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Víctor Martínez

Victor Jesus Martinez

Positions: Catcher, Designated Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: December 23, 1978 in Ciudad Bolivar, Bolivar, Venezuela
High School: Ciudad Bolivar (Ciudad Bolivar, VE)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1996. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 2002 (Age 23.261)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2003 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Tigers/RedSox 2002-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 4 yrs/$50M (11-14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 10.114, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Octagon [*]
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Standard Fielding

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2002 CLE AL 23 C 9 7 6 69.0 58 55 2 1 0 .983 -1 -17 7.43 6.33 .993 6.97 6.89 1 1 11 2 15% 32% 0
2002 CLE AL 23 DH 1 0
2003 CLE AL 24 C 40 40 35 342.0 255 231 23 1 2 .996 0 -1 0 -4 6.68 6.35 .991 6.79 6.72 3 10 20 9 31% 30% 0
2003 CLE AL 24 DH 5 3
2004 CLE AL 25 C 132 124 115 1108.0 932 865 61 6 11 .994 -3 -8 -3 -8 7.52 7.02 .992 7.12 7.07 9 35 89 30 25% 32% 1 AS,MVP-21,SS
2004 CLE AL 25 DH 8 7 AS,MVP-21,SS
2005 CLE AL 26 C 142 139 131 1233.0 967 904 58 5 6 .995 1 0 1 0 7.02 6.77 .992 6.79 6.72 3 23 96 29 23% 30% 2 MVP-18
2005 CLE AL 26 DH 2 2 MVP-18
2006 CLE AL 27 C 133 127 118 1110.0 806 753 45 8 7 .990 -8 -16 -9 -17 6.47 6.00 .992 7.09 6.99 4 34 100 22 18% 30% 0
2006 CLE AL 27 1B 22 19 17 166.1 154 149 5 0 15 1.000 -2 -1 -12 -7 8.33 7.00 .994 9.54 9.40
2006 CLE AL 27 DH 3 3
2007 CLE AL 28 C 121 118 104 1042.2 836 779 53 4 8 .995 7 -2 8 -2 7.18 6.88 .991 7.28 7.20 6 27 70 33 32% 27% 1 AS,MVP-7
2007 CLE AL 28 1B 30 24 21 221.0 201 187 13 1 18 .995 0 0 1 0 8.14 6.67 .995 9.37 9.27 AS,MVP-7
2007 CLE AL 28 DH 3 3 AS,MVP-7
2008 CLE AL 29 C 55 54 43 447.1 347 328 16 3 1 .991 3 0 8 0 6.92 6.25 .991 7.26 7.19 2 10 22 13 37% 27% 0
2008 CLE AL 29 1B 10 9 8 82.0 87 82 4 1 9 .989 -1 -2 -16 -28 9.44 8.60 .994 9.26 9.18
2008 CLE AL 29 DH 5 5
2009 TOT AL 30 C 85 82 69 687.0 526 500 22 4 3 .992 -5 -12 -9 -20 6.84 6.14 .992 7.48 7.39 4 21 56 9 14% 26% 0 AS,MVP-21
2009 TOT AL 30 1B 70 66 56 575.0 531 508 20 3 55 .994 -1 -2 -3 -4 8.26 7.54 .994 9.13 9.02 AS,MVP-21
2009 CLE AL 30 C 52 51 44 430.0 299 285 14 0 2 1.000 -3 -8 -8 -22 6.26 5.75 .992 7.48 7.39 3 14 39 7 15% 26% 0
2009 CLE AL 30 1B 47 44 38 385.2 368 348 17 3 41 .992 2 2 5 7 8.52 7.77 .994 9.13 9.02
2009 CLE AL 30 DH 3 3 AS,MVP-21
2009 BOS AL 30 C 33 31 25 257.0 227 215 8 4 1 .982 -2 -4 -9 -18 7.81 6.76 .992 7.48 7.39 1 7 17 2 11% 26% 0
2009 BOS AL 30 1B 23 22 18 189.1 163 160 3 0 14 1.000 -3 -4 -18 -25 7.75 7.09 .994 9.13 9.02
2010 BOS AL 31 C 110 106 86 904.0 828 778 44 6 2 .993 -6 -8 -8 -10 8.18 7.47 .990 7.44 7.37 4 37 99 27 21% 26% 2 AS
2010 BOS AL 31 1B 14 12 8 106.0 111 95 14 2 10 .982 -2 4 -20 46 9.25 7.79 .994 9.32 9.23 AS
2010 BOS AL 31 DH 4 4 AS
2011 DET AL 32 DH 112 112 MVP-16
2011 DET AL 32 C 26 26 23 219.0 160 141 17 2 3 .988 -2 -2 -11 -11 6.49 6.08 .992 7.61 7.57 0 10 29 8 22% 28% 1 MVP-16
2011 DET AL 32 1B 6 6 6 52.0 48 38 10 0 4 1.000 0 1 7 25 8.31 8.00 .993 9.29 9.23 MVP-16
2013 DET AL 34 DH 139 139
2013 DET AL 34 1B 11 11 11 97.0 99 85 14 0 3 1.000 -1 2 -11 25 9.19 9.00 .994 8.90 8.87
2013 DET AL 34 C 3 3 0 22.0 22 18 4 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 7.33 .993 8.22 8.17 0 1 1 0 0% 26% 0
2014 DET AL 35 DH 70 70 AS
2014 DET AL 35 1B 18 16 14 139.1 141 130 9 2 16 .986 -3 -1 -23 -9 8.98 7.72 .993 9.00 8.98 AS
2014 DET AL 35 C 2 2 1 17.0 27 23 2 2 0 .926 -1 0 -91 0 13.24 12.50 .993 8.26 8.20 1 2 3 1 25% 28% 0 AS
12 Seasons C 858 828 731 7201.0 5764 5375 347 42 43 .993 -15 -48 -3 -8 7.15 6.67 .991 7.17 7.10 37 211 596 183 23% 29% 7
8 Seasons 1B 181 163 141 1438.2 1372 1274 89 9 130 .993 -9 1 -7 0 8.53 7.53 .994 9.21 9.13
12 Seasons TOT 1039 991 872 8639.2 7136 6649 436 51 173 .993 -24 -46 -3 -5 7.38 6.82 .992 7.51 7.45 37 211 596 183 23% 29% 7
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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 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 1938 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 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) 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 1938 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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2002 CLE AL 23 C -1 -17 -1
2003 CLE AL 24 C 0 0 0 -1 -4 -1 0 0
2004 CLE AL 25 C -3 -3 -3 -8 -8 0 -7 -3
2005 CLE AL 26 C 1 1 1 0 0 0 -3 -1
2006 CLE AL 27 C -8 -9 -8 -16 -17 -1 -6 -9
2006 CLE AL 27 1B -2 -12 -2 -1 -1 0 -1 -7 -1 0
2007 CLE AL 28 C 7 8 7 -2 -2 -1 -2 2
2007 CLE AL 28 1B 0 1 0 1 -0 0 0 0 2 -1
2008 CLE AL 29 C 3 8 3 0 0 -1 0 1
2008 CLE AL 29 1B -1 -16 -1 -1 0 0 -2 -28 0 -1
