Russell Martin #55 - C


  • Age: 31
  • DOB: 1983/02/15
  • POB: East York, Ont, Canada
  • Height: 5-10 Weight: 215lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 8
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers in 2002 (17th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
Year to date1033544410519010635673445.297.409.435.844
On Pace113388481152101169618044-.297.409.435.844

Scouting Report

AssetsIs 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.
FlawsCan 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.
Career potentialSolid veteran catcher.

Honours and Awards

2011Named to the All-Star Game
2008Named to the All-Star Game
2007NL - Silver Slugger
2007NL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2007Named to the All-Star Game
2005Southern League (AA) - All-Star Team
2005Double-A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/07/01Missed 1 game (soreness).
2014/06/29Soreness, day-to-day.
2014/05/23Missed 1 game (suspended by mlb).
2014/05/22Missed 21 games (left hamstring injury).
2014/05/22Suspended by the MLB for 1 game.
2014/05/09Suspended by the MLB for 1 game.
2014/04/26Left hamstring injury, 15-day DL.
2013/06/17Missed 1 game (lower body injury).
2013/06/16Lower body injury, day-to-day.
2013/05/14Missed 4 games (sore neck).
2013/05/10Sore neck, day-to-day.
2013/05/09Missed 2 games (stiff neck).
2013/05/07Stiff neck, day-to-day.
2012/11/30Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a two-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/07/03Missed 1 game (sore back).
2012/07/02Sore back, day-to-day.
2012/06/29Missed 1 game (sore back).
2012/06/28Sore back, day-to-day.
2012/06/27Missed 3 games (back injury).
2012/06/24Back injury, day-to-day.
2012/05/28Missed 1 game (stiff neck).
2012/05/27Stiff neck, day-to-day.
2012/01/24Re-signed by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.
2011/09/13Missed 2 games (thumb injury).
2011/09/11Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2011/09/01Missed 1 game (thumb injury).
2011/08/31Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2011/06/16Missed 3 games (back injury).
2011/06/13Back injury, day-to-day.
2011/06/12Missed 3 games (back injury).
2011/06/09Back injury, day-to-day.
2011/05/31Missed 1 game (toe injury).
2011/05/30Toe injury, day-to-day.
2010/12/16Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.
2010/12/02Los Angeles Dodgers declined to tender a contract.
2010/11/02Missed the last 55 regular season games (torn labrum).
2010/09/07Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (torn labrum).
2010/08/04Torn labrum, early September.
2010/07/19Missed 2 games (thumb injury).
2010/07/17Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2010/01/19Re-signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a one-year contract.
2009/01/20Re-signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a one-year contract.
2008/02/28Re-signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a one-year contract.
2007/06/19Missed 1 game (neck injury).
2007/06/17Neck injury, day-to-day.
2007/03/03Re-signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a one-year contract.
2006/05/05Recalled from Las Vegas (AAA).
2006/04/01Optioned to Las Vegas (AAA).
2006/02/20Re-signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a one-year contract.
2005/03/17Optioned by the Los Angeles Dodgers to their minor league camp.
2004/11/23Contract purchased from Vero Beach (A).


2012/11/30Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2010/12/16Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees.
2002/06/02Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 17th round in 2002.

Career Stats

2012NY YankeesAL133422508918021535395616.211.311.403.714
2011NY YankeesAL1254175799170186550818211.237.324.408.732
2010LA DodgersNL973314582130526486162-.248.347.332.679
2009LA DodgersNL1435056312619075369801167.250.352.329.681
2008LA DodgersNL1555538715525013699083186-.280.385.396.781
2007LA DodgersNL151540871583231987678921915.293.374.469.843
2006LA DodgersNL12141565117264106545571056.282.355.436.791
2006Las VegasAAA237414229009131102-.297.389.419.808
2004Vero BeachA1224167410424115647254959.250.368.421.789
2003South GeorgiaA2598152841314911525.286.343.439.782
2002GCL DodgersR411262236330102318719.286.412.357.769


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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