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28 J.D. Martinez LF
Height/Weight: 6-3/221 | Birthdate: 8/21/1987 | Birthplace: Miami, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 93/86 | Average Draft Position: 156.67
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No slowing J.D. Martinez down in July


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has continued his hot-hitting ways in the month of July, as he put together another multi-hit effort in a 16-4 win over the Royals.

Four days after slugging his career-high 12th home run of the season, Martinez was held in the yard Thursday. He still managed to make his impact felt, reaching base three times and driving in three runs, while going 2 for 3 with a walk. He added a pair of runs scored in the win.

Martinez is hitting .429/.462/.829 with three home runs and nine RBI in nine July games.  


J.D. Martinez one homer shy of career-high


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez continued his hot -hitting ways Tuesday, in a 3-0 win over the Athletics.

Martinez provided some insurance runs for Rick Porcello's complete-game shutout, with his sixth-inning two-run home run. He went 2 for 4 overall in the game, adding a double and a run scored in the win.

Martinez now has 10 home runs in just 145 at-bats, just one shy of his career-high set in 395 at-bats in 2012. He is hitting .317/.354/.628 since he was called up to join the Tigers.


J.D. Martinez to continue to see playing time


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is going to continue seeing playing time, according to mlive.com.

Manager Brad Ausmus met with outfielder Torii Hunter Wednesday to inform Hunter that Martinez might start more often. Hunter was receptive to the change, saying he doesn't mind as long as the team is winning. Martinez will also get some starts over left fielder Rajai Davis. 

Ausmus had good things to say about Martinez's recent surge. He described Martinez as the "prototypical" five hitter. In 122 at-bats, Martinez is hitting .320, with nine home runs.


J.D. Martinez homers yet again Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez went 2 for 4 with a walk, a double, a home run and two RBI in his team's 8-6 win over the Rangers Wednesday.

Martinez has been lights out at the plate over the last 10 days, hitting six home runs in his last nine games. He extended his hitting streak to 14 games Wednesday. Martinez has hit .320/.356/.648 with nine home runs and 31 RBI in just 122 at-bats.


J.D. Martinez goes deep again in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez continued his hot hitting Tuesday, as he extended his hitting streak to 13 games in an 8-2 win over the Rangers.

Martinez went 2 for 5 in Tuesday's game, with his eighth home run of the season. He drove in two runs and scored once, while adding a double and striking out twice in the win.

Martinez has found his swing after being cut by the Astros in the offseason. He is hitting .314/.346/.619 with eight home runs and 29 RBI in 37 games. 


J.D. Martinez worth a flier


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/23/2014) So I did something bold during my weekly add-drop session Sunday afternoon: I put in a claim for J.D. Martinez in just about every league where he was available.

Notice I said "just about." I understand that in some leagues, namely those of a shallower variety, creating roster space for a player of his stature is unconscionable, so just to add context, Collin McHugh was the player I dropped in the one league where I was successful. I was ready to drop Marco Estrada, A.J. Burnett, Adam Lind and Lucas Duda in others, though.

In short, I don't want to be late to the party like I was with Corey Dickerson. Martinez's minor-league track record is nearly as impressive as Dickerson's -- he has hit .332 with a .942 OPS in parts of six seasons -- but his major-league track record is so unimpressive by comparison that I'm naturally inclined to disregard what he's doing now.

I'm doing my best to fight that inclination in the hope of scoring big, like Dickerson's owners have done.

The recent reports of Martinez overhauling his swing this offseason -- changes that he describes as "extreme," "the complete opposite" and "reinventing himself" -- make my fight a little bit easier.


J.D. Martinez riding 12-game hitting streak


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has a 12-game hitting streak after going 1 for 4 with a two-run double and a run scored Sunday. Martinez has 13 RBI during the streak, which has upped his average to .310/.344/.593 in 113 at-bats.

Although Torii Hunter is expected back from his hamstring injury Tuesday when the Tigers visit Texas, manager Brad Ausmus isn't likely to sit Martinez.

"I don’t see how I can take him out of the lineup,” Ausmus told MLB.com, "unless he tells me he doesn’t want to play or can’t play."

The website said Hunter's return could cost Rajai Davis and Austin Jackson playing time.


J.D. Martinez hits seventh home run Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez belted his seventh home run Friday against the Indians.

Martinez stepped to the plate in the eighth inning with two men on base. He homered on the first pitch he saw from John Axford, taking a 95 mph fastball out to right. Martinez also singled and doubled earlier in the game. He finished 3 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI. 

Martinez is hitting .317 over 104 at-bats.


J.D. Martinez completely overhauled swing in offseason


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez completely overhauled his swing during the offseason, according to FoxSports.com.

Martinez watched video of both Miguel Cabrera and Ryan Braun, and attempted to take things from their swings. He worked with a personal hitting coach for three weeks, and then tested his new approach in Venezuela. "If you watch video of me in the past, it’s the complete opposite — it’s that extreme," Martinez said. "It’s kind of like I reinvented myself."

