Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:32:12 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez is batting .340 with four home runs and 15 RBIs in his last 23 games despite striking out 27 times in 94 at-bats during that stretch. Martinez has an amazing .438 average on balls in play, which has raised his season BABIP to .373. That number is 72 points higher than Martinez managed in his first three major league seasons. His line-drive percentage has improved from 19 percent from 2011 to 2013 to 26 percent this year, though.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:20:16 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the ninth inning Tuesday, Sept. 2. He finished the night 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:00:25 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez had a three-hit night against the New York Yankees Tuesday, Aug. 26, and he is now hitting .338 since Aug. 8. He finished with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in four at-bats.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:22:43 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez is hitting .185 with a .577 OPS since the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: It might not be time to cut Martinez, but fantasy owners should be scouting replacements in the majority of leagues. In shallow formats, Martinez could be flipped for a hot bat.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:05:06 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez (quadriceps) is back in the starting lineup Friday, July 25, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:11:11 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez (quadriceps) was scratched from the starting lineup Thursday, July 24, because of a quadriceps injury. Manager Brad Ausmus said Martinez is available to pinch hit if needed.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:28:29 -0700
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said acquiring a shortstop and a left-handing-hitting outfielder are not high on the team's priority list Thursday, July 24.
Fantasy Tip: Consider this an endorsement for J.D. Martinez and Eugenio Suarez. Martinez has hit his way into being a viable mixed league option. Suarez is a fringe AL-only starter, at best.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:44:07 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez (quadriceps) was out of the lineup Wednesday, July 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks after tweaking his quadriceps during the game Tuesday, July 22.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:06:27 -0700
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (back) is out of the lineup Tuesday, July 8. He has missed three straight contests and five of the last seven.
Fantasy Tip: J.D. Martinez sticks in the lineup as designated hitter Tuesday. V-Mart may require a DL stint if his back continues to bother him, but they may just rest him until after the All-Star break to avoid that.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:26:32 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (side) will not be inserted into the lineup Tuesday, July 1. OF J.D. Martinez remains at designated hitter.
Fantasy Tip: Remove V-Mart from your lineups.