Sat, 02 May 2015 14:52:11 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis is back in the lineup for Saturday, May 2, against the Kansas City Royals. Davis will replace OF J.D. Martinez against right-hander Edinson Volquez.
Fantasy Tip: Davis ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is hitting .300 early in the season and already has six stolen bases and 11 runs scored. Davis is a career .254-hitter against righties, but is hitting .286 early in the season. He's an excellent FantasyScore option, despite batting ninth in the order.
Sat, 02 May 2015 12:41:46 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez is not in the starting lineup against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, May 2. OF Rajai Davis will start in right field and DH Victor Martinez will bat in the fifth spot in the lineup, with C Alex Avila hitting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has six homers and 15 RBIs through 24 games but he is getting the day off because he is hitless in his last 10 at-bats and has struck out in 11 of his last 17 at-bats. Davis ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is batting .389 in his last five games and could be worth a low-end flyer on FantasyScore.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:34:01 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez hit .315 in 123 games last year for the Tigers, and he has continued to spray line drives all over the field this spring. He has moved from left field to right field to make room for OF Yoenis Cespedes.
Fantasy Tip: What everyone wants to know is can Martinez do it again in 2015? His spring results should have you optimistic, but don't overvalue him in fantasy drafts just because of his impressive 2014 season.
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 11:30:40 -0800
The Detroit Tigers have avoided arbitration with OF J.D. Martinez by agreeing with him on a one-year contract worth $3 million.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:19:59 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning of Game 2 Friday, Oct. 3. Martinez also hit a home run in Game 1 Thursday, Oct. 2.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:05:14 -0700
Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera, DH Victor Martinez and OF J.D. Martinez all hit solo home runs in the team's 12-3 loss in Game 1 of the American League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 2.
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:32:12 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez is batting .340 with four home runs and 15 RBIs in his last 23 games despite striking out 27 times in 94 at-bats during that stretch. Martinez has an amazing .438 average on balls in play, which has raised his season BABIP to .373. That number is 72 points higher than Martinez managed in his first three major league seasons. His line-drive percentage has improved from 19 percent from 2011 to 2013 to 26 percent this year, though.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:20:16 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the ninth inning Tuesday, Sept. 2. He finished the night 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:00:25 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez had a three-hit night against the New York Yankees Tuesday, Aug. 26, and he is now hitting .338 since Aug. 8. He finished with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in four at-bats.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:22:43 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez is hitting .185 with a .577 OPS since the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: It might not be time to cut Martinez, but fantasy owners should be scouting replacements in the majority of leagues. In shallow formats, Martinez could be flipped for a hot bat.