In 2014, pitcher Nick Martinez debuted in the majors.
As a freshman, he slugged .281/.357/.360 and allowed 16 runs in 6 2/3 innings of work. With 39 runs scored in 55 games and no pitches, the second baseman improved his hitting line to .305/.370/.385 in 2010.
In 51 games as a junior, he batted.293/.404/.376 and drove in 46 runs. He was a four-year starter for the University of Florida.
Runs and walks put him 8th and 2nd, respectively, among the Atlantic-10 Conference’s players. On the mound, he was 3-3 with three saves and a 2.75 ERA in three appearances.
After attending Fordham University, he was drafted in the 18th round of the 2011 MLB amateur draft by the Texas Rangers.
There was a scout named Jay Heafner. His college career began as a shortstop, but Texas used him as a pitcher instead. He made his professional debut with the AZL Rangers that season and also played for the Spokane Indians.
A total of 56 two-thirds innings pitched, a 2.30 ERA, and a 1.83 ERA were recorded during his time in the Arizona League (AZL) prior to his promotion to A ball.
In 2012, he was promoted to the South Atlantic League’s Hickory Crawdads. Despite making 20 starts and throwing 117 1/3 innings, he went 8-6 with a 4.83 ERA in 31 appearances.
His K/W ratio remained at an impressive 109/37. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the AA Texas League promoted him to the Frisco Rough Riders in early August, where he went 2-0 and had a 1.12 ERA.
He had a winning percentage of 2.50 in his overall record of 12-7. In 151 1/3 innings, he only gave up 117 hits while striking out 128 batters.
He had a .195 batting average against lefties and a.226 batting average against righties. He ranked third in Carolina League ERA behind Cody Anderson and Blake Schwartz and sixth in victories.
For Rangers minor leaguers, he had the most victories, was third in ERA among pitchers with more than 100 innings, and was fourth in strikeouts (between Carlos Pimentel and Neil Ramirez).
How Old Is Nick Martinez?
Nick Martinez is 31 years old. He was born on August 5, 1990.