit Josh Phegly with the bases loaded to force in a run. Martinez now holds a minuscule 0.84 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP, plus a 13/8 K/BB ratio. Needless to say, we don't think this is sustainable. He will attempt to continue throwing up smoke and mirrors when he takes to the road against the Rays in his next start.
May 3 - 1:12 AM

Nick Martinez did not allow a run in Sunday's extra-innings win over the Angels.

Over his six innings on the mound, Martinez scattered seven hits and walked two. He added a pair of strikeouts to complete the line. This was Martinez's second shutout outing of the season. He wouldn't factor into the decision, though, as the Rangers would need extras to cap off the 5-4 win. Through four starts, Martinez holds a microscopic ERA of 0.35, a slightly more visible WHIP of 1.12 and an 11/8 K/BB ratio covering 26 innings. These numbers are not sustainable, but we'll let him enjoy it while it lasts. He'll try to continue to baffle the universe when he takes on the A's at home in his next start.
Apr 26 - 9:01 PM

Nick Martinez was solid in a start against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, giving up one run in six innings, but took a no-decision in the Rangers' win.

Martinez scattered five hits and a walk while striking out three. The D'Backs scored their only run in the second inning on a Nick Ahmed ground out to plate Yasmany Tomas. Martinez has been a bright spot for the Rangers. Over his first three starts, he has a 0.45 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP and a 9/6 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. Martinez will have to deal with a tough Mariners lineup at home in his next start.
Apr 22 - 12:53 AM

Nick Martinez improved to 2-0 after limiting the Angels to one unearned run in seven innings in the Rangers' win Tuesday.

Martinez is on a roll as he blanked the Athletics over seven innings in his season debut on Thursday. The Angels scored their only run against him in the seventh thanks in part to a rare throwing error from Adrian Beltre. On the evening, Martinez gave up five hits, walked three, and struck out one. He'll take his flawless ERA to Arizona to face the Diamondbacks next.
Apr 14 - 11:43 PM

Nick Martinez delivered an outstanding performance in Thursday’s victory over the Athletics, scattering four hits and a pair of walks over seven shutout innings.

Martinez also racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon. Although this effort is certainly encouraging, remember that the right-hander came into the day sporting a career 4.55 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 140 1/3 innings. He’s not the type to get crazy and spend a bunch of money on in free agent bidding this weekend. He’ll look to carry over this fine effort when he takes on the Angels in Arlington on Tuesday.
Apr 9 - 6:11 PM

Nick Martinez turned in his roughest outing of the spring on Tuesday, surrendering seven runs (six earned) on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings against the Diamondbacks.

Martinez also issued three free passes while striking out two. Even with the abomination, he still owns a 4.20 ERA and 11/4 K/BB ratio over 15 innings in Cactus League play. He'll open the season as the fifth starter in the Rangers rotation but is unlikely to carry any mixed league fantasy value, especially pitching half of his games in Arlington.
Mar 31 - 10:55 PM

Nick Martinez has won the fifth spot in the Rangers' rotation.

The news was expected and was officially announced by manager Jeff Banister on Sunday. Martinez posted an ordinary 4.55 ERA with just 77 strikeouts over 140 1/3 innings last season but boasts a 0.84 ERA this spring. He's not recommended for fantasy purposes.
Mar 29 - 2:15 PM

Nick Martinez recorded four strikeouts while spinning six scoreless frames Thursday against the Rockies.

He yielded five hits (four of them were singles) while walking one. It's a performance that just might be enough to wrap up the fifth spot in the rotation for Martinez, who now boasts a microscopic 0.84 ERA this spring. He's competing primarily with Nick Tepesch for the job.
Mar 26 - 11:43 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News believes that Nick Martinez leads the competition for the Rangers' No. 5 starter job.

He cautions that "nothing is decided" but thinks that Martinez is the "front runner." Martinez's main competitors for the gig are Nick Tepesch, Anthony Ranaudo and Lisalverto Bonilla. The 24-year-old made 24 starts for Texas last season, posting a 4.55 ERA with just 77 strikeouts over 140 1/3 innings overall.

Nick Martinez allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.

Making his final start of the year, Martinez gave up just four hits without walking a batter. The A's got to him for two runs in the second inning and his counterpart, Sonny Gray, threw a complete-game shutout, saddling Martinez with the loss. The 24-year-old certainly wasn't expected to contribute 140 1/3 innings this season, and he ends the year 5-12 with a 4.55 ERA. Better days should be ahead for Martinez.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 06:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Adam Rosales
2Hanser Alberto
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Nick Martinez
5Wandy Rodriguez
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
7Matt Harrison
8Martin Perez
9Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Neftali Feliz
3Keone Kela
4Tanner Scheppers
5Anthony Bass
6Jon Edwards
7Sam Freeman
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Ross Detwiler
10Nick Tepesch
11Lisalverto Bonilla