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J.D. Martinez

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Tigers | J.D. Martinez financial breakdown

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:56:48 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez will make $6.75 million this year and $11.75 million in 2017 as part of his two-year, $18.5 million deal to avoid salary arbitration.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez has become a great all-around hitter that has power to all fields. He's an elite source of pop for fantasy baseball teams, and he resides in a very strong Detroit lineup.

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Tigers | J.D. Martinez signs new deal

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:46:47 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez has agreed on a two-year, $18.5 million deal, pending a physical.

Fantasy Tip: Relatively speaking, that's actually quite a bargain for one of the game's brightest rising stars. Martinez is coming off the definition of a breakout season in 2015, in which he hit .282/.344/.535 with 38 home runs and 102 RBI, en route to being selected to the All-Star team for the first time. He should keep it going in the upcoming campaign.

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Tigers | DET negotiating with J.D. Martinez

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:26:16 -0800

The Detroit Tigers are still hoping to agree to a one- or two-year deal with OF J.D. Martinez in order to avoid salary arbitration.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez is looking for a one-year deal worth $8 million in arbitration, while the Tigers have countered with a $6 million offer. The 28-year-old hit .282 with 38 home runs and 102 RBIs in 158 games last season and makes a solid OF2 in traditional fantasy leagues, especially since he's in the prime of his career.

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Tigers | J.D. Martinez eyeing a long-term deal

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:26:54 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez wants to sign a long-term contract to remain with the organization for the remainder of his career. "This team gave me the opportunity and I would love to stay here as long as I can and hopefully finish my career next to Miggy (Miguel Cabrera), next to Victor (Victor Martinez) and stuff like that," Martinez said. "That would be awesome and something that I would love."

Fantasy Tip: Martinez has put together two consecutive monster fantasy seasons, and in the heart of his prime, stands to have another huge showing in 2016. He moves the needle significantly across runs, home runs, RBI and batting average, and Martinez is an excellent target after the top-tier outfielders come off the board on draft day. That said, Martinez wasn't far from a top-tier contributor in 2015.

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Tigers | J.D. Martinez files for salary arbitration

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 07:49:09 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez has filed for salary arbitration. He is seeking a one-year deal worth $8 million while the team has countered with a $6 million offer.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez had a career year in 2015, batting .282 with 38 home runs and 102 RBIs in 158 games while making the All-Star team for the first time. The 28-year-old should be one of the first outfielders selected in fantasy drafts this spring.

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Tigers | Detroit wants to extend J.D. Martinez

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 15:18:21 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez is likely to receive a contract-extension offer, according to general manager Al Avila.

Fantasy Tip: Following a breakout second half in 2014, Martinez posted 93 runs, 38 home runs and 102 RBI with a .282/.344/.535 slash line last year. He is worth grabbing in the early rounds of drafts this spring, especially with him in the heart of his prime.

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Tigers | DET to offer J.D. Martinez extension?

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:50:17 -0700

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila said the team has interest in giving OF J.D. Martinez a contract extension, although it is unknown if the Tigers have approached him with an offer. Martinez made $3 million during the 2015 season and is in line to receive a sizable raise this offseason through the arbitration process. He is under contract through 2017.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez hit .282 with 38 home runs and 102 RBIs in 158 regular-season games and has expressed interest in remaining in Detroit for the rest of his career. He should be one of the top outfielders selected in fantasy baseball drafts next year.

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Tigers | Miguel Cabrera has a seat

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 07:50:38 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera is out of the lineup Monday, Sept. 21, for the first game of a doubleheader. OF J.D. Martinez is hitting third.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) is 4-for-19 (.211) against Jeff Samardzija and is having a .254-3-9 month. He's an expensive option on FantasyScore today.

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Tigers | J.D. Martinez not in the lineup

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:15:32 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez is not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison Saturday, Aug. 29. OF Rajai Davis will start in left field and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return to the lineup for the next game. Davis ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is hitting only .157 this month and is not the best option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | J.D. Martinez smacks 34th homer

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:25:27 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer Wednesday, Aug. 26, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. His 34 homers are the most by a Tigers player, other than 1B Miguel Cabrera, since the team moved to Comerica Park in 2000.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) has emerged as a quality FantasyScore option this season due to his power potential. He has three straight multi-hit games, posting at least one double in each of the outings while hitting two homers with six RBIs.

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