Russell Martin: Is he going to be okay? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2015 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Russell Martin: Is he going to be okay?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Russell Martin: Is he going to be okay?

Postby kaiser » Wed May 06, 2009 6:05 pm

I haven't seen a lot of chat about Martin's slow start. Anyone out there who follow the Dodgers more and can tell me what might be at the root of it? I just landed Martin in a trade, and am wondering if this will be a down season for him, or whether he'll shake out of this slump soon.

Opinions?
Image
kaiser
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
EditorCafeholicCafe Ranker
Posts: 5554
(Past Year: 306)
Joined: 8 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Genco Olive Oil Co.

Re: Russell Martin: Is he going to be okay?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed May 06, 2009 6:26 pm

I'm not looking too much into it besides a slump, personally, but in general, I've always thought he's overvalued in fantasy.
Image

It's kinda like the Old Cafe - http://fbc2.freeforums.net
The Artful Dodger
Chief Wikitect
Chief Wikitect

User avatar
CafeholicResponse TeamFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyePick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 21947
(Past Year: 670)
Joined: 3 Feb 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Downloading rice

Re: Russell Martin: Is he going to be okay?

Postby kaiser » Wed May 06, 2009 6:52 pm

Thanks, Dodger.
Image
kaiser
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
EditorCafeholicCafe Ranker
Posts: 5554
(Past Year: 306)
Joined: 8 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Genco Olive Oil Co.

Re: Russell Martin: Is he going to be okay?

Postby mtxdevil » Wed May 06, 2009 7:38 pm

Think he's a bit overrated as well. So much of his value is in how many SBs he gives you...
mtxdevil
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1095
Joined: 8 Dec 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Russell Martin: Is he going to be okay?

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Wed May 06, 2009 8:20 pm

A catcher who can provide you with HR, SB's and a decent BA is hard to come by. Can anyone name any other catchers out there who steal more than 10 bases a year? Like a lot of good players, Martin is in a slump... I'm pretty sure he'll get out of it.
BillyHallDisciple
General Manager
General Manager


Posts: 2850
Joined: 1 Aug 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Russell Martin: Is he going to be okay?

Postby kaiser » Wed May 06, 2009 8:25 pm

Really? Overrated? I'll have to consider that... Besides McCann and Mauer... I don't know.
Image
kaiser
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
EditorCafeholicCafe Ranker
Posts: 5554
(Past Year: 306)
Joined: 8 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Genco Olive Oil Co.

Re: Russell Martin: Is he going to be okay?

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Wed May 06, 2009 8:29 pm

That's what I'm saying... Martin is the only catcher in all of fantasy who contributes in all offensive categories.
BillyHallDisciple
General Manager
General Manager


Posts: 2850
Joined: 1 Aug 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Russell Martin: Is he going to be okay?

Postby mtxdevil » Wed May 06, 2009 8:43 pm

Maybe I should elaborate.

He does contribute very well for a catcher, I just always see him taken earlier than I would actually take him in every league.
mtxdevil
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1095
Joined: 8 Dec 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Russell Martin: Is he going to be okay?

Postby Crazed98 » Wed May 06, 2009 9:01 pm

BillyHallDisciple wrote:A catcher who can provide you with HR, SB's and a decent BA is hard to come by. Can anyone name any other catchers out there who steal more than 10 bases a year? Like a lot of good players, Martin is in a slump... I'm pretty sure he'll get out of it.



Sandoval :-b
Crazed98
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 265
Joined: 27 Feb 2009
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Russell Martin: Is he going to be okay?

Postby kaiser » Wed May 06, 2009 9:20 pm

Is anyone actually able to use Sandoval as a catcher? He needs 8 or 9 more games to qualify in my ESPN leagues.
Image
kaiser
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
EditorCafeholicCafe Ranker
Posts: 5554
(Past Year: 306)
Joined: 8 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Genco Olive Oil Co.

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact