Latest Update Martin is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Wednesday. Wed Aug, 20, 03:17 PM
Is very athletic for a catcher. He's also intense and focused at the plate. Hits for average, while taking a lot of bases on balls. Can steal a few bags, too. Calls a great game behind the dish and is a leader.
Flaws: : Can be streaky at the plate and behind it (especially in terms of home-run power and when trying to throw out base-stealers). Could stand to be a more efficient base-runner. Appears to be wearing down.
Martin has been squatting behind the plate for five-straight days, so he'll get a breather Wednesday and get some rest. Chris Stewart will catch Gerritt Cole when they face the Braves.Analyst: Howard Bender
With a day game following a night game, Martin will take Thursday off. Standard protocol. Chris Stewart will handle the work behind the plate.Analyst: Howard Bender
Martin's impressive season continued on Monday night as the Pirates starting catcher is now slashing .290/.413/.401 with six home runs, 46 RBI and 33 runs scored through his first 252 at-bats. Although it is unlikely he reaches the 20 home run mark for the second straight season, his overall production is more than enough to warrant a starting spot in all but the shallowest of league formats until he cools off. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Just a routine day off with a day game following a night game. Martin will rest up Sunday and be back in the regular lineup next week. Chris Stewart will handle the work behind the plate Sunday.Analyst: Howard Bender