JD Martinez has been lights out at the plate this year as he becomes one of the early surprises of the young baseball season.
Analysis: JD Marinez is hitting .333 at the moment with three home runs and ten RBI. He’s also hitting third in the Houston batting order behind Carlos Lee, which isn’t a bad place to be. The twenty-four year old can flat out mash, he hit over .300 all three years he was in the minors but his BABIP was unusually high. Martinez also slugged .546 in Double-A last year while hitting six bombs in 53 big league games. His future is bright and in keeper leagues I would not think to trade him, however, he will not sustain the pace he is currently on.
Martinez is primarily a fastball hitter and when teams give him a heavy dose of the breaking stuff he will struggle. He is walking at over a ten percent clip but it is early in the season. He will hit about twenty homers this year but to expect thirty bombs with a .300 plus batting average is way,way too much. The great thing about fantasy baseball is the ability to sell the hot players early and Martinez’s value will not get any higher. Happy selling.