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Russell Martin
AVG HR RBI
.231 20 74
Team: TorontoHt / Wt: 5-10 / 205 NFBC ADP: 130.08
Position: CBorn: 2/15/1983 Birthplace: East York, Canada
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 17th Round by Dodgers (2002)


Latest News
Oct. 18 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET11:25 ET15:25 GMT23:25 8:25 AM MST10:25 AM EST10:55 AM VEN19:25 UAE10:25 AM CT-Martin's rough postseason continued when he went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in Toronto's Game 3 loss to Cleveland in the ALCS.
Analysis: The catcher has been a major liability at the plate during these playoffs, going 2 for 27 and striking out a whopping 12 times. He's fanned seven times in 11 at-bats in the ALCS.
Oct. 2 9:55 PM PT10:55 PM MT11:55 PM CT12:55 AM ET0:55 ET4:55 GMT12:55 9:55 PM MST11:55 PM EST12:25 AM VEN8:55 UAE11:55 PM CT-Martin drew a pair of walks and scored twice in Saturday's win at Boston, though he went 0 for 2 as his struggles at the plate lingered.
Analysis: The veteran catcher is a woeful 4 for 43 over his last 13 games but has walked 13 times over that span. Martin hasn't helped his fantasy owners in the batting average department, though his 20 homers and 74 RBIs have provided value.
Sep. 17 8:56 AM PT9:56 AM MT10:56 AM CT11:56 AM ET11:56 ET15:56 GMT23:56 8:56 AM MST10:56 AM EST11:26 AM VEN19:56 UAE10:56 AM CT-Martin doubled and scored Friday.
Analysis: He's just 5 for 34 over his last 11 games, but three of those hits are homers. Martin also has nine RBIs over that 11-game stretch.
Sep. 16 9:43 AM PT10:43 AM MT11:43 AM CT12:43 PM ET12:43 ET16:43 GMT0:43 9:43 AM MST11:43 AM EST12:13 PM VEN20:43 UAE11:43 AM CT-Martin homered for the second straight game and knocked in four runs in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Martin has six RBIs in the last two games. He's hit 19 homers and driven in 71 runs on the season.
Sep. 9 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET23:28 ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST10:58 PM VEN7:28 UAE (+1)10:28 PM CT-Martin was back in the Blue Jays' lineup for Saturday's win over Boston.
Analysis: The catcher was held out of Friday's game after exiting Wednesday's matchup with the Yankees with a sore left knee.
Sep. 4 4:37 PM PT5:37 PM MT6:37 PM CT7:37 PM ET19:37 ET23:37 GMT7:37 4:37 PM MST6:37 PM EST7:07 PM VEN3:37 UAE (+1)6:37 PM CT-Martin delivered the big hit Sunday in a 5-3 win at Tampa Bay, belting a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning.
Analysis: Martin is batting .338 with nine homers and 24 RBIs over his last 18 games.
Aug. 31 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET23:32 ET3:32 GMT11:32 8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST11:02 PM VEN7:32 UAE (+1)10:32 PM CT-Martin closed out a very productive month with a two-run homer Wednesday in a 5-3 win at Baltimore.
Analysis: Martin batted .286 with nine homers and 22 RBIs in 24 games in August.
Aug. 26 8:09 PM PT9:09 PM MT10:09 PM CT11:09 PM ET23:09 ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST10:39 PM VEN7:09 UAE (+1)10:09 PM CT-Martin homered, doubled and drove in five runs Friday to stay hot.
Analysis: He's batting .409 with seven homers, three doubles, 19 RBIs and 10 runs scored in his last 11 games.
Aug. 23 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET23:07 ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST10:37 PM VEN7:07 UAE (+1)10:07 PM CT-Martin had three hits and two RBIs on Tuesday.
Analysis: He is batting .469 with 13 home runs in his last eight games.
Aug. 20 11:07 PM PT12:07 AM MT1:07 AM CT2:07 AM ET2:07 ET6:07 GMT14:07 11:07 PM MST1:07 AM EST1:37 AM VEN10:07 UAE1:07 AM CT-Martin hit homered for one of his two hits Friday.
