Detroit Tigers
2014 Avg.
.317
 
Career Avg.
.303
Name  Victor Martinez
Born  12/23/1978
Height  6-2
Weight  210
Number  41
Position  DH
Bats  S
Throws  R
4/12/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: With no DH available, the Tigers will give Victor Martinez the night off Saturday against San Diego. SOURCE: Chris Iott, MLive.com
Insight: He got the start at first base last night and went 0-for-2 with a walk. Miguel Cabrera will move back to first with Nick Castellanos getting the nod at third base. Don't be surprised if V-Mart makes an apperance as a pinch-hitter later on in tonight's game.
 
2/14/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: According to Tom Gage of the Detroit News, Tigers DH Victor Martinez will catch more this season.
Insight: Martinez caught just three games last season which isn't enough to be eligible in many leagues. Manager Brad Ausmus called Martinez and apparently both are excited about the change. With 10 games in NL parks, it could be a way to get Martinez into the lineup and the result would be great for fantasy owners with another big bat available to start at catcher.
 
Hot10/17/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a career .462 hitter against Boston left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: He's one of three Tigers starters with at least a .450 regular season batting average against Lester (minimum 10 AB). Martinez had a big second half of the season and has continue to rake into the playoffs. He's 15-for-35 (.428) in nine postseason games this year.
 
10/16/2013 10:04:00 AM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez was replaced on the base paths because of a leg cramp late in Game 3 but he's expected to play Wednesday night in Game 4. SOURCE: Tigers.com
Insight: Martinez has probably been the Tigers' most consistent hitter this series with four hits in 11 trips to the plate. Even if the leg injury was bothering Martinez, it wouldn't be a big deal because he rarely plays the field. He's a .286 lifetime hitter versus tonight's starter Jake Peavy.
 
Hot10/15/2013 10:40:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is 11-for-27 (.407) against Boston's Game 3 starter John Lackey.
Insight: V-Mart was a hot hitter during the second half of the season (.361) and has stayed hot in the postseason. The heart of the Tigers order - Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Martinez have all had success versus Lackey.
 
10/13/2013 9:38:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is hitless in six career at-bats versus Boston starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: V-Mart was a hot hitter during the second half of the season (.361) and carried that through the first round of the playoffs against Oakland (9-for-20), but went 0-for-4 in the first game of this series.
 
Hot9/20/2013 1:49:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and two runs scored Friday night.
Insight: It seemed unfathomable that V-Mart would hit .300 this season when he was batting .225 on June 28, but he has hit .379 with just 24 strikeouts in 321 plate appearances since then.
 
Hot9/9/2013 1:49:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a career .563 hitter (9-for-16) against White Sox left-hander Chris Sale.
Insight: V-Mart (.294 with 73 RBI) has been much improved after the All-Star break batting .359 over his last 48 games. He's a must start on Monday.
 
Hot9/3/2013 1:43:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a career .600 hitter against Boston left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: He's one of three Tigers starters with at least a .500 batting average against Lester (minimum 10 AB). V-Mart is hitting .298 with 73 RBI a year after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL. To top it off, he still holds catcher eligibility in most leagues despite playing only two games behind the plate.
 
Hot9/2/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is batting .417 against Red Sox starter John Lackey.
Insight: Lackey is the pitcher he'll be facing Monday at Fenway Park. What a steal this guy has been. V-Mart is hitting .298 with 73 RBI a year after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL. To top it off, he still holds catcher eligibility in most leagues despite playing only two games behind the plate.
 
Hot9/1/2013 10:07:00 AM
Description: Detroit starter Victor Martinez hit .386 with two homers and 13 RBI in August.
Insight: Martinez is now hitting .298 with a .773 OPS on the year. That's pretty impressive considering he was batting .226 with a .606 OPS on June 21. Since then, Martinez has hit .375 with a .951 OPS in 63 games.
 
Hot8/31/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Detroit switch-hitter Victor Martinez is a .500 hitter against Cleveland lefty Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Martinez has been on fire since the beginning of July, batting .390 that month and .391 in August. Combined with a favorable matchup makes him a must start.
 
8/24/2013 3:05:00 PM
Description: Detroit switch-hitter Victor Martinez is not in Saturday's starting lineup against Matt Harvey and the Mets.
Insight: Martinez has been on fire since the beginning of July, batting .390 that month and .326 in August, but he's been in 127 of 128 games and can probably use the rest day.
 
8/16/2013 12:20:00 PM
Description: Detroit switch-hitter Victor Martinez will make his 10th start this season at first base on Friday.
Insight: This could make his eligible in some fantasy leagues at a position other than DH. Price Fielder is the DH in Game 1 of the twinbill. Martinez has finally found his swing, batting .392 in July and .352 in August.
 
Hot8/12/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: Detroit switch-hitter Victor Martinez is a career .583 hitter (7-for-12) against White Sox lefty Chris Sale.
Insight: Martinez is on fire, batting .371 over the past four weeks to raise his average to .281. Start him in this favorable matchup.
 
Hot8/8/2013 10:30:00 PM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI Thursday against Cleveland and is hitting .386 over his last 35 games.
Insight: Who would have though that after hitting .225 over his first 77 games this season, Martinez would be hitting 17 points higher than Prince Fielder less than two months later? That's where he is right now, batting .277 to Fielder's .260.
 
Hot8/6/2013 10:41:00 AM
Description: Detroit DH Victor Martinez is 9-for-19 (.474) against Cleveland starter Justin Masterson with a 1.215 OPS.
Insight: Martinez has finally found his swing after missing all of 2012 due to injury. He batted .390 in July with a 1.010 OPS and has continue to rip line drives in August (.357). He's a must start on Tuesday.
 
Hot7/25/2013 7:51:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez slugged his ninth homer of the season Thursday against the White Sox.
Insight: Martinez went 1-for-4 in the game and is 33-for-85 (.388) with nine doubles, three homers and 15 RBI in July.
 
Hot7/11/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez has his batting average up to .260, a high-water mark for the season, after going 3-for-4 Thursday against the White Sox.
Insight: Martinez has hit safely in 13 straight games and is batting .377 with two homers, 14 RBI and a 10/8 K/BB over his last 19.
 
Hot7/8/2013 9:57:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez extended his hitting streak to nine games on Sunday and faces a favorable matchup in left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Martinez is batting .378 during the streak to raise his average from .231 to .242. He's 8-for-16 with a home run against Kazmir. After a year on the sidelines, we're finally starting to see the real hitter.