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LEONYS MARTIN RUMORS

Players who were better off bunting this season

Bunts were more topical before the Royals discovered how to hit home runs in the playoffs. But bunt fever can never be cured, only controlled. Hopefully people have a more nuanced view of bunts. Jeff Sullivan recently discussed how the Royals’ bunts this year actually have not been so bad according to Win Probability Added, […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bogar likes idea of Martin leading off 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The interim tag hasn't stopped Texas manager Tim Bogar envisioning what his batting order would look like if he gets the job on a permanent basis for 2015. It would likely start with Leonys Martin in the leadoff spot and go from there. Martin, who batted leadoff for the Rangers again Thursday night, has hit first for 32 games for this season and Bogar has...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz HR robbed by Leonys Martin – Priceless reaction afterwards

Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin robbed his former teammate, Nelson Cruz of a homerun that would have tied the game at 1-1 in the second inning .  Cruz’s reaction following the play is perfect. h/t: Texas Rangers Tumblr featured image h/t: dallasnews.com (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today) The post Nelson Cruz HR robbed by Leonys Martin – Priceless reaction afterwards appeared...
Via No Coast Bias
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Martin double short of the cycle against White Sox

ARLINGTON, Texas - On a night where offense was the main attraction paired with a complete-game shutout from Martin Perez; Leonys Martin coming just short of hitting for the cycle was nearly lost on the box score amongst the 12-run outing for the Texas Rangers against the Chicago White Sox. Having already hit a triple in the second inning, his first homer of the season in the fourth...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Leonys Martin, a late steal for steals

In looking at Leonys Martin’s stat sheet, you see a number of issues. Thankfully he plays in a hitters park so his overall slash numbers still are decent enough to maintain fantasy production, but he does not produce much in the average or on base departments, has limited power, struggles against left-handed pitching, and doesn’t hit in a good spot in the order for run production...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin expects big things in second full season with Rangers

Texas centerfielder Leonys Martin talks a lot about how he's more comfortable this spring as he prepares for his second full season in the majors. All you have to do is speak to him to know that's the case. Last season Martin did most of his interviews through a translator as he wasn't comfortable answering questions in English. That's not the case anymore, as...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sleeper Watch: Leonys Martin has quiet potential at bottom of Rangers lineup

We’ve spent a lot of time hyping rookie Cuban defectors this offseason, both on this site (Jose Abreu, Alexander Guerrero) and throughout the fantasy community but it isn’t just the first year players who warrant our attention. For a brief period this offseason, it was anticipated that Leonys Martin – by default – would be the Rangers’ leadoff hitter in 2014. After the...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Leonys Martin victom of kidnapping and extortion

Leonys Martin Tapanes seemed like yet another Cuban baseball player with tremendous promise when he signed a $15.5 million contract with the Texas Rangers in 2011. But there apparently is a darker story behind Martin’s climb from poverty to Major League Baseball success. The U.S. attorney’s office in Miami on Wednesday charged three people — Eliezer Lazo, 40, formerly of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
OUCH

Foul ball catches Leonys Martin in bad place

This has to be every players worst nightmare when getting into the batters box, this and taking a pitch right to the head.  Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin fouled off a pitch that took an awful bounce off the plate and hit him right in the junk.  Martin layed there for two minutes and eventually was able to get up. [The Big Lead]
Via Diehardsport
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Martin starts opener but no platoon in center

HOUSTON Leonys Martin followed up a spring that saw him make the Opening Day roster for the first time by nabbing a spot in the Opening Day lineup. Martin, who batted ninth and started in center, got the nod over Craig Gentry. Texas manager Ron Washington said the left-handed hitting Martin got the start because Houston started right-hander Bud Norris. But Washington said that...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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