Nick Martinez
P | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 18, #564, Texas Rangers | Fordham
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 4 4 3.47 47 10 8 106.1 95 1.29
2023 6 4 3.43 63 9 1 110.1 106 1.26
2024 1 3 4.81 11 5 0 43 31 1.28
7 Seasons 28 41 4.35 209 92 9 675 469 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 47 4-4 3.47 106.1 95 1.29
2023 63 6-4 3.43 110.1 106 1.26
2024 11 1-3 4.81 43 31 1.28
7 Seasons 209 28-41 4.35 675 469 1.38
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 24 2119 422 23 5.5 4.1 88.8 116.5 10.7 35.1 .285 .449 .346 .358 .378 35.5 13.8 8.2 3.96 5.48
2016 25 649 139 10 7.2 5.6 88.2 111.0 8.6 29.5 .281 .466 .388 .366 .354 35.3 8.9 10.6 5.59 5.90
2017 26 1815 381 31 8.1 6.5 87.1 113.2 14.0 35.7 .279 .493 .352 .349 .383 30.4 14.0 5.9 5.66 5.37
2022 31 1720 308 25 8.1 5.6 86.5 111.4 11.5 30.2 .233 .372 .315 .304 .341 37.0 21.2 9.2 3.47 3.83
2023 32 1751 311 22 7.1 4.8 84.7 111.2 6.4 30.5 .245 .385 .294 .308 .361 29.9 23.0 8.7 3.43 3.98
2024 33 674 145 4 2.8 2.2 86.4 112.4 19.6 37.2 .264 .371 .320 .290 .329 30.3 16.8 3.2 4.81 3.26
Player 8728 1706 115 6.7 5.0 87.0 116.5 11.4 33.2 .264 .426 .332 .331 .363 33.2 17.0 7.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Martinez relies on 6 pitches.
Cutter
(22.3%) ,
Four Seamer
(20.0%) ,
Changeup
(19.6%) ,
Sinker
(15.7%) ,
Curveball
(11.7%) ,
Slider
(10.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 44.1 17.5 33.4 5.0 37.9 39.1 23.0 3.6 33.2 20.9 28.4 6.2 5.5 4.1
2016 49.6 22.3 21.6 6.5 35.3 37.4 27.3 2.2 40.3 20.1 20.9 7.2 7.2 5.6
2017 42.8 23.1 25.2 8.9 34.1 40.9 24.1 5.0 29.9 24.9 25.5 5.2 8.1 6.5
2022 48.1 24.7 21.4 5.8 41.6 39.3 19.2 5.5 34.7 22.4 23.7 5.2 8.1 5.6
2023 54.0 20.6 20.3 5.1 37.6 40.5 21.9 9.0 37.6 16.4 24.8 4.5 7.1 4.8
2024 33.1 27.6 26.2 13.1 40.0 30.3 29.7 8.3 20.7 35.2 29.7 3.4 2.8 2.2
Player 45.8 21.9 25.4 6.9 37.6 38.9 23.3 5.5 33.1 22.4 25.7 5.3 6.7 5.0
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2024 Changeup CIN R 132 79.4 36.1 -0.1 0 14.5 1.6 13
2024 Slider CIN R 72 84.4 35.4 -1.6 -4 0.9 -4.5 -84
2024 Sinker CIN R 106 91.6 17.9 -4.8 -21 13.0 -1.5 -11
2024 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 135 92.3 14.1 1.2 8 4.4 -2.5 -36
2024 Cutter CIN R 150 88.1 24.8 2.5 9 2.5 -0.8 -23
2024 Curveball CIN R 79 80.8 56.5 4.6 9 0.2 -8.4 -103
2023 Slider SD R 4 84.5 34.8 -2.3 -6 0.3 -5.1 -95
2023 Curveball SD R 335 81.8 56.5 5.9 12 0.8 -6.5 -89
2023 Cutter SD R 288 89.5 22.5 3.8 14 1.1 -1.3 -54
2023 Changeup SD R 504 80.7 37.0 3.2 9 12.5 -0.4 -3
2023 4-Seam Fastball SD R 226 93.3 14.2 1.1 7 6.2 -0.9 -12
2023 Sinker SD R 393 92.9 17.0 -4.8 -22 14.2 -0.2 -2
2022 4-Seam Fastball SD R 451 93.4 14.3 0.7 5 7.2 0.2 2
2022 Curveball SD R 273 81.7 58.4 7.4 14 2.4 -5.1 -68
2022 Cutter SD R 305 88.6 26.9 -0.4 -1 1.7 -0.7 -28
2022 Changeup SD R 439 79.7 38.2 3.6 10 13.4 -0.1 0
2022 Sinker SD R 252 93.3 17.6 -4.1 -19 14.9 0.2 1
2017 Sinker TEX R 309 92.2 20.3 -0.8 -4 16.9 1.7 11
