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Jason Martin

Jason Martin

CF | B/T: L/R | 5' 9" 185 | Age: 24
Draft: 2013 (Rd: 8, #227, Houston Astros) - Orange Lutheran (CA) HS
Corona, CA USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 40 36 5 9 0 2 2 .250 .325 .306 .631
1 Season 40 36 5 9 0 2 2 .250 .325 .306 .631
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .250 0 2 2 .631
1 Season .250 0 2 2 .631

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 PIT NL 20 40 36 5 9 2 0 0 2 4 10 2 0 0 .250 .325 .306 .631
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2019 PIT NL 40 11 11 0 0 .346 2 0 4 173 4.33 .250 .000 .400 .056 .056 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 50 | Run: 55 | Arm: 40 | Field: 45 | Overall: 45

Martin was a standout at high school power Orange Lutheran, originally taken by the Astros in the eighth round of the 2013 Draft. He'd hit at pretty much every stop in Houston's chain, reaching Double-A in 2017, then was sent to the Pirates in January 2018 as one of four players in return for another Orange Lutheran alum, Gerrit Cole. Martin excelled in Double-A for the first half of his first season with Pittsburgh, then struggled after getting bumped up to Triple-A, earning a spot on the 40-man roster in the process.

More than anything, Martin tried to do too much when he got moved to the Minors' highest level. His swing got out of sync and he was often too quick, resulting in rolling over from being out in front too often. There is some power in the bat, power he has unlocked throughout his pro career, but it often can be his own worst enemy, as he can get pull-happy and ends up out in front. Martin does run well enough to steal some bases, though not so efficiently, and his speed gives him range to play center, though his below-average arm might be better suited to left field if he's a regular.

While Martin has improved somewhat against left-handed pitching, most of his power comes against righties. He fits more of a fourth outfielder or platoon role, though if he shows he can adjust to Triple-A, he could prove he's more of a regular.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 173 26 2 7.7 91.0 5.6 .286 .464 .282 .349 .431 50.0 25.0 10.0
ALL 173 26 2 7.7 91.0 5.6 .286 .464 .282 .349 .431 50.0 25.0 10.0
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/04/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates activated CF Jason Martin from the 60-day injured list.
09/08/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates placed CF Jason Martin on the 60-day injured list. Left shoulder dislocation
09/03/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled CF Jason Martin from Indianapolis Indians.
06/26/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned CF Jason Martin to Indianapolis Indians.
06/22/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Jason Martin from Indianapolis Indians.
04/30/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned CF Jason Martin to Indianapolis Indians.
04/05/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Jason Martin from Indianapolis Indians.
03/12/2019 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned CF Jason Martin to Indianapolis Indians.
11/20/2018 Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of CF Jason Martin from Indianapolis Indians.
06/28/2018 CF Jason Martin assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Altoona Curve.
04/10/2018 CF Jason Martin assigned to Altoona Curve from West Virginia Black Bears.
04/01/2018 CF Jason Martin assigned to West Virginia Black Bears from Altoona Curve.
01/22/2018 Pittsburgh Pirates invited non-roster CF Jason Martin to spring training.
01/22/2018 CF Jason Martin assigned to Altoona Curve.
01/13/2018 Pittsburgh Pirates traded RHP Gerrit Cole to Houston Astros for 3B Colin Moran, LF Jason Martin, RHP Joe Musgrove and RHP Michael Feliz.
05/30/2017 LF Jason Martin assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Buies Creek Astros.
03/17/2017 OF Jason Martin assigned to Houston Astros.
05/17/2016 Jason Martin roster status changed by Lancaster JetHawks.
05/14/2016 CF Jason Martin roster status changed by Lancaster JetHawks.
04/05/2016 CF Jason Martin assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Quad Cities River Bandits.
03/22/2016 OF Jason Martin assigned to Houston Astros.
05/01/2015 CF Jason Martin assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Tri-City ValleyCats.
03/08/2015 CF Jason Martin assigned to Houston Astros.
08/10/2014 CF Jason Martin assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats from Greeneville Astros.
06/18/2014 CF Jason Martin assigned to Greeneville Astros from GCL Astros.
06/14/2013 OF Jason Martin assigned to GCL Astros.
06/13/2013 Houston Astros signed OF Jason Martin.