Wednesday, June 6, 2012

36-1089: 1B Mike Martinez

With the 1st pick of the 36th Round (1089th overall), the Astros select 6'0" 215lb 1B Mike Martinez, a senior out of Florida International University, who was #478 on Baseball America's Top 500 prospect list.

Martinez dominated at FIU, hitting .383/.488/.577 in 54 games, with 26K:36BB, and 24 extra-base hits in 2012.

He's a former walk-on who went on to break the career FIU records in hits, RBI, and total bases.
In an interview
, he said:
If pro ball doesn't work out I would definitely like to be a salesman. I have a way with words. A lot of people tell me I'm good with that or that I would be a good lawyer or recruiting coordinator at a college. I like to tell people what they like to hear.

While the Astros drafted him as a 1B, he said in the above interview that he prefers third base.

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