2017 Changeup TEX R 210 85.5 29.1 -0.2 -1 16.9 3.4 25
2017 Curveball TEX R 336 79.7 52.8 0.0 0 0.2 -7.6 -103
2017 Cutter TEX R 239 89.2 24.0 1.5 6 4.1 -5.9 -316
2017 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 698 92.5 15.1 -0.1 -1 10.8 2.5 31
2016 Sinker TEX R 216 91.8 22.9 0.8 3 13.1 -0.8 -6
2016 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 208 92.1 16.2 0.6 3 7.8 0.2 3
2016 Curveball TEX R 35 78.0 59.7 3.9 7 6.2 -3.6 -37
2016 Slider TEX R 154 85.2 37.6 1.3 4 4.7 -0.4 -7
2016 Changeup TEX R 27 85.5 32.8 2.0 6 15.3 2.9 24
2015 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 762 90.3 17.0 0.2 1 9.3 1.7 22
2015 Curveball TEX R 127 74.7 64.4 4.4 7 9.9 0.5 6
2015 Changeup TEX R 224 83.4 31.0 -0.4 -1 15.4 2.5 20
2015 Slider TEX R 430 81.7 44.1 2.3 6 4.6 -1.7 -27
2015 Sinker TEX R 453 90.3 21.9 -1.2 -5 13.4 -0.3 -3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 Cutter -1.0 -1 150 22.3 44 .366 .537 .409 14.8 6.8 15.0 .292 .397 .299 35.0
2024 4-Seam Fastball -1.0 -1 135 20.0 35 .194 .290 .296 15.0 14.3 8.2 .240 .296 .267 25.9
2024 Changeup 0.4 0 132 19.6 40 .200 .300 .216 40.0 35.0 23.0 .154 .215 .159 23.1
2024 Sinker -1.8 -2 106 15.7 36 .324 .471 .363 8.5 8.3 15.8 .361 .475 .382 29.0
2024 Curveball -3.0 -2 79 11.7 13 .455 .818 .565 43.5 23.1 21.4 .284 .588 .415 37.5
2024 Slider 0.1 0 72 10.7 17 .250 .313 .274 43.8 17.6 12.0 .299 .473 .354 38.5
2023 Changeup 2.0 10 504 28.8 141 .158 .226 .193 46.5 35.5 26.7 .170 .250 .205 17.9
2023 Sinker 0.6 2 393 22.4 108 .293 .333 .306 8.8 10.2 11.6 .310 .414 .338 30.0
2023 Curveball 0.4 1 335 19.1 71 .164 .295 .266 34.7 25.4 19.6 .221 .348 .306 25.6
2023 Cutter -2.1 -6 288 16.4 78 .382 .632 .472 16.9 12.8 25.0 .334 .652 .447 44.1
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 0 226 12.9 62 .250 .423 .354 22.5 27.4 18.9 .224 .375 .325 40.0
2023 Slider -3.7 0 4 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball -2.8 -13 451 26.2 126 .351 .675 .459 18.1 19.0 16.4 .270 .473 .355 44.4
2022 Changeup 1.4 6 439 25.5 125 .155 .264 .250 36.6 29.6 20.3 .173 .281 .259 29.7
2022 Cutter 0.7 2 305 17.7 74 .250 .391 .333 25.9 9.5 15.2 .277 .486 .378 35.1
2022 Curveball 0.6 2 273 15.9 50 .208 .292 .273 30.7 30.0 22.1 .227 .317 .255 45.5
2022 Sinker 1.7 4 252 14.7 73 .197 .227 .249 12.9 16.4 18.5 .230 .277 .267 31.5
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -3 698 38.5 169 .264 .574 .396 13.5 13.0 13.0 .283 .557 .391 32.0
2017 Curveball -1.5 -5 336 18.5 79 .282 .462 .338 25.2 24.1 17.4 .265 .425 .301 33.3
2017 Sinker -1.1 -3 309 17.0 91 .322 .517 .385 6.1 6.6 6.7 .303 .519 .363 33.3
2017 Cutter 0.0 0 239 13.2 71 .235 .485 .332 17.5 15.5 17.7 .280 .474 .333 31.6
2017 Changeup -1.7 -3 210 11.6 62 .317 .500 .377 15.7 12.9 12.9 .256 .419 .298 17.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Changeup 130 79.4 84 16.3 2:00 2:15 -15
2024 Curveball 79 80.8 72 17.2 6:15 6:00 15
2024 Cutter 150 88.1 51 9.6 12:30 11:30 60
