Houston Astros
2015 Avg.
.270
 
Career Avg.
.272
Name  J.D. Martinez
Born  8/21/1987
Height  6-3
Weight  220
Number  28
Position  LF
Bats  R
Throws  R
6/24/2015 3:28:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez hit his 17th homer of the season in the, 8-2, loss to the Indians on Wednesday.
Insight: Martinez drove in the only two Tigers runs in the game on his bomb. He was 1-for-3 in the game. Martinez is hitting .272 with 43 RBI and 40 runs to go with his 17 homers.
 
6/24/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is 3-for-15 with three extra-base hits in his career versus Indians starter Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: One of those extra-base hits was a home run. Martinez also has five RBI versus Carrasco. Miguel Cabrera isn't in the lineup Wednesday, but Martinez, Ian Kinsler, Victor Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes have all had success versus Carrasco in their careers, so it isn't unwise to stack Detroit Tigers in daily lineups on Wednesday.
 
6/23/2015 3:36:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is just 1-for-9 (.111) with seven strikeouts against Indians right-hander Danny Salazar.
Insight: Martinez, coming off his first career three home run game, crashed and burned on Monday going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in another favorable matchup. He should be avoided Tuesday. Update: Martinez will get Tuesday off. No surprise here.
 
6/23/2015 10:41:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is just 1-for-9 (.111) with seven strikeouts against Indians right-hander Danny Salazar.
Insight: Martinez, coming off his first career three home run game, crashed and burned on Monday going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in another favorable matchup. He should be avoided Tuesday.
 
Hot6/22/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has a favorable matchup on Monday against Indians starter Trevor Bauer.
Insight: Martinez, coming off his first career three home run game, is 5-for-11 with a home run and a 1.227 OPS against Bauer. Start him.
 
Hot6/21/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez exploded for three home runs and six RBi as Detroit routed the Yankees 12-4.
Insight: He took MahahiroTanaka deep in the first inning and then a solo blast off him in the fifth before finishing off his day with a three-run blast off just-brought-up Danny Burawa in the sixth.
 
6/15/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez homered for the second consecutive game.
Insight: After blasting a three-run homer on Sunday, Martinez hit a two-run shot on Monday against the Reds. He finished 2-for-4 and is now hitting .270 with 13 homers and 34 RBI this season.
 
6/14/2015 6:00:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer in the, 8-1, victory over the Indians on Sunday.
Insight: The homer extended Martinez's hitting streak to eight games. He was 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run in the game. Martinez is slashing .266/.328/.476 with 12 home runs and 32 RBI in 233 at-bats this year.
 
6/12/2015 3:40:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is not in Friday night's starting lineup.
Insight: Martinez doesn't hit Danny Martinez very well, or at all, so he's getting a routine day off. He's batting a mediocre .258, but with 10 homers and 27 RBI.
 
6/7/2015 4:56:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI as Detroit beat the Chicago White Sox, 6-4, on Sunday.
Insight: Martinez made a bonehead base running play as he forgot how many outs there were in the fourth, but fantasy owners can forgive him because he hit a two-run homer and drove in three in the victory. Martinez is hitting .258 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI in 217 at-bats this year.
 
6/7/2015 12:00:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is only 2-for-13 with three stikeouts in his career against White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: That's bad enough for a .154 career average. Martinez should be avoided if possible on Sunday. He is hitting .254 with nine home runs and 23 RBI in 213 at-bats this season.
 
5/19/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez had an RBI-single in the first as Detroit took and early lead, but Milwaukee scored the final eight runs of the game as the Brewers beat the Tigers, 8-1, on Tuesday.
Insight: Martinez was 1-for-3 with the RBI-single in the game. He is hitting .260 with eight home runs and 18 RBI in 146 at-bats this season.
 
5/13/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez went 2-for-2 in the loss to the Twins on Wednesday. He did, however, leave the game with lower back tightness.
Insight: Martinez left in the sixth inning. Consider him day-to-day. Martinez is hitting .236 with seven home runs and 16 RBI this season.
 
5/13/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is back in Thursday's lineup, at DH, after leaving early Wednesday.
Insight: Martinez left in the sixth inning with lower back tightness. He is hitting .236 with seven home runs and 16 RBI this season.
 
5/2/2015 3:43:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is getting the day off on Saturday.
Insight: Martinez is just 8-for-39 over his past 10 games, so some rest could do him good. Anthony Gose will start in center with Rajai Davis getting the call in right.
 
4/25/2015 10:45:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is 5-for-11 with a home run against Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer.
Insight: Martinez is hitting just .279, but has already blasted five homers this season with an .869 OPS. Make sure he's in your lineup for this favorable matchup.
 
4/14/2015 11:31:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is hitless in 10 at-bats against Pirates starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Martinez is off to one of the best starts in the AL with a league-leading four homers and nine RBI, but be wary of this unfavorable matchup.
 
4/12/2015 4:32:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez hit his third home run of the season on Sunday against the Indians.
Insight: Martinez was 3-for-5 in the series finale versus Cleveland. He had a two-RBI single in the second and then smashed a solo home run in the ninth. Martinez went 4-for-15 in the series.
 
4/9/2015 8:01:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez smacked his second homer of the season.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with three RBI, and is now hittng .308 through three games early on this season.
 
3/5/2015 6:01:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez went 3-for-3 versus the Braves on Thursday.
Insight: Martinez was great last season, slashing .315/.358/.553. It does, however, seem unlikely that he will maintain those numbers, and it also seems possible that he moves from fifth to sixth in the lineup with Yoenis Cespedes batting fifth. If owners can get him in a middle-round, by all means draft Martinez, but don't expect him to hit .300 again.