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Carlos Martínez
ERA W-L K
3.57 10-9 169
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 6-0 / 200 NFBC ADP: 62.18
Position: SPBorn: 9/21/1991 Birthplace: Puerto Plata, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Cardinals (2010)


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Aug. 18 8:35 PM PT9:35 PM MT10:35 PM CT11:35 PM ET23:35 ET3:35 GMT11:35 8:35 PM MST10:35 PM EST11:05 PM VEN7:35 UAE (+1)10:35 PM CT-Carlos Martinez improved to 10-9, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-10 on Friday. Martinez struck out four, ending the game with a 3.57 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 13 9:06 PM PT10:06 PM MT11:06 PM CT12:06 AM ET0:06 ET4:06 GMT12:06 9:06 PM MST11:06 PM EST11:36 PM VEN8:06 UAE11:06 PM CT-Carlos Martinez improved to 9-9, allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-5 on Saturday.
Analysis: Martinez struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.56 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 8 9:54 PM PT10:54 PM MT11:54 PM CT12:54 AM ET0:54 ET4:54 GMT12:54 9:54 PM MST11:54 PM EST12:24 AM VEN8:54 UAE11:54 PM CT-Carlos Martinez improved to 8-9, allowing two runs on seven hits in 8.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-3 on Monday. Martinez struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.52 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez did give up a pair of solo homers in this otherwise efficient outing. After going through a bit of a rough patch prior to the All-Star break, the talented righty is 2-1 with a solid 3.94 ERA in five starts since returning from the stoppage.
Aug. 1 8:14 PM PT9:14 PM MT10:14 PM CT11:14 PM ET23:14 ET3:14 GMT11:14 8:14 PM MST10:14 PM EST10:44 PM VEN7:14 UAE (+1)10:14 PM CT-Carlos Martinez fell to 7-9, allowing three runs on four hits and five walks in 5.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Martinez struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.59 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
July 27 10:21 AM PT11:21 AM MT12:21 PM CT1:21 PM ET13:21 ET17:21 GMT1:21 10:21 AM MST12:21 PM EST12:51 PM VEN21:21 UAE12:21 PM CT-Carlos Martinez improved to 7-8, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Colorado Rockies 10-5 on Wednesday. Martinez struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.52 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez earned his first win since June 16, but allowed five runs for the third time in five starts. He'll make his next start Tuesday in Milwaukee, his third of the season against the Brewers. He allowed five runs in five innings at Miller Park on April 20, but threw 7.1 innings of one-run ball at home against Milwaukee on May 2.
July 21 3:26 PM PT4:26 PM MT5:26 PM CT6:26 PM ET18:26 ET22:26 GMT6:26 3:26 PM MST5:26 PM EST5:56 PM VEN2:26 UAE (+1)5:26 PM CT-Carlos Martinez allowed three runs - two earned - on 10 hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 11-4 on Friday. Martinez struck out three, ending the game with a 3.34 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez, who tied a career high in hits allowed, has gone winless in his last six starts. The All-Star right-hander is 0-3 with a 4.63 ERA over that span.
July 16 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-Carlos Martinez allowed two runs on five hits and one walk in 7.0 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Sunday. Martinez struck out five, ending the game with a 3.36 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez has a 2.52 ERA in his last four road starts but only one win to show for it.
July 12 9:16 PM PT10:16 PM MT11:16 PM CT12:16 AM ET0:16 ET4:16 GMT12:16 9:16 PM MST11:16 PM EST11:46 PM VEN8:16 UAE11:16 PM CT-Carlos Martinez allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 2.0 innings as the NL All-Stars lost to the AL All-Stars 2-1 on Tuesday. Martinez struck out four, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
July 7 8:38 PM PT9:38 PM MT10:38 PM CT11:38 PM ET23:38 ET3:38 GMT11:38 8:38 PM MST10:38 PM EST11:08 PM VEN7:38 UAE (+1)10:38 PM CT-Carlos Martinez fell to 6-8, allowing five runs on seven hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the New York Mets 6-5 on Friday. Martinez struck out four, ending the game with a 3.40 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: After holding opponents to two earned runs or fewer in four straight starts, Martinez has allowed five in each of his last two. He's also failed to complete six innings in those two outings after doing so in his previous 12.
July 3 9:51 AM PT10:51 AM MT11:51 AM CT12:51 PM ET12:51 ET16:51 GMT0:51 9:51 AM MST11:51 AM EST12:21 PM VEN20:51 UAE11:51 AM CT-Carlos Martinez fell to 6-7, allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks in 5.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Sunday. Martinez struck out three, ending the game with a 3.15 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The All-Star failed to log a quality start for just the second time in his last 13 outings, done in by a pair of two-run homers to Bryce Harper. "Every type of pitch I would throw, they (made) excellent contact," he said through an interpreter. "So I have to give credit to them for that." It also was the first time all season he's had more walks than strikeouts.
June 28 10:05 AM PT11:05 AM MT12:05 PM CT1:05 PM ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE12:05 PM CT-Carlos Martinez allowed two runs on four hits and three walks in 6.0 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Tuesday. Martinez struck out 10, ending the game with a 2.88 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez, who has a 1.67 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 33 strikeouts over 27 innings in his last four starts, next pitches Sunday versus the Nationals. He permitted four runs and seven hits while striking out eight in 6.2 innings in his only start against Washington last May.
