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J.D. Martinez

Julio Daniel Martinez (twitter: @JDMartinez14)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: August 21, 1987 in Miami, FL
High School: Charles Flanagan HS (Pembroke Pines, FL)
School: Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 20th round of the 2009 amateur draft.
Signed June 11, 2009. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 30, 2011 (Age 23.343, 17,628th in MLB history)   vs. MIL 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Astros 2011-2016
2017 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 2 yrs/$18.5M (16-17) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 5.036, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Select Sports Group [*]
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2011 23 HOU NL 53 226 208 29 57 13 0 6 35 0 1 13 48 .274 .319 .423 .742 104 88 4 2 0 3 1 7/9
2012 24 HOU NL 113 439 395 34 95 14 3 11 55 0 2 40 96 .241 .311 .375 .685 86 148 18 1 0 2 0 7/D
2013 25 HOU AL 86 310 296 24 74 17 0 7 36 2 0 10 82 .250 .272 .378 .650 79 112 8 0 0 3 0 79D
2014 26 DET AL 123 480 441 57 139 30 3 23 76 6 3 30 126 .315 .358 .553 .912 154 244 8 3 0 6 5 *79/D
2015 ★ 27 DET AL 158 657 596 93 168 33 2 38 102 3 2 53 178 .282 .344 .535 .879 139 319 11 5 0 3 7 *9D AS,MVP-15,SS
2016 28 DET AL 120 517 460 69 141 35 2 22 68 1 2 49 128 .307 .373 .535 .908 144 246 13 3 0 5 2 *9/D
6 Yrs 653 2629 2396 306 674 142 10 107 372 12 10 195 658 .281 .336 .483 .819 123 1157 62 14 0 22 15
162 Game Avg. 162 652 594 76 167 35 2 27 92 3 2 48 163 .281 .336 .483 .819 123 287 15 3 0 5 4
DET (3 yrs) 401 1654 1497 219 448 98 7 83 246 10 7 132 432 .299 .357 .540 .898 145 809 32 11 0 14 14
HOU (3 yrs) 252 975 899 87 226 44 3 24 126 2 3 63 226 .251 .300 .387 .687 88 348 30 3 0 8 1
AL (4 yrs) 487 1964 1793 243 522 115 7 90 282 12 7 142 514 .291 .344 .514 .858 134 921 40 11 0 17 14
NL (2 yrs) 166 665 603 63 152 27 3 17 90 0 3 53 144 .252 .313 .391 .705 92 236 22 3 0 5 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2011 23 HOU NL 53 226 -0 -1 -1 2 -2 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.4 .495 .498 0.2 -0.0 3 7/9
2012 24 HOU NL 113 439 -8 -1 -2 -2 -4 -18 -1.9 14 -4 -0.6 .483 .488 -0.5 -0.7 -2 $483,000 7/D
2013 25 HOU AL 86 310 -5 -2 -0 -11 -4 -23 -2.4 11 -12 -1.3 .471 .485 -0.2 -1.5 -1 79D
2014 26 DET AL 123 480 27 0 0 -1 -5 22 2.6 17 39 4.2 .519 .515 4.2 -0.5 40 *79/D
2015 ★ 27 DET AL 158 657 29 -2 1 4 -7 24 2.7 24 47 5.0 .516 .516 4.6 -0.2 43 $3,000,000 *9D AS,MVP-15,SS
2016 28 DET AL 120 517 29 -2 -1 -22 -5 -1 0.1 18 18 1.8 .499 .500 4.1 -2.7 40 *9/D
6 Seasons 653 2629 71 -9 -3 -30 -28 1 0.8 91 92 9.6 .500 .502 12.4 -5.7 122 $3,483,000
DET (3 yrs) 401 1654 85 -4 0 -19 -17 45 5.3 59 104 11.1 .512 .510 12.9 -3.4 123 $3,000,000
HOU (3 yrs) 252 975 -14 -5 -3 -11 -11 -43 -4.5 32 -12 -1.5 .481 .489 -0.5 -2.2 -1 $483,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2014 26 DET AL ALDS BAL L 3 12 12 2 3 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .833 1.083 10 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 3 12 12 2 3 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .833 1.083 10 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2011 HOU NL 23 OF 52 52 39 445.1 99 93 5 1 2 .990 0 2 1 5 1.98 1.88 .986 2.16 2.15
2011 HOU NL 23 LF 51 51 39 436.1 98 92 5 1 2 .990 0 2 1 5 2.00 1.90 .985 1.87 1.87
2011 HOU NL 23 RF 1 1 0 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 1.00 1.00 .980 2.00 2.00
2012 HOU NL 24 LF 100 97 84 833.0 142 131 9 2 0 .986 -7 -2 -11 -3 1.51 1.40 .987 1.83 1.81
2012 HOU NL 24 OF 100 97 84 833.0 142 131 9 2 0 .986 -7 -2 -11 -2 1.51 1.40 .987 2.11 2.09
2012 HOU NL 24 DH 5 5
2013 HOU AL 25 OF 70 67 48 563.2 104 98 4 2 1 .981 -5 -11 -11 -23 1.63 1.46 .987 2.24 2.23
2013 HOU AL 25 LF 50 46 33 377.2 69 65 3 1 1 .986 -4 -5 -11 -16 1.62 1.36 .989 1.98 1.97
2013 HOU AL 25 RF 25 21 15 186.0 35 33 1 1 0 .971 -2 -6 -10 -39 1.65 1.36 .982 2.07 2.06
2013 HOU AL 25 DH 12 9
2014 DET AL 26 OF 111 107 75 931.2 203 198 1 4 0 .980 -4 -1 -5 -1 1.92 1.79 .986 2.26 2.25
2014 DET AL 26 LF 83 83 51 689.0 154 149 1 4 0 .974 -6 -1 -11 -2 1.96 1.81 .987 2.01 2.00
2014 DET AL 26 RF 34 24 24 242.2 49 49 0 0 0 1.000 2 0 10 0 1.82 1.44 .982 2.08 2.07
2014 DET AL 26 DH 5 5
2015 DET AL 27 OF 148 147 140 1306.1 282 265 15 2 3 .993 7 4 7 3 1.93 1.89 .987 2.20 2.19 AS,MVP-15,SS
2015 DET AL 27 RF 148 147 140 1306.1 282 265 15 2 3 .993 7 4 7 4 1.93 1.89 .985 2.02 2.00 AS,MVP-15,SS
2015 DET AL 27 DH 10 10 AS,MVP-15,SS
2016 DET AL 28 OF 118 118 114 1027.1 210 201 3 6 0 .971 -14 -22 -16 -25 1.79 1.73 .986 2.15 2.12
2016 DET AL 28 RF 118 118 114 1027.1 210 201 3 6 0 .971 -14 -22 -16 -26 1.79 1.73 .986 2.10 2.08
2016 DET AL 28 DH 1 1
6 Seasons OF 599 588 500 5107.1 1040 986 37 17 6 .984 -23 -30 -5 -7 1.80 1.71 .986 2.19 2.17
5 Seasons RF 326 311 293 2771.1 577 549 19 9 3 .984 -6 -24 -3 -10 1.84 1.74 .985 2.06 2.04
4 Seasons LF 284 277 207 2336.0 463 437 18 8 3 .983 -17 -6 -9 -3 1.75 1.60 .987 1.92 1.90
5 Seasons DH 33 30
6 Seasons TOT 599 588 500 5107.1 1040 986 37 17 6 .984 -23 -30 -5 -7 1.80 1.71 .986 2.19 2.17
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2015 AL (15, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (1232nd)

