Pittsburgh Pirates
2015 Avg.
.000
 
Career Avg.
.259
Name  Russell Martin
Born  2/15/1983
Height  5-10
Weight  230
Number  55
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
6/30/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Martin went 0-for-7 over the last three games but is batting .265 with 11 home runs, 37 RBI and 45 runs scored. He's even stolen four bases. Dioner Navarro will make the start behind the plate.
 
6/29/2015 9:47:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is a career 6-for-19 (.316) with four homers and seven RBI versus Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Martin went 0-for-5 over the weekend, but is batting .268 with 11 home runs, 37 RBI and 45 runs scored. He's even stolen four bases.
 
6/24/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin will be the designated hitter on Wednesday versus the Rays.
Insight: Dioner Navarro will be the starting catcher. This is just a way to get Martin some rest while still having his bat in the lineup, which is good for fantasy owners. Martin is slashing .276/.359/.498 with 10 home runs and 35 RBI in 217 at-bats this season.
 
6/14/2015 4:54:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin had a nice afternoon on Sunday.
Insight: Martin finished 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI. He is batting .285 with 10 homers and 34 RBI this season.
 
6/13/2015 5:05:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin hit the game-winning homer Saturday versus Boston.
Insight: The homer came in the 11th inning, and he finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored in the game. Martin is hitting .275 with 10 homers and 32 RBI this season.
 
Hot6/13/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is a .313 hitter with four home runs versus Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: The four homers is the most Martin has hit against any pitcher. He is hitting .272 with nine home runs, 31 RBI and a stunning .858 OPS. The OPS is second among all catchers.
 
6/12/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin hit a bases-loaded triple in the, 13-10, victory over the Red Sox on Friday.
Insight: Martin's triple came in the middle of the nine-run seventh inning that helped Toronto win its ninth straight game. Martin was 1-for-5 with three RBI and a run in the victory. He is hitting .272 with nine home runs and 31 RBI in 184 at-bats this season.
 
6/10/2015 2:58:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin went 2-for-4 with a home run during Wednesday's victory over the Marlins.
Insight: He had two RBI and the homer was a solo shot to cap things off in the ninth inning. Martin is batting .274 with nine homers and 28 RBI this season.
 
6/7/2015 4:27:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin went 2-for-4 with a home run in the, 7-6, victory over the Astros on Sunday.
Insight: Martin had a two-run homer in the fourth to give Toronto a, 3-2, lead, but Houston answered in the seventh with four runs. The Blue Jays, however, scored three in the ninth to complete the sweep. The two hits snapped Martin's 0-for-9 streak. He is batting .267 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in 172 at-bats this season.
 
6/6/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in Saturday's starting lineup against Houston
Insight: Routine day game after a night game off. Martin is batting .262 with seven home runs, 24 RBI and 29 runs in 168 at-bats this season. Dioner Navarro wil start behind the plate.
 
6/3/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in Wednesday's starting lineup agaisnt the Nationals.
Insight: Martin caught both games of the doubleheader on Tuesday, so he will rest on Wednesday. Martin is batting .267 with seven home runs, 24 RBI and 29 runs in 165 at-bats this season.
 
6/1/2015 4:05:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury that we are aware of, just a day off. Martin has played very well for the most part, batting .277 with seven homers and 24 RBI. Josh Thole will get the start behind the plate, but has little fantasy value.
 
5/21/2015 3:36:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury that we are aware of, just a day off. martin has played very well, batting .297 with seven homers, 23 RBI and 24 runs scored. He should be back on Friday.
 
5/18/2015 4:49:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run in the, 10-5, victory over the Angels on Monday.
Insight: Toronto jumped out to a, 4-0, lead over Los Angeles, but the Angels scored the next five runs to take a, 5-0, lead. Martin had a two-run single in the sixth, however, to hand the Blue Jays back the lead for good. Martin is hitting .298 with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 121 at-bats this season.
 
5/14/2015 5:46:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in the lineup versus the Astros on Thursday.
Insight: Martin is probably just getting the day off. He is hitting .288/.387/.567 with seven home runs and 19 RBI this season.
 
5/6/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin had three hits, including a homer during Wednesday' win over the Yankees.
Insight: Martin scored two runs as well, and is now hitting .286 with seven home runs and 18 RBI so far this season.
 
5/5/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin was 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the, 6-3, loss to the Yankees on Tuesday.
Insight: Martin hit the solo bomb to start the Blue Jays rally in the ninth, but the rally fell three runs short. Martin is hitting .263 with six home runs and 17 RBI this season.
 
4/30/2015 11:15:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin had an RBI-double in the fourth in the, 4-1, victory over the Indians on Thursday.
Insight: Martin, however, is off to a very slow start in Toronto. He is hitting .197 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 61 at-bats this season.
 
4/6/2015 12:12:00 PM
Description: Catcher Russell Martin will bat in the No. 2 hole for Toronto this Monday.
Insight: Fantasy owners have to like this spot in between Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista. he batted mostly fifth in Pittsburgh last season.
 
11/19/2014 8:45:00 PM
Description: Catcher Russell Martin signed a five-year, $82 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.
Insight: The deal became official on Tuesday. He will receive $7 million next season, $15 million next year and $20 million the final three years. Martin is 31-years old and hit .290 with 11 home runs, 20 double and 67 RBI last season in Pittsburgh. Although it doesn't matter for fantasy, he is also one of the best defensive catchers in the league.