MLB Baseball

#18
Carlos Martínez
ERA W-L K
3.28 3-3 62
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 6-0 / 200 NFBC ADP: 62.18
Position: SPBorn: 9/21/1991 Birthplace: Puerto Plata, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Cardinals (2010)


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May 21 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-Carlos Martinez allowed two hits and one walk without giving up a run in 9.0 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Saturday. Martinez struck out five, ending the game with a 3.28 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez pitched nine innings for the first time in his career, but fell victim to lack of run support. Martinez needed just 93 pitches to get through nine innings. ''This was probably his best start of his career and part of that was his trust in his defense and making pitches in the bottom,'' Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.
May 13 6:58 PM PT7:58 PM MT8:58 PM CT9:58 PM ET21:58 ET1:58 GMT9:58 6:58 PM MST8:58 PM EST9:28 PM VEN5:58 UAE (+1)8:58 PM CT-Carlos Martinez improved to 3-3, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks in 6.2 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Saturday. Martinez struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.88 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez has now posted a 2.70 ERA while striking out 18 over 20 innings in winning three starts this month after recording a 6.33 ERA in his final four April outings. His next start comes Saturday against the Giants at home.
May 8 7:29 PM PT8:29 PM MT9:29 PM CT10:29 PM ET22:29 ET2:29 GMT10:29 7:29 PM MST9:29 PM EST9:59 PM VEN6:29 UAE (+1)9:29 PM CT-Carlos Martinez improved to 2-3, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Miami Marlins 9-4 on Monday. Martinez struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.86 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez's solid outing was overshadowed by his performance at the plate, as he drove in four runs on a pair of hits to aid his own cause. He's had an up-and-down beginning to the season, but has won his last two starts and recorded seven or more strikeouts in five of his seven stints.
May 3 7:57 AM PT8:57 AM MT9:57 AM CT10:57 AM ET10:57 ET14:57 GMT22:57 7:57 AM MST9:57 AM EST10:27 AM VEN18:57 UAE9:57 AM CT-Martinez improved to 1-3, allowing one run - zero earned - on four hits and one walk in 7.1 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday. Martinez struck out four, ending the game with a 3.75 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez, making his sixth start of the season, retired the first 12 batters.
Apr. 27 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Carlos Martinez allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in 6.0 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 on Thursday in the opener of a doubleheader. Martinez struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.71 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez is 0-3 with a 6.33 ERA in his last four starts. He's struck out 29 but walked 14 in 21 1/3 innings in those outings.
Apr. 21 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Martinez had another shaky start Thursday in Milwaukee, where he served up a pair of homers and was tagged for five runs in five innings to fall to 0-3.
Analysis: The Cardinals' expected ace has posted a lousy 7.04 ERA in losing his last three starts and has issued 11 walks in 15 1/3 innings over that stretch. Martinez is still helping owners in the strikeout category, though. He's now racked up 31 in 22 2/3 innings after fanning seven on Thursday.
Apr. 15 4:51 PM PT5:51 PM MT6:51 PM CT7:51 PM ET19:51 ET23:51 GMT7:51 4:51 PM MST6:51 PM EST7:21 PM VEN3:51 UAE (+1)6:51 PM CT-Martinez had an interesting outing Saturday in the Bronx. He allowed three runs and four hits over 5 1/3 innings with a career-high eight walks and 11 strikeouts.
Analysis: He became the first Cardinals pitcher with eight walks and 11 Ks in a game since the aptly named Wild Bill Hallahan in 1930.