2009 CLE AL 30 C -3 -8 -3 -8 -22 0 0 -4 -3
2009 CLE AL 30 1B 2 5 2 2 0 0 2 7 1 0 1
2009 BOS AL 30 C -2 -9 -2 -4 -18 0 0 -4 -1
2009 BOS AL 30 1B -3 -18 -3 0 -3 0 -4 -25 -4 0 0
2010 BOS AL 31 C -6 -8 -6 -8 -10 0 -2 -5 -2
2010 BOS AL 31 1B -2 -20 -2 -1 -1 0 4 46 2 0 1
2011 DET AL 32 C -2 -11 -2 -2 -11 0 -1 -1
2011 DET AL 32 1B 0 7 0 1 -1 0 1 25 1 0
2013 DET AL 34 1B -1 -11 -1 0 -1 2 25 2 0
2013 DET AL 34 C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 DET AL 35 1B -3 -23 -3 -1 -2 -0 -1 -9 -1 0 0
2014 DET AL 35 C -1 -91 0 -1 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons C -15 -3 0 -15 -48 -8 0 -6 -32 -17
8 Seasons 1B -9 -7 -9 0 -9 -0 1 0 2 0 0
12 Seasons TOT -30 -4 -10 2 -12 -0 -20 -46 -5 2 0 -6 -32 -17
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2002 CLE AL 23 12 7 12 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
2003 CLE AL 24 49 43 49 40 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 0
2004 CLE AL 25 141 131 141 132 0 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 9 0
2005 CLE AL 26 147 141 147 142 0 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
2006 CLE AL 27 153 149 153 151 0 133 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0
2007 CLE AL 28 147 145 147 143 0 121 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0
2008 CLE AL 29 73 68 73 64 0 55 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0
2009 CLE AL 30 99 98 99 95 0 52 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
2009 BOS AL 30 56 53 56 55 0 33 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2010 BOS AL 31 127 122 127 119 0 110 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
2011 DET AL 32 145 144 145 32 0 26 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 112 1 0
2013 DET AL 34 159 153 159 14 0 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 139 6 0
2014 DET AL 35 89 88 89 19 0 2 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 1 0
12 Seasons 1397 1342 1397 1015 0 858 181 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 355 52 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
2002 CLE AL 23 311 3.65 4.30 1 100% 0 0 55 1 0 0 54 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 CLE AL 24 1441 4.18 4.61 25 88% 0 1 231 13 1 5 212 23 10 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 7 57%
2004 CLE AL 25 4865 4.97 5.37 45 98% 0 0 865 28 4 15 818 61 16 0 0 17 6 1 2 3 0 11 0 1 2 9 89%
2005 CLE AL 26 5121 3.68 4.01 32 97% 1 0 904 20 5 6 873 58 10 1 0 15 5 0 1 4 0 6 0 1 1 5 100%
2006 CLE AL 27 4822 4.48 4.98 50 86% 2 1 753 36 3 17 697 45 7 0 0 18 8 0 5 3 2 7 0 1 3 11 55%
2007 CLE AL 28 4399 4.01 4.26 24 92% 0 0 779 16 2 8 753 53 6 0 0 11 4 1 1 2 1 8 0 0 0 8 75%
2008 CLE AL 29 1914 4.31 4.55 18 89% 1 0 328 13 1 7 307 16 2 0 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 67%
2009 CLE AL 30 1927 5.76 6.07 8 100% 0 0 285 4 1 3 276 14 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 100%
2009 BOS AL 30 1142 5.22 5.36 13 92% 0 0 215 9 3 3 199 8 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
2010 BOS AL 31 3883 4.28 4.60 32 84% 0 0 778 17 5 13 743 44 10 0 0 10 6 0 1 5 0 2 0 1 1 10 70%
2011 DET AL 32 974 5.26 5.71 4 100% 0 0 141 3 3 2 133 17 2 0 0 8 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 0
2013 DET AL 34 89 3.27 3.27 2 100% 0 0 18 0 0 0 18 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2014 DET AL 35 72 4.76 5.82 2 100% 0 0 23 2 0 0 21 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 30960 4.42 4.77 256 91% 4 2 5375 162 28 79 5104 347 70 1 0 97 42 3 12 27 3 43 0 6 9 58 74%
MLB Averages 4.22 4.58 92% 85%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
2002 CLE AL 23 1 1 123 11 2 2 15% 9 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 15 2 1.91 1.68
2003 CLE AL 24 3 10 495 20 9 8 31% 19 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 38 13 1.41 1.19
2004 CLE AL 25 9 35 1859 89 30 25 25% 76 27 13 3 0 0 1 1 157 32 1.19 1.17
2005 CLE AL 26 3 23 1789 96 29 25 23% 83 26 13 3 0 0 2 0 149 34 1.55 1.20
2006 CLE AL 27 4 34 1824 100 22 16 18% 83 19 17 3 0 0 0 0 163 27 1.34 1.06
2007 CLE AL 28 6 27 1631 70 33 30 32% 55 26 14 7 1 0 1 0 127 38 1.35 1.29
2008 CLE AL 29 2 10 683 22 13 10 37% 18 11 4 2 0 0 0 0 40 12 1.39 1.75
2009 CLE AL 30 3 14 702 39 7 6 15% 33 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 63 9 1.34 1.34
2009 BOS AL 30 1 7 416 17 2 2 11% 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 35 3 1.00 0.77
2010 BOS AL 31 4 37 1359 99 27 17 21% 79 22 19 4 1 1 2 0 175 31 1.42 1.16
2011 DET AL 32 0 10 346 29 8 7 22% 21 8 8 0 0 0 1 1 47 9 1.20 0.98
2013 DET AL 34 0 1 34 1 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.67
2014 DET AL 35 1 2 22 3 1 1 25% 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 1.66 1.64
12 Seasons 37 211 11283 596 183 149 23% 494 157 99 24 3 2 7 2 1019 211 1.36 1.23
MLB Averages 28% 1.28 1.25

