J. D. Martinez Biography

( 1987 - )
November 2, 2018
First published on:June 7, 2018
by Jack Ol

Facts of J. D. Martinez

Date of Birth: 1987, August 21
Age: 32 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Julio Daniel "J. D." Martinez
Birth Place Miami, Florida
Famous Name J. D. Martinez
Father Julio Martinez
Mother Mayra Martinez
Net Worth $25 million.
Salary $23.75 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Currently Working For Boston Red Sox
Currently Married No
Children No
Affair with Ariana Aubert
Girlfriend Yes
Tatto(s) No

MLB right fielder, J. D. Martinez currently plays for Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is the first player in Tigers history-and just 16th major leaguer-to hit a home run in each of two career postseason match. He received a nomination for his first Gold Glove Award in right field, which he lost to Kole Calhoun of Los Angeles Angels.

 

Martinez has been nominated for both the MLB All-Star Game and Silver Slugger Award. He is not married yet but is currently dating his girlfriend. Ariana Aubert. As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth of $25 million. J.D. Martinez in February of 2018, signed a five years contract with Red Sox worth $110 million

J. D. Martinez's Early Life

J. D. Martinez was born on August 21, 1987, as Julio Daniel "J. D." Martinez. Son of Julio and Mayra, he was raised along with his five sisters. Reviewing his nationality, Martinez is an American and belongs to white ethnicity. He is of Cuban descent.

Martinez completed his elementary education from Flanagan High School in 2006. Before joining Nova Southeastern University in Davie, he played high school baseball at Flanagan High in Pembroke Pines.

Besides, Martinez was drafted by the Minnesota Twins, but he did not play with the Twins. During his Amateur career, he became two-time All-Sunshine State Conference baseball player.

J. D. Martinez's Net Worth

As of 2018, Martinez receives $23.75 million as an annual salary from his current team and has a net worth of $25 million.

As per the contract penned in February J. D. Martinez will earn $50 million the first two years and $72 million through the first three years. He is even free to opt out after completion of the second and third years, which is again another window for him to earn.

Martinez who hit .303 with 45 home runs and 104 RBI last season was traded in from the Detroit Tigers to the Arizona Diamondbacks in late July.

Year Salary
2012 $483,000
2015 $3,000,000
2016 $6,750,000
2017 $11,750,000
2018 $23,750,000
2019 $23,750,000 (as per the contract)
2020 $23,750,000 (as per the contract)
2021 $19,350,000 (as per the contract)
2022 $19,350,000 (as per the contract)

Martinez currently lives in Miami and spent $1.8 million on his home in 2014. He has an affinity for luxury cars and owns Mercedes Benz, Ford Mustang and, Range Rover, and has been known to drop a pretty penny on a few sports cars too.

J. D. Martinez's Career

Houston Astros selected Martinez in the 20th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft as the 611th overall pickup. He then began his professional career with Rookie League side, The Greeneville Astros.

Martinez later earned a promotion to Tri-City ValleyCats after batting .403. Following this, he played for Lexington Legends and Corpus Christi Hooks. He was awarded the SAL Player of the Year, Most valuable and Houston Astros’ Minor League Player of the Year as well.

Martinez was invited to replace Hunter Pence on 30th July 2011. He was named as the first player selected out of Nova Southeastern University to debut in MLB.

Martinez was signed by Detroit Tigers on March 24, 2014, to a minor league contract. Tigers later purchased his contract after he hit 10 home runs and drove in 22 runs in his first 17 games. The same year he was named as the American League Player of the Week and player of the month in June 2014.

Martinez got his big-break form his 2014 season as he finished the season with 30 doubles, 23 home runs, 76 RBIs .315 batting average, and a.912 OPS. He became the finalist for the Player Choice Award for AL Comeback Player of the year.

Martinez earned his first career Silver Slugger Award following his 2015b season as he finished the season with a 282 batting average and reached career highs of 33 doubles, 38 home runs, and 102 RBI.

He renewed his contract with the team for next two-year, $18.5 million which keeps him until 2018. However, he was traded to Arizona Diamondbacks for Jose King, Sergio Alcantara, and Dawel Lugo.

He became the first player in Arizona history to hit four home runs in one game. On September 17, 2017, he reached to his 40th home run against the San Francisco Giants. He was named as one of the fifth players who reach 40 home runs while playing for two different teams in one season.

After Bryce Harper, he became the first NL player to win consecutive player of the week award.

Since joining Tigers in 2014, Martinez hit the10th-most home runs in baseball while taking the second-fewest number of plate appearances of the top 20 home runs hitters, only trailed by Mike Trout.

Martinez signed a five-year contract with an American professional baseball team, Boston Red Sox. Following this, he has been honored with AL Player of the Week Award as he hit five home runs, eight RBI. 346 average, and 1.414 OPS in seven games.

Martinez was tied with his teammate, Mookie Betts for the Major league home run lead at 15. The pair became the first players in Six histories, who hit home runs in their first 50 games.

J. D. Martinez's Personal Life, Wife, Girlfriend

J. D. Martinez is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend Ariana Aubert. Martinez and Aubert were high school friends.  They attended Flanagan High School.

Martinez partner is a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader for three years. She was born on 10th May 1989. She is of Pines native comes from a Colombian family. 

 

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The pair was spotted in Las Vegas in 2013. Martinez often posts pictures of himself with his nieces and nephews on social networking sites. Currently 30, he has a perfect height of 6 feet 2 inch and weighs is around 100 kg.


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