Friday, May 14, 2010

J.D. Martinez: 20th Round Hero

Nice little profile on 20th Round pick J.D. Martinez:

On his mindset going into the season:
"I didn't really know what to expect last year when I signed. I was coming from a Division II school, and I was just hoping I'd be able to compete with some of these guys who were coming out of the big schools. Once I realized I could compete, I started hitting the ball."

On going forward:
"I felt like I had something to prove last year because I was drafted late. I know I have to continue to put up numbers to become a prospect in the Astros' eyes. I think the way I've been playing, they're thinking I might be for real and that they should keep an eye on me."

I can't think of a reason that the Astros wouldn't be keeping an eye on him. In 34 games this season, Martinez is 49x141 with 16XBH-31RBI. He's hitting .348/.396/.539 with 20K:8BB.