Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
2015 Draft Prep Guide
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
18 Carlos Martinez SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/185 | Birthdate: 9/21/1991 | Birthplace: Puerto Plata, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: St. Louis | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 92/76 | Average Draft Position: 184.28
STL

Latest Updates

 

Cards starter Carlos Martinez throws eight scoreless on Friday for win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez (2-0) allowed no runs on four hits and struck out eight in seven innings on Friday to defeat the Brewers.

Martinez has now allowed just three runs in 20 innings (1.35 ERA) this season.

Martinez's next start is set for Wednesday against the Phillies.

Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez earns first win of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez worked six strong innings in St. Louis' 5-2 win over the Reds Saturday. Martinez allowed one run on three hits with four strikeouts in the outing.

His only mistake of the day came in the fifth inning when he allowed a lead off home run to Zack Cozart. He set the next three batters down in order. 

"He seems to have a pretty good feel for the changeup and the breaking ball, to kind of put a little more on, take a little off," manager Mike Matheny said to FOXSports.com. "That's something you don't necessarily teach. It's just a feel."

He will look to keep things rolling Friday against the Brewers.


Cardinals' Carlos Martinez strikes out eight vs. Reds


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez didn't factor into the decision in his first start of the season Sunday, surrendering two earned runs on four hits and two walks in six innings while striking out eight in his team's 7-5, 11-inning win over the Reds.

Martinez was making his second appearance of the season, as he was used in a relief capacity on Opening Night one week ago. He was mostly dominant in Sunday's start, though he did serve up solo home runs in the second and fifth innings.

Martinez is slated to face the Reds again Saturday.


Cardinals plan to limit innings for Michael Wacha, Carlos Martinez


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Since Michael Wacha had shoulder problems in 2014 and Carlos Martinez has never thrown more than 150 innings in his career, the Cardinals are expecting to limit both starting pitchers at some point this season, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“We have some numbers in mind, but not early on,” manager Mike Matheny said. “I think you’ve got to wait and see where things are leading. If they’re throwing high volume, we’ll worry about that down the road, and we can use the All-Star break or we can use some of our off days to change things. This isn’t something where we need to start holding them back now. I don’t think that’s a great idea. But we don’t need to push.”

Martinez has never thrown more than 120 1/3 innings in one season. General manager John Mozeliak indicated Martinez might be limited to around 150 innings this season.

“Getting in that range would be a fair question," he said.


Cubs, Cardinals postponed Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Tuesday's game between the Cubs and Cardinals has been postponed due to the forecast of rain and sub-freezing wind chills throughout the evening, the Cubs announced.

A makeup date for Tuesday's postponement has yet to be scheduled, but it is likely to come in July or September rather than this week. Jake Arrieta and Lance Lynn were the scheduled starters for Tuesday's matchup.

Lynn has been named the starter for Wednesday's series finale against the Cubs. The Cardinals will keep the rotation in line moving forward, with John Lackey, Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez on tap to face the Reds this weekend. Adam Wainwright is now scheduled to take the mound for the team's home opener Monday against the Brewers.


Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez still on track for Saturday start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez is on track to throw a bullpen session Tuesday or Wednesday after throwing 20 pitches in relief during Sunday's opener against the Cubs, per MLB.com. 

Martinez needed the extra work Sunday since his last spring appearance was Wednesday. He is still on track for his season debut Saturday against the Reds.


Cardinals' Carlos Martinez throws six scoreless in final spring start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez threw very well in his final Grapefruit League start Wednesday against the Mets. The right-hander threw six scoreless innings, allowing three hits (all singles) and one walk. He struck out five in a 5-4 win. 

"He was in a really good place today," manager Mike Matheny said after the outing, per MLB.com. "This was one of those that you just hope they put away and remember whatever it takes to get you back there. That was a good rhythm. That was a good mound presence. That was good preparation. Everything he did, let's repeat it."

Martinez finishes the spring with a 2.86 ERA in six outings (five starts). He allowed just one run over his final three outings (14 innings).

Martinez will make his first start of the season April 11 against the Reds.


Cardinals finalize rotation plans for start of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) The Cardinals announced Wednesday starting pitcher Lance Lynn will start the second game of the season on April 7 against the Cubs. It was already previously announced Adam Wainwright would start the season opener Sunday against the Cubs.

John Lackey will then finish out the Chicago series April 8. Michael Wacha will open a three-game series April 10 at Cincinnati, and he will be followed by Carlos Martinez before the rotation resets. 

Lynn is on track to start the home opener on April 13 against the Brewers.


Cardinals' Martinez edges out Gonzales for final spot in rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced Monday starting pitcher Carlos Martinez has beaten out Marco Gonzales for the final spot in the rotation. Gonzales will be in the rotation at Triple-A Memphis.

Martinez is 1-0 with a 3.94 ERA in five spring outings (four starts). He also struck out 16 batters and walked five in 16 innings.

Gonzales had a pretty solid spring, going 3-0 with a 1.04 ERA in five outings (four starts). Although, he did have some control issues, walking seven batters in 17 1/3 innings. He had nine strikeouts.

