Victor Martinez

Victor Martinez #41

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  • B/T: S/R
  • 6' 2"/210
  • Age: 36


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Victor Martinez Stats

.245 11 64 0 .667

Victor Martinez MLB Career Stats

.302 200 991 7 .834

Victor Martinez Bio

  • Full Name: Victor Jesus Martinez
  • Born: 12/23/1978 in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
  • Debut: September 10, 2002
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2015 Stats 440 39 108 11 64 0 .245 .301 .667
MLB Career Stats 5885 779 1776 200 991 7 .302 .367 .834
  • Status: Active

Victor Martinez 2015 Splits

Last 7 Games 22 3 6 1 4 1 2 0 .273 .304 .455
Last 15 Games 50 5 17 2 11 5 5 0 .340 .386 .500
Last 30 Games 107 9 26 2 11 8 9 0 .243 .291 .327
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
9/26 vs MIN 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
9/27 vs MIN 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28 @ TEX 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Last 3 Games
9/26 vs MIN
9/27 vs MIN
9/28 @ TEX
2015 Games by Position: 1B (10)

Victor Martinez Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Tigers AL 485 333 88.86 221.75 -.-- 12.77 36.83
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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Victor Martinez 2015 Projections

Rest of Season
2 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .452
122 446 40 109 162 20 0 11 65 32 8 53 0 0 .244 .301 .363 .664
Rest of Season

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September 29, 2015 at 1:56 AM ET

V-Mart dealing with sore left quad

The sight of Victor Martinez limping off the field has been a familiar one this season because of his knee issues. This time, however, it was a quadriceps injury that forced him out of Monday's 7-4 win at Texas after he had to hobble his way around the bases.

September 23, 2015 at 4:25 PM ET

Martinez homers in win over White Sox

Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and a walk against the White Sox on Wednesday.


Victor Martinez Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2004 Cleveland AL
2007 Cleveland AL
2009 Cleveland AL
2010 Boston AL
2014 Detroit AL

AL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2004 Cleveland AL
2014 Detroit AL

Edgar Martinez Outstanding DH of the Year

Year Team League
2014 Detroit AL

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
08/2014 Detroit AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/16/2004 Cleveland AL
07/18/2004 Cleveland AL
08/28/2005 Cleveland AL
05/16/2011 Detroit AL

Cleveland BBWA Man of the Year Award

Year Team League
2004 Cleveland AL

Indians Gordon Cobbledick Golden Tomahawk Award

Year Team League
2004 Cleveland AL
2007 Cleveland AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2002 Akron EAS

EAS Most Valuable Player

Year Team League
2002 Akron EAS

EAS Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2002 Akron EAS

Victor Martinez Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2005 .305 7th in AL
2006 .316 11th in AL
2007 .301 18th in AL
2009 .303 17th in AL
2010 .302 10th in AL
2011 .330 4th in AL
2013 .301 11th in AL
2014 .335 2nd in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2007 25 14th in AL
2014 32 8th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2004 108 10th in AL
2006 93 25th in AL
2007 114 7th in AL
2009 108 5th in AL
2011 103 10th in AL
2013 83 19th in AL
2014 103 7th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2005 .853 19th in AL
2007 .879 13th in AL
2009 .861 25th in AL
2010 .844 18th in AL
2011 .850 16th in AL
2014 .974 1st in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2005 .378 12th in AL
2006 .391 10th in AL
2009 .381 16th in AL
2010 .351 24th in AL
2011 .380 9th in AL
2013 .355 20th in AL
2014 .409 1st in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2004 .492 24th in AL
2005 .475 24th in AL
2007 .505 10th in AL
2010 .493 16th in AL
2014 .565 2nd in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2014 87 13th in AL


Season BB Rank
2005 63 17th in AL
2006 71 15th in AL
2009 75 15th in AL
2014 70 10th in AL


Season H Rank
2005 167 25th in AL
2006 181 11th in AL
2007 169 25th in AL
2009 178 17th in AL
2011 178 11th in AL
2013 182 10th in AL
2014 188 4th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2004 38 12th in AL
2006 37 18th in AL
2007 40 12th in AL
2011 40 11th in AL
2013 36 15th in AL
2014 33 20th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2006 153 24th in AL
2009 155 16th in AL
2013 159 11th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2009 588 19th in AL
2013 605 20th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2009 672 19th in AL
2013 668 20th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2007 284 17th in AL
2009 282 19th in AL
2013 260 22nd in AL
2014 317 5th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2007 10 14th in AL

Victor Martinez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 19, 2015 Detroit Tigers activated DH Victor Martinez from the 15-day disabled list.
June 14, 2015 Detroit Tigers sent DH Victor Martinez on a rehab assignment to Toledo Mud Hens.
May 19, 2015 Detroit Tigers placed DH Victor Martinez on the 15-day disabled list. Left knee inflammation.
November 14, 2014 Detroit Tigers signed free agent Victor Martinez.
November 14, 2014 Detroit Tigers signed free agent DH Victor Martinez.
October 30, 2014 DH Victor Martinez elected free agency.
October 29, 2012 Detroit Tigers activated DH Victor Martinez from the 60-day disabled list.
March 12, 2012 Detroit Tigers placed C Victor Martinez on the 60-day disabled list. Recovering from January 2012 left knee surgery.
May 4, 2011 Detroit Tigers activated C Victor Martinez from the 15-day disabled list.
May 2, 2011 sent DH Victor Martinez on a rehab assignment to Toledo Mud Hens.
April 19, 2011 Detroit Tigers placed C Victor Martinez on the 15-day disabled list. Strained right groin.
November 26, 2010 Detroit Tigers signed free agent C Victor Martinez.
November 7, 2010 C Victor Martinez elected free agency.
July 26, 2010 Boston Red Sox activated C Victor Martinez from the 15-day disabled list.
June 29, 2010 Boston Red Sox placed C Victor Martinez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 28, 2010. Fractured bone in his left thumb.
July 31, 2009 Cleveland Indians Traded C Victor Martinez to Boston Red Sox; Boston Red Sox Traded RHP Justin Masterson to Cleveland Indians; Salem Red Sox Traded RHP Bryan Price to Indians Organization and Greenville Drive Traded LHP Nick Hagadone to Indians Organization.

Victor Jesus Martinez Bio Info

He, his wife Margret, son Victor Jose (8/28/04) and daughters Maria Victoria (4/10/07) and Barbara (1/29/13) reside in Orlando, FL during the offseason...Toured Japan with the Major League Baseball All-Star team following the 2004 season...Actively participates in Tigers Dreams Come True, Autographs for a Cause, the Tigers Autographed Memorabilia Donation Program and participated in a pregame ceremony prior to the annual Fiesta Tigres! game, the Tigers Winter Caravan, and TigerFest.


Selected to the American League All-Star squad for the fifth time in his career as he established a career high with 32 home runs for the Tigers in 2014...Led the American League with a .409 on-base percentage and 28 intentional walks, while he was second with a .335 batting average and a .565 slugging percentage, third with 57 multi-hit games, tied for fourth with 188 hits and 15 game-winning RBI, fifth with 317 total bases, seventh with 65 extra-base hits, tied for seventh with 103 RBI, eighth with 32 home runs and 10th with a .326 batting average with runners in scoring position...Ranked as the toughest batter in the league to strikeout...fanning once every 15.26 plate appearances...Finished second in voting conducted by the Baseball Writers Association of America for the 2014 American League Most Valuable Player Award...Named Tiger of the Year by the Detroit Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America...Tabbed as having the best strike-zone judgement in the American League by Baseball America...Named King Tiger following the season by the Mayo smith society...Became the first player since Barry Bonds in 2004 to blast 30-or-more home runs and strike out 45-or-fewer times in a season...Recorded 100+ RBI for the fifth time in his career and second season with the Tigers -- also accomplished the feat in 2011, 2009, 2007 and 2004...Knocked a season-high three hits on April 9 at Dodger stadium -- equaled the high 13 other times on the season...Had a season-high 11 game hitting streak April 25-May 8 -- batted .405 (17x42) during that stretch...Named the Tigers Player of the Month for March/April after hitting .298 (25x84) with eight runs scored, three doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI in 23 games...finished the month with more home runs than strikeouts (4Hr/3so)...Hit home runs in back-to-back games May 7-8, May 18-19, June 20-21 and August 2-3...Hit .372 (42x113) with 17 runs scored, 10 doubles, nine home runs and 21 RBI during May -- ranked second in the American League with 42 hits, fourth with a .372 batting average, tied for fourth with nine home runs, tied for fifth with 10 doubles and tied for eighth with 21 RBI during the month...Recorded a season-best five RBI on August 20 at Tampa Bay -- hit his fourth career grand slam that same day...Tabbed the American League and Tigers Player of the Month for August after batting .350 (41x117) with 20 runs scored, five doubles, six home runs and 30 RBI during the month -- led the American League with 30 RBI, while he was tied for first with 41 hits, seventh with a .350 batting average and tied for seventh with six home runs...It marked the first American League Player of the Month selection of his career...Batted .378 (34x106) with 15 runs scored, seven doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI in 26 games in September -- ranked fifth in the AL with a .378 batting average during the month...Ranked second in the American League with a .371 (53x143) batting average vs. lefties...ranked third with a .323 (135x418) batting average against righthanded pitchers...Ranked fifth in the American League with a .324 (88x272) batting average at home...led the AL with a .346 (100x289) average on the road...Hit .328 (99x302) with 45 runs scored, 19 doubles, 21 home runs and 55 RBI in 80 games before the All-Star break... batted .344 (89x256) with 42 runs scored, 14 doubles, 11 home runs and 48 RBI in 71 games after the All-Star break.


