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Leonys Martin (CF)

Texas Rangers - 14% owned

Bats: L, Throws: R

Leonys Martin, who began the season as the Rangers' starting center fielder, has been sent down to Triple-A Round Rock. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Martin had lost his starting spot to Delino DeShields, who has been far more productive in the lead off spot than Martin had been. Despite being an outstanding defender and leading the league with 13 outfield assists, he simply wasn't getting the job done at the plate.


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Rough day for Leonys Martin

Sun, Jun 28th 8:35pm EDT
By Mitch Cox

Leonys Martin went 0-for-4 and stranded six Texas baserunners in the Rangers 3-2 loss to Toronto this afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Martin struck out three times today and watched his season average sink to .222. At this point, he should be nothing more than a backup outfielder on your bench.


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Leonys Martin went 2-for-4 today, including a solo home run that tied the score at 2-2 in the seventh inning. It was Martin's fifth round-tripper of the season and accounted for RBI number 22 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Martin was the only Ranger hitter with more than one base hit today as the offense has slowed to a crawl during this series with the White Sox. Texas is fortunate to have won the opener despite being dominated by Chris Sale and scored just six runs in the three games.


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Leonys Martin went 2-for-4 with a single and a solo-HR against the Twins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Martin, who is normally known for his speed, showed off some pop on Sunday with his fourth homer of the season. It was also the fifth multi-hit game so far this month, as Martin has absolutely raked to the tune of a .375 average for June, raising his overall average from .224 on May 31st to .255 now. Keep him active in all fantasy formats.


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2-for-2 for Leonys Martin

Thu, Jun 11th 1:39am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Leonys Martin singled and doubled in his two official plate appearances tonight in the Rangers 5-4 loss to Oakland. Martin raised his season average to .251. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: It was Martin's tenth two-bagger of the season. After a miserable start, the young outfielder is showing more consistency and is hitting .306 over his last 15 games.


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3-for-5 night for Leonys Martin

Fri, Jun 5th 1:43am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Leonys Martin had three singles in the Rangers 2-1, 11-inning victory over the White Sox tonight. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Martin, who lost his spot in the lead-off role to Delino DeShields, raised his average to .241 with the three-hit night batting out of the eight-hole in the lineup.


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Two hits for Leonys Martin

Wed, Jun 3rd 2:01am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Leonys Martin went 2-for-5 as part of the Rangers 19-hit attack as they dismantled the Chicago White Sox 15-2. Martin drove in a pair of runs and upped his season average to .230. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Not quite where fantasy owners want Martin, but certainly better than earlier in the season. Martin has the ability to hit .270-.280 range, so owners should hang on to him and hope he continues his slow improvement.


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Leonys Martin went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBi in the Rangers 8-0 victory over Boston today.

Fantasy Impact: Martin had a single and his ninth double of the year, while driving in his 13th and 14th runs of the season. Even with that production, he left three runners on base as Adam Rosales, who was batting in front of him, went 4-for-4 on the day.


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Leonys Martin clubbed a two-run home run with one out in the ninth inning in today's blowout loss to the Cleveland Indians. It was Martin's third home run of the year and upped his season RBI total to 11. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Martin's main weapon is his speed, but until he improves on his dreadful .215 batting average, that's not much of a weapon.


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Leonys Martin went 2-for-3 with two singles, a run scored, and a stolen base against the Yankees on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Martin swiped his seventh bag of the season, tying him for 20th in MLB. Even better, he had another multi-hit game as he works his way to obtaining a decent average. Martin has enough upside to be monitored in deep mixed leagues, and should be active in AL-Only ones.


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Leonys Martin went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout against the Red Sox on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Martin had seen his average dip below .200 recently, but since then has put a three-game hitting streak together, including a homer on the 19th. It's far too soon to tell if he's getting his bat back, but fantasy owners should enjoy any production from the struggling outfielder while they can. Leonys is an AL-Only play at this point, and should be avoided in mixed formats if possible.


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Leonys Martin went 0-for-2 Sunday dropping his average below .200.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a disappointing season for Martin who was projected to be a real spark plug at the top of the lineup. With Martin's main asset being his speed, his inability to get on base on a consistent basis is hurting his value.


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Leonys Martin went 0-for-3 tonight in the Rangers 8-2 win over the Royals. Martin did draw a walk and did score a run, but has seen his average fall back to .209.

