Fantasy owners may have seen Russell Martin as a top three catcher heading into last season, but after an extremely disappointing 2009 his value has taken a big hit. A deflated value on draft day 2010 will be tantalizing for owners looking for a bargain. Will they find a bargain in Martin? Despite a regression in counting stats, there are several factors that point to 2010 as being a comeback season from this former top tier catcher. Last season Martin played in his fewest games since 2007 andácaughtáhis fewest innings since 2006. This, actually, could end up being a good thing. MartinÆs regression in power and speed may very well be a direct result of workload behind the plate. Since his first full season, Martin has either led or been in the top three among catchers in innings caught. ...
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