Returned to the Tigers lineup in 2013 after he was sidelined all of 2012 with microfracture surgery and repairs to both the medial and lateral meniscus in his left knee -- appeared in a career-high 159 games on the season...Ranked as the second-toughest batter in the league to strike out...fanning once every 10.77 plate appearances...Hit his third career grand slam on June 22 versus Boston -- drove in a season-high five runs that same game...Had a season-high 14 game hitting streak June 29-July 12 -- batted .446 (25x56) during that stretch...Recorded a season-high four hits on July 22 versus the Chicago White Sox -- matched the high with four hits on August 26 versus Oakland...Batted .390 (41x105) with 11 doubles, three home runs and 20 RBI in 26 games during July -- finished first in the American League with 41 hits, while he was second with a .390 average, and fourth with a .429 on-base percentage during the month...Collected the 300th double of his major league career on August 8 versus Cleveland...Batted .386 (44x114) with six doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI in 29 games during August -- first in the American League with 44 hits and a .386 average during that stretch...Hit .279 (63x226) with five home runs and 27 RBI with lefties on the mound...batted .314 (119x379) with nine home runs and 56 RBI against righthanded pitchers...Batted .258 (91x353) in 93 games prior to the All-Star break...led the American League with a .361 (91x252) batting average following the break...Established a new franchise record with nine hits in the American League Division Series versus Oakland...Batted .405 (17x42) in 11 games during the Tigers postseason run -- his .405 average ranks third among all postseason performances in franchise history, trailing only Sean Casey (.423 in 2006) and Alan Trammell (.419 in 1984).


