- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/21/1987 (32)
- Nova Southeastern
Boston Red Sox outfielder/designated hitter J.D. Martinez chose not to opt out of his contract with the team, so he can earn $62.5 million over the next three years: $23.75 million for 2020 and $19.375 million for both 2021 and 2022. As long as he doesn't have a lengthy stay on the injured list, Martinez has the option to opt out after each of the next two years. He has led the league in home runs with 124 and is second in baseball in RBI at 339 over the last three years. Martinez has hit .313 with a .619 slugging percentage and 1.007 OPS as one of the better overall fantasy assets in a strong Boston lineup. Boston had the highest payroll in baseball ($243 million) last year and are looking to get below the luxury tax threshold.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez singled in a run for his only hit in Monday's 7-4 loss to Tampa Bay. The run was Boston's last on the evening and it came in the fourth inning. Martinez has had a relatively dreadful September after a scorching hot August. He's batting .172 with a .628 OPS, two home runs, eight RBI and 21 strikeouts; however, he has drawn 11 walks. All slumps aside, he's still had a wonderful year with 35 homers and 100 RBI.
Boston outfielder J.D. Martinez will sit for the third game in a row after injuring his groin in a Tuesday 7-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants. While Friday was thought to be the earliest Martinez could return to the lineup, this is still a big blow to his fantasy owners playing in their championship week. Martinez has struggled mightily in September, slashing .133/.273/.333 through 55 plate-appearances.