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J.D. Martinez

Julio Daniel Martinez

Born: 8/21/1987 in Miami, FL USA
Bats: R   Throws: R
Height: 6.2   Weight: 200 lb.
J.D. Martinez of the Detroit Tigers
Tiger Years
2014 —

2014 AL Central Division Champion
Detroit Tigers jersey #28

PRIMARY POSITION

OF

Player Bio | Stats

Someday, J.D. Martinez may go down as the best steal the Tigers ever made. Just prior to the 2014 season the team snatched J.D. off the waiver wire when the Houston Astros cut him during spring training. Assistant general manager Al Avila had remembered seeing Martinez hit the ball well in the winter league in Venezuela and recommended the team pick him up. The right-handed hitter has made Avila look like a genius in his first two seasons with the Bengals, swatting 61 home runs, 38 of them in 2015.

Martinez has a powerful stroke and can hit the ball out to all fields. He also possesses a strong arm and has settled in as Detroit's right fielder.

He hit a home run in each of his first two playoff games, in Game One and Game Two of the 2014 ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles. He's the first Tiger to go deep in his first two games in the postseason.

Career Record

YearTeam LgGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOAVGOBPSLGGDPHBPSHSFIBB
2011HOUNL5320829571306350113480.2740.3190.42342031
2012HOUNL113395349514311550240960.2410.3110.375181020
2013HOUAL8629624741707362010820.2500.2720.37880030
2014DETAL12344157139303237663301260.3150.3580.55383065
2015DETAL158596931683323810232531780.2820.3440.535115037
2016DETAL12046069141352226812491280.3070.3730.535133052

Totals65323963066741421010737212101956580.2810.3360.483621402215
Per 1621625947616735227923248163153054
DET4011497219448987832461071324320.2990.3570.540321101414