2012 Sidelined for the entire 2012 season after he underwent microfracture surgery and repairs to both the medial and lateral meniscus in his left knee on January 27, a procedure performed by Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Colorado. ... Dr. Richard Steadman assessed the stability of the ACL in the left knee of Martinez on April 4 and decided reconstruction surgery was not necessary...Dr. Steadman performed a procedure that day to help aid in the healing of the ACL. 2011 Finished fourth in the American League with a .330 batting average during his first season with the Tigers in 2011 after signing as a free agent during the off-season...Tied for eighth in the American League with a .380 on-base percentage, while he tied for 10th with 103 RBI...secondtoughest batter in the league to strike out, fanning once every 11.7 plate appearances...drove in a run every 5.2 at-bats, tied for sixth best in the league...Collected 103 RBI during his first season with the Tigers -- marked fourth time he has finished with 100-or-more RBI during his major league career...Compiled a season-high 13-game hitting streak April 15-May 14, batting .468 (22x47) with six doubles, two home runs and 15 RBI...Sidelined April 19-May 5 with a strained right groin -- joined Triple A Toledo for an injury rehabilitation assignment, hitting .500 (3x6) with a double and two RBI in two games May 2-3...Drove in three-or-more runs in three straight games May 9-11 -- first Tigers player to do so since Dan Gladden accomplished the feat for the club August 10-12, 1993...he accomplished the feat a second time during the season, finishing with three-or-more RBI in three straight games September 5-7...Collected a season-best four RBI on May 10 at Minnesota -- equaled the high with four RBI on July 29 versus the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, August 26 at Minnesota and September 7 at Cleveland...Tabbed the American League Player of Week for May 9-15 -- hit .579 (11x19) with four doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI in five games during the week...Hit .337 (29x86) with nine doubles, three home runs and 19 RBI in 24 games during May -- tied for third in the American League with nine doubles during the month...Batted .429 (27x63) with four doubles, a home run and 16 RBI over a 17-game stretch June 10-28...Hit .370 (37x100) with eight doubles, a home run and 18 RBI in 27 games during June -- fifth in the American League with a .370 batting average and 37 hits during the month, while he tied for seventh with eight doubles...Batted .344 (33x96) with five doubles, two home runs and 16 RBI in 26 games during August...Belted his second career grand slam on September 7 at Cleveland...Batted .360 (36x100) with 10 doubles, four home runs and 26 RBI in 26 games during September -- second in the American League with 26 RBI during the month, while he tied for fourth with 10 doubles and finished eighth with a .360 batting average...Hit .316 (89x282) in 77 games prior to the all-star break...batted .345 (89x258) in 68 games following the all-star break...Batted .394 (61x155) with runners in scoring position, tops in the American League...Collected three hits in Game Six of the American League Championship Series on October 15 at Texas -- matched the franchise record for hits by a Tigers player during an American League Championship Series game. 2010 Selected to the American League's all-star squad for the fourth time in his career during the 2010 season with the Boston Red Sox. ...Fanned once every 10.3 plate appearances, the seventh-toughest batter to strike out in the American League...Collected the 1,000th hit of his major league career on May 8 versus the New York Yankees, a two-run home run off CC Sabathia. ...Belted a season-high two home runs on May 17 at Yankee Stadium against New York -- equaled the high with two home runs on August 27 at Tampa Bay and September 17 versus Toronto. ...Equaled a career high with five hits on June 1 versus Oakland. ...Sidelined June 28-July 26 with a left thumb fracture. ...Ninth in the American League with a .354 batting average (28x79) in 22 games during June. ...Compiled a season-high 13-game hitting streak September 14-28, batting .415 (22x53) with two doubles, a triple, four home runs and 14 RBI. ...Batted .333 (36x108) with five doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 25 RBI in 27 games during September -- tied for second in the American League with 25 RBI during the month, while he tied for fifth with seven home runs. ...Led all American League players with a .400 batting average (62x155) against lefthanded pitchers...batted .257 (87x338) versus righthanded pitchers. ...Hit .289 (71x246) in 66 games prior to the all-star break...batted .316 (78x247) in 61 games following the all-star break. 