Analysis: He is 10 for 19 with five home runs and 10 RBIs in his last five games.
Aug. 17 1:44 PM PT2:44 PM MT3:44 PM CT4:44 PM ET16:44 ET20:44 GMT4:44 1:44 PM MST3:44 PM EST4:14 PM VEN0:44 UAE (+1)3:44 PM CT-Martin had his third straight multihit performance Wednesday, going 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI.
Analysis: Over his last four games, he's 8 for 15 with four homers, a double, eight RBIs and six runs scored.
Aug. 16 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET23:17 ET3:17 GMT11:17 8:17 PM MST10:17 PM EST10:47 PM VEN7:17 UAE (+1)10:17 PM CT-Martin homered in his third straight game Tuesday, going deep twice and driving in three runs.
Analysis: He has four homers and seven RBIs in his past three contests while going 5 for 10 with five runs scored.
Aug. 13 4:18 PM PT5:18 PM MT6:18 PM CT7:18 PM ET19:18 ET23:18 GMT7:18 4:18 PM MST6:18 PM EST6:48 PM VEN3:18 UAE (+1)6:18 PM CT-Martin hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the sixth inning of Saturday's 4-2 win over Houston.
Analysis: Over this last seven games, Martin has two hits in 21 at-bats.
Aug. 4 6:45 AM PT7:45 AM MT8:45 AM CT9:45 AM ET9:45 ET13:45 GMT21:45 6:45 AM MST8:45 AM EST9:15 AM VEN17:45 UAE8:45 AM CT-Martin went 2 for 3 with a walk Wednesday to extend his hitting streak to six games.
Analysis: Martin continues to put his poor start to the season in the past. He was batting .195 on June 7 but has hit .295 with four homers and 25 RBIs in his last 37 games. Martin is 8 for 20 during the six-game hit streak.
July 22 2:56 PM PT3:56 PM MT4:56 PM CT5:56 PM ET17:56 ET21:56 GMT5:56 2:56 PM MST4:56 PM EST5:26 PM VEN1:56 UAE (+1)4:56 PM CT-Martin (knee) went 0 for 3 in his return to the Blue Jays' lineup Monday.
Analysis: Martin missed the last three games after he fell when exiting a sauna at his Toronto residence Thursday.
July 8 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET22:51 ET2:51 GMT10:51 7:51 PM MST9:51 PM EST10:21 PM VEN6:51 UAE (+1)9:51 PM CT-Martin continued to break out of his season-long funk by going 2 for 4 on Friday.
Analysis: Martin was batting .195 on June 7 but has hit .295 with three homers and 21 RBIs in his last 24 games.
July 4 6:55 AM PT7:55 AM MT8:55 AM CT9:55 AM ET9:55 ET13:55 GMT21:55 6:55 AM MST8:55 AM EST9:25 AM VEN17:55 UAE8:55 AM CT-Martin was one of many Blue Jays to have a big game Sunday. He went 3 for 4 with a home run and five RBIs in a 17-1 rout of Cleveland.
Analysis: Martin had been 5 for 26 with one RBI over his previous seven games.
June 17 11:23 AM PT12:23 PM MT1:23 PM CT2:23 PM ET14:23 ET18:23 GMT2:23 11:23 AM MST1:23 PM EST1:53 PM VEN22:23 UAE1:23 PM CT-Martin had two hits, drove in two runs and scored one in Thursday's rout of the Phillies.
Analysis: Martin's batting average was under .200 all year before his current hot streak - 8 for 22 (.364) with 10 RBIs in his last eight games - pushed that mark to a season-best .214.
June 13 8:20 AM PT9:20 AM MT10:20 AM CT11:20 AM ET11:20 ET15:20 GMT23:20 8:20 AM MST10:20 AM EST10:50 AM VEN19:20 UAE10:20 AM CT-Martin went 2 for 5 with a three-run homer in the Blue Jays' 10-9 win over the Orioles on Sunday.
Analysis: It was the first multihit game for Martin this month. Four of his five homers this season have come since May 25.
