Originally Posted by Redlegs Homer
Good signing. Martin won't wow anyone with his batting average or OBP but for a catcher they are fine and he is wonderful defensively and can hit for power.
His OBP is good for how low his BA is, He walked 53 times last year in 485 PA that walk total would rank 3rd on the 2012 Reds and Pirates. The last two years in NY he hit just .224 but managed a .317 OBP. The Reds this year hit .251 as a team with just a .315 OBP even with .474 from Votto while the Pirates hit .243 with a terrible .304 OBP.