Latest Update Russell Martin is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Sunday. Sun Aug, 31, 10:57 AM
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.
Russell Martin is getting his usual day off here on Sunday, just as he's done all year long. Chris Stewart will don the tools of ignorance for Sunday's tilt with the Reds.Analyst: Howard Bender
Martin is having a strong month of August hitting .346 with 13 runs, two home runs and 13 RBI.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Martin has been very good all season and Tuesday night was no exception. He is a very important part of the success the Pirates have had over the past two years and they will need him as they make a push towards a wild card berth.Analyst: David Kerr
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