Silver Sluggers
2015 AL (OF)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2014 Jun 22nd AL Player of the Week
2015 Jul 5th AL Player of the Week

Batting Average s c a p y
2016 AL  .307 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2016 AL  .373 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
2014 AL  .553 (5th)**
2015 AL  .535 (8th)
2016 AL  .535 (7th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2014 AL  .912 (10th)**
2015 AL  .879 (9th)
2016 AL  .908 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
2015 AL  158 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2015 AL  319 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2015 AL  38 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2015 AL  102 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2015 AL  178 (2nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2015 AL  139 (9th)
2016 AL  144 (7th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2015 AL  109 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2015 AL  31 (9th)
2016 AL  30 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2015 AL  3.0 (9th)
2016 AL  2.9 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2015 AL  73 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2016 AL  .679 (8th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2012 NL  18 (6th)

AB per HR s c a p y
2015 AL  15.7 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2015 AL  2.9 (10th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 NL  9 (3rd)
Active  18 (20th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 AL  4 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 NL  2 (4th)
Active  3 (17th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2015 AL  148 (2nd)
2016 AL  118 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2015 AL  265 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2015 AL  15 (2nd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2016 AL  6 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2015 AL  3 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2015 AL  15 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2016 AL  6 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2015 AL  3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2015 AL  7 (3rd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2015 AL  .993 (1st)

             
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 22 (993), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 14 (1038), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1322), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (208th), 9.6 career WAR/9.6 7yr-peak WAR/9.6 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/43.0 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2012 24 Houston Astros $483,000 0.061 contracts
2015 27 Detroit Tigers $3,000,000 3.036 contracts
2016 28 Detroit Tigers $6,750,000 4.036 contracts
201729Detroit Tigers$11,750,0005.036
Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,233,000Does not include future salaries ($11.75M)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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