Leonys Martin, Outfield, Seattle Mariners


Date of Birth: 3/6/1988
Birthplace: Villa Clara, Cuba
Current Salary: $4,850,000

Leonys Martin, outfielder for the Seattle Mariners, played baseball in Cuba before defecting to the United States in 2010. In May, 2011, he signed a five-year, $15.5 million contract with the Texas Rangers. He played in the Rangers' minor league system in 2011 and 2012, playing in just 8 games with the Rangers in 2011 and 24 games in 2012. He ended his minor league career with a .323 batting average.

In 2013, Martin batted. 260 with 119 hits, 21 doubles, and 36 stolen bases in 147 games with the Rangers. As a center fielder, he made 287 putouts and 5 errors with a .983 fielding percentage in 127 games. He finished the 2014 season with 146 hits, 31 stolen bases, and a .274 batting average in 155 games.

Martin played in 95 games with the Rangers in 2015. He finished with a .219 batting average and 63 hits. As a center fielder in 92 games, he made 218 putouts and 1 error.

Martin was traded to the Mariners on November 16, 2015. He finished the 2016 season with 128 hits, 17 doubles, 15 home runs, 24 stolen bases, 47 RBIs, and a .247 batting average in 143 games. Defensively, as the Mariners' center fielder in 143 games, he made 353 putouts and 3 errors.

The Mariners designated Martin for assignment on April 23, 2017.

Career batting statistics for Martin through 2016 include:

  • 572 games played
  • 467 hits
  • 108 stolen bases
  • 167 RBIs
  • 449 strikeouts to 131 walks
  • .252 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Martin as a center fielder through 2016 include:

  • 536 games played
  • 1,312 putouts
  • 17 errors
  • .988 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
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