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2011 Bounce-Back Player of the Week: Russell Martin, New York Yankees

2007, Russell Martin won a silver slugger and was generally considered one of the best catchers in the game. Since then, it has been a long steady fall from grace. Martin was plagued with MCL injuries last season, only playing in 97 games, which helped continue his streak of declining production:

Year Games R HR RBI SB AVG 2007 151 87 19 87 21 .293 2008 155 87 13 69 18 .280 2009 143 63 7 53 11 .250 2010 97 45 5 26 6 .248  

The most intriguing aspect of Martin’s game was that he was a five-tool player at the catcher position. He showed the potential for a 20/20 season back in ’07 and that was enough to earn the favor of the fantasy baseball crowd.

In 2007 and 2008, Martin spent most of his time hitting ...

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