Chris Martin Atlanta Braves

Age: 33 (June 2, 1986) | 5' 11" | 185lbs. | Throws: Right
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BOS AA 2013 2 0 3 0 12 0 21.0 9 0 6 27 0.00 0.71 0.57 2.6 11.6 .218 n/a
BOS AAA 2013 3 3 2 0 30 0 51.0 51 3 10 47 3.18 1.20 1.19 1.8 8.3 .331 n/a
COL AAA 2014 1 3 5 0 25 0 26.2 33 2 9 36 4.39 1.57 1.52 3.0 12.1 .442 n/a
COL NL 2014 0 0 0 0 16 0 15.1 22 2 4 14 7.04 1.70 1.76 2.3 8.2 .406 61/20/20 -4 -2
NYY AAA 2015 0 1 2 0 20 0 28.1 26 1 10 25 3.18 1.27 1.15 3.2 7.9 .313 n/a
NYY AL 2015 0 2 1 0 24 0 20.1 28 2 6 18 5.75 1.67 1.67 2.7 8.0 .398 53/27/20 -3 -2
TEX AA 2018 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 2 0 0 3 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.0 0.0 .431 n/a
TEX AAA 2018 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 0 0 1 0.00 2.00 2.00 0.0 0.0 .524 n/a
TEX AL 2018 1 5 0 14 46 0 41.2 46 5 5 37 4.54 1.22 1.34 1.1 8.0 .337 40/27/32 0 2
TEX AL 2019 0 2 4 12 38 0 38.0 35 8 4 43 3.08 1.03 1.29 0.9 10.2 .296 49/19/32 6 6
ATL NL 2019 1 1 0 5 17 0 15.0 15 1 1 18 4.80 1.07 1.13 0.6 10.8 .366 52/21/26 1 1
Career 4yrs 2 10 5 31 141 0 130.1 146 18 20 130 4.63 1.27 1.40 1.4 9.0 .350 n/a
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Closer Monkey: " It was nine pitches, nine strikes for Chris Martin, the seventh immaculate inning of 2019 and 99th in history. "

Follow that second link and it shows the first 98 in chronological order by league. Isn't it weird though that in each league there are only four before the 1950s?

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman

But before I go... maybe Doolittle will be traded?

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 31

I think I'll go off line for the next 1 1/2 hours.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 31

As I typed...

Seattle Mariners – The Mariners traded Roenis Elias to the Nationals on Tuesday afternoon. Hunter Strickland, just back from the 60-day IL, should eventually take over as the team’s closer, even if he continues to be eased back into high-leverage spots.

Updated hierarchy: *Strickland | Bass | Gearrin.
* = closer-by-committee

Washington Nationals — The Nationals have been busy today, first acquiring Daniel Hudson from the Blue Jays and then trading for Mariners closer Roenis Elias. This gives the Nationals much-needed depth in their bullpen behind closer Sean Doolittle.

Updated hierarchy: Doolittle | Elias | Rodney.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 31

I had my choice in a trade with the Nabobs three days ago between Chris Martin and the Mariner's Elias, another fill-in closer with the pitcher he was filling in for about to return.

I picked Elias, who has a win and a save so far. But Strickland's already back.

I certainly considered the possibility that Elias would be traded to a contender looking for a lefty set-up guy -- and that still could happen... that Martin would go to a contender as closer, or co-closer, never occurred to me.

I vowed that I would not -- would not, would not -- make any trade before 4 o'clock this afternoon. Wish I kept it.

Or picked Martin.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 31

Atlanta Braves – The Braves acquired Chris Martin from the Rangers, which means the struggling Luke Jackson now has some more competition for the closer’s role. We won’t remove Jackson from the top of the hierarchy just yet, but this looks like it will be a committee that Martin plays an important role in.

Updated hierarchy: *Jackson | Martin | Swarzak.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 31

Texas Rangers – The first save of the Rangers’ committee went to Chris Martin, who closed out a three-run game for his fourth save of the year. Martin looked a bit shaky, giving up a leadoff double and a walk before retiring the next three hitters. Josh Leclerc pitched the eighth ahead of Martin, facing the top of the order. It’s clear that Martin and Leclerc are the top two choices in the Texas bullpen until Shawn Kelley returns, though Martin may get more looks at saves to further boost his value ahead of the deadline.

Hierarchy remains: *C.Martin | Leclerc | B.Martin.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 27

I'll leave it to the Nabobs to explain who they're rooting for between Martin and Leclerc.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 23

Texas Rangers – Shawn Kelley officially went on the IL today with an arm injury. As we mentioned this morning, we’re giving a slight edge to Chris Martin over Jose Leclerc to get the majority of save opportunities in Kelley’s absence. We will monitor pregame interviews to see if Chris Woodward announces an official replacement. 

Updated hierarchy: *C.Martin | Leclerc | B.Martin.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 23

Texas Rangers – In a game that featured blown saves by the leaders of both Texas and Boston’s committees (Shawn Kelley and Matt Barnes), it was Chris Martin who eventually locked down the save in the 11th inning. 

Hierarchy remains: *Kelley | Leclerc | Martin. 
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 11