Fantasy Impact: Martin sprained his wrist on May 4 diving for a ball and returned to the lineup on May 9. Since then, though, he has managed just one hit in 11 at-bats.


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Leonys Martin left tonight's game against the Houston Astros after spraining his left wrist while trying to make a diving catch of a ball of the bat of Jose Altuve. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Martin was taken for precautionary X-rays. This would be just another blow to a Rangers team that has been dealing with injuries and a struggling offense all season.


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Leonys Martin goes 1-for-4

Wed, Apr 29th 11:49pm EDT
By Mitch Cox

Leonys Martin went 1-for-4 today in the Rangers 5-2 loss to Seattle. Martin has now hit safely in nine of his last 10 games despite a batting average hovering around .235.

Fantasy Impact: Martin is literally the only "bright" spot in the Rangers offense right now, and even that's not saying much. But he has been getting on base at least once a game, and with his ability to run, can at least produce in the steals category.


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Leonys Martin banged out two more hits today, including his first home run of the season, in the Rangers 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Martin upped his season batting average to .234 as he got at least one base hit for the seventh time in the past eight games. His solo shot in the 11th inning gave the Rangers a 4-3 lead.


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After having his modest five game hit streak broken last night, Leonys Martin started a new one tonight against the Angels going 1-for-5 on the evening while also stealing his fourth bag of the year. But his best plays were saved for the defensive side of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Maybe you're in a league that counts defensive plays like outfield assists. If so, tonight was a good night as Martin gunned down both Kole Calhoun and Erick Aybar at the plate in tonight's 4-1 loss.


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He's not exactly threatening Joe DiMaggio's record, but after an ice-cold start to the season, Martin has definitely heated up over the past week. He is now batting .238 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Keep him in your lineup if you own him, simple as that.


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Leonys Martin went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in the Rangers 7-1 win over Arizona tonight.

Fantasy Impact: Martin has been red-hot of late, as he has gone 8-for-17 over his last four games to up his batting average to .237, a jump of around 80 points in that span. Martin also stole his third base of the season. As long as he stays in the leadoff spot, he is a solid pick to have in your fantasy outfield.


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Leonys Martin pounded out three hits today, including his second double of the season, but it was all for naught as the Rangers bullpen blew a five run lead and Texas fell to Seattle 11-10.

Fantasy Impact: Martin had two hits last night against Felix Hernandez, and his three today pushed his average up to near the Mendoza line (.218). Stick with him, he should stay in the leadoff spot and have plenty of opportunities to score runs and steal some bags.


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Leonys Martin was back in the leadoff position tonight against Felix Hernandez and the Mariners, and responded well, going 2-for-4 with a single and a double on the night. Martin's hits were the only base knocks against Hernandez by the anemic Rangers offense.

Fantasy Impact: The two hits raised Martin's season average to .184 which sounds terrible, but when you look at what Elvis Andrus (.163), Roughned Odor (.158), Shin-Soo Choo (.138) and Adrian Beltre (.140) are doing, he looks like he might be the Rangers' representative at the All-Star game. He will improve and most likely hit in the .260 neighborhood by the time the season is over. The question is if fantasy owners can wait that long.


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Center fielder Leonys Martin was dropped from the leadoff spot to eighth in the batting order in tonight's 8-2 win over the Angels. Martin went 1-for-3 and scored a pair for the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Martin's biggest asset is his speed, and to have him at the top of the order was perfect for fantasy owners. But Martin does not take walks (just two in 41 plate appearances) and was hitting just .154 to start the season. A drop to eighth in the order, if it becomes permanent, does severe damage to his fantasy value.


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Leonys Martin collected his first two hits of the season in the Rangers 3-1 win over the A's.

Fantasy Impact: Batting from the leadoff spot, Martin knocked out a couple of singles and also scored a run in the fifth inning on a base hit by Prince Fielder. Martin hit .274 with 31 steals last season.


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Leonys Martin was penciled in as the leadoff hitter in today's exhibition game against the Kansas City Royals and the Rangers intend to give him every opportunity to win the job on a full-time basis. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Martin went 1-for-3 today, but the Rangers are more interested if he can handle going up against southpaws on a regular basis. Manager Jeff Bannister would like to have Martin in the leadoff spot with Shin-Soo Choo batting second since he possesses more power. Martin had a .354 OBP in the leadoff spot last year, but just a .287 OBP against lefthanders. If he can handle the challenge, his speed, along with a solid lineup behind him, could make him a strong value play late in drafts.