June 22 1:10 PM PT2:10 PM MT3:10 PM CT4:10 PM ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST3:40 PM VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 PM CT-Carlos Martinez fell to 6-6, allowing three runs - two earned - on six hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Thursday. Martinez struck out four, ending the game with a 2.87 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Among the NL leaders in ERA, Martinez had allowed one run or less in four of his previous six starts.
June 16 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET22:12 ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST9:42 PM VEN6:12 UAE (+1)9:12 PM CT-Carlos Martinez improved to 6-5, allowing one run on four hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 11-2 on Friday. Martinez struck out eight, ending the game with a 2.86 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez has allowed one run or less in three of his last four starts overall, and has a 1.89 ERA in nine career interleague starts.
June 10 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET17:05 ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST4:35 PM VEN1:05 UAE (+1)4:05 PM CT-Carlos Martinez improved to 5-5, allowing four hits and one walk in a complete-game shutout, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 on Saturday. Martinez struck out 11, ending the game with a 2.95 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez tossed his first career shutout in his first career complete game. He's posted a 1.93 ERA in his last three starts while allowing 12 hits and striking out 28 in 23 1/3 innings.
June 5 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET23:48 ET3:48 GMT11:48 8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST11:18 PM VEN7:48 UAE (+1)10:48 PM CT-Martinez fell to 4-5, allowing four runs on four hits and two walks in 6.1 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 on Monday.
Analysis: Martinez struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.29 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season.
May 31 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET22:57 ET2:57 GMT10:57 7:57 PM MST9:57 PM EST10:27 PM VEN6:57 UAE (+1)9:57 PM CT-Carlos Martinez improved to 4-4, allowing one run on four hits and three walks in 8.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Wednesday. Martinez struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.08 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez finished off a sensational May with another gem, capping off a month in which he went 4-1 with a 2.03 ERA and racked up 41 strikeouts in six starts. The right-hander will try to avenge one of his early-season losses when he faces the Reds in Cincinnati on Monday. He was tagged for six runs - five earned - over five innings in an 8-0 defeat to the Reds on April 9.
May 27 8:52 AM PT9:52 AM MT10:52 AM CT11:52 AM ET11:52 ET15:52 GMT23:52 8:52 AM MST10:52 AM EST11:22 AM VEN19:52 UAE10:52 AM CT-Martinez fell to 3-4, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks in 7.1 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Colorado Rockies 10-0 on Friday.
Analysis: Martinez struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.32 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
May 21 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-Carlos Martinez allowed two hits and one walk without giving up a run in 9.0 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Saturday. Martinez struck out five, ending the game with a 3.28 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez pitched nine innings for the first time in his career, but fell victim to lack of run support. Martinez needed just 93 pitches to get through nine innings. ''This was probably his best start of his career and part of that was his trust in his defense and making pitches in the bottom,'' Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.
May 13 6:58 PM PT7:58 PM MT8:58 PM CT9:58 PM ET21:58 ET1:58 GMT9:58 6:58 PM MST8:58 PM EST9:28 PM VEN5:58 UAE (+1)8:58 PM CT-Carlos Martinez improved to 3-3, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks in 6.2 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Saturday. Martinez struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.88 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez has now posted a 2.70 ERA while striking out 18 over 20 innings in winning three starts this month after recording a 6.33 ERA in his final four April outings. His next start comes Saturday against the Giants at home.
May 8 7:29 PM PT8:29 PM MT9:29 PM CT10:29 PM ET22:29 ET2:29 GMT10:29 7:29 PM MST9:29 PM EST9:59 PM VEN6:29 UAE (+1)9:29 PM CT-Carlos Martinez improved to 2-3, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Miami Marlins 9-4 on Monday. Martinez struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.86 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez's solid outing was overshadowed by his performance at the plate, as he drove in four runs on a pair of hits to aid his own cause. He's had an up-and-down beginning to the season, but has won his last two starts and recorded seven or more strikeouts in five of his seven stints.
May 3 7:57 AM PT8:57 AM MT9:57 AM CT10:57 AM ET10:57 ET14:57 GMT22:57 7:57 AM MST9:57 AM EST10:27 AM VEN18:57 UAE9:57 AM CT-Martinez improved to 1-3, allowing one run - zero earned - on four hits and one walk in 7.1 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday. Martinez struck out four, ending the game with a 3.75 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez, making his sixth start of the season, retired the first 12 batters.
