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2011 Fantasy Baseball Profile: Can Yankees’ Russell Martin Return To Elite Form?

Martin established himself as one of the most valuable fantasy catchers in 2007 and 2008, boasting a superb power/speed threat:

2007: 87 runs, 19 HRs, 87 RBI, 21 steals, .293/.374/.469 2008: 87 runs, 13 HRs, 69 RBI, 18 steals, .280/.385/.396 In the two seasons since, however, Martin has combined to hit just .249 with 12 HRs and 17 steals.

To be fair, Martin was limited to 97 games in 2010, thanks to a fractured hip. Still, this doesn’t explain the precipitous drop in batting average and power before the injury.

Martin himself has attributed the lack of production in recent years to “distractions,” claiming he didn’t work as hard as he used to.

This is a little hard ...

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