Jose Martinez

Jose Martinez #58

  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 6" /215
  • Age: 29

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Jose Martinez 2017 Stats

AB AVG HR RBI SB OPS
256 .309 13 42 4 .892

Jose Martinez MLB Career Stats

AB AVG HR RBI SB OPS
272 .316 13 43 4 .898

Jose Martinez Bio

  • Full Name: Jose Alberto Martinez
  • Nickname: Cafe
  • Born: 7/25/1988 in La Guaira, Venezuela
  • Debut: 9/6/2016
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
2017 Stats 256 46 79 13 42 4 .309 .376 .892
MLB Career Stats 272 50 86 13 43 4 .316 .384 .898

Jose Martinez Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg HR Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2017 Cardinals NL 288 202 90.62 399.36 74.96 11.01 35.74
MLB Avg - - - - 87.33 400.53 71.56 11.82 39.24
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg HR Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2017 Cardinals NL 288 202 90.62 399.36 74.96 11.01 35.74
MLB Avg - - - - 87.33 400.53 71.56 11.82 39.24

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Jose Martinez 2017 Projections

Duration G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Rest of Season
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6 23 3 6 9 1 0 1 3 2 0 5 0 0 .261 .320 .435 .755
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106 279 49 85 141 13 1 14 45 31 1 60 4 0 .305 .372 .509 .881
Duration G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Rest of Season
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6 23 3 6 9 1 0 1 3 2 0 5 0 0 .261 .320 .435 .755
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106 279 49 85 141 13 1 14 45 31 1 60 4 0 .305 .372 .509 .881

Jose Martinez News

Jose Martinez Fantasy News

September 23, 2017 at 1:43 AM ET

Left thumb continues to plague J. Martinez

With his left thumb still ailing several days after jamming it on a swing, Jose Martinez will return to St. Louis on Saturday so that the Cardinals' medical staff can get a better look at the injury.

September 9, 2017 at 12:41 AM ET

Martinez drives in two runs in victory

Cardinals first baseman Jose Martinez went 2-for-4 with two RBIs during Friday’s 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.

Awards

Jose Martinez Awards

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2015 Kansas City AL

Baseball America Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2015 Omaha PCL

PCL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/24/2015 Omaha PCL

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Mississippi SOU

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Winston-Salem CAR

Jose Martinez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 14, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals recalled LF Jose Martinez from Memphis Redbirds.
July 7, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals optioned 1B Jose Martinez to Memphis Redbirds.
May 29, 2017 Jose Martinez roster status changed by St. Louis Cardinals.
May 26, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals sent OF Jose Martinez on a rehab assignment to Palm Beach Cardinals.
May 7, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals placed 1B Jose Martinez on the 10-day disabled list. Left groin injury.
September 6, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals recalled 1B Jose Martinez from Memphis Redbirds.
May 25, 2016 Kansas City Royals traded LF Jose Martinez to St. Louis Cardinals for cash.
May 25, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals optioned LF Jose Martinez to Memphis Redbirds.
May 18, 2016 Kansas City Royals designated LF Jose Martinez for assignment.
March 14, 2016 Kansas City Royals optioned LF Jose Martinez to Omaha Storm Chasers.
November 6, 2015 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of Jose Martinez from Omaha Storm Chasers.
July 4, 2015 Omaha Storm Chasers activated OF Jose Martinez from the 7-day disabled list.
June 29, 2015 Omaha Storm Chasers sent OF Jose Martinez on a rehab assignment to AZL Royals.
June 6, 2015 Omaha Storm Chasers placed OF Jose Martinez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 5, 2015.
April 9, 2015 OF Jose Martinez assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers.
January 28, 2015 Kansas City Royals signed free agent LF Jose Martinez to a minor league contract.
January 28, 2015 OF Jose Martinez assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
June 21, 2014 Jose Martinez assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats.
June 20, 2014 Atlanta Braves signed free agent OF Jose Martinez to a minor league contract.
November 4, 2013 OF Jose Martinez elected free agency.
April 2, 2013 OF Jose Martinez assigned to Mississippi Braves.
March 23, 2013 RF Jose Martinez assigned to Atlanta Braves.
November 2, 2012 RF Jose Martinez elected free agency.
March 10, 2012 RF Jose Martinez assigned to Chicago White Sox.
July 5, 2011 RF Jose Martinez assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
March 7, 2011 RF Jose Martinez assigned to Chicago White Sox.
June 29, 2010 Jose Martinez assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from Bristol White Sox.
September 9, 2009 Jose Martinez assigned to Bristol White Sox from Kannapolis Intimidators.

Jose Alberto Martinez Bio Info

Son of former Major League infielder Carlos "Café" Martinez, who played parts of seven seasons with the White Sox (1988-90), Indians (1991-93) and Angels (1995)...his father famously hit a fly ball while with the Indians that bounced off Jose Canseco's head for a home run...his brother, Teodoro Martinez, played in the Rangers (2009-14) and Yankees (2015) minor league organizations...resides in La Guaira, Venezuela.