2024 4-Seam Fastball 134 92.3 88 18.1 12:45 12:30 15
2024 Sinker 104 91.6 86 19.5 12:45 1:30 -45
2024 Slider 72 84.4 14 2.4 12:00 10:00 120
2023 Changeup 498 80.7 80 13.7 2:15 2:30 -15
2023 Curveball 334 81.8 76 18.2 6:30 6:00 30
2023 Cutter 272 89.5 57 11.0 12:30 11:45 45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 214 93.3 90 18.1 12:45 12:45 0
2023 Sinker 389 92.9 91 20.6 12:45 1:30 -45
2022 Changeup 437 79.7 88 14.6 2:30 2:30 0
2022 Curveball 271 81.8 79 20.2 6:30 6:15 15
2022 Cutter 305 88.6 39 7.1 12:30 11:30 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 451 93.4 90 18.3 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Sinker 250 93.3 90 20.5 12:45 1:45 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 609 2,402 -1 8 -18 -10 -21
2015 555 2,113 -1 11 -2 -16 -8
2016 178 647 -2 3 -7 -3 -9
2017 472 1,792 -1 2 -9 -7 -15
2022 485 1,869 11 13 -10 -6 7
2023 460 1,750 11 12 -9 -8 7
2024 185 674 -2 3 -6 -1 -6
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,119 44.0 60.3 89.5 32.4 72.4 41.4 60.4 44.7 17.3 6.1 62.8
2016 649 45.1 60.4 88.1 28.1 76.0 44.2 51.4 42.7 15.5 5.5 52.8
2017 1,815 48.7 64.3 89.5 28.5 72.1 42.9 59.8 45.9 15.2 6.9 75.8
2022 1,720 47.6 64.2 83.4 32.5 56.3 43.9 65.4 47.6 25.4 6.4 80.0
2023 1,751 46.2 62.9 81.9 33.1 53.2 42.5 63.9 46.9 28.6 6.6 68.7
2024 674 48.8 68.4 84.9 36.8 58.3 45.5 65.4 52.2 23.3 5.6 63.2
Player 8,728 46.6 63.1 86.2 31.8 64.1 42.9 61.7 46.4 21.2 6.3 69.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 4 6 11 23 1 25 36 27 26 9 36 11 79 18 53 80 3
2016 35 53 10
2017 16 12 8 9 40 11 11 52 72 6 87 2 60 42 82 63 13
2022 51 55 55 53 45 32 35 89 59 39 30 50 82 40 78 68 16
2023 57 47 62 71 50 40 63 98 95 46 45 68 89 34 82 62 14
2024 74 27 67 86 73 65 94 89 91 16 96 35 97 20 75 58 8
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.6 8 8.2 0 1 8 2 25.0
2017 22.9 26 20.5 6 10 20 3 11.5
2022 24.6 16 16.8 -1 8 9 9 56.3
2023 25.5 12 13.0 -1 3 8 6 50.0
2024 23.0 3 2.9 0 1 2 1 33.3
Player 23.9 65 61.3 4 23 47 21 32.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 9 6 8 9 7 9 10 4 7 9 7 10 9 8 8 6 7 8 8 9 6 10 10 10 9 7 11 10 9 6
2017 26 22 17 24 26 20 24 20 14 18 19 26 18 21 19 24 18 18 21 20 20 17 25 21 21 19 16 25 23 22 16
2022 16 16 14 20 18 16 15 16 15 15 14 21 20 16 17 19 16 17 15 16 17 16 20 18 14 16 20 17 19 16 15
2023 12 12 11 11 14 14 14 13 11 12 14 12 13 12 14 14 13 12 13 14 12 16 14 15 11 12 13 13 14 13 13
2024 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 2
Player 65 62 49 66 70 60 65 62 47 55 59 69 64 61 61 68 56 57 60 61 60 57 72 68 59 59 59 69 70 63 52
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.3 92.0 1.7 -- -0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 91.9 -- 91.9 0.0 90.5 -1.4
Offspeed Velocity 83.4 85.5 2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 79.7 -- 80.7 1.0 79.4 -1.3
Breaking Velocity 80.2 83.9 3.7 -- -4.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 81.7 -- 81.8 0.1 82.6 0.8