Apr. 27 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Carlos Martinez allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in 6.0 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 on Thursday in the opener of a doubleheader. Martinez struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.71 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez is 0-3 with a 6.33 ERA in his last four starts. He's struck out 29 but walked 14 in 21 1/3 innings in those outings.
Apr. 21 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Martinez had another shaky start Thursday in Milwaukee, where he served up a pair of homers and was tagged for five runs in five innings to fall to 0-3.
Analysis: The Cardinals' expected ace has posted a lousy 7.04 ERA in losing his last three starts and has issued 11 walks in 15 1/3 innings over that stretch. Martinez is still helping owners in the strikeout category, though. He's now racked up 31 in 22 2/3 innings after fanning seven on Thursday.
Apr. 15 4:51 PM PT5:51 PM MT6:51 PM CT7:51 PM ET19:51 ET23:51 GMT7:51 4:51 PM MST6:51 PM EST7:21 PM VEN3:51 UAE (+1)6:51 PM CT-Martinez had an interesting outing Saturday in the Bronx. He allowed three runs and four hits over 5 1/3 innings with a career-high eight walks and 11 strikeouts.
Analysis: He became the first Cardinals pitcher with eight walks and 11 Ks in a game since the aptly named Wild Bill Hallahan in 1930.
Apr. 9 5:15 PM PT6:15 PM MT7:15 PM CT8:15 PM ET20:15 ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 PM MST7:15 PM EST7:45 PM VEN4:15 UAE (+1)7:15 PM CT-Martinez gave up six runs - five earned - and six hits in five-plus innings in Sunday's 8-0 loss to the Reds.
Analysis: Coming off a brilliant Opening Night turn in which he fanned 10 Chicago Cubs in 7 1/3 scoreless innings, Martinez didn't exhibit the same stuff or command in this one. He hit two batters, walked one and threw a wild pitch. He'll make his next start Saturday at Yankee Stadium, and was brilliant against the AL last year, going 1-0 with a 0.67 ERA and 0.93 WHIP.
Apr. 3 10:03 PM PT11:03 PM MT12:03 AM CT1:03 AM ET1:03 ET5:03 GMT13:03 10:03 PM MST12:03 AM EST12:33 AM VEN9:03 UAE12:03 AM CT-Martinez retired 12 in a row and 18 of 19 over one stretch against the defending champions in Sunday's 4-3 win. The ace right-hander struck out 10 and walked none in 7 1/3 innings in his first start on opening day.
Analysis: Martinez could be big for fantasy owners this season after going 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA last season.
Mar. 1 2:28 PM PT3:28 PM MT4:28 PM CT5:28 PM ET17:28 ET22:28 GMT6:28 3:28 PM MST5:28 PM EST5:58 PM VEN2:28 UAE (+1)4:28 PM CT-Martinez made his spring training debut with three scoreless innings Wednesday.
Analysis: Martinez was an All-Star in 2015, when he finished 14-7 with a 3.01 ERA in 31 games (29 starts). Last year, he went 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts. He ranked in the league's top 10 in wins and ERA both years.
Feb. 2 11:45 PM PT12:45 AM MT1:45 AM CT2:45 AM ET2:45 ET7:45 GMT15:45 12:45 AM MST2:45 AM EST3:15 AM VEN11:45 UAE1:45 AM CT-Martinez agreed to a five-year, $51 million contract extension, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. According to ESPN.com, the deal would be the longest ever given a player heading into his first year of arbitration eligibility.
Analysis: Per ESPN, the biggest deal for a pitcher entering his first chance at arbitration was Corey Kluber's five-year, $38.5 million contract with the Cleveland Indians in 2015. Martinez was an All-Star in 2015, when he finished 14-7 with a 3.01 ERA in 31 games (29 starts). Last year, he went 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts. He ranked in the league's top 10 in wins and ERA both years.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 StL 2 1 1 - 1 21 1 0 28.1 31 16 16 1 9 1 24 1.41 5.08
2014 StL 2 4 1 - 6 57 7 0 89.1 90 41 40 4 36 8 84 1.41 4.03
2015 StL 14 7 0 - 0 31 29 0 179.2 168 65 60 13 63 5 184 1.29 3.01
2016 StL 16 9 0 - 0 31 31 0 195.1 169 68 66 15 70 1 174 1.22 3.04
2017 StL 10 9 0 - 0 25 25 1 161.1 136 69 64 22 56 1 169 1.19 3.57
Career 44 30 2 - 7 165 93 1 654.0 594 259 246 55 234 16 635 1.27 3.39

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 StL 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 StL 57 12 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2015 StL 32 56 2 8 2 0 0 0 1 23 0 0 .143 .172 .179
2016 StL 33 59 5 14 1 0 0 6 0 13 0 0 .237 .246 .254
2017 StL 26 45 5 9 3 0 0 10 0 12 0 0 .200 .217 .267
Career 169 174 12 34 6 0 0 18 1 53 0 0 .195 .212 .230

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2013 StL Total 0 1 0 - 0 12 0 0 12.2 7 5 5 0 3 1 11 3.55
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 3 0 0 2.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 9.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 4.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.00
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 5 0 0 6.0 5 3 3 0 1 1 5 4.50
2014 StL Total 0 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 4.0 3 1 1 0 4 0 2 1.93
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 6.75
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 2.2 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0.00
Career 0 1 0 - 0 16 0 0 16.2 10 6 6 0 7 1 13 3.24


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1399 101 89 95.5 57.45
Curveball 29 85 78 80.7 1.19
Slider 642 90 78 85.3 26.37
Changeup 365 91 82 87.6 14.99

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