|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||410.00||14.00||.224||52.00||47.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Bumgarner (Career)||5||2||0|| .400||.500||.400|
|vs LHP||41||7||0|| .386|| .171|| .171|
|07/28/2014||Jason Castro, C HOU|
Scooter Gennett, 2B MIL
Giancarlo Stanton, RF MIA
|Hanley Ramirez, SS LAD|
Russell Martin, C PIT
Hunter Pence, RF SF
|07/28/2014||Brian McCann, C NYY||Russell Martin, C PIT|
Matt Joyce, LF TB
|07/28/2014||Chase Utley, 2B PHI|
Russell Martin, C PIT
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C MIA|
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
|Last 10 Games|
|Russell Martin hits fifth home run Thursday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/10/14) Pirates catcher Russell Martin clubbed his fifth home run Thursday against the Cardinals.
Martin struck in the top of the ninth. Martin worked a three-pitch at-bat against Jason Motte. On the final pitch, he belted a 94 mph fastball out to left for a solo shot. Martin also singled twice and walked, reaching base four times. He finished 3 for 4, with one run and two RBI.
|Pirates giving Russell Martin time off to rest |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/29/14) The Pirates chose to give catcher Russell Martin a second straight day off Sunday against the Mets as a chance to give him another day to rest, per MLB.com.
"Catcher is a physically-taxing position," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said. "With the pure off-day [on Monday], [Pirates manager Clint Hurdle] and I walked through it and thought it was a good opportunity to give him another day to recover and keep him as strong and sharp as we can for the rest of the season."
|Russell Martin slugs fourth home run Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(6/24/14) Pirates catcher Russell Martin went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-5 win over the Rays Tuesday.
Martin's eighth-inning home run put his team up five runs, and they would need every one of them after the Rays scored four runs over the final two innings. The catcher's home run was his first in 59 June at-bats. He has hit .271/.415/.400 with four home runs and 23 RBI in 140 at-bats.
|Russell Martin on roll in June |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(6/14/14) Pirates catcher Russell Martin has just one home run since returning from a hamstring injury that landed him on the disabled list on May 23. But he has still been quite productive, especially in the past week.
Martin owns a five-game hitting streak and has 10 hits in his last 25 at-bats for a .400 mark. The mini-tear has catapulted his average from .239 to .274. He has 19 walks in 117 at-bats this season, contributing to a fine .402 on-base percentage.
|A new addition to the team in 2013, Russell Martin got much of the credit for the Pirates' first trip to the postseason in 21 years, even earning MVP consideration. But as far as Fantasy owners are concerned, he was the same player he's been for the last few years now. When he hit six home runs in April, a few held out hope he could recapture the form of his early Dodgers days now that he was out of the pressure cooker of New York and back in the NL, but he couldn't escape the inevitable regression to the mean. In the end, his home runs dipped from a career-high 21 in 2012 to a more typical 15, and he hit less than .240 for the third straight season thanks to a .127 mark in September. That's who he is now -- good enough to serve as a second catcher in leagues that require them but more of a headache than he's worth to some Fantasy owners -- and he's unlikely to change at age 31. If you want cheap pop at the position and can live with the peaks and valleys, you could give Martin a late-round look, but you'd be passing on the higher-upside Travis d'Arnaud, Mike Zunino, Josmil Pinto and Devin Mesoraco types to do so.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/28/14||@ SF||10:15 pm||Madison Bumgarner|
|7/29/14||@ SF||10:15 pm||Tim Hudson|
|7/30/14||@ SF||3:45 pm||Tim Lincecum|
|7/31/14||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Josh Collmenter|
|8/1/14||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Vidal Nuno|
|8/2/14||@ ARI||8:10 pm||Chase Anderson|
|8/3/14||@ ARI||4:10 pm||Trevor Cahill|