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2006 CLE AL 27 717 69% 77% 30% 28 89% 0 149 12 132 5 9 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 14 1 1 0 1 1 0%
2007 CLE AL 28 955 51% 83% 31% 52 96% 0 187 11 173 3 26 13 10 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 18 2 0 0 17 2 1 0 1 2 50%
2008 CLE AL 29 339 65% 80% 31% 18 89% 0 82 8 72 2 6 4 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2009 CLE AL 30 1695 62% 78% 31% 74 95% 0 348 23 320 4 31 17 10 3 0 3 3 0 2 1 2 41 0 1 0 38 1 3 1 2 4 75%
2009 BOS AL 30 837 49% 71% 27% 34 88% 1 160 6 152 2 21 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 1 5 80%
2010 BOS AL 31 480 52% 78% 30% 38 87% 1 95 9 84 2 11 14 11 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 2 10 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 1 4 100%
2011 DET AL 32 211 43% 73% 30% 13 100% 1 38 2 36 0 3 10 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0
2013 DET AL 34 390 45% 75% 33% 26 92% 0 85 6 77 2 4 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2014 DET AL 35 582 55% 76% 32% 27 96% 0 130 9 115 5 9 9 6 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 16 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 1 100%
8 Seasons 6206 56% 78% 30% 310 93% 3 1274 86 1161 25 120 89 63 12 2 7 9 1 5 3 6 130 3 1 0 122 4 8 2 6 18 72%
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 94% 83%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2004 AL (21, 1%)
2005 AL (18, 1%)
2007 AL (7, 26%)
2009 AL (21, 1%)
2011 AL (16, 2%)
0.31 Career Shares (609th)

