How did he get here?: Signed contract prior to 2005 season
Stats: 6'2", 180 lbs, Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 22
K/9 Rate: 5.6
BB/9 Rate: 3.2
Groundout/Flyout Rate: 1.58
K:BB Ratio: 1.79
Martinez just finished his fifth season in the Astros organization, having spent the previous four in the Venezuelan Summer League, with this ERA ascending in each year. July was the high-water mark of Martinez' season, but there's some cause for concern: His K:BB rate hit a career low, as did his K/9 rate. He posted 10+ H/9 for the second straight season, and had his highest HR/9 rate and BB/9 rate of his career, as well. 2010 might be his make-or-break year.