Latest Update Victor Martinez hit his 26th home run of the year while adding a walk and two runs scored in the Tigers loss to the Yankees on Wednesday night. Wed Aug, 27, 11:51 PM
Boasts great run-producing ability, along with great plate discipline and power. He hits righties and lefties with equal proficiency. Can still catch on occasion, as well as play first base.
Flaws: : Injuries have forced him to DH mostly. His game-calling skills were never his strong suit. He also struggles to throw base-runners out with consistency while behind the plate.
Martinez continues to be a force in the middle of the Tigers lineup, now slashing .327/.396/.555 with 26 home runs and 85 RBI through 452 at-bats in 2014. What is even more impressive is the fact that he has more walks (54) than strikeouts (38), which is something that is almost unheard of at this point in the season. Although his power stroke is down in the second half (only 5 HR over last 147 AB), he remains a great fantasy option down the stretch. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Martinez tied his career-high home run total Sunday, smashing his 25th dinger of the 2014 season. If he hits one more, he'll tie his combined home run total from 2011-2013, 26. There's a chance Martinez will be overdrafted in 2015 given the massive power output, but don't expect him to hit 20+ home runs again in his age-36 season. Analyst: Spencer Silva
It was starting to look a little worrisome as it had been 15 games since V-Mart had last gone deep and fantasy owners were wondering if he had used up all his allotted power for the season. Burt with his third multi-hit performance in his last four games, Martinez showed everyone that he was still more than capable of delivering the power once again. He's now batting .325 on the year with 24 home runs and 79 RBI.Analyst: Howard Bender