AustinMartin is a promising American baseball player. He was born on March 23, 1999, and was born as Christopher Austin Martin. Martin is a baseball infielder and outfielder for his club Vanderbilt Commodores.
Talking about this career, he was selected fifth overall in the 2020 major league baseball draft. He was roped in by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Austin Martin, an infielder who mostly defends third base and who hit .368 in a three-season college career in the Vanderbilt University NCAA program just became the first player of Puerto Rican descent.
Martin, the son of a native was claimed as one of the most promising young talents when he was first introduced in the major league baseball draft.
The 6-feet, 185-pound Florida-born youth, according to information from the baseball reference portal finished his college career with 14 home runs and 76 RBIs in a total of 140 college games and 665 at-bats.
He came to the Blue Jays since in the first four innings those selected were:
⦁ Arizona State third baseman Spencer Torkelson for the Detroit Tigers
⦁ Arkansas Ranger Heston Kjerstad for the Baltimore Orioles
⦁ Minnesota pitcher Max Meyer for the Milwaukee Brewers
⦁ Texas A&M pitcher Asa Lacy for the Kansas City Royals
So, it clearly shows experts have the belief in him that he can achieve greatness in the future. As the fifth claim, Martin is guaranteed to be able to sign for $ 6.18 million.
Reports show that he has a net worth of around $1 million. The majority of his income comes from his baseball club signing and brand endorsements.
As an amateur player, martin went to trinity academy to start his training with professional coaches. He was first claimed by the Cleveland Indians in the major league baseball draft, 2017. He was in his high school days back then, and it was a real boost for his career.
Back in 2017, he was one of the top 100 prospects according to the baseball reference portal and perfect game portal. He was the 18th ranked infielder in the whole country at that early age of his career.
Martin is a solid infielder and gradually makes hard contacts in between with the players in the field. He had an excellent strikeout rate of 6.6% in his college days.
He doesn't have great big-time power ability but has the capability of scoring over 15 home run per game, which is brilliant for a young player of his age. Also, he has an excellent IQ level about baseball, which is rare for a young player like him.
Martin is brilliant in his defense, too, with reliable technique and the capability to cover all around the infield. He hasn't played many games but already shown his defensive skills and potential.
He usually doesn't chase out of the field and can drive the ball to all areas. He has already shown what he is capable of and mainly his power skills in the seasons he has played for Vandy.
Though he hasn't played many senior-level games and that can be one of his weaknesses. But, considering the talent and ability he possesses, he has the potential to be one of the greats of the game by the end of his career.