Steve Martin (minors04)

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Steven Lloyd Martin

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Biographical Information[edit]

Steve Martin pitched in the Houston Astros minor league system in 2011.

Martin hit .333 with 10 home runs as a high school senior, after a .396 season as a junior. As a junior college freshman, he batted .293 with 8 HR and had a 2-0, 3.46 record as a pitcher. He pitched for Texas A&M from 2009 to 2011, posting subpar numbers overall. In 2009, he appeared in two games, both in relief, and posted a 13.50 ERA. He pitched in one game the next year and posted an infinite ERA by allowing three earned runs without recording an out. In 2011, he made 11 relief appearances and went 1-0 with a 7.15 ERA. In 11 1/3 innings, he struck out five batters and walked seven.

Despite his Texas A&M totals (14 appearances, 9.95 ERA), the Astros took him in the 37th round of the 2011 amateur draft. The scout was Rusty Pendergrass. He pitched for the Greeneville Astros to start his career, going 2-0 with a 6.00 ERA in 16 relief appearances. In 24 innings, he allowed only 23 hits while striking out 18 batters. That was his only year in professional baseball.

He is the only known professional ballplayer from Swaziland/eSwatini.