Henry Martinez

Born: 04/27/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as J2 International Free Agent, 9/23/2013 (CLE)
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 29th, 2018
Dates Seen: 6x -- April, May, June 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Akron RubberDucks
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Average height, large/muscular frame, durable w/ barrel chest and thick lower half. Power pipitcher's build. Looks like Pedro Strop (CHC).
Mechanical Notes
No windup, stretch only delivery; max-effort operation, muscles up for velo, has to tilt to clear arm over the top and falls offline after release. Long, hooked arm circle; fast over-the-top slot w/ recoil finish.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2018 40 45 Middle Relief Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 55 60 Imposing fastball he can blow by hitters. Already above-avg, can be a true out pitch if he learns to throw more early-count strikes to set up off-speed.
Imposing fastball he can blow by hitters. Already above-avg, can be a true out pitch if he learns to throw more early-count strikes to set up off-speed.
Fastball Velocity 65 65 95-96 93-98 Consistent mid-90s gas with ability to reach back for 97-98.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 60 60 Explosive late action on fastball; has a second gear when elevated and takes off at the top of the zone; heavy armside bore when he's working down.
Explosive late action on fastball; has a second gear when elevated and takes off at the top of the zone; heavy armside bore when he's working down.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 40 Sprays the zone and lets the velocity do the work. Tough to pitch to spots w/ his high-effort delivery. Has the velocity and life to get away w/ misses inside the zone.
Sprays the zone and lets the velocity do the work. Tough to pitch to spots w/ his high-effort delivery. Has the velocity and life to get away w/ misses inside the zone.
Slider
Slider 45 50 87 84-88 Flashes occasional above-average action on power SL; plays average overall b/c arm action gives him issues getting to his best ones consistently. Can back up on him at times.
Flashes occasional above-average action on power SL; plays average overall b/c arm action gives him issues getting to his best ones consistently. Can back up on him at times.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 45 87-88 86-90 Power split-like changeup he shows more to lefties. Flashes late dive, though high-effort delivery limits consistency of the pitch.
Power split-like changeup he shows more to lefties. Flashes late dive, though high-effort delivery limits consistency of the pitch.
Control
Control 40 45 Aggressive, fiery mound presence w/ the fastball to match. Sprays the zone w/ below-avg control, but has the stuff to get swings out of the zone. Shows signs of pitchability that allow moderate projection to control.
Aggressive, fiery mound presence w/ the fastball to match. Sprays the zone w/ below-avg control, but has the stuff to get swings out of the zone. Shows signs of pitchability that allow moderate projection to control.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Below Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Could be a low-leverage middle reliever in the big leagues right now. Ceiling of regular 6th/7th inning option as consistency of off-speed pitches continues to progress. Will always need fastball velocity to have success, type of bullpen arm w/ short shelf life at ML level.