Nick Martinez

Nick Martinez

32-Year-Old PitcherRP
San Diego Padres
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Nick Martinez in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a three-year, $26 million contract with the Padres in November of 2022.
Back with Friars
PSan Diego Padres
November 15, 2022
Martinez agreed to a three-year contract with the Padres on Tuesday, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
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The right-hander declined his $6.5 million player option with the Padres for 2023 last week, but he quickly reached a new deal with the club. Martinez opened 2022 in the rotation but shifted to the bullpen in June and eventually served as the fill-in closer, and he finished the campaign with a 3.47 ERA over 106.1 innings. The 32-year-old should have more staying power as a starter next season since Mike Clevinger and Sean Manaea -- who combined for 50 starts in 2022 -- are now free agents.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
35
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
20
How many pitches does Nick Martinez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
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21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Nick Martinez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2021
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .225 212 54 24 42 6 0 9
Since 2020vs Right .251 236 41 17 54 13 0 6
2022vs Left .225 212 54 24 42 6 0 9
2022vs Right .251 236 41 17 54 13 0 6
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-20%
ERA on Road
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-20%
ERA on Road
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.83 1.31 56.1 2 3 3 9.3 4.3 1.4
Since 2020Away 3.06 1.26 50.0 2 1 5 6.7 2.5 1.1
2022Home 3.83 1.31 56.1 2 3 3 9.3 4.3 1.4
2022Away 3.06 1.26 50.0 2 1 5 6.7 2.5 1.1
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Nick Martinez compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.32
 
K/9
8.0
 
BB/9
3.5
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
93.4 mph
 
ERA
3.47
 
WHIP
1.29
 
BABIP
.283
 
GB/FB
1.57
 
Left On Base
80.2%
 
Exit Velocity
79.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.9%
 
Spin Rate
2221 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.2%
 
Swinging Strike
11.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Padres signed Martinez to a four-year contract during the offseason in order to increase their pitching depth, and he'll have a chance to win a spot at the back end of the starting rotation with a strong spring. The right-hander posted a 1.62 ERA in 23 starts in Japan last season, but he has been less successful in the major leagues, registering a 4.77 ERA and 1.45 WHIP across 415.1 career innings. Martinez's competition for the fifth starting spot will include Chris Paddack, Ryan Weathers and MacKenzie Gore.
A staple at the back end of the Texas rotation for the last four seasons, Martinez has never held much appeal outside of AL-only settings due to his poor peripherals. Martinez's ability to eat innings -- as well as a lack of attractive alternatives -- was enough to keep him around in 2017, but a slight uptick in velocity didn't do anything to improve his outlook. The meager gains Martinez made in controlling the zone were completely undermined by his failure to keep the ball in the yard, as Martinez's 2.1 HR/9 rate was the second-worst mark in the majors of any pitcher who covered 110 innings. The Rangers ultimately came to the realization that Martinez's flyball tendencies and lack of strikeout stuff weren't a recipe for success at Globe Life Park, prompting the team to non-tender him in the offseason. Martinez, who underwent sports hernia surgery in November, is expected to be at full strength for spring training, but he'll most likely have to settle for a minor-league deal coming off a career-worst campaign.
Martinez surprised many with a hot start to the 2015 season, although he fizzled out by the end of that campaign. Unfortunately for the 26-year-old and the Rangers alike, there was really no bright spot during his tenure in the big leagues in 2016. The right-hander began the season in the minor leagues, where he did find some success with his excellent control (1.55 BB/9), which helped him to a sound FIP (3.46). This performance afforded him some a few spot starts and some bullpen appearances with Texas throughout the season, but the results were not pretty: 5.59 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 16:19 K:BB, and eight homers allowed in 38.2 innings. To make matters worse, these are the numbers he put up while allowing a below-average .285 BABIP. The Rangers' rotation is pretty thin behind Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish, but until Martinez can miss a few more bats and keep the ball in the park, he'll likely be relegated to a Quad-A swingman role with the ceiling of a long reliever.
Martinez started the year on an improbable 4-0 start with a 1.96 ERA over his first 55 innings (nine starts) despite a poor 30:17 K:BB ratio, including seven quality starts. As one would expect, that type of season wasn't sustainable over the long-haul given his continued poor peripherals, and his struggles led to several trips back and forth to Triple-A Round Rock, with just seven wins in 21 starts to go along with a poor 77:46 K:BB rate in 115.0 innings. His major-league career now consists of 265.1 IP, 285 hits allowed, 101 walks and just 154 Ks. There's no room for him in a healthy Texas rotation, though he may start the year as a starter if Yu Darvish isn't able to answer the bell on Opening Day. You'll want no part of Martinez, however.
Hey, a middling arm that the Rangers had to rely on much more than they could’ve possibly envisioned before 2014, that’s weird… they only had 126 of those last year. Fifteen different pitchers made at least one start for the Rangers and Martinez’s 24 were actually second-most. Now do you understand how the Rangers ended up with the worst record in the American League and third-worst overall? For his part, Martinez acquitted himself well enough with a 4.55 ERA, but there was nothing special about it. He didn’t strike anyone out, he walked too many, and he was quite lucky to escape with that ERA. He was destroyed at home (5.24 ERA) thanks to some horrid supporting stats (12.5% strikeout rate, 1.4 K:BB ratio), while somehow escaping with a 4.09 ERA on the road despite almost identical strikeout and walk numbers (12.7%, 1.4). He is penciled in for a starting role again in 2015, but he needn’t be considered for your team regardless of league format.
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Declines option for 2023
PFree Agent
November 10, 2022
Martinez has declined his $6.5 million player option with the Padres for 2023, making him a free agent.
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Takes loss Thursday
PSan Diego Padres
September 23, 2022
Martinez (4-4) was tagged with the loss and a blown save against the Cardinals on Thursday, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk over two-thirds of an inning.
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Gives way to Hader as closer
PSan Diego Padres
September 8, 2022
Martinez earned a hold against Arizona on Wednesday, allowing one hit and striking out two batters in one inning.
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Snags win
PSan Diego Padres
September 6, 2022
Martinez (4-3) struck out two in a perfect inning and earned the win Tuesday over the Diamondbacks.
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Shaky in eighth save
PSan Diego Padres
August 30, 2022
Martinez allowed two runs on a hit and a walk while striking out one in one inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Giants.
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