2016

Made his Major League debut with St. Louis after spending the majority of the season between Omaha (AAA) and Memphis (AAA), combining to bat .278 (123-442) with 11 homers, 28 doubles and 60 RBI in 124 games between first base and outfield...Opened campaign in Omaha with a .298 average (42-141), three home runs, 18 RBI and .356 on-base pct. in 37 games...Designated for assignment by the Kansas City Royals (5/18); acquired by St. Louis from Kansas City in exchange for cash considerations and optioned to Memphis (5/24)...Played 87 games in Memphis and batted .268 (81-301) with eight homers, 18 doubles and 42 RBI...Recalled with pitchers Sam Tuivailala and Mike Mayers as part of St. Louis' September call ups (9/6)...After 887 affiliated minor league games, made his Major League debut in the seventh inning of St. Louis' 9-7 win at Pittsburgh on 9/6, grounding out to third base as a pinch hitter...Collected his first career Major League hit and RBI 9/8 vs. Milwaukee, recording an infield single off right-hander Ben Rowen to score Greg Garcia...Went 4-for-6 as a pinch hitter, logging a double and three singles; recorded a hit in his final four pinch at-bats...Six of his seven hits came off opposing left-handers (.500, 6-12)...Appeared defensively in four games in left field (two starts) and one contest at first base...Logged a five-game hitting streak (5-7, .714) from 9/19-26.

2015

Won the PCL batting title (.384) with Omaha (AAA) while being named a Triple-A All-Star at Designated Hitter by Baseball America in his first Triple-A season...his batting average set a modern era PCL record (surpassing Rick Short's .383 mark in 2005 for the New Orleans Zephyrs) and was also the circuit's highest since Gene Woodling batted .385 in 1948 for the San Francisco Seals (AAA)...his .461 on-base percentage was tied for the 12th-highest in the league's modern era...led the league in on-base pct., OPS (1.024) and had the third-best slugging pct. (.563)...collected 131 hits in 341 at-bats (396 plate appearances), playing primarily as a first baseman and outfielder...set career highs with 10 home runs, 25 doubles and 60 RBI in 98 games... recorded 43 multiple-hit games, including four-hit efforts on three occurrences...put together separate hitting streaks of 11, 14 and 14-games...went hitless in just 23 of 98 games and failed to get a hit over a three-game stretch only once... hit .412 (40-97) with runners in scoring position...batted .388 (33-85) in May, .402 (35-87) in July and .382 (42-110) in August...missed most of the month of June while on the sevenday disabled list; hit .333 (5-15) in four rehab games for the Arizona League Royals (R)...named PCL Player of the Week for the August 17-24 Period, batting .552 (16-29) with three doubles, three homers and nine runs scored...played for Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League following the season, batting .317 with 17 doubles, four triples and three homers in 60 games...added to the Royals 40-man roster on 11/6...named an All-Star left fielder and Most Valuable Player in the 2016 Caribbean Series in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2014

Opened year playing 28 games with the Rockford Aviators of the independent Frontier League, hitting .337 (35-104) with three home runs and 14 RBI; led the Aviators in batting average, stolen bases, and slugging percentage at the time of signing with Atlanta (6/20)...assigned to Lynchburg (AA) and hit .319 (82-257) with four home runs and 34 RBI in final 66 games to end the season; would have led the Carolina League in average at the conclusion of the season, but did not qualify.

2013

Named a Southern League Mid-Season All Star with Mississippi (AA) in the Braves organization...hit .285 (123- 431) with six home runs, 19 doubles and 39 RBI in 123 games.

2012

Played entire season with Birmingham (AA), batting .248 (108-436) with five HRs, 15 doubles and 42 RBI in 114 games...entered season ranked as having the "Best Outfield Arm" in the White Sox organization by Baseball America.

2011

Split the season between Birmingham (AA) and WinstonSalem (A+), hitting .307 (158-515) with six homers, 26 doubles, four triples, and 45 RBI in 133 games...finished 2nd in the White Sox minor league organization with 158 hits (Tyler Kuhn, 168) and 8th in average...opened season hitting .314 (99-315) in 80 contests with Winston-Salem and was named a Carolina League Mid-Season All Star...punished opposing left-handers with a .400 average (44-110)...promoted to Birmingham (7/5) and hit .295 (59-200) in final 59 games to end the season.

2010

Became the first player to return to professional baseball after meniscus transplant...combined to hit .256 (66-258) with six home runs and 29 RBI in 67 games between Bristol (R) and Winston-Salem (A+).

2009

Missed the entire season due to a right knee injury... had a meniscus transplant operation performed by Chicago White Sox team physicians Dr. Brian Cole & Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph.

2008

Batted .306 (44-144) with 18 RBI in 39 games with Kannapolis (A)...missed the majority of the season after suffering a serious knee right injury that resulted in the loss of his entire lateral meniscus.

2007

Hit .282 (69-245) with seven home runs, 11 doubles and 37 RBI in 65 games for Rookie-level Bristol...finished 5th in the Appalachian League in total bases (107)...concluded the season rated as the No. 4 prospect in the White Sox organization and as possessing the "Best Outfield Arm" by Baseball America; also rated by the same publication as the No. 12 prospect in the Appalachian League at the end of the season.

2006

Made his professional debut with the Orioles/White Sox in the Venezuelan Summer League, hitting .278 (44-158) with four homers and 30 RBI in 54 games.