Martinez is hitting .300/.333/.570 over 100 at-bats.


J.D. Martinez still has playing time concerns


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/19/2014) With Torii Hunter sidelined by a hamstring injury, J.D. Martinez has started seven of the last eight games for the Tigers and has certainly made the most of the opportunity, batting .400 (12 for 30) with three homers. He now has six homers in 100 at-bats, which for most players would obviously be too good to be true, but maybe not for one who has routinely trounced the minor leagues, batting .332 with a .942 OPS over six seasons.

In other words, you're right to be intrigued. At age 26, Martinez isn't beyond a breakout even if his previous stints in the majors all ended in disappointment. Just look at Lonnie Chisenhall.

Unfortunately, Martinez has even clearer threats to his playing time than Chisenhall. His latest home run Thursday was just his third hit of any kind off a left-handed pitcher, giving him a .094 (3 for 32) batting average against them. Rajai Davis, meanwhile, has always hit lefties well, batting .295 for his career and .302 this year.

Austin Jackson isn't sitting, so where does that leave Martinez when Hunter returns Sunday? In a platoon, most likely.

As mixed-league owners are finding out with Corey Dickerson, platoon players don't make for the most reliable starters in Fantasy. I'm not bothering with Martinez outside of AL-only leagues.


J.D. Martinez continues power surge Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez homered for the second straight game and third time in four games, while extending his hitting streak to nine games during a 2-1 win Thursday vs. Kansas City. 

Martinez's only hit Thursday was a two-out solo home run off Danny Duffy in the fourth inning, which was the go-ahead hit and stood as the eventual game winner.

Martinez is batting .412 (14 for 34) with three home runs, four doubles, five runs and eight RBI during his nine-game hit streak. He's totaled six home runs, six doubles and 16 RBI in his last 20 games since May 18.


Tigers need to find regular playing time for J.D. Martinez


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) The Tigers might be mired in a pretty bad slump, losing 20 of their last 29 games through Wednesday, but amid the tough times has been the surprising play of outfielder J.D. Martinez. The 26-year-old outfielder is batting .355 with a .694 slugging percentage, 1.072 OPS, five home runs, six doubles and 15 RBI in his last 19 games.

Martinez's hot streak hasn't slipped past manager Brad Ausmus, who said "we have to" keep Martinez in the lineup because "he's swinging the bat well." (per MLive.com). That statement right there is really encouraging for Fantasy owners.

Ausmus doesn't have an easy job because he has four outfielders -- Martinez, Rajai Davis, Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter -- for three spots. Not to forget Andy Dirks (back) might be back next month. But even Ausmus is sensing he's probably going to have to keep Martinez in the lineup on a regular basis while his numbers are this good.

I know Martinez failed in Houston and didn't get off to a great start after his promotion from the minors this season. But prior to his callup, he was tearing the cover off the ball, like he is doing now. He hit .308 with an .846 slugging percentage, 1.212 OPS, 10 home runs and 22 RBI in 17 games for Triple-A Toledo. 

Ausmus even said Martinez profiles as a No. 5 hitter because of his power. If he keeps hitting behind Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, then he's going to get pitches to hit and this might be more than a hot streak. We just have to hope Ausmus sticks to his word and finds regular playing time for Martinez.


J.D. Martinez slugs grand slam Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez went 1 for 3 with a ninth-inning grand slam Monday, but it wasn't enough to avoid an 11-8 loss to the Royals.

Martinez took over for Torii Hunter, who left the game in the fourth inning with a hamstring cramp, and he pushed his team to within three runs with his home run in the ninth, but they would get no closer. Martinez has hit .270/.309/.494 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 89 at-bats.


J.D. Martinez clubs third home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez went 1 for 4 with a three-run home run in his team's 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday.

Martinez delivered his shot in the bottom of the ninth inning to bring his team within two, but that was as close as they would get before the Blue Jays finished off the win. He has hit .262/.324/.492 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 61 at-bats.


J.D. Martinez homers again Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez followed up his first home run of the season Monday with another blast Wednesday, going 2 for 5 with two walks, one home run and three RBI in his team's 11-10 loss to the Indians.

Martinez has been extremely hot over his last three games, going 5 for 10 with a double, two home runs and four RBI. The offensive surge gives him a .267/.333/.489 line with two home runs and 10 RBI in 45 at-bats.


J.D. Martinez smacks pinch-hit homer Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez tied things up in the ninth inning Monday by smacking a pinch-hit solo home run, but his team would go on to lose 5-4 in 10 innings.

Martinez drove his first home run of the season over the center-field wall on the second pitch he saw Monday to erase his team's deficit, but the Tigers weren't able to score again before the Indians' walkoff home run in the 10th inning. Martinez has hit .250/.295/.425 in 40 at-bats.


