José Marte is currently a pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball. He was born in the Dominican Republic on June 14, 1996. Marte joined the San Francisco Giants in July 2015 as an international free agent.
The Angels’ pitching staff went through what can only be referred to as an audition process over the final two months of the 2021 campaign.
By that point, the team was virtually out of the playoff picture, so in August and September, they called up a variety of talented minor league pitchers to give them some big league experience and see who would be able to remain around for 2022.
José Marte, a 25-year-old right-hander who was acquired at the trade deadline on July 30 as part of the deal that sent Tony Watson to the Giants, made his Halos debut during this time and was one of the more exciting pitchers to do so.
On August 20 against the Cleveland Indians, Marte made his major league debut, pitching two razor-sharp innings of relief work while striking out four and allowing just one hit.
The youngster showed off some powerful stuff in addition to his impressive stats, including a sinker that reached as high as 99 mph with movement and a slider that he utilized to record all four of his strikeouts for the day.
Angels fans clamored to see more of Marte down the stretch because, as bullpen debuts go, that was about as good as you’re going to get.