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Toronto's big off season acquisition showcased both sides of his playing ability in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Rays. The catcher caught a combined shut out and added an opposite field solo home run to lift the Jays on top.

Fantasy Impact: Martin had one of his strongest offensive seasons last year putting up a solid .832 OPS paired with a 5.5 WAR. Moving to the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre could see those numbers improve even further if he can remain healthy and continue to produce.


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Martin caught two innings of RA Dickey's nastiest knuckleballs Friday and drew praise from Dickey, who felt Martin only dropped one ball that he may have caught with more experience. Martin dropped a total of six balls in the two innings of work, with only one drop coming with runners on base. Martin is also breaking in a new glove. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: If Martin doesn't have to sit when Dickey pitches, you won't lose his bat in your lineup every 5th game.


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