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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||550.00||28.00||.278||91.00||71.00||5.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore||7||0||0|| .125|| .000|| .000|
|vs Gibson (Career)||8||3||0|| .500||.444||.375|
|vs RHP||327||104||14|| .357|| .523|| .318|
|12/26/2014||J.D. Martinez, LF DET|
Torii Hunter, RF MIN
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA
Prince Fielder, 1B TEX
Jonathan Lucroy, C MIL
Hunter Pence, RF SF
Scott Kazmir, SP OAK
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
Casey Janssen, RP WAS
Dallas Keuchel, SP HOU
|Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Greg Holland, RP KC
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
Jaime Garcia, SP STL
Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
Carlos Gonzalez, LF COL
Ken Giles, RP PHI
Starling Marte, LF PIT
Josh Harrison, 3B PIT
Brian McCann, C NYY
Jake McGee, RP TB
|12/26/2014||Matt Carpenter, 3B STL|
Roenis Elias, SP SEA
|J.D. Martinez, LF DET|
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD
|12/26/2014||Kyle Gibson, SP MIN|
Jesus Montero, DH SEA
|J.D. Martinez, LF DET|
|Last 10 Games|
Tigers' Martinez attributes success to listening to veteran players
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/4/15) After struggling in three seasons with the Astros, outfielder J.D. Martinez finally enjoyed a breakout season in 2014 with the Tigers. He said listening to some of the veteran players, including Miguel Cabrera, was a big help in his turnaround.
"I learned so much just from watching them and picking their brains, and it really did help me," Martinez said, per the Detroit Free Press.
General manager Dave Dombrowksi agrees learning from veteran players was key for Martinez.
"There's no doubt," Dombrowski said. "Look at how he used the opposite field. Look at how he drove the ball out of the ballpark to rightfield and centerfield. J.D. definitely benefited, and we saw how good of a hitter he became last year for us."
Martinez hit .315 with a .553 slugging percentage, .912 OPS, 23 home runs, 30 doubles and 76 RBI in 123 games. He said he has spent the offseason fine-tuning his swing after revamping it last offseason.
"Little hitches and bat habits that maybe I wanted to polish up from last year, and the years before that I didn't have as much time to do before the season," he said. "This year just gives me more time to polish up things I want to before the season starts."
Report: Tigers, J.D. Martinez settle at $3 million
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The Tigers have avoided arbitration with outfielder J.D. Martinez by agreeing to a one-year, $3-million deal, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Martinez was eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. He hit .315/.358/.553 with 23 home runs and 76 RBI in 441 at-bats in 2014.
David Price, Rick Porcello among Tigers players tendered contracts
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/2/14) As expected, the Tigers have tendered contracts to all four arbitration-eligible players prior to the midnight deadline on Tuesday, reports the Detroit Free-Press. Those players include: Al Alburquerque, J.D. Martinez, Rick Porcello and David Price.
Tigers standout J.D. Martinez could move to DH in 2015
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(11/7/14) Brad Ausmus is considering using 2014 Tigers surprise J.D. Martinez at designated hitter next season if Victor Martinez flies the coop in free agency.
"It's possible," Ausmus told the Detroit News. "We're certainly hoping something works out with Victor, but we have talked about that, about using J.D. there depending on how things shake out."
Martinez was used primarily in left field this year.
"I don't think you'd have to stick him at DH and never take him out or not use him in the outfield," Ausmus added. "Really, at that age -- Martinez is 27 -- I don't think I'd want to pigeon-hole him at DH."
|2014 summary: J.D. Martinez spent the months heading into the 2014 season reworking his entire approach at the plate, but you wouldn't have known it from the small sample of plate appearances he got in spring training. After Martinez went 3 for 18 with a double and two walks, the Astros waived him just over a week before the start of the season. Houston's loss was Detroit's gain, as the Tigers signed Martinez, and by June he was a staple in their starting lineup. The fourth-year outfielder started out strong, and aside from a brief lull in early August, he didn't slow down. Martinez ended the year with a .315 batting average, 23 home runs, 30 doubles and 76 RBI in 441 at-bats.|
Playing time status: Martinez's strong and consistent play has earned him a starting role heading into 2015.
2015 outlook: A more aggressive approach may have helped Martinez to develop greater power, but it also contributed to higher swing and strikeout rates. While Martinez could flirt with 30 home runs and 40 doubles, he won't likely hit .346 on grounders again. A decline in his overall batting average could keep Martinez out of the top 20 outfielders in terms of Fantasy value, but if he misses, it probably won't be by much. He should be one of the first 90 players off the board overall.
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