Chris Martin Boston Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 36
Born: June 2, 1986
Birthplace: Arlington, TX
Height: 6-8
Weight: 225
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 21st round, 2005 by COL
How Acquired: Free agent (Dec. 2022)
College: McLennan CC (TX)
High School: Arlington (TX)
   

Photo © Kelly O'Connor
Chris Martin photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: March 31, 2011 (BOS)
Signing Scout: N/A
Signing Bonus: -
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
MLFA Eligible: N/A
   
Pro Debut: May 20, 2011 (Greenville)
Added to 40-man: April 25, 2014 (COL)
MLB Debut: April 26, 2014 (COL)
Service Time (1/23): 5 years, 133 days
Options Remaining: 0 (2014, 2015, 2018)
Contract (2023): $8,750,000
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @chris_martin31

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Tall, lanky right-hander with no remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Easy, balanced delivery with the ball loosely coming out of his hand. Excellent command and control.

Fastball: 94-96 mph four-seamer with natural sink. His best secondary is a 91-93 mph cutter.

Splitter: 87-89 mph, utilizes the pitch about 20% of the time. Has some sink and armside fade. Generates groundballs.

Slider: 83-85 mph. Sweeps across the zone and drops late.
  Career Notes: Drafted by Colorado as a junior college draft-and-follow in 2005, but suffered a torn labrum and did not sign. Played in the indy leagues through 2010, signed with Boston in March 2011. Showed promise in the Red Sox system, traded to Colorado after the 2013 season. Developed into a valuable bullpen piece, spending time with several MLB teams. Returned to the organization as a free agent prior to the 2023 season.

Summation: Reliable veteran high-leverage reliever.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

Links
2012 Prospect Preview
Scouting Scratch: Pitchers impress early (4.17.13)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2010 Grand Prairie AirHogs AmAs Indy --- 24 4 0 1.96 13 4 0 36.2 34 11 8 0 9 36 0 1.17 8.84 2.21
  2011 Greenville Drive SAL A Bos 25 4 0 2.17 7 1 0 29.0 16 7 7 1 6 28 3 0.76 8.69 1.86
  2011 Salem Red Sox Car A+ Bos 25 2 1 0.92 13 0 4 39.1 29 4 4 0 6 24 3 0.89 5.49 1.37
  2011 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 25 0 1 15.88 3 0 0 5.2 12 10 10 2 1 3 0 2.29 4.76 1.59
  2012 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 26 3 6 4.48 23 12 0 76.1 83 42 38 4 18 65 6 1.32 7.66 2.12
  2013 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 27 2 0 0.00 12 0 3 21.0 9 0 0 0 6 27 0 0.71 11.57 2.57
  2013 Pawtucket Red Sox IL AAA Bos 27 3 3 3.18 30 0 2 51.0 51 19 18 3 10 47 4 1.20 8.29 1.76
  2014 Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCL AAA Col 28 1 3 4.39 25 0 5 26.2 33 15 13 2 9 36 2 1.58 12.15 3.04
  2014 Colorado Rockies NL MLB Col 28 0 0 6.89 16 0 0 15.2 22 12 12 2 4 14 0 1.66 8.04 2.30
  2015 Scranton/WB RailRiders IL AAA NYY 29 0 1 3.18 20 0 2 28.1 26 12 10 1 10 25 0 1.27 7.94 3.18
  2015 New York Yankees AL MLB NYY 29 0 2 5.66 24 0 1 20.2 28 13 13 2 6 18 1 1.65 7.84 2.61
  2016 Nippon Ham Fighters JP Intl --- 30 2 0 1.07 52 0 21 50.2 25 8 6 2 7 57 0 0.63 10.12 1.24
  2017 Nippon Ham Fighters JP Intl --- 31 0 2 1.19 40 0 1 37.2 21 5 5 2 6 34 0 0.72 8.12 1.43
  2018 Frisco RoughRiders Tex AA Tex 32 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.00 13.50 0.00
  2018 Round Rock Express PCL AAA Tex 32 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.00 9.00 0.00
  2018 Texas Rangers AL MLB Tex 32 1 5 4.54 46 0 0 41.2 46 21 21 5 5 37 3 1.22 7.99 1.08
  2019 Texas Rangers AL MLB Tex 33 0 2 3.08 38 0 4 38.0 35 13 13 8 4 43 0 1.03 10.18 0.95
  2019 Atlanta Braves NL MLB Atl 33 1 1 4.08 20 0 0 17.2 17 10 8 1 1 22 0 1.02 11.21 0.51
  2020 Atlanta Braves NL MLB Atl 34 1 1 1.00 19 0 1 18.0 8 3 2 1 3 20 1 0.61 10.00 1.50
  2021 Gwinnett Stripers IL AAA Atl 35 0 0 7.36 4 0 0 3.2 4 3 3 0 1 4 0 1.36 9.82 2.45
  2021 Atlanta Braves NL MLB Atl 35 2 4 3.95 46 0 1 43.1 49 20 19 4 6 33 3 1.27 6.85 1.25
  2022 Chicago Cubs NL MLB CHC 36 1 0 4.31 34 0 0 31.1 38 16 15 5 4 40 0 1.34 11.49 1.15
  2022 Los Angeles Dodgers NL MLB LAD 36 3 1 1.46 26 0 2 24.2 12 4 4 1 1 34 1 0.53 12.41 0.36
2023 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 37     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (April 4-14, 2013)
Red Sox ML Relief Pitcher of the Month (April 2013)
  2011 SoxProspects.com All-Star - RP
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 8-14, 2013)
2013 SoxProspects.com All-Star - RP
 
   

   
     
 
 
 
     
 
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