23-Year-Old PitcherSP
Arizona Diamondbacks AAA
7-Day IL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 9/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Martin has a pretty classic "safe mid-rotation starter" profile. Of course we know there is no such thing as a pitching prospect with a safe mid-rotation starter projection, especially when said pitcher has not yet pitched at Triple-A, but he has the qualities found in that type of pitching prospect. He was unhittable in 19 innings at High-A and was promoted to Double-A on May 1. At his best, Martin locates his mid-90s fastball to all four quadrants, enabling him to get ahead in the count. He induced groundballs close to 60% of the time in the lower levels -- that rate dipped to a still solid 47.3% at Double-A. His slider, curveball and changeup all project as at least average pitches. Unlike many Astros pitching prospects, Martin was allowed to pitch deep into games, logging six-plus innings in seven of his 21 appearances at Double-A. If he improves one or two of his secondary pitches, we could feel pretty confident in that No. 3 starter projection. Read Past Outlooks
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