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Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez

SS | B/T: S/R | 5' 11" 165 | Age: 18
Porlamar, Venezuela
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 112 98 15 26 0 7 11 .265 .357 .347 .704
Career Minors 461 403 64 125 4 49 50 .310 .393 .422 .815
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .265 0 7 11 .704
Career Minors .310 4 49 50 .815

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2018 DSL Cubs2 DSL ROK 54 228 197 37 61 3 5 2 25 26 26 31 9 3 .310 .398 .406 .804
2019 2 Teams Minors 54 233 206 27 64 8 6 2 24 24 63 19 10 2 .311 .388 .437 .825
2019 AZL Cubs 1 AZL ROK 27 121 108 12 38 6 3 2 17 12 27 8 5 0 .352 .417 .519 .935
2019 Eugene Emeralds NWL A(Short) 27 112 98 15 26 2 3 0 7 12 36 11 5 2 .265 .357 .347 .704

Scouting Report

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

One of the last players signed in the Cubs' 2017-18 international class, Martinez landed a $300,000 bonus in May 2018. The Venezuelan handled the bat well in his pro debut that summer and has continued to impress after coming to the United States in 2019. Still just 18, he needed only five weeks to earn a promotion to the short-season Northwest League.

A switch-hitter, Martinez has a knack for making line-drive contact from both sides of the plate. He's equally proficient as a left-hander and a right-hander, and he already shows the ability to use the entire field and control the strike zone. He produces most of his present power as a lefty to his pull side, though club officials think he's a gifted hitter who could develop average pop as he gains more strength and experience.

Martinez has solid speed and uses it well on the bases and in the field. With his quickness and strong arm, he's equipped to play anywhere in the infield. He has split 2019 between shortstop and second base, and he also saw considerable action at third base during his debut.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/26/2019 SS Pedro Martinez assigned to Eugene Emeralds from AZL Cubs 1.
06/17/2019 SS Pedro Martinez assigned to DSL Cubs1.
06/17/2019 AZL Cubs 1 activated SS Pedro Martinez.
06/01/2018 SS Pedro Martinez assigned to DSL Cubs2.
05/14/2018 Chicago Cubs signed free agent SS Pedro Martinez to a minor league contract.