Houston Astros
2014 Avg.
.308
 
Career Avg.
.267
Name  J.D. Martinez
Born  8/21/1987
Height  6-3
Weight  220
Number  28
Position  LF
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot8/27/2014 3:34:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has batted .380 (19-for-50) with five doubles, two homers and seven RBI in his last 12 games.
Insight: Martinez hit .193 with two homers and eight RBI in his first 83 at-bats after the All-Star break, but he's back on track. The former Houston Astros outfielder has come out of nowhere to hit .312 with 17 homers, 58 RBI and a .912 OPS in just 321 at-bats.
 
8/14/2014 12:59:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is back in the lineup after getting Wednesday off.
Insight: The move from Houston to Detroit has been great for Martinez's career. He's batting .299 with 15 HR, 51 RBI, 35 runs and an .896 OPS.
 
7/31/2014 6:53:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs Thursday against the White Sox.
Insight: Martinez went 4-for-30 (.133) with 10 Ks in his first nine games after the All-Star break, but he's gone 5-for-10 with a triple, a homer, two walks and three RBI in the last three games.
 
Cold7/25/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is back in the lineup Friday after missing the past two games due to a quad injury.
Insight: Martinez took a .346 average, 13 homers and 43 RBI over 188 at-bats into the All-Star break, but he's gone 3-for-20 (.150) since the break.
 
7/23/2014 8:50:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez missed Wednesday's game due to a quad injury, according to mlive.com.
Insight: Martinez took a .346 average, 13 homers and 43 RBI over 188 at-bats into the All-Star break, but he's gone 3-for-20 (.150) since the break.
 
Hot7/13/2014 12:21:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez added three more hits Saturday night including his 13th home run to raise his average to .337.
Insight: Martinez has become one of the Tigers best hitters, batting .345 in June and a stunning .385 in 10 July games.
 
Hot7/10/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is a .333 hitter with a pair of home runs against Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Martinez has become one of the Tigers best hitters, batting .329 with 12 HR, 38 RBI and a 1.005 OPS in 51 games. He's one of four likely starters who are hitting at least .300 against Guthrie.
 
Hot7/8/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez went 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Martinez has hit safely in all seven games this month and is batting .331 with 12 homers, 38 RBI and a 1.017 OPS in just 169 at-bats this season.
 
Hot7/5/2014 7:36:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez continued his hot hitting Saturday with his 11th homer of the season.
Insight: That's 11 homers in just 156 at-bats. He's also batting .325 with 37 RBI and has turned out to be great protection in the lineup for Victor Martinez.
 
Hot7/1/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and two RBI Tuesday against Oakland.
Insight: Martinez isn't slowing down. Including 17 games for Triple-A Toledo, Martinez has batted .314 with 20 home runs and 56 RBI in 61 games this season. With the Tigers, he's hit .317 with 10 homers, 34 RBI and a .982 OPS.
 
Hot6/25/2014 9:27:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez' outstanding month continued Tuesday at Texas. He went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer and two RBI.
Insight: Martinez has hit .438 with four doubles, five home runs and 13 RBI in his last eight games. He's been starting due to Torii Hunter's hamstring injury but could replace Rajai Davis as the team's starting left fielder against right-handers when Hunter returns. Martinez has been especially potent against right-handers, hitting .395 with six homers against them compared to 3-for-32 (.094) against southpaws, while Davis is better against lefties.
 
Hot6/20/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez homered for the third straight game and the fourth time in his last five Friday at Cleveland.
Insight: Martinez has gone 17-for-34 (.500) with nine extra-base hits and 11 RBI during a 10-game hitting streak. He is likely to take over the starting left field job from Rajai Davis when Torii Hunter returns.
 
Hot6/18/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has gone 13-for-31 (.419) with four doubles, two homers and seven RBI in his last eight games.
Insight: When Torii Hunter returns, we may see Martinez become Detroit's starting left fielder against right-handers over Rajai Davis, who hits better against southpaws. Martinez is 27-for-68 (.397) with nine doubles, four homers and 17 RBI against righties this season.
 
Hot6/18/2014 9:14:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 Tuesday in a loss to Kansas City.
Insight: The loss dropped Detroit out of first place. Martinez, who is filling in at right field for the injured Torii Hunter (hamstring cramps), is currently on a seven-game hitting streak. If you're looking for help in the outfield this week (Hunter is hoping to return this weekend), Martinez (.290, 4 HR, 20 RBI) could be a decent option.
 
6/16/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Tigers left fielder J.D Martinez hit his second career grand slam Monday against the Royals.
Insight: It came as part of a six-run ninth inning. Martinez (.270, 4 HR, 20 RBI) entered the game in the fourth inning after Torii Hunter went down with a hamstring injury. He's been platooning with Rajai Davis in left field for the past couple of weeks.
 
4/22/2014 2:37:00 PM
Description: Former Houston outfielder J.D. Martinez was called up by the Tigers this week and could get a few starts based on his minor league play.
Insight: Martinez batted .308 with 10 homers, 22 RBI and a 1.212 OPS in 17 games for the Toledo Mud Hens. With the Tigers averaging less than four runs per game, they could use a hot bat in the lineup.
 
9/16/2013 11:58:00 AM
Description: Houston left fielder J.D. Martinez is questionable for Monday's game against Cincinnati with a sprained left wrist.
Insight: Martinez sprained his wrist about a month and a half ago and was activated on friday, but has yet to get an at-bat since his return. He'll be platooning with Robbie Grossman (.268, 4 HR, 21 RBI) the rest of the way.
 
9/13/2013 8:14:00 PM
Description: Houston left fielder J.D. Martinez has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Martinez sprained his wrist about a month and a half ago. He'll be platooning with Robbie Grossman (.268, 4 HR, 21 RBI) the rest of the way.
 
7/24/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: Astros outfielder J.D. Martinez is questionable for Wednesday's game against Oakland with a bruised lower back.
Insight: Martinez is batting .251 with seven homers and 36 RBI, but is just 3-for-20 over his last six games.
 
5/18/2013 10:36:00 AM
Description: Astros outfielder J.D. Martinez is hitless in 10 at-bats versus Pittsburgh hurler A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Martinez is batting .294 over the past week to raise his average to .236 with a .721 OPS, but this is an unfavorable matchup to be avoided.