• Full name Walker Jace Martin
  • Born 02/20/2004 in Greeley, CO
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 188 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Eaton
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (52nd overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2023 (signed for $2,997,500).
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    School: Eaton (Colo.) HS Source: HS

    Commit/Drafted: Arkansas
    Age At Draft: 19.4
    BA Grade:55/Extreme
    Tools:Hit: 55. Power: 50. Run: 55. Field: 50. Arm: 50.

    Martin is one of the top prospects in the Four Corners region of the country, and in the 2022 summer showcase circuit he wowed scouts with a sweet, lefthanded swing. Martin has a lean and projectable, 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame and impressive feel for the barrel with line drive power in batting practice and some pull-side game power as well. He has sound hitting mechanics with quick bat speed through the zone and does an excellent job staying balanced in his lower half, with a steady, quiet head throughout his swing. Scouts raved about his hitting potential, and while he’s mostly a line drive, gap-to-gap hitter now it would be unsurprising to see him get to average power in the future. Martin’s 20 home runs this spring with Eaton High were tops in the country and he also hit .636. Martin has turned in above-average and plus run times in workout settings, and he’s also a terrific athlete with one of the best Loden scores in the prep class. A shortstop now, Martin will need to improve his hands and actions to stick at the position, but he could grow into the power that would allow him to profile nicely at third if he’s forced to move. The one glaring knock on Martin’s profile is his age. He’s one of the older high school players in the class and turned 19 in February. There hasn’t been a high school position player from Colorado drafted among the top three rounds this century, but Martin is in position to do just that. He’s committed to Arkansas.

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  • SS Walker Martin assigned to ACL Giants Orange.
  • San Francisco Giants signed SS Walker Martin.

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