2009 Posted 3rd career 20-homer/100-RBI season, batting .303 (178-for-588) in a career-high 155 games split between CLE and BOS...Selected an AL All-Star for the 3rd time...Drove in 100 or more runs for 3rd time in his career, the 1st since a career-high 114 in 2007, and finished 5th in the AL with 108 RBI...Had 23 homers, 4th career 20+ homer campaign and 2 shy of his career-high 25 in 2007...Ranked among AL switch-hitters in RBI (2nd), batting avg. (4th), on-base pct. (4th, .381), homers (5th) and slugging (5th, .480)...Joined Mickey Tettleton (1993) and Joe Torre (1964) as the only Major Leaguers ever to post at least 20 homers and 100 RBI while playing 50 or more games at both catcher and first base...Combined for 85 appearances (82 starts) at catcher and 70 games (66 starts) at first base...Logged a .994 fielding percentage (3 E/531 TC) at first base and a .992 mark (4 E/526 TC) behind the plate...Went 68 consecutive games without a miscue at either position from 6/3-8/24...Hit .284 with 15 homers and 67 RBI in 99 games for CLE before being acquired by BOS in exchange for RHPs Justin Masterson and Bryan Price, and LHP Nick Hagadone at the 7/31 trade deadline...Batted .336 (71-for-211) with 8 homers and 41 RBI in 56 games for the Sox...Reached base safely in 131 of 155 games, and in 50 of 56 contests with the Sox, hitting safely in 46 of those.Hit .358 (59-for-165) over his last 46 games of the season beginning 8/13, 2nd in the AL over that span behind only NYY's Derek Jeter (.379)...Had a team, season-high 25-game hitting streak from 8/28-9/26, over which he batted .358 (34-for-95) with 3 homers and 16 RBI...Was tied for the 2nd-longest streak in the AL behind a 27-gamer by SEA's Ichiro Suzuki (5/6-6/3)...Was the longest streak by a Red Sox since Manny Ramirez hit in 27 straight games in 2006...His 25-game hitting streak is the longest ever by a Venezuelan-born player, passing the mark of 24 set by Chico Carrasquel with CWS in 1950...In the last 50 years, John Flaherty is the only player with a longer streak after changing teams mid-season, a 27-gamer for SD in 1996...Extended the streak to 25 games with a 9th-inning single off Mariano Rivera at Yankee Stadium on 9/26...The only other player to preserve a hitting streak of at least 15 games with a hit off Rivera was Sandy Alomar, Jr., who increased his streak to 26 games in 1997...Reached on an error as a pinch-hitter in the 9th inning on 9/27 at Yankee Stadium to end the run...Became the 1st Major Leaguer to end a hitting streak of 25 or more games with an unsuccessful pinch-hit appearance since PIT's Freddie Lindstrom on 7/30/33...Hit safely in 29 consecutive starts from 8/28-10/3, batting .352 (38-for-108) in those games...Was the longest starting streak in the AL since Johnny Damon hit safely in 29 straight starts for BOS in 2005...Reached base safely in his last 30 starts of the regular season from 8/28-10/4...Went 5-for-6 on 8/2 at BAL, his 2nd game with the BOS, matching his career high for hits...Hit his 1st career grand slam off Aaron Laffey of the Indians on 10/3 at Fenway Park...Tied with Jason Bay for 6th in the AL with a .533 clip (8-for-15) with the bases loaded. 2008 Season and production marred by a right elbow injury that robbed him over his power and forced him onto the disabled list and operating table for two and a half months...Season started off well, hitting in a 2008 club season high 15 consecutive games from April 17-May 4 (.344, 21-61) to highlight an April in which he hit .350 (28-80) w/5 2B & 9RBI in 21 games (.801OPS)...Hit just .221 (19-86) in May with 5 2B & 8RBI in 22 games (.548OPS) as he began to experience discomfort in his right elbow...Was removed from game of June 11 vs. Minnesota with right elbow inflammation and was placed on the 15- day DL the next day... Had surgery on June 13 in Cleveland by Dr. Mark Schickendantz to remove loose bodies from his elbow joint...At the time of his injury he was hitting .278 (55-198) w/11 2B, 0HR & 21RBI in 54 games (.332OB%, .333SLG, .665OPS)...Began a rehab assignment at AA Akron and then AAA Buffalo beginning on August 15 and hit .308 (8-26) w/a HR, 3RBI over his rehab stint before being activated from the DL on August 29...Hit .278 (19-68) over the final 5 weeks of the season upon activation with 6 2B, 2HR & 14RBI (.456SLG, .351OB) in 19 games at first base (5G), catcher (9G) and DH (3G)...Hit his first home run of the season in 208th at bat (58th G) on Sept. 2 vs. Chicago-AL (Danks)...Since 1900 only two other players during the live-ball era came off seasons of 25 or more homers and failed to hit a home run over their first 200 ABs in the following season: Morgan Ensberg in 2004 and Earl Averill in 1933 (ELIAS SB)...Overall on the year he made 54 starts at catcher (55G), 9 starts at first base (10G) and made 5 starts at DH...Threw out 31% (10-32) of baserunners attempting to steal off him and compiled a fielding % of .991 (3E, 347TC) at catcher...Had five 3-hit games and three 3-RBI games on the year...Hit the first walk-off home run of his big league career on Sept. 16 vs. Minnesota (3-5, 3RS, 3RBI), his 2nd HR of the season...Was ejected from game on Sept. 19 vs. Detroit and eventually suspended 2 games (served 9/25-26) for his actions during a fight with the Tigers...Had a .923 OPS (.423OB, .500SLG) off LHP...Hit .301 (62-206) as the catcher...Hit .293 (17-58) when batting 5th, .333 (43-129) with runners on base and .343 (24-70) with RISP. 2007 One of the game's elite offensive catchers enjoyed another standout offensive season and was arguably the club's Most Valuable Player in establishing new career-highs in HR & RBI... Finished the season with the 7th most RBI in the American League with a careerhigh 114...Had 94 RBI as a catcher, the highest total among Major League catchers and the 2nd highest single-season total in franchise history by a catcher...His 22 HR as a catcher led all MLB backstops (remainder of his HR/RBI came at first base) ...Also ranked among the AL leaders in HR (career-high 25, T14th), average with RISP (.356, 7th), doubles (40, T12th), extra base hits (65, T13th), slugging % (.505, 10th) and batting average (.301, 17th)...Was also 6th among AL hitters w/a .324 (55-170) average after the 6th inning and his .879 on-base+slugging ok was 13th in the AL... Made 118 starts (121G) at catcher (Indians were 70-48 in his starts) and 24 starts (30G) at first base (also made 3 starts at DH)... Has only 1 error in 52 career games at first base...Threw out 30 of 100 runners (30.00/0) attempting to steal off him, the 3rd best mark among regular AL catchers behind Laird and Johjima...Threw out 16 of 116 (13.80/0) in 2006... Indians pitchers compiled an ERA of 4.01 (1042.2IP, 464ER) when he was behind the plate... Hit safely in 112 of 147 games and reached safely in 129 of 147 games ... Collected an RBI in 74 of 147 games... Homered in his 2nd career All-Star game, the first Indian to homer in an ASG since Sandy Alomar in 1997... Had 27RBI in May (T2nd in the AL) ... Collected 4 hits on April 4 @CWS and May 3 vs. TOR... Collected an RBI in 8 straight games on May 24-June 1... Hit 2 homers on June 1 vs. Detroit (3rd career multi-HR game) and had 4 hits on April 4 and May 3... From May 31 thru the end of the season he hit .298 (117-393) with 17HR & 73 RBI in 104 games... Hit .349 (38-109) in June w/5HR & 19RBI. .. Hit .312 (123-394) w/21HR & 93RBI when hitting 4th and his .533 clean-up slugging ok was 6th among AL #4 hitters ... Reached base safely in 32 straight games from August 22 thru Sept. 26 and 81 of 88 from June 17 thru the end of the season ... From August 22 thru the end of the season he hit .299 (38-127) with 7 HR & 28 RBI in 33 games ...When Martinez drove in a run Indians were 47-28 (.627) ...OPS went from .936 in 1st half to .810 in 2nd half ... Hit .313 (82-262) with runners on and .400 (24-60) with RISP-20uts. 2006 Enjoyed another solid offensive season...Finished the season with the 11th highest average (.316) in the American League as he finished 4th among Major League catchers in hits (151), 4th in RBI (81) and 4th in slg (.461)...RBI total at catcher went from 78 in 2005 to 81 in 2006 as he now owns 3 of the top 6 RBI seasons among catchers in the 106-year history of the Cleveland Indians...Was also 10th in the AL with a .391 on-base % (A-Rod 9th @.392)...Hit above .312 in every month except May (.165, 15-91, 0HR, 9RBI) after hitting .398 in April (37-93, 5HR, 20RBI)...Reached base via hit or walk in 45 straight games from Sept. 17, 2005 thru May 6, 2006, the longest such streak in the Majors since STL OF Jim Edmonds in 2004...Overall reached safely in 132 of 152 games batted in (each of first 30)...Enjoyed an Indians season-high (tied w/Blake) 15-game hitting streak from April 2-20 (.413, 26-63, 4HR, 15RBI)...Also hit in 13 straight games from Sept. 13-26...HR'd in a career-high 3 straight games (4/18-20) and hit a career-high 3 doubles on April 30 vs. Texas...After the May blip (was 0-21, 5/9-17), from June 1st on he hit .332 (129-388) with 11 HR & 64 RBI in 104 games and from July 1 thru the end of the season he hit .339 (100-295) with 6 HR & 43 RBI in 79 games...Hit .343 (34-99) in July and .350 (35-100) in September (3HR, 19RBI, 28G)...Compiled a fielding % of .990 (8E, 806TC) in 133 starts/127 games at catcher and threw out 16 of 116 potential basestealers (13.8%)...From July 7 thru the end of the season he threw out 22% (11-50) after throwing out 7.5 % up to that point (5-66)...Indians were 65-62 (.512) in his starts...Made 3GS at DH and made the first appearances of his career at first base (debut on 6/23 vs. CIN), making 19 starts (22G) at first base (0 errors in 154TC at 1B)...Enjoyed his first career 2-homer game on June 10 at Chicago-AL (2nd career multi-H gm) and had his 2nd career 5-hit game on July 4 vs. New York-AL...Season-high 4RBI on June 7 vs. Oakland...Collected 500th career hit on August 11 vs. KC...Hit .332 (119-358) with w/10HR & 65RBI and .323 (52-161) with RISP...Hit .316 in the 1st half and .317 in the 2nd half...From June 15 thru the end of the season he hit .330 (114-345) with 6HR & 50 RBI in 93 games...His .460 slg % in the #4 spot was 18th in the AL among clean-up hitters with 146PA in that spot...Hit .315 (90-286) with runners on and .352 (25-71) when playing first base and .364 (4-11) at DH...Hit .415 (44-106) on the first pitch and .303 (53-175) from the 7th inning on, which was tied for 15th in the American League...From the All-Star Break of 2005 thru the 2006 season he hit .337 (281-835)...Played for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. 2005 One of baseball's top catchers, the 26-year old Martinez led all Major League catchers in RBI (78) for the 2nd straight season and finished the season with 7th best batting average in the AL at .305 (167-547) after bottoming out at .191 on May 24 (ranked 92nd out of 94 batting average qualifiers on 5/24)...Made a strong case for winning his second consecutive Silver Slugger Award (Varitek won it) as he led AL catchers in average, RBI, hits, runs, doubles and was T2nd in HR (19)... Finished tied for 18th in the AL MVP balloting...After hitting .192 (28-146) thru May 27 (2HR, 12RBI, 40G), he hit .347 (139-401) from May 28th until the end of the season with 27 2B, 18 HR & 68 RBI in 107 games...From June 12 thru the end of the season he hit .360 (127-353) w/14HR & 59 RBI in 95 games (hit safely in 80 of them)... His 2nd half batting average of .380 (100-263) led the Major Leagues (11HR, 45RBI, 71G) and his 100 hits were 3rd in MLB after the break...From July 23 thru the end of the season he hit .380 (92-242) w/10HR & 42RBI in 62 games... Enjoyed a career-long 17 game hitting streak from June 17 to July 6 (.358, 24-67, 14RBI)...Was the longest streak by an Indian in 2005...Made 5 errors in 967 total chances in 139 starts behind the plate for Eric Wedge as his .995 fielding % ranked 5th among AL catchers...Tossed out 25 of 121 (20.7%) baserunners attempting to steal off him (4th among AL catchers)...Indians were 78-61 (.561) in his starts as Tribe pitchers compiled an ERA of 3.68 (1233.0IP, 504ER) with him catching...Had a 48-game errorless streak from May 8-July 15...Was 2nd in the Major Leagues with 142 games caught to Jason Kendall (147)...Was 2nd to Kendall (1044) in total chances with 967...Hit .402 (39-97) in August w/5 2B, 5HR & 17RBI in 25 games and was named AL Player of the Week, August 22-28...Homered in consecutive games, April 14-15 & May 30-31...Scored a career-high 4 runs on August 26 at Toronto and had back to back 4-hit games on August 25 (@TB) and August 26 (@TOR)...Was the first Indians hitter since Sandy Alomar in 1997 to accomplish the feat...From August 20 thru the end of the season he hit .385 (55-143) w/6HR, 24RBI, 38 games...Hit .352 (37-105) in Sept/Oct. (2HR, 12RBI) and hit safely in 22 of his final 24 games (.374, 34-91) from Sept. 6th on...His .303 (10-33) average when the count was 0-2 ranked 3rd among AL hitters...Hit .311 (78-251) with runners on base and .302 (52-172) after the 7th inning...Hit .353 (85-241) when batting in the #5 spot in the order with 7 HR & 32 RBI in 63 starts...Hit .366 (34-93) on the first pitch. 2004 Established himself as one of the top offensive catchers in baseball in 2004 while providing solid defense and leadership behind the plate in his first full season in the big leagues...Provided Eric Wedge with a reliable and confident clean-up hitters after being installed in the spot in early May, a move that propelled the offense to new heights and catapulted the team to an above .500 record from late May thru the end of the season...Set a new club record for RBI by a catcher with 101, shattering Sandy Alomar's 1997 mark of 83 on August 16th at Texas in the season's 120th game...His 21 HR & 101 RBI as a catcher led all Major League catchers. Overall he finished tied for 10th in the AL in RBI (108) and 8th in RBI ratio w/1RBI every 4.8 at bats...Was 7th in the AL w/a team-high 10 int'l walks...His 23HR were 1 shy of Roberto Alomar's club-record total of 24 by a switchhitter in 1999...Was named to his first American League All-Star Team after hitting .290 (83-286) with 12HR & 63 RBI in 76 first half games (0-1 at ASG) and after the season he was named Indians "Man of the Year" as voted on by members of the Cleveland BBWAA Chapter and received his first career H & B Silver Slugger Award (also received a 7th place vote on the AL MVP ballot)...He is the first catcher in Indians franchise history to be awarded a Silver Slugger. Season got off to a slow start, hitting .246 (30-65) with 4HR & 9RBI in April before hitting .315 (29-92) w/5HR & an AL-best 30 RBI in May and .333 (31-93) w/2HR & 18 RBI in June...From May 1 thru the end of the season he hit .288 (131-455) with 36 2B, 19HR & 99 RBI in 122 games...Was installed into the clean-up spot for the first time on May 3 and for the year in the #4 hole he hit .285 (127-445) with 35 2B, 18 HR & 97 RBI in 114 starts...Was named AL player of the week twice (5/10-16, 10RBI; 7/15-18), the first player since Jim Thome in 2001 to be so honored. Enjoyed a career-night on July 16 at Seattle, going a career-best 5 for 5 w/3HR & 7RBI (all new careerhighs)... HR'd from both sides of plate and it was his first career multi-HR game...Only 2nd switch-hitter in club history to hit 3HR in a game and the first ever Indians catcher to hit 3HR in a game...July: .304 (31-102) 6 HR & 22RBI (25G)...Hit in a career-high 14 straight games from May 28 to June 16, hitting .415 (22-53) over the span w/a HR & 12RBI... 1st career triple on June 2 vs. Texas and 1st career pinch hit HR on July 18 at Seattle...On the year he was 3-6 as a PH w/a HR & 2 RBI...Had a 4-hit game on June 22 at Chicago-AL...Missed 3 games (6/11- 13) w/a right foot sprain and 3 games in early August with a right hamstring strain. On the year he made 124 starts at catcher (132 games overall) and 7GS at DH...On the year he threw out 25 of 114 runners (21.9%), including 24 of his last 93 (25.8%, 4th among regular AL catchers w/at least 64 attempts against) after starting the year 1 for 21...Has 6 errors in 932 TC (.994 fielding %, 6th among AL catchers)...17 of 23 HR came left-handed...Hit .237 (44-186) over his last 53 games from July 27th thru the end of the season & was 0 for 15 from 8/18-24...Hit .319 (84-263) with runners on base w/9HR & 94RBI...Hit .429 (42-98) on the first pitch, the 14th highest figure among AL batters...Hit .288 (46-160) from the 7th inning on w/11HR & 26RBI. 2003 Ended the season with consecutive 12-game hitting streaks and hit in 24 of his last 25 games played at the major league level...Spent the first three months of the season at AAA Buffalo, hitting .328 (90-274) with 19 doubles, 7 HR & 45 RBI in 73 games for the Bisons and was named to the Triple A All-Star Game (did not play)...Victor was on an 11-game hitting streak when he was recalled to Cleveland on 6/27 while sporting a .437 (45-103) average in June with 12 2B, 3HR & 22 RBI in 25 games to raise his average from .263 to .328...Hit in 24 of his last 26 Triple A contests...At