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J.D. Martinez | Designated Hitter | #28

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nova Southeastern
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 20 (0) / HOU
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J.D. Martinez crushed a three-run homer in the first inning on Friday, powering the Red Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Yankees in Game 1 of the ALDS.
Martinez got things started with a bang, tagging Yankees' starter J.A. Happ for the three-run shot in the game's opening inning. He nearly replicated the feat in his next at-bat, coming up a few feet short on a deep shot to right center. He also singled in the game, finishing the night 2-for-4. Martinez now has four home runs and nine RBI in his first eight career postseason games. Oct 5 - 11:28 PM

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J.D. Martinez went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and two runs scored in a 10-2 rout of the Yankees on Sunday.

A strong way to finish the year for one of the best offensive players in baseball. Martinez blasted his 43rd homer of the year off of Jonathan Loaisiga, and he finishes the regular season with an impressive 130 RBI over 150 games, with six steals for good measure. There's not much left to say about Martinez. His ability to hit for average, power and produce runs is as good as there is in baseball, and it'll be on display again for the Red Sox in 2019. A chance to bring home a World Series title comes next, however.
Sep 30 - 6:51 PM

J.D. Martinez is not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

Martinez hit his 42nd homer of the season in game one, and in a game that couldn't possibly have less meaning, he will get the day off. Rafael Devers will be the designated hitter against the Orioles in the second game, and Brock Holt will play the hot corner.
Sep 26 - 5:54 PM

J.D. Martinez belted his 42nd home run of the season on Wednesday afternoon against the Orioles.

It was a three-run blast in the bottom of the fourth inning off Orioles reliever John Means. Martinez also collected a double and a single in the blowout victory, finishing 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored.
Sep 26 - 4:28 PM

J.D. Martinez went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in the Red Sox' comeback win over the Yankees on Thursday.

Martinez kicked off the scoring in this one with an RBI single, plating Mookie Betts from third base in the first inning. He also swiped second base, his sixth steal of the year, later in the frame. The 31-year-old slugger is hitting .331/.400/.629 with 106 runs scored, 41 homers and 124 RBI in 622 plate appearances. He leads the majors in RBI and only trails Athletics outfielder Khris Davis by two homers with only nine games left in the season. The possibility of a Triple Crown is still alive.
Sep 20 - 11:48 PM

J.D. Martinez went 3-for-3 but couldn't generate any scoring as his team got thrashed by the Yankees on Wednesday.

All three hits were singles as he inches closer to a batting title and possibly a Triple Crown as well. His .331 batting average trails Mookie Betts by .003 with less than two weeks to go in the season. His 41 home runs trail league leader Khris Davis by two. Martinez leads the majors with 123 RBI, eight more than Davis.
Sep 19 - 11:00 PM

J.D. Martinez is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

He and Xander Bogaerts are both getting a breather. The Red Sox have Steve Pearce in the designated hitter spot and Brock Holt at shortstop.
Sep 16 - 11:11 AM

J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer to lift the Red Sox to a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Martinez connected on an 83-mph slider from Blue Jays starter Sam Gaviglio, walloping an opposite-field solo shot leading off the second inning. He also singled in the third inning. The 31-year-old slugger is tied with Athletics’ outfielder Khris Davis for the major league-lead with 41 homers and has a realistic shot at recording the first Triple Crown since Miguel Cabrera accomplished the feat in 2012. He’s hitting a surreal .330/.400/.634 with 106 runs scored, 41 homers, 122 RBI and five steals in 602 plate appearances.
Sep 13 - 10:09 PM

J.D. Martinez crushed his 40th home run of the season and drove in four runs, leading the Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Astros in the finale of their three-game set at Fenway Park.

Martinez gave the Red Sox a 2-1 lead with a sacrifice fly off of Dallas Keuchel in the third inning. He then broke the game open with a three-run blast off of the left-hander in the fifth inning that increased the Red Sox' edge to 5-1. He's now hitting an absurd .331/.402/.636 with 40 homers and 121 RBI on the season. His RBI total continues to pace all of Major League Baseball. He trails Khris Davis by one home run for the big league lead, and Martinez trails only teammate Mookie Betts for the top batting average in either league.
Sep 10 - 12:09 AM

J.D. Martinez drove in two more runs in Friday’s loss to the Astros.

Martinez knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning and later came through with a game-tying single in the seventh. The Astros went on to take the lead back and get the win. Still, Martinez continues to produce some ridiculous numbers. He’s blowing away the field with 117 RBI and ranks second in the AL in home runs (39) and batting average (.335). The possibility of a Triple Crown is still very much alive.
Sep 7 - 11:43 PM

J.D. Martinez is expected to receive either one or two days of rest during the Red Sox' upcoming series in Atlanta.

Martinez is a defensive liability in the outfield, so the team doesn't want to play him out there unless they have to, so without the benefit of having a designated hitter they'll get him a day or two of rest.
Sep 2 - 4:28 PM

J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run, his 39th of the year, in a five-run ninth inning that gave the Red Sox a 9-4 win over the White Sox on Thursday.

Martinez finished just 1-for-5 but the one was a big one, a three-run blast to cap the scoring and put the game out of reach for the Sox. The 39 homers and 114 RBI are both best in the league, and Martinez also broke the 100-run barrier with Thursday's jack. The 31-year-old MVP candidate is hitting .336/.407/.654 through 127 games.
Aug 31 - 1:19 AM

J.D. Martinez is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for the slugger. Andrew Benintendi is also getting a breather, as the Sox have Brock Holt in left field, Steve Pearce in the designated hitter spot and Mitch Moreland at first base.
Aug 26 - 10:11 AM

J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored as his team fell to the Rays on Saturday.

He led off the second frame with a double and was knocked in when Mitch Moreland grounded into a double play. It was the only scoring play of the day for the majors' highest-scoring squad. Martinez has a great day at the plate seemingly every game and it has vaulted him into a run at the Triple Crown. He has a .337 batting average with 38 home runs and 110 RBI. He leads the majors in batting average and RBI. He trails Khris Davis by one homer.
Aug 25 - 9:52 PM

J.D. Martinez went 3-for-5 and drove in a run during Friday's loss to the Rays.

He singled three times as his team got routed on the road. He plated Andrew Benintendi with a single in the fifth inning when his team was already down by eight runs. The outfielder is putting up video-game stats this season as he chases a potential Triple Crown. He leads the majors with 38 homers and 110 RBI, and his .335 batting average trails only teammate Mookie Betts' .338 with five weeks of baseball left to play.
Aug 24 - 11:33 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Steve Pearce
3Sam Travis
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Brock Holt
3Brandon Phillips
4Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Tzu-Wei Lin
3B1Rafael Devers
2Eduardo Nunez
3Marco Hernandez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1J.D. Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Nathan Eovaldi
6Brian Johnson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Carson Smith
3Matt Barnes
4Tyler Thornburg
5Joe Kelly
6Heath Hembree
7Hector Velazquez
8Ryan Brasier
9Drew Pomeranz
10Steven Wright
11Brandon Workman
12Bobby Poyner
13Robby Scott
14William Cuevas