How Tall Is Brett Martin?
Brett Martins stands at a height of 1.93 m
There are a few spots on the Texas Rangers’ Opening Day roster that are still up for grabs, including a couple in the bullpen.
The Rangers headed into spring training with no clear front-runner among the possibilities for the left-handed reliever role, with Jeffrey Springs, C.D. Pelham, Brady Feigl, and Kyle Bird considered as the most likely candidates, with people like Zac Curtis and Miguel del Pozo seen as contenders.
Martin was proposed in the comments a few days ago as someone who could break camp with the team, but I dismissed the idea.
Then, over the weekend, Woodward indicated that Martin had pitched well enough to make the team, and seemed to leave the door open to him starting the season in the bullpen, which would be a huge change for the 23-year-old.
Martin, after all, had a miserable 2018 season…after being upgraded to the 40-man roster in the 2017-18 winter, he struggled at AA Frisco, eventually losing his rotation slot and being sent to the bullpen to end the season.
The 2014 fourth-round pick finished the 2018 season with a 7.28 ERA in 89 innings pitched over 14 starts and 15 relief appearances, with 96 strikeouts and 29 walks while allowing 138 hits.
The material was there, as it usually been, but Martin was killed last year by the command issues that had plagued him throughout his career.
Martin, on the other hand, was part of a group of Rangers pitchers who spent three weeks in Seattle this winter training with Driveline Baseball, and he’s been earning good reviews since the start of camp.
The fact that he’s remained in camp this long, despite the fact that more well-known pitchers have already been sent to the minors, speaks much about the minds he’s been turning and the desire for decision-makers to watch Martin.