the time of his promotion he ranked 4th in the International League in batting average (.328), 2nd in hits (90), tied for 5th in RBI (45) and 5th in on-base % (.395)...Got off to a slow start at the big league level, hitting .224 (17-76) over 23 games from 6/27 to 7/31 and caught fire over the last 7 weeks of the season despite a two-week stint on the disabled list...Was on the 15-day DL w/a sprained right ankle from 8/9-9/1 after spraining the ankle running the bases on 8/8 vs. Anaheim...Had two 12-game hitting streaks from 8/1-9/9 and from 9/11 until his season ended early on 9/24 (family reasons)...From 8/1 thru the end of the season he hit .349 (29-83) with 2 2B, a HR & 8 RBI and hit safely in 24 of his final 25 games... Only game he didn't hit safely in after August 1 was a PH appearance at KC on 9/10 (ground out to third)...He threw out 8 of the 28 (29%) of the runners attempting to steal and made just 1 error in 250TC (.996 fldg%, 39GS)...48 of his first 55 major league hits were singles...Spent 2003-04 off-season working out in Cleveland under supervision of strength coach Tim Maxey. 2002 Victor added yet another minor league MVP award to his resume while getting his first taste of big league action...Spent most of the year in AA Akron where he was named the Most Valuable Player of the Eastern League... Marked the second consecutive season in which Martinez won his league batting title and MVP award (Carolina League in 2001 at A Kinston)...Won the Eastern League batting title by hitting .336 (149-443)...Also led the league in slugging % (.576), on-base % (.417) and runs scored (84) and finished second in the EL in doubles (40) and extra-base hits (62)...His 22 home runs were tied for second in the league...His 40 doubles were a AA Akron franchise record...In addition to the Eastern League MVP honor he was named to the EL Post-Season & Mid-Season All-Star Teams and to the Sportsticker Minor League All-Prospect Team and won his second straight Indians Minor League Player of the Year award...Was also named the best batting prospect and best defensive catcher in the Eastern League and the #2 prospect overall in the Indians system by Baseball America...After the season was awarded the Topps/Minor League Baseball Player of the Year Award in the Eastern League...Was selected to appear in the AA All-Star Game and was the starting catcher for the World Team at the 2002 Future's game in Milwaukee on 7/7, going 1 for 2 w/a RS & RBI...Best month was July, hitting .414 (36-87) with 13 2B, 5HR & 19 RBI in 24 games and was named Topps Player of the Month for July in the Eastern League (had seven 3-hit games in July)...Collected an RBI in 7 straight games from 5/24-30...Led Indians organizational hitters in batting average (.336), RBI (85), runs (84) and finished T1st in HR(22) and 2nd in hits (149)...Victor was recalled from AA Akron on 9/9...Made his Major league debut and collected first major league hit and RBI on 9/10 vs. Toronto (1-4 w/2RBI)...The 2-run single came off Justin Miller... Hit his first major league homer on the season's final day on 9/29 vs. Kansas City off Darrell May...Made 7 starts at catcher for the Tribe (9 games at catcher) as the Indians went 3-4 in his starts... Tribe pitchers compiled an ERA of 3.65 (69.0IP, 70H, 28ER) while he was behind the plate as Victor threw out 2 for 13 potential basestealers (15.4%). 2001 Had an outstanding season at Kinston, hitting an organizational-high .329 (138-420) w/33 2B, 2 3B, 10HR & 57 RBI in 114 games...His efforts earned him the Tribe's Minor League Player of the Year, Carolina League Most Valuable Player and a spot on the Carolina League Post-Season All-Star Team and played in the mid-season all-star game...Was also named the 10th best prospect and best defensive catcher in the Carolina League by Baseball America and was named to the Topps Class A All-Star Team...Also led the organization in hits (138) and doubles (33)...His .329 average was tops in the Carolina League as was his .488 slugging %...He also ranked 4th in the league in hits, tied for 4th in doubles, 4th w/a .394 on-base % and 5th w/45 extra base hits...Over the last two months of the season he hit .376 (71-189) from 7/1 thru the end of the year w/6HR & 28 RBI and during the month of July he hit .429 (42-98) with 11 2B, 3 HR & 20 RBI and was named Topps Player of the Month in the Carolina League for his efforts...Overall, he collected a hit in 43 of his last 48 games on the year and had hitting streaks of 13 and 10 games (two 10G streaks)...Over his 106 games at catcher hit compiled a fielding % of .985 (1061TC, 16E, 8PB)... Was added to the 40-man roster on 11/19. 2000 Began the year at Class A Kinston of the Carolina League, where he hit .217 (18-83) with 7 2B & 8 RBI in 26 games before being placed on the disabled list with rotator cuff tendonitis in his right shoulder on 5/14 and missed two months of the season...Was activated off the DL on 7/20 and transferred to Columbus of the South Atlantic League, where he spent the remainder of the season...Overall he hit .371 (26-70) at Columbus to post a combined 2000 average of .288 (44-153)...He appeared in 45 games at catcher at Kinston and Columbus, compiling a fielding % of .983 (7E, 423TC)...Played for Oriente of the Venezuela Winter League after the season, hitting .304 (34-113) with 6 2B, 4 HR & 21 RBI in 36 games...Prior to the season he was named the best defensive catcher in the Indians organization by Baseball America.