Detroit Tigers
2014 Avg.
.335
 
Career Avg.
.306
Name  Victor Martinez
Born  12/23/1978
Height  6-2
Weight  210
Number  41
Position  DH
Bats  S
Throws  R
3/26/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez felt some discomfort in his knee on Thursday.
Insight: There is a slight cause for concern, as the soreness is in his surgically-repaired knee. Martinez did homer in the contest, and manager Brad Ausmus did not seem overly worried, but at 36 years of age, owners must know there will be an injury risk this year.
 
3/21/2015 7:12:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez will be the designated hitter in a split-squad game Sunday versus Atlanta.
Insight: Martinez played in a minor league game on Saturday, so he continues to trend toward being ready for Opening Day. Draft him as you normally would.
 
3/12/2015 10:53:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez was cleared to run the bases, according to Tigers beat reporter Jason Beck.
Insight: Martinez said he only needs two weeks of games to be ready for Opening Day, but fantasy owners should probably expect him to get off to a slow start. That doesn't mean you shouldn't pick him - just that you will need patience if you do.
 
3/9/2015 6:37:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez took batting practice for the first time since undergoing surgery on his torn meniscus last month according to MLB.com.
Insight: "I feel good," said Martinez. "It was the first time in a while and everything was fast, even BP, but I expected it to be like that." Martinez still has a chance to be ready for Opening Day.
 
3/2/2015 4:29:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez (surgery on torn left meniscus) took 60 swings off the tee and ran on the anti-gravity machine on Monday afternoon.
Insight: We reported earlier today that Martinez was in camp for his first workout, and the good news continues, as he will push to be ready by Opening Day. Owners should not shy away from drafting him high.
 
3/2/2015 1:04:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez (surgery on torn left meniscus) is in camp and will go through his first team workout on Monday, according to beat writer Anthony Fenech.
Insight: He could still see enough at-bats to be ready for Opening Day. Martinez had a great season in 2014 (.335, 32 HR, 103 RBI, 87 runs, .974 OPS) and much is expected of him this season.
 
2/24/2015 11:44:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez (surgery on torn left meniscus) is expected in training camp next week, according to manager Brad Ausmus.
Insight: That's good news for fantasy owners and the Detroit offense. If get gets in camp at the beginning of March he could still see enough at-bats to be ready for Opening Day. Martinez had a great season in 2014 (.335, 32 HR, 103 RBI, 87 runs, .974 OPS) and much is expected of him this season.
 
2/5/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez will likely miss 4-8 weeks with his torn meniscus.
Insight: It is not a terrible scenario for Martinez and the Tigers. Look for Detroit to play it safe, putting his status in extreme question for opening day.
 
2/5/2015 2:52:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez tore up his left medial meniscus in a workout last week and will have Dr. James Andrews do the surgery to repair it next week.
Insight: It's horrible timing, but the good news is that the DH position doesn't require too much from the knee. Make him questionable for opening day. Martinez hit .335/.409/.565 with 32 home runs and 103 RBI in 2014.
 
10/24/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Free agent Victor Martinez is looking for a four-year contract this winter according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Insight: Martinez is 36, but he hit .335/.409/.565 with 32 home runs and 103 RBI in 2014. The Tigers would love to keep him, but they also have other free agent concerns in Max Scherzer and Torri Hunter.
 
10/3/2014 4:42:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez continues to scorch the ball during postseason play.
Insight: After a two-RBI afternoon, Martinez is now 3-for-8 in the ALDS with a homer, three RBI, and two runs scored. He will need to keep it going if the Tigers do not want to be swept out of the series.
 
10/2/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez picks up where he left off.
Insight: After having arguably the best season of his career, Martinez wasted no time slugging his first homer of the postseason, in the second inning. It was his only hit of the evening. Martinez continues to be a recommended daily play.
 
9/25/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez has big night in win over Minnesota.
Insight: He was 3-for-4 with a homer, double, and run scored. He now has an impressive 32 homeruns and 102 RBI on the year. If it weren't for Mike Trout, Martinez would most likely be the front runner for AL MVP honors.
 
Hot9/24/2014 11:37:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a career .536 hitter (15-for-28) with three homers and a 1.516 OPS against White Sox ace Chris Sale.
Insight: Martinez is simply putting together the best season of his 12-year career. He is hitting .335 with 31 home runs and 100 RBI and a league-leading .972 OPS. He's also been crushing the ball this month, batting .378 with a 1.104 OPS so make him a must start.
 
9/22/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 2-for-2 with a walk against the White Sox on Monday, but Detroit stranded eight base runners and lost, 2-0.
Insight: Martinez had a single and his 32nd double of the year. Martinez is hitting .336/.407/.566 with 31 home runs and 100 RBI this year.
 
9/12/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI on Friday against the Indians.
Insight: Martinez came into the game going 0-for-6 in his last two games, so the DH is back on track. He is second to only Jose Altuve in batting average at .335 and is ranked in the top 10 in the American League in both home runs (30) and RBI (97) this year.
 
Hot9/4/2014 11:59:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez homered again Thursday, his career-best 29th of the season.
Insight: Martinez has batted .332 with 29 HR, 93 RBI and has been better for fantasy owners than two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera.
 
Hot9/1/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez homered for the fourth time in his last nine games Monday against Cleveland.
Insight: Martinez has batted .358 with seven homers, 32 RBI, 21 walks and 22 runs in his last 32 games. He's second in the AL with a .329 average.
 
Hot8/30/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the first game of a doubleheader against the White Sox on Saturday.
Insight: Martinez extended his hitting streak to seven games. Over that stretch, he is hitting .419 with four extra-base hits, eight RBI and ten runs.
 
Hot8/30/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a lifetime .520 (13-for-25) hitter with two home runs, three doubles and four RBI against White Sox starter Chris Sale.
Insight: Martinez comes into the game with a seven-game winning streak. During that stretch, the designated hitter is batting .394 with three extra-base hits, six RBI and nine runs. He should be already but put Martinez in your lineup.