June 11 10:01 AM PT11:01 AM MT12:01 PM CT1:01 PM ET13:01 ET17:01 GMT1:01 10:01 AM MST12:01 PM EST12:31 PM VEN21:01 UAE12:01 PM CT-Martin had an RBI single, two walks and a sacrifice in his four plate appearances Friday.
Analysis: Martin pushed his batting average above .200 for the first time all season. He's reached base 11 times in his last six games.
May 29 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET11:27 ET15:27 GMT23:27 8:27 AM MST10:27 AM EST10:57 AM VEN19:27 UAE10:27 AM CT-Martin continued his resurgence by recording three hits - including a home run - and three RBIs in Saturday's comeback win over Boston.
Analysis: After generating just one extra-base hit over his first 39 games, Martin is 6 for 17 with three homers and six RBIs over his last four.
May 26 11:01 AM PT12:01 PM MT1:01 PM CT2:01 PM ET14:01 ET18:01 GMT2:01 11:01 AM MST1:01 PM EST1:31 PM VEN22:01 UAE1:01 PM CT-Martin broke out in a big way Wednesday, hitting his first two home runs of the season in a win at Yankee Stadium.
Analysis: Martin delivered a solo shot in the sixth inning and a two-run blast in his next at-bat. The veteran catcher entered the game with only one extra-base hit in 122 at-bats.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 LAD 121 415 65 117 26 4 10 65 45 57 10 5 .282 .355 .436
2007 LAD 151 540 87 158 32 3 19 87 67 89 21 9 .293 .374 .469
2008 LAD 155 553 87 155 25 0 13 69 90 83 18 6 .280 .385 .396
2009 LAD 143 505 63 126 19 0 7 53 69 80 11 6 .250 .352 .329
2010 LAD 97 331 45 82 13 0 5 26 48 61 6 2 .248 .347 .332
2011 NYY 125 417 57 99 17 0 18 65 50 81 8 2 .237 .324 .408
2012 NYY 133 422 50 89 18 0 21 53 53 95 6 1 .211 .311 .403
2013 Pit 127 438 51 99 21 0 15 55 58 108 9 5 .226 .327 .377
2014 Pit 111 379 45 110 20 0 11 67 59 78 4 4 .290 .402 .430
2015 Tor 129 441 76 106 23 2 23 77 53 106 4 5 .240 .329 .458
2016 Tor 137 455 62 105 16 0 20 74 64 148 2 1 .231 .335 .398
Career 1429 4896 688 1246 230 9 162 691 656 986 99 46 .254 .350 .404

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 LAD Total 3 12 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .333 .385 .333
    LDS 3 12 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .333 .385 .333
2008 LAD Total 8 30 5 6 3 0 1 6 4 10 1 0 .200 .333 .400
    LDS 3 13 2 4 3 0 1 5 1 3 0 0 .308 .357 .769
    LCS 5 17 3 2 0 0 0 1 3 7 1 0 .118 .318 .118
2009 LAD Total 8 25 2 5 1 0 0 3 4 4 0 0 .200 .355 .240
    LDS 3 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 .111 .385 .111
    LCS 5 16 2 4 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 .250 .333 .313
2011 NYY Total 5 17 3 3 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 .176 .333 .235
    LDS 5 17 3 3 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 .176 .333 .235
2012 NYY Total 9 31 3 5 1 0 1 1 3 5 0 0 .161 .235 .290
    LDS 5 17 2 3 1 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 .176 .300 .412
    LCS 4 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .143 .143 .143
2013 Pit Total 6 17 2 5 0 0 2 6 3 5 0 0 .294 .364 .647
    WC 1 4 2 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 2.250
    LDS 5 13 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 5 0 0 .154 .278 .154
2014 Pit Total 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
    WC 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2015 Tor Total 8 26 3 4 2 0 0 1 4 8 0 0 .154 .333 .231
    LDS 4 15 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .200 .333 .333
    LCS 4 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 .091 .333 .091
2016 Tor Total 9 33 2 3 0 0 1 1 3 14 0 0 .091 .167 .182
    WC 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 3 12 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 5 0 0 .083 .214 .333
    LCS 5 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 .118 .167 .118
Career 57 195 22 36 8 0 5 18 24 52 1 0 .185 .300 .303


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