Tigers promote J.D. Martinez to major-league roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez was promoted from Triple-A Toledo to the major-league roster Monday, per MLive.com. 

Martinez has been on a tear at Triple-A, batting .308 with an .846 slugging percentage and 1.212 OPS in 17 games. He has one triple, three doubles, 10 home runs and 22 RBI. Martinez was averaging a home run every 6.5 at-bats with Toledo.


J.D. Martinez signs with Tigers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) The Tigers signed outfielder J.D. Martinez on Monday, a few days after he was released by the Astros, per MLB.com. Martinez hit .167 (3 for 18) with one double and one RBI in 14 spring games.

Astros dump disappointing J.D. Martinez


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) Outfielder J.D. Martinez, who has been a perennial disappointment since a promising start to his major league career with the Astros in 2011, has been waived by the team. The 26-year-old compounded his problems with a poor exhibition season.

Martinez still boasts too much potential to stay unemployed long. He is likely to be picked up by a team that needs young, talented outfielders and have the patience to groom him.


J.D. Martinez makes serious changes to offensive game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014) Astros outfielder J.D. Martinez said he spent the offseason overhauling his offensive game, according to the Houston Chronicle.

"I changed everything. Everything," Martinez said. "From my hands to my feet my leg kick my stride my load -- just everything."

Martinez, who is trying to earn his way back onto the 40-man roster, said the overall goal was to keep his bat in the hitting zone longer. 

"I was looking at video and noticed it through watching Jason (Castro)," Martinez said. "Watching Castro and how he changed his hands from two years ago to last year, and the adjustment that he made. It was kind of the same time Ryan Braun got popped for PEDs, and the whole Ryan Braun scandal was going on and all his highlights were showing up on TV.

"And I saw him and I was like, ‘Woah, am I the only one who doesn’t know this type of deal?’ And I kept going on the Internet and looking, and looking and looking, and I would look at mine and I would see the difference. How long they were in the zone, and how long my bat was in the zone."


Brett Wallace, J.D. Martinez still in good standing with Astros


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) Astros manager Bo Porter said Tuesday first baseman Brett Wallace and outfielder J.D. Martinez are not in any sort of last-leg situation with the team, according to the Houston Chronicle.

"I think you can look at Brett Wallace’s situation, J.D. Martinez’s situation and from a prospect standpoint, both of those guys have had success at the major-league level," Porter said. "But it just goes to show how quick things can turn at the major-league level. …. I believe both of those guys will have bounce-back years."


Carlos Correa, Mark Appel headline Astros' spring invitees


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2014) The Astros invited 20 non-roster minor-leaguers to spring training Tuesday, including infielder Carlos Correa and pitcher Mark Appel, the team announced.

The team's other invitees include pitchers Jake Buchanan, Rhiner Cruz, Jorge De Leon, Bobby Doran, Mike Foltynewicz, Jason Stoffel and Nick Tropeano; catchers Rene Garcia, Tyler Heineman and Carlos Perez; infielders Japhet Amador, Jonathan Meyer and Ronald Torreyes; and outfielders Delino DeShields, Leo Heras, J.D. Martinez, George Springer and Preston Tucker.

Correa, 19, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft. He hit .320/.405/.467 with nine home runs, 86 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 450 at-bats with Class A Quad Cities last season.

Appel, 22, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 amateur draft. He went 3-1 with a 3.79 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 33:9 K:BB ratio in 38 innings over 10 starts between low Class A Tri-City and Class A Quad Cities.


Astros claim Ryan Jackson, remove three from 40-man roster


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2013) The Astros claimed infielder Ryan Jackson off waivers from the Cardinals Wednesday while also releasing pitcher John Ely and designating outfielder J.D. Martinez for assignment. Infielder Jake Elmore was also claimed off waivers by the White Sox.

Jackson went 0 for 7 in seven appearances with the Cardinals last season while also hitting .278/.352/.346 with three home runs, 34 RBI and nine stolen bases in 442 at-bats with Triple-A Memphis. Ely pitched just four Triple-A innings before undergoing Tommy John surgery. Martinez hit .250/.272/.378 with seven home runs and 36 RBI in 296 at-bats with the Astros last season.


J.D. Martinez activated from DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2013) The Astros activated outfielder J.D. Martinez from the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Angels.

Martinez was not in the lineup Friday. He batted .256 with seven home runs and 36 runs driven in 273 at-bats before suffering a sprained wrist on July 26.

J.D. Martinez without timetable for return


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2013) Astros outfielder J.D. Martinez, who sprained his wrist July 26 and is on the disabled list, does not currently have a timetable to return to the lineup, MLB.com reports.

Manager Bo Porter said Martinez will do rehab work in Houston, but it is uncertain whether or not he'll need a minor league rehab assignment.

"I haven't had time to sit down with [trainer] Nate [Lucero} and map out his progress, but I know J.D.'s working hard and he'll be around the park while we're here," Porter said.