Silver Sluggers
2004 AL (C)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2004 May 16th AL Player of the Week
2004 Jul 18th AL Player of the Week
2005 Aug 28th AL Player of the Week
2011 May 15th AL Player of the Week

Putoutss c a p y
Active  6,649 (21st)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2004 AL  132 (2nd)
2005 AL  142 (2nd)
2006 AL  133 (5th)
Active  858 (10th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2004 AL  865 (2nd)
2005 AL  904 (2nd)
2010 AL  778 (3rd)
Active  5,375 (13th)
Career  5,375 (97th)

Assists as C s c a p y
2004 AL  61 (1st)
2005 AL  58 (3rd)
2007 AL  53 (5th)
Active  347 (16th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2006 AL  8 (4th)
Active  42 (11th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2004 AL  11 (2nd)
2005 AL  6 (2nd)
2006 AL  7 (3rd)
2007 AL  8 (4th)
Active  43 (14th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2004 AL  9 (4th)
Active  37 (22nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2004 AL  89 (1st)
2005 AL  96 (2nd)
2006 AL  100 (1st)
2007 AL  70 (4th)
2010 AL  99 (2nd)
Active  596 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2004 AL  30 (2nd)
2005 AL  29 (5th)
2007 AL  33 (3rd)
2010 AL  27 (4th)
Active  183 (10th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2008 AL  37.1 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2007 AL  7 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
2010 AL  8.18 (1st)
Career  7.15 (64th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2004 AL  7.02 (3rd)
2005 AL  6.77 (4th)
2010 AL  7.47 (1st)
Career  6.67 (50th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2005 AL  .995 (5th)
2007 AL  .995 (4th)
Active  .993 (13th)
Career  .993 (32nd)

                           

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