Russell Martin

Russell Martin

C - TOR
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 205 lbsAge: 34College: Chipola JC, FLBats: RThrows: RCountry: CAN

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Russell Martin singles and scores

Russell Martin went 1-for-4 with a run scored against the Rangers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact

Martin is still looking for his first extra base hit or RBI since returning from the disabled list on May 20. The power should return soon as long as he's fully recovered from his shoulder injury, but his low batting average makes him only a borderline starting option in standard 12-team mixed leagues.

Andrew Seifter18 hours ago
Russell Martin returns, gets Sunday start at 3B

Russell Martin returned to the Blue Jays on Friday and went 3-for-12 with and RBI in the weekend series versus the Orioles, even getting a start at 3B in Sunday's matinee.

Fantasy Impact

Martin is a fine fantasy catcher at this point, but not the stud he was during his Dodgers and Yankees days. He'll always be in the lineup, though, so aside from a few injuries here and there, he'll accumulate stats.

Roy Widrig5 days ago
Russell Martin on the mend

Russell Martin said that his shoulder "definitely feels better," but that the team will be careful not to rush him back too soon.

Fantasy Impact

Martin is eligible to come off the disabled list on Thursday, but it sounds like he may not quite make it back by then. “I definitely want to be back as soon as possible, but at the same time, I want to be back and stay back,” he told TSN. Backup catcher Luke Maile has been dreadful at the plate, but he's earned praise from the pitching staff and the Blue Jays have been scoring plenty of runs lately, so the decision to exercise some caution with Martin is understandable.

Andrew Seifter2 weeks ago
Russell Martin heads to the DL

The Blue Jays placed Russell Martin on the disabled list with nerve inflammation in his left shoulder.

Fantasy Impact

No word yet on how much time he is expected to miss. Martin was off to a slow start, but was a top-10 fantasy catcher in standard mixed leagues last year, so he's probably worth holding onto if you have an available DL spot.

Andrew Seifter3 weeks ago
Russell Martin walks twice, scores twice

Russell Martin went 0-for-2 on Friday against the Rays, but he walked twice and came around to score both times on Kendrys Morales home runs.

Fantasy Impact

How much Martin has helped or hurt your fantasy team is completely dependent on whether you play in a league that counts batting average or on-base percentage. He is hitting just .194 and striking out nearly 30 percent of the time, but he also leads all of baseball with a 20.7 percent walk rate. The end result is a .370 OBP that ranks third among catchers.

Andrew Seifter3 weeks ago