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Carlos Martínez
ERA W-L K
2.83 7-5 73
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 6-0 / 185 NFBC ADP: 101.37
Position: SPBorn: 9/21/1991 Birthplace: Puerto Plata, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Cardinals (2010)


Latest News
June 30 10:11 AM PT11:11 AM MT12:11 PM CT1:11 PM ET13:11 ET17:11 GMT1:11 10:11 AM MST12:11 PM EST12:41 PM VEN21:11 UAE12:11 PM CT-Martinez allowed eight hits in six-plus scoreless innings for St. Louis, which lost 3-2 to Kansas City in 12 innings Wednesday.
Analysis: Martinez has allowed two earned runs in 28 1-3 innings in his last four starts. He was limited to 89 pitches because of worries about cumulative fatigue. ''It actually was a really good idea, because I've been a little tired,'' Martinez said through an interpreter. ''I had pitched many innings in previous games.''
June 18 5:28 PM PT6:28 PM MT7:28 PM CT8:28 PM ET20:28 ET0:28 GMT8:28 5:28 PM MST7:28 PM EST7:58 PM VEN4:28 UAE (+1)7:28 PM CT-Martinez allowed four hits and a walk over seven shutout innings in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Texas.
Analysis: Martinez is on a roll, going 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA and 24 strikeouts over 29 1/3 innings in his last four starts. The left-hander next takes the ball Friday to make his first career start against Seattle.
June 12 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Martinez gave up one run and six hits in 8 1/3 innings in the Cardinals' 5-1 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Analysis: Martinez threw 122 pitches in his 49th career start. He struck out five, walked three and induced three double-play grounders with a sinker that regularly reached 96 mph. This was his third consecutive win after losing five straight starts.
May 31 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET15:24 ET19:24 GMT3:24 12:24 PM MST2:24 PM EST2:54 PM VEN23:24 UAE2:24 PM CT-Martinez ended his losing streak in a big way Monday, holding the Brewers to five hits and striking out eight over eight scoreless innings.
Analysis: Martinez went 0-5 with a 6.84 ERA in five May starts preceding his dominant Memorial Day effort. He faces the Giants at home Sunday night in his next assignment.
May 6 7:38 PM PT8:38 PM MT9:38 PM CT10:38 PM ET22:38 ET2:38 GMT10:38 7:38 PM MST9:38 PM EST10:08 PM VEN6:38 UAE (+1)9:38 PM CT-Martinez left Friday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to fatigue. Martinez had walked two of the three batters he faced in the top of the fourth, including Francisco Cervelli to load the bases.
Analysis: Martinez then fell behind 1-0 to Josh Harrison when Cardinals infielders met at the mound and the trainer came out onto the field.
May 2 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET22:01 GMT6:01 3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST5:31 PM VEN2:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Martinez needed only 63 pitches to get through his first five innings but was charged with four runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. He walked none and struck out eight Sunday.
Analysis: Martinez left the Cardinals briefly late last week to address a personal matter. The 24-year-old right-hander is the subject of a civil lawsuit filed against him by a woman in West Palm Beach, Florida, near the team's spring training site in Jupiter. Martinez's attorney has said the claims are false. The pitcher mostly avoided the issue after the game.
May 1 9:50 PM PT10:50 PM MT11:50 PM CT12:50 AM ET0:50 ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST12:20 AM VEN8:50 UAE11:50 PM CT-Martinez was expected to start Sunday against the Washington Nationals after leaving the team briefly to address a personal matter.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Martinez is the object of a civil lawsuit filed against him by a woman in West Palm Beach, Fla., near the team's spring training site in Jupiter. General manager John Mozeliak said Saturday he was aware of the case. Martinez is 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA. He was to oppose Washington ace Max Scherzer.
Apr. 27 11:58 AM PT12:58 PM MT1:58 PM CT2:58 PM ET14:58 ET18:58 GMT2:58 11:58 AM MST1:58 PM EST2:28 PM VEN22:58 UAE1:58 PM CT-Martinez improved to 4-0 by tossing eight scoreless innings in an 8-2 victory over Arizona on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Martinez yielded three hits and one walk while lowering his ERA to 1.93.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 StL 2 1 1 - 1 21 1 0 28.1 31 16 16 1 9 1 24 1.41 5.08
2014 StL 2 4 1 - 6 57 7 0 89.1 90 41 40 4 36 8 84 1.41 4.03
2015 StL 14 7 0 - 0 31 29 0 179.2 168 65 60 13 63 5 184 1.29 3.01
2016 StL 7 5 0 - 0 15 15 0 95.1 75 30 30 6 31 0 73 1.11 2.83
Career 25 17 2 - 7 124 52 0 392.2 364 152 146 24 139 14 365 1.28 3.35

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 StL 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 StL 57 12 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2015 StL 32 56 2 8 2 0 0 0 1 23 0 0 .143 .172 .179
2016 StL 17 29 3 7 0 0 0 4 0 7 0 0 .241 .233 .241
Career 127 99 5 18 2 0 0 6 1 35 0 0 .182 .196 .202

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2013 StL Total 0 1 0 - 0 12 0 0 12.2 7 5 5 0 3 1 11 3.55
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 3 0 0 2.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 9.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 4.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.00
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 5 0 0 6.0 5 3 3 0 1 1 5 4.50
2014 StL Total 0 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 4.0 3 1 1 0 4 0 2 1.93
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 6.75
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 2.2 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0.00
Career 0 1 0 - 0 16 0 0 16.2 10 6 6 0 7 1 13 3.24


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 838 101 88 95.8 58.68
Curveball 81 86 73 82.4 5.67
Slider 225 89 81 85.8 15.76
Changeup 284 92 82 87.2 19.89

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