• Full name John Dale Martin
  • Born 01/02/1983 in Ridgecrest, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Burroughs
  • Debut 07/20/2009
  • Drafted in the C round (35th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2001 (signed for $975,000).
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    Few players made more strides this year than this slight righthander, who dominated with a 9-1, 0.24 record, 111 strikeouts and 11 walks in 59 innings. In one five-inning outing, all 15 outs were strikeouts. His polish and command of four pitches are rarely seen in a high school pitcher and had scouts comparing Martin to a young Greg Maddux. Martin isn't overpowering, as his fastball registered only 87-89 mph and peaked at 91-92, but the pitch has Kevin Brown-like sinking action. The best may be yet to come for the 6-foot-4, 160-pound Martin, who projects to add another two inches and 50 pounds as he matures.

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  • Rated Best Control in the International League in 2009
  • Rated Best Curveball in the Cleveland Guardians in 2006
  • Rated Best Curveball in the Cleveland Guardians in 2005

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