Jose Martinez

Jose Martinez Fantasy

Healthy
0.141 379th
2019
2.7 358th
2019
0.343 213th
2019
0.750 249th
2019
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Height / Weight
6' 6" / 215 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
7/25/1988 (31)
Experience
4
College
None

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Jose Martinez News

Jose Martinez Limits Rays Flexibility

The Tampa Bay Rays want to get the most out of outfielder Jose Martinez's right-handed power bat, but to do so they need him to play first base occasionally. Martinez was making slow progress defensively in spring training. As only a designated hitter or as a pinch-hitter off the bench, Martinez limits what the Rays can do with their lineup. The 31-year-old hit over .300 in both 2017 and 2018 with the Cardinals, but he dropped to .269 with the Cardinals last year and hit just 10 home runs in 128 games with limited playing time. His defensive shortcomings could cost him again in his new home on a team that values position flexibility as much as any other team in baseball. For the uncertainty of his playing time, he can probably be avoided in most mixed leagues.

over 2 months ago
Rays Acquire Jose Martinez, Randy Arozarena

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired outfielders Jose Martinez and Randy Arozarena from the Cardinals on Thursday in exchange for top left-handed pitching prospect Matthew Liberatore and low-level catching prospect Edgardo Rodriguez. The Cardinals also sent a competitive-balance Round A pick (38th overall) to the Rays, who sent their Round B pick (66th overall) to St. Louis. Tampa had been targeting outfield help to complement Hunter Renfroe, Kevin Kiermaier and Austin Meadows. Martinez, 31, hit .305 with 17 home runs and 83 RBI in 2018, but his numbers dipped with less playing time and an injury last year. He could be a nice bounce-back candidate to take a stab at late in mixed league drafts. Arozarena was called up by the Cards in August, and the speedy 24-year-old was hitting .344 in the minors before his call-up. He went 6-for-20 in the regular season. While Arozarena is likely to start at Triple-A in 2020, he could be used as a fourth outfielder at some point in Tampa and immediately becomes their No. 12 prospect. He's more attractive for his speed in dynasty leagues.

4 months ago
Jose Martinez to Start on Sunday

Cardinals outfielder Jose Martinez(shoulder) was activated from the 10-day IL on Sunday and will start in right field in the first game of St. Louis's doubleheader against Cincinnati. Out since August 11, Martinez went 8-for-19 over five rehab games, hitting one double and driving in four. With an affordable price and around 3%-ownership, Martinez should be a solid cash-game play in DFS.

over 6 months ago