Apr. 9 5:15 PM PT6:15 PM MT7:15 PM CT8:15 PM ET20:15 ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 PM MST7:15 PM EST7:45 PM VEN4:15 UAE (+1)7:15 PM CT-Martinez gave up six runs - five earned - and six hits in five-plus innings in Sunday's 8-0 loss to the Reds.
Analysis: Coming off a brilliant Opening Night turn in which he fanned 10 Chicago Cubs in 7 1/3 scoreless innings, Martinez didn't exhibit the same stuff or command in this one. He hit two batters, walked one and threw a wild pitch. He'll make his next start Saturday at Yankee Stadium, and was brilliant against the AL last year, going 1-0 with a 0.67 ERA and 0.93 WHIP.
Apr. 3 10:03 PM PT11:03 PM MT12:03 AM CT1:03 AM ET1:03 ET5:03 GMT13:03 10:03 PM MST12:03 AM EST12:33 AM VEN9:03 UAE12:03 AM CT-Martinez retired 12 in a row and 18 of 19 over one stretch against the defending champions in Sunday's 4-3 win. The ace right-hander struck out 10 and walked none in 7 1/3 innings in his first start on opening day.
Analysis: Martinez could be big for fantasy owners this season after going 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA last season.
Mar. 1 2:28 PM PT3:28 PM MT4:28 PM CT5:28 PM ET17:28 ET22:28 GMT6:28 3:28 PM MST5:28 PM EST5:58 PM VEN2:28 UAE (+1)4:28 PM CT-Martinez made his spring training debut with three scoreless innings Wednesday.
Analysis: Martinez was an All-Star in 2015, when he finished 14-7 with a 3.01 ERA in 31 games (29 starts). Last year, he went 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts. He ranked in the league's top 10 in wins and ERA both years.
Feb. 2 11:45 PM PT12:45 AM MT1:45 AM CT2:45 AM ET2:45 ET7:45 GMT15:45 12:45 AM MST2:45 AM EST3:15 AM VEN11:45 UAE1:45 AM CT-Martinez agreed to a five-year, $51 million contract extension, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. According to ESPN.com, the deal would be the longest ever given a player heading into his first year of arbitration eligibility.
Analysis: Per ESPN, the biggest deal for a pitcher entering his first chance at arbitration was Corey Kluber's five-year, $38.5 million contract with the Cleveland Indians in 2015. Martinez was an All-Star in 2015, when he finished 14-7 with a 3.01 ERA in 31 games (29 starts). Last year, he went 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts. He ranked in the league's top 10 in wins and ERA both years.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 StL 2 1 1 - 1 21 1 0 28.1 31 16 16 1 9 1 24 1.41 5.08
2014 StL 2 4 1 - 6 57 7 0 89.1 90 41 40 4 36 8 84 1.41 4.03
2015 StL 14 7 0 - 0 31 29 0 179.2 168 65 60 13 63 5 184 1.29 3.01
2016 StL 16 9 0 - 0 31 31 0 195.1 169 68 66 15 70 1 174 1.22 3.04
2017 StL 3 3 0 - 0 9 9 0 57.2 44 24 21 7 22 0 62 1.14 3.28
Career 37 24 2 - 7 149 77 0 550.1 502 214 203 40 200 15 528 1.28 3.32

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 StL 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 StL 57 12 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2015 StL 32 56 2 8 2 0 0 0 1 23 0 0 .143 .172 .179
2016 StL 33 59 5 14 1 0 0 6 0 13 0 0 .237 .246 .254
2017 StL 9 19 1 4 2 0 0 5 0 4 0 0 .211 .211 .316
Career 152 148 8 29 5 0 0 13 1 45 0 0 .196 .211 .230

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2013 StL Total 0 1 0 - 0 12 0 0 12.2 7 5 5 0 3 1 11 3.55
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 3 0 0 2.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 9.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 4.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.00
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 5 0 0 6.0 5 3 3 0 1 1 5 4.50
2014 StL Total 0 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 4.0 3 1 1 0 4 0 2 1.93
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 6.75
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 2.2 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0.00
Career 0 1 0 - 0 16 0 0 16.2 10 6 6 0 7 1 13 3.24


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 503 100 89 95.5 57.16
Curveball 11 85 78 80.2 1.25
Slider 211 89 79 85.3 23.98
Changeup 154 90 83 87.4 17.5
Knuckleball 1 92 92 92 .11

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