Exit Velocity 88.8 88.2 -0.6 -- -1.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 86.5 -- 84.7 -1.8 86.4 1.7
Launch Angle 10.7 8.6 -2.1 -- 5.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 11.5 -- 6.4 -5.1 19.6 13.2
Barrel % 5.5 7.2 1.7 -- 0.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.1 -- 7.1 -1.0 2.8 -4.3
Hard Hit % 35.5 35.3 -0.2 -- -4.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 37.0 -- 29.9 -7.1 30.3 0.4
LA Sweet-Spot % 35.1 29.5 -5.6 -- 6.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 30.2 -- 30.5 0.3 37.2 6.7
xBA .285 .281 -0.004 -- -0.002 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .233 -- .245 0.012 .264 0.019
BA .274 .290 0.016 -- -0.011 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .239 -- .240 0.001 .283 0.043
xwOBA .358 .366 0.008 -- -0.017 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .304 -- .308 0.004 .290 -0.018
wOBA .346 .388 0.042 -- -0.036 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .315 -- .294 -0.021 .320 0.026
xSLG .449 .466 0.017 -- 0.027 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .372 -- .385 0.013 .371 -0.014
SLG .450 .523 0.073 -- -0.008 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .398 -- .354 -0.044 .422 0.068
K% 13.8 8.9 -4.9 -- 5.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 21.2 -- 23.0 1.8 16.8 -6.2
BB% 8.2 10.6 2.4 -- -4.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9.2 -- 8.7 -0.5 3.2 -5.5
Swing % 44.7 42.7 -2.0 -- 3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 47.6 -- 46.9 -0.7 52.2 5.3
Whiff% 17.3 15.5 -1.8 -- -0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 25.4 -- 28.6 3.2 23.3 -5.3
In Zone % 44.0 45.1 1.1 -- 3.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 47.6 -- 46.2 -1.4 48.8 2.6
Out of Zone % 56.0 54.9 -1.1 -- -3.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 52.4 -- 53.8 1.4 51.2 -2.6
Out of Zone Swing % 32.4 28.1 -4.3 -- 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 32.5 -- 33.1 0.6 36.8 3.7
First Pitch Swing % 24.7 16.2 -8.5 -- 6.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 30.1 -- 30.4 0.3 33.5 3.1
First Pitch Strike % 60.4 51.4 -9.0 -- 8.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 65.4 -- 63.9 -1.5 65.4 1.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 175 .394 93 1 1.1 82 27 32.9
2017 Shifts 478 .352 264 7 2.7 214 66 30.8
2022 Shifts 448 .315 236 20 8.5 212 164 77.4
2023 Shades 454 .298 261 7 2.7 193 96 49.7
2024 Shades 185 .320 85 14 16.5 100 64 64.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2014 769 16.6 32.0% 1.4% 418 23.7 0.5% 12.7%
2015 624 16.3 37.7% 4.5% 373 23.3 7.8% 20.6%
2016 189 17.6 29.1% 4.2% 125 25.1 1.6% 28.8%
2017 609 16.9 27.4% 1.1% 252 23.5 0.4% 9.1%
2022 475 17.7 20.0% 5.9% 286 25.7 0.0% 24.8%
2023 481 15.8 34.5% 0.0% 261 20.2 0.0% 1.9%
2024 156 15.3 41.0% 0.6% 86 18.0 2.3% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution