Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 8/9/13
Russell Martin is owned in just 39% of Yahoo! leagues and I am rather unsure why this is the case. Martin has a history of producing well in different categories in different seasons. He has had years where he has hit .293, a year with 20 homers, a year with 20 steals, and three seasons where he eclipsed 10 homers and steals in the same year. This season he is assuredly about to reach that plateau again as he has 10 home runs and nine steas. That has some value as a catcher, and with steals not being the easiest thing to find on the waiver wire, a 39% owned catcher that can provide some value in that area along with some added power and run scoring and producing ability seems like a very cheap price. He has attempted five steals in the 14 games started he has since the All-Star break, going 3-5 in said chances. We would like to see him more efficient, but the Pirates are a team that manufactures runs and they are willing to let Martin try and snag a base when possible to add some ad...
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