Alexander Martinez, Asheville Tourists
With the Rockies since 2015, Alexander Martinez has worked his way to Asheville in hopes of continuing on his collision course with the Show. Thus far, Martinez has been quite a mixed bag of production. However, that could not be all bad.
Martinez spent his first four seasons, from 2015-2018, with Grand Junction. His first true season came in 2016 when Martinez finished with a 2.02 ERA in 35.2 innings. Most impressively, Martinez did not give up a home run in his time at Grand Junction. However, Martinez is slowly continuing to grow into himself and his production.
This season, Martinez is off to quite a torrid start. Through his first 21.1 innings at Asheville, Martinez has compiled a 2.95 ERA with an insane strikeout to walk ratio. Martinez is striking batters out at a 37% clip while walking those same batters at just 9.8% of the time. Something tells me that’s good. Martinez has kept a K-rate higher than 30% while keeping that walk rate below 10% in the previous two seasons.
Currently, there is not much more of which can be spoken about Martinez. However, he does possess closer-esque strength. Martinez currently has 11 saves, a substantial number considering the team is struggling at 22-29, 5.5 games out of first in their respective division. Nonetheless, there is hope Martinez can continue to put it all together and find himself leading the charge of the Rockies’ bullpen for years to come.
NOTE: All statistics were heading into play on Wednesday, May 29.