"Marco needs to stay on point because if anything happens between now and the beginning of our season, he's a guy that we have all the faith in the world and believe that he's going to be a good pitcher for a long time," Matheny said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "He had a disadvantage going into this from the beginning. And we knew that. For now, we believe that Carlos is our guy to start that fifth game for us."


Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez not worried about role on staff


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez gave up just one run on five hits in five innings of work Friday against the Nationals. Martinez, who is competing for the final spot in St. Louis' starting rotation, has allowed just seven runs in 16 innings of work.

"I've been working hard," Martinez said through an interpreter to MLB.com. "Some of the outings haven't gone as good as I've wanted to, but I'm just trying to learn from that and get better every day."

Martinez is still focused on earning a starting spot.

"Right now I'm fighting to be a starter," Martinez said. "But if they call me into the bullpen I'm going to be ready for the team. I just want to help the team win, and I'm going to be ready when my name gets called."


Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez goes three scoreless innings


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez was able to throw three scoreless innings Saturday. It was a bounce back performance for Martinez, who struggled in his last appearance, giving up five runs. Martinez is in wait-and-see mode as the final roster cut downs get closer and closer, reports MLB.com.

"They haven't talked to me about it. My goal is to help the team. But my mentality right now is as a starter," Martinez said through an interpreter. "It's up to them, the manager and the front office, to decide that. My idea is to help the team in any position they put me. But, as I mentioned, my mentality is to be a starter."

Matheny understands the difficult position Martinez is in.

"I'll say that for any of these guys that don't achieve what they're trying to achieve and what they work all winter for, what they're dreaming about and their aspirations in this game, I think they all have a sense of disappointment about not being where they want to be," Matheny said. "But I don't think it lasts very long for guys who go about it the right way. And I think he understands, if we get specifically to Carlos, where we are right now. We've been very honest with him. Just go out and pitch and we're going to try to do what's best for the team. Don't get too distracted by all the scenarios, even though we know they need to be talked about."


Cardinals' Carlos Martinez slammed in Sunday's spring start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez struggled Sunday, allowing five earned runs on four hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings while striking out one in his team's tie with the Twins.

Martinez came into the game with just one earned run allowed in 4 2/3 innings, but Sunday's dud gives him a 6.75 ERA in eight innings. He's competing for the fifth spot in the rotation this spring.

"Carlos also had two extremely impressive outings, and this one wasn't as bad as it looked," manager Mike Matheny said. "The door's open. It's just competition. We're truly trying to watch with an open mind to see what looks the best. Obviously we have a lot of games left, a long way to go to get everybody there."


Cardinals' Carlos Martinez dominates in early start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez dominated on Thursday against the Marlins.

Martinez tossed two perfect innings, striking out three batters in the process. The 23-year-old is considered a strong favorite for the fifth spot in the rotation, but must beat out Jaime Garcia and Marco Gonzales for the role. 

Following the start, Martinez said throwing strikes was his main goal. "I tried to focus on every pitch and be on the zone," Martinez said. "That's basically my main focus right now, to concentrate on the strike zone. That's how I want to work until the end."

Martinez posted a 4.03 ERA over 89 1/3 innings last season. 


Cardinals' Carlos Martinez to pitch on Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez will get the start on Thursday against the Marlins, according to MLB.com.

Martinez is expected to throw around 40 pitches during the start. The club is hoping Martinez goes two innings. Martinez prepared for the start by throwing two simulated innings against the Cardinals on Monday. Martinez, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, said he just needs to go out and perform. 

"I need to go out and perform," he said. "I'm going to keep focused and have the same mentality to do my best even though it's the first [start]. Every time I take the mound, I'm going to feel like it's the last one."

Martinez, 23, posted a 4.03 ERA over 89 1/3 innings last year. 


Cardinals' Martinez hoping maturity helps him earn a spot


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is hoping his maturity will help him win a spot in the team's rotation, according to the Associated Press.

The 23-year-old Martinez has already been the talk of camp, and it has nothing to do with his pitching. "A year ago you'd just see a kid bounding around here. It's amazing the transformation," manager Mike Matheny said. "In general there's a whole different demeanor to him."

Martinez believes there's a reason for that. After getting some time in the rotation last year, Martinez pitched well in winter ball during the offseason. He believes that experience will help him this season. "What I want to let everyone know is that I do have a little more experience, and with experience comes a little maturity," he said. "I hope to build off of that."

Martinez seems to be the favorite for the team's fifth starter job, but he'll have to perform in order to win that role. "He's going to be given a lot of opportunities to win that spot, but he has to earn it," general manager John Mozeliak said.

Martinez posted a 4.03 ERA over 89 1/3 innings last year. 


Cardinals to discuss innings workload for Carlos Martinez


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez, who is set to compete for a spot in the rotation this spring, showed up to the team's spring-training complex Monday morning to find his locker moved next to veteran catcher Yadier Molina.

