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Corbin Martin
Trending: ↑ 25%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 228LBS | Age: 24

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 2, #56, Houston Astros | Texas A&M
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 1 5.59 5 5 0 19.1 19 1.81
1 Season 1 1 5.59 5 5 0 19.1 19 1.81
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 5 1-1 5.59 19.1 19 1.81
1 Season 5 1-1 5.59 19.1 19 1.81

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 HOU AL 92 1 1 5.59 5 5 0 19.1 23 14 12 8 12 19 1.81
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

2020

Martin flashed first-round stuff at times during his three years at Texas A&M, but he was available to the Astros in the second round of the 2017 Draft with a pick they received from the Cardinals as punishment for a hacking scandal. He jumped on the fast track in his first full season, spending most of the year in Double-A, and he made his big league debut a year later, striking out nine in 5 1/3 innings in a win over the Rangers. Optioned by Houston to Triple-A in early June, Martin made three rocky starts before suffering an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery in July. Less than a month removed from surgery, he was dealt to Arizona along with Seth Beer, J.B. Bukauskas and Josh Rojas for Zack Greinke at the Trade Deadline.

When healthy, Martin will operate with a 94-95 mph fastball that hits 98 with running action. He can miss bats with each of his breaking balls, with his slider showing more flashes of becoming a true plus offering than his curveball. His average changeup has improved with increased usage and gives him a weapon against left-handed hitters.

Before he got hurt, Martin did a better job of commanding his fastball and throwing strikes with his entire repertoire than he ever did with the Aggies. He has the athleticism to repeat his delivery and maintain his stuff into the late innings, enhancing his chances of slotting into the middle of Arizona’s rotation once healthy.


2019

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 55 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 55 | Overall: 50

7/5: Martin has Tommy John, out for season

During his college career, Martin alternated inconsistency with flashes of dominance while shuttling between roles at Texas A&M with dominating as a reliever in summer leagues. He flashed first-round stuff at times but was available to the Astros in the second round of the 2017 Draft with a pick they received from the Cardinals as punishment for a hacking scandal. He reached Double-A a month into his first full pro season and Houston a month into his second, though he got hurt after returning to the Minors and had Tommy John surgery in July. Less than a month removed from surgery, Martin was dealt to Arizona along with Seth Beer, J.B. Bukauskas and Josh Rojas for Zack Greinke. 

Martin's arsenal begins with a 92-95 mph fastball that hits 97 with running action, and he has reached the upper 90s while working in relief. He can miss bats with each of his breaking balls, with his slider showing more flashes of becoming a true plus offering than his curveball. His changeup continues to improve as he uses it more often and helped make him slightly more effective against lefties than righties in 2018.

Though Martin had trouble sticking in the Aggies rotation, he has looked like a slam-dunk starter since signing for a below-slot $1 million. He's doing a better job of commanding his fastball and throwing strikes with his entire repertoire. He has the athleticism to repeat his delivery and maintain his stuff into the late innings, enhancing his chances of slotting into the middle of a big league rotation.



Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 372 61 5 8.2 90.3 13.5 32.8 .261 .483 .419 .358 .405 47.5 20.7 13.0 5.59 5.62
ALL 372 61 5 8.2 90.3 13.5 32.8 .261 .483 .419 .358 .405 47.5 20.7 13.0
MLB 41278 6.3 88.2 11.9 32.7 .250 .415 .317 .322 .377 34.7 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/22/2020 Arizona Diamondbacks placed RHP Corbin Martin on the 10-day injured list retroactive to July 20, 2020.
09/30/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHP Corbin Martin from Reno Aces.
08/01/2019 RHP Corbin Martin assigned to Reno Aces.
07/31/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks traded RHP Zack Greinke and cash to Houston Astros for RHP Corbin Martin, RHP J.B. Bukauskas, 3B Josh Rojas and LF Seth Beer.
06/25/2019 Round Rock Express placed RHP Corbin Martin on the 7-day injured list.
06/04/2019 Houston Astros optioned RHP Corbin Martin to Round Rock Express.
05/12/2019 Houston Astros selected the contract of Corbin Martin from Round Rock Express.
03/27/2019 RHP Corbin Martin assigned to Round Rock Express from Corpus Christi Hooks.
01/22/2019 Houston Astros invited non-roster RHP Corbin Martin to spring training.
05/01/2018 RHP Corbin Martin assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Buies Creek Astros.
03/30/2018 RHP Corbin Martin assigned to Buies Creek Astros from Tri-City ValleyCats.
07/21/2017 RHP Corbin Martin assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats from GCL Astros.
07/08/2017 RHP Corbin Martin assigned to GCL Astros.
06/28/2017 Houston Astros signed RHP Corbin Martin.