Latest Update Martinez collects 100th RBI in Tigers win Fri Sep, 19, 11:46 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 has had the best season of his career at age 35. If anyone has any idea how that happened, please let us know.Analyst: Steve Pimental
If you would have told me at the beginning of the season that Victor Martinez would challenge for an MVP playing primarily as a DH in 2014 in his age-35 season, I'd have laughed at you until my face turned blue. Yet, here we are, closing in on the end of September and it's V-Mart, not Miggy, who not only leads the Tigers with 31 home runs. It's been an unreal ride, but don't expect the power to be back next season. His previous career-high 25 home runs, set in 2007. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Martinez has had himself the best season of his career in 2014, slashing .334/.403/.571 with 31 home runs and 98 RBI through 515 at-bats and has been able to keep it up for the entire season. As long as he stays healthy down the stretch he is one of the best hitters to deploy in stating lineups the rest of the way. Analyst: Matthew Beck
When looking for the best fantasy bargains of 2014, it's going to be hard to look any further than Martinez who now sits with 30 home runs and 94 RBI after two straight years of fewer than 15 home runs. And, of course, let's not forget the .335/.406/.575 slash line that he's posted all season long as well. The profit that he's turned based on his draft position this season has been nothing short of spectacular. If only he still had that catcher-eligibility. First base is better than DH, but catcher would be better. Analyst: Howard Bender