The move was made at the suggestion of Molina, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

"I thought it was a great idea," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "Yadi is excited to have Carlos near him. Carlos is going to be the recipient of baseball talk."

While players aren't required to report to camp until later this week, Martinez is one of more than 20 Cardinals to report early, and most are participating in voluntary workouts. He finds himself battling for a rotation spot after spending much of his time with the major-league club in the bullpen, and Molina is primed to help him reach his goal.

"I’m going to have help from him, and it’s important I feel more comfortable around him now," Martinez said through a team official who assisted as translator. "It’s huge. I know I’m going to get a lot of advice."

Matheny said the team will meet later this week to discuss Martinez's workload in 2015. He threw 99 2/3 innings in 2014, with 50 of his 59 appearances coming in relief.

"We’re toying with the expected workload," Matheny said. "But first things first. He’s got to come in and win a job. He won’t have anything given to him."

In his most recent stint exclusively as a starter, Martinez went 5-3 with a 2.51 ERA and 63:27 K:BB ratio in 68 innings over 13 Triple-A starts in 2013. His competition this spring should include Marco Gonzales and Jaime Garcia.


Cardinals' Martinez will 'be ready' to compete for spot in rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez performed well in the Dominican winter league this offseason. The right-hander, who will compete for a spot in the Cardinals' rotation this spring, posted a 2.25 ERA with 26 strikeouts and just two talks in 24 innings (five starts). He even won three times, per MLB.com.

"I feel mentally, emotionally really good that I've had that chance to work real hard there and bring that to spring training," Martinez said. "I feel like, yes, this is my spot. I feel like I'm the pitcher I'm meant to be, and I have experience now. I'll be ready."

Martinez added he will dedicate "this year and every year" to fallen teammate and friend Oscar Taveras, who was killed in a car accident in October. Martinez will wear Taveras' No. 18.

"I spoke to [general manager] John Mozeliak, and I'm thankful they've given me the opportunity to wear it," Martinez said. "[Taveras] was a friend, a brother, and it's an honor for me to be able to wear it. I'll wear it for the rest of my career."


Mozeliak: Carlos Martinez will 'be given clean path' to rotation spot


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Carlos Martinez appears to be a favorite for the final spot in the rotation following the trade of Shelby Miller, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated during an interview with MLB Network Radio on Tuesday.

"He'll be given a clean path to fifth spot, if he comes to spring training prepared," Mozeliak said.

Martinez spent most of the 2014 season in the Cardinals' bullpen, but he did make seven starts, going 2-1 with a 4.45 ERA. Overall, he was 2-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 57 appearances.


Report: Trade of Miller should clear rotation spot for Cardinals' Martinez


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) With the trade of starting pitcher Shelby Miller to the Braves on Monday, the deal should clear a spot in the Cardinals' rotation for pitcher Carlos Martinez, according to the USA Today.

Martinez spent most of the 2014 season in the Cardinals' bullpen, but he did make seven starts, going 2-1 with a 4.45 ERA. Overall, he was 2-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 57 appearances. 

Martinez was an elite starting-pitcher prospect in the minors. He was considered a top-40 prospect by Baseball America from 2012-14.


Carlos Martinez back from stint in minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) The Cardinals recalled pitcher Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis Sunday. Martinez made two starts for Memphis following an early August demotion, tossing 10 1/3 scoreless innings and striking out seven.

Carlos Martinez sent down to Triple-A


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) The Cardinals optioned pitcher Carlos Martinez to Triple-A Memphis, after spending a week in the bullpen.

Martinez was hit hard in his last few outings, and heads to Triple-A with a 4.74 ERA in 68 1/3 innings of work at the major-league level. 


Carlos Martinez being moved back to bullpen


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is headed back to the bullpen as Shelby Miller will rejoin the rotation Saturday against the Cubs, according to MLB.com. Martinez went 2-1 with a 4.45 ERA over seven starts since joining the rotation June 16.

Carlos Martinez escapes rough outing with no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez had some struggles but managed to escape a rough outing with a no-decision Sunday night at home against the Dodgers. The right-hander was charged with three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over four innings pitched. Of his 74 pitches, only 45 were strikes.

Over his last three starts covering 14 innings, Martinez has allowed 11 earned runs. He owns a 4.57 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP over 67 innings of relief. He will make his next start Saturday against the Cubs in Chicago.


Cardinals announce rotation for Dodgers series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) The Cardinals have chosen to give All-Star pitcher Adam Wainwright a few extra days to rest following the break, as he will not pitch in the weekend series against the Dodgers, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Lance Lynn will start the second-half opener Friday. He will be followed by Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez in the three-game series.


Carlos Martinez gets roughed up in final start before the break


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez was roughed up Sunday afternoon against Milwaukee, dropping to 2-4 on the year. The right-hander was shelled for four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five over four innings of an 11-2 defeat.

Martinez enters the All-Star break with a 4.43 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP over 63 innings of work. His next start remains to be seen, as the Cardinals have yet to announce their post-break rotation.