Carlos Martinez Worcester Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 30
Born: September 21, 1991
Birthplace: Puerto Plata, DR
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (May 2022)

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First Pro Contract: May 27, 2010 (STL)
Signing Scout: Juan Mercado (STL)
Signing Bonus: $1,500,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
   
Pro Debut: May 29, 2010 (STL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: May 3, 2013 (STL)
Service Time (1/22): 8 years, 73 days
Options Remaining: 1 (2013, 2014) (5+ years ST)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @Tsunamy27
Instagram: @tsunami_waves

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Average pitcher's frame with a medium, athletic build. No remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, starting on the first base side of the rubber. High leg kick. Slinging motion, falls to first base side after release. Moderate effort in his delivery. Below-average control.

Fastball: Comes in three variations. 90-94 mph four-seamer with heavy sink. 89-92 mph sinker with extreme sink and armside run. 87-91 mph cutter with below-average cutting action.

Slider: 79-83 mp with sweeping two-plane movement.

Changeup: 85-87 mph. Heavy sink and armside fade. Not enough separation from his fastball.
  Career Notes: Nicknamed "Tsunami." Signed with the Red Sox in 2009, but the deal was later voided due to issues with birth certificate and visa. Suspended for one year as a result. Signed with St. Louis in May 2010 for $1.5 million. Some visa issues persisted. Went on to become a National League All-Star with the Cardinals. St. Louis declined his 2022 option and he signed a minor league deal with San Francisco, who then released him in late April 2022. Started the Tsunami Waves Foundation to help children of need in Missouri and in the Dominican.

Summation: Effective major league pitcher from 2013 through 2019. Struggled mightily during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Reclamation project who needs to hone his control before getting another shot.

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

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    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 DSL Cardinals Dsl Rk StL 18 3 2 0.76 12 12 0 59.0 28 8 5 1 6 14 78 0.71 11.90 2.14
  2011 Quad Cities River Bandits Midw A StL 19 3 2 2.33 8 8 0 38.2 27 10 10 1 4 14 50 1.06 11.64 3.26
  2011 Palm Beach Cardinals FSL A+ StL 19 3 3 5.28 10 10 0 46.0 49 31 27 2 6 30 48 1.72 9.39 5.87
  2012 Palm Beach Cardinals FSL A+ StL 20 2 2 3.00 7 7 0 33.0 29 12 11 0 6 10 34 1.18 9.27 2.73
  2012 Springfield Cardinals Tex AA StL 20 4 3 2.90 15 14 0 71.1 62 27 23 6 6 22 58 1.18 7.32 2.78
  2013 Springfield Cardinals Tex AA StL 21 1 0 2.31 3 3 0 11.2 11 3 3 1 1 1 9 1.03 6.94 0.77
  2013 Memphis Redbirds PCL AAA StL 21 5 3 2.51 13 13 0 68.0 54 22 19 3 6 27 63 1.19 8.34 3.57
  2013 St. Louis Cardinals NL MLB StL 21 2 1 5.08 21 1 1 28.1 31 16 16 1 3 9 24 1.41 7.62 2.86
  2014 Memphis Redbirds PCL AAA StL 22 1 0 0.00 2 2 0 10.1 6 0 0 0 0 1 7 0.68 6.10 0.87
  2014 St. Louis Cardinals NL MLB StL 22 2 4 4.03 57 7 1 89.1 90 41 40 4 4 36 84 1.41 8.46 3.63
  2015 St. Louis Cardinals NL MLB StL 23 14 7 3.01 31 29 0 179.2 168 65 60 13 8 63 184 1.29 9.22 3.16
  2016 St. Louis Cardinals NL MLB StL 24 16 9 3.04 31 31 0 195.1 169 68 66 15 11 70 174 1.22 8.02 3.23
  2017 St. Louis Cardinals NL MLB StL 25 12 11 3.64 32 32 0 205.0 179 93 83 27 8 71 217 1.22 9.53 3.12
  2018 Springfield Cardinals Tex AA StL 26 0 0 3.86 3 1 0 7.0 6 3 3 3 0 0 6 0.86 7.71 0.00
  2018 St. Louis Cardinals NL MLB StL 26 8 6 3.11 33 18 5 118.2 100 48 41 5 11 60 117 1.35 8.87 4.55
  2019 Peoria Chiefs Midw A StL 27 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  2019 Springfield Cardinals Tex AA StL 27 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 2.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 2.00 0.00 0.00
  2019 Memphis Redbirds PCL AAA StL 27 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 3.2 1 0 0 0 1 4 6 1.36 14.73 9.82
  2019 St. Louis Cardinals NL MLB StL 27 4 2 3.17 48 0 24 48.1 39 18 17 2 3 18 53 1.18 9.87 3.35
  2020 St. Louis Cardinals NL MLB StL 28 0 3 9.90 5 5 0 20.0 32 26 22 6 0 10 17 2.10 7.65 4.50
  2021 St. Louis Cardinals NL MLB StL 29 4 9 6.23 16 16 0 82.1 77 58 57 8 11 36 57 1.37 6.23 3.94
   
     
    2022 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
2022 Worcester Red Sox IL AAA Bos 30     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2010 Dominican Summer League All-Star
2011 Futures Game Selection
2015 National League All-Star
2017 National League All-Star
2021 Caribbean Series All-Star
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