The Bosnian has held his own in the team this term but still sits on the bench.
When it comes to Everton's season, not many of their first-team players have impressed.
Reliable members of the team from last season have had sketchy seasons. Romelu Lukaku may have come good recently, but struggled for the first half of the campaign. Tim Howard has been error-prone. Sylvain Distin and Gareth Barry have looked cumbersome.
So when it comes to choosing the player of the year for Everton it is a tough choice. There are obvious candidates, such as Leighton Baines, James McCarthy and Steven Naismith.
But for an alternative player of the year, perhaps the performances of one man in his debut season should be noted.
In his first appearance for the club things did not go well for Muhamed Besic. The Bosnian gave the ball away to John Obi Mikel of Chelsea as the Premier League leaders slammed The Toffees at Goodison Park.
Since then however he has shone in the heart of the Everton midfield. His application is second to few and he has already become something of a cult hero to Everton fans.
However he remains a bench player. Most Everton fans would prefer to see him start with McCarthy over the out of nick Barry, but Martinez has gone with experience.
In his limited playing time he has however had a huge impact and there should be no doubting his rightful spot as the alternative player of the year at Everton this season.