The San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball have signed pitcher Nicholas Andres Martinez.
The Texas Rangers, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, and Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan were all former teams for which he previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Martinez completed his high school education at Miami’s Belen Jesuit Preparatory School before attending Fordham University in New York City.
This makes him Fordham’s 34th Major League Baseball player (MLB). He was a relief pitcher for Fordham for two seasons, going 1-3 with a 5.33 ERA in 15 appearances.
Over the course of three seasons and 148 games, he primarily played second base and batted.295 with four home runs, 66 RBI, 167 hits, and 22 stolen bases.
In 2011, he was a member of the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League, where he played collegiate summer baseball in 2011.
He was also a member of the Vermont Mountaineers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He is the seventh former Mountaineer to play in the Major League Baseball. Baseball in the Major Leagues (NPB).
During the 2011 MLB draft, Martinez was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 18th round out of Fordham University.
He made his major league debut with the AZL Rangers and also pitched for the Low-A Spokane Indians, where he had a 2.75 ERA in 10 appearances for the Indians affiliate.
Martinez pitched in 31 games for the Single-A Hickory Crawdads the following year, going 8-6 with a 4.83 ERA.
This past season, Martinez pitched for the High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans and the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders, compiling an impressive 2.00 earned run average with 128 strikeouts in 151.1 innings of work.
Who Are Nick Martinez Parents?
Nick Martinez and Annie Martinez are Nick’s parents. Nick shares the same name as his dad.