Jose Martinez

Jose Martinez

1B,RF - STL
Age: 31Bats: RThrows: R

Next Game

STL @ PIT
C. Archer #95
Tue, 7/23 7:05pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #148
Projection (?) 2.4 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
22%
 
ESPN
42%

Eligibility

Yahoo 1B,RF
ESPN 1B,RF
CBS 1B,RF

Martinez hasn't provided fantasy owners much with a .282 batting average and just 6 homers, but all Statcast metrics suggest those numbers will come roaring up in the second half. It might be time to add him before it costs you a pretty penny.

Initially stuck behind Paul Goldschmidt at first base, injuries to Harrison Bader and Tyler O'Neill gave Martinez a chance to play. He's still in the starting lineup with both outfielders healthy. After offering instant production, he has slipped to slightly above league-average offense (104 wRC+) due to a .140 ISO. The career .304/.365/.466 hitter is a strong source of batting average for fantasy managers, but the Cardinals can't justify playing the defensive liability unless he starts hitting for more power.