J.D. Martinez Boston Red Sox

Age: 34 (August 21, 1987) | 6' 3" | 230lbs. | Bats: Right OF-36 LF-3 RF-4 DH-113
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BOS AL 2018 150 569 111 188 69 146 37 2 43 130 6 1 .330 .402 .629 11 22 .375 43/23/34 45 41
BOS AL 2019 146 575 98 175 72 138 33 2 36 105 2 0 .304 .383 .557 11 21 .342 43/22/35 30 29
BOS AL 2020 54 211 22 45 22 59 16 0 7 27 1 0 .213 .291 .389 9 25 .259 35/21/44 9 10
BOS AL 2021 148 570 92 163 55 150 42 3 28 99 0 0 .286 .349 .518 9 24 .340 34/24/42 26 25
BOS AL 2022 68 267 44 82 28 71 24 0 8 33 0 0 .307 .377 .487 9 24 .387 38/27/36 11 11
Career 12yrs 1343 5040 759 1464 494 1351 322 20 275 875 25 11 .290 .354 .526 9 24 .343 n/a
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Going from a GB/LD to a FB/LD hitter saved his ISO from dropping even more from his late 2010s norm. 

van wilhoite LVW
Oct 31 '21

Lo and behold, The Athletic is actually checking on how their writers did with the their preseason predictions.

The Athletic thinks I'm a Red Sox fan (which I am only in the sense that I prefer them to the Yankees), so I get Red Sox stories in my daily inbox, but I imagine 29 other teams are covered in similar fashion. The writers here are Chad Jennings and Jen McCaffrey.

Jen is writing here.

Since season predictions are too often cast aside quickly after they’re made, we decided to evaluate ourselves. We made a comprehensive list of predictions at the outset of spring training. Some were pretty spot on — and others were way off. We wanted an impartial arbiter to decide how close we actually came, so editor Dan Barbarisi served as the judge, delivering a verdict on each of our 22 preseason predictions.

Here’s a look back:

Over/under .900 OPS for J.D. Martinez?

Jennings: under
McCaffrey: under

Between 2018 and 2019, Martinez averaged .317 with a .985 OPS, but he fell off the map in 2020 struggling to a .213 average and .680 OPS. Questions loomed before the season if this was the beginning of the end for Martinez. Both of us thought he’d bounce back, maybe not to 2018-19 standards, but much better than the previous year. He finished the year hitting .286 with an .867 OPS and 28 homers. My prediction of him “rebounding somewhere to 20-25 homers and doubles apiece, while averaging closer to .285-ish with an .850 OPS” mostly panned out.

Verdict: Both hit the under, while still hedging correctly with the prediction that it wouldn’t be too far under. Jen was particularly close.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 30 '21
Missing AL Wild Card Game
October 5, 2021
Martinez (ankle) is not on the Red Sox's wild-card roster, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
ANALYSIS
Martinez left Sunday's regular-season finale against the Nationals with a left ankle sprain, an issue which is evidently serious enough to prevent him from serving even in a designated hitter role just two days later. Whether or not Martinez has a chance to be active for the ALDS should Boston advance remains to be seen.
Alex Patton Alex
Oct 5 '21

JD: Geez, I feel great. If his keeps happening, players are going to be sneaking out of their hotels hoping to get Covid.


J.D. MartinezKyle SeagerRafael DeversLuke WeaverMike Foltynewicz

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

J.D. Martinez* (BOS): 4-6, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R

Kyle Seager* (SEA): 4-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Rafael Devers* (BOS): 2-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

Byron Buxton (MIN): 3-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R

Gio Urshela (NYY): 4-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

David Peralta (ARI): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Maikel Franco (BAL): 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R

Zach McKinstry (LAD): 2-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Manny Pina (MIL): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com 

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 12 '21
Percentiles: Barrel 73 EV 63 xBA 27 xSLG 62 SO 36 BB 53 speed 27
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15 '21
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Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 18 '20
Fangraphs: EV 89.5 HardHit 42% HR/FB 10% LD%+ 100 Pull 37% Cent 40% Oppo 23%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '20