Francis Martes

Born: 11/24/1995 (Age: 21)
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 225
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent June 20, 2014 (MIA); Acquired in trade for J. Cosart July 31, 2014 (HOU)
Entry Point: IFA
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 26th, 2016
Dates Seen: 11/11
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Glendale Desert Dogs (AFL)
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Physical Description
Average frame; thick lower half, trunk, and large midsection make him appear shorter than he is; stocky build with average length arms; no room for physical projection.
Mechanical Notes
Semi-arm circle with small wrist wrap; seems to help him stay on top of the ball but could be factor in control issues; keeps his front side closed extremely well, adding to deception; explodes off rubber, creating excellent extension; loose, very quick, and easy to repeat arm action; medium-effort delivery; lots of moving parts in delivery but works for him and he repeats well; good rhythm; comfortable with the slide step.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 50 60 Role 60: High strikeout #2/3 starting pitcher; Occasional All-Star Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 55 65 94-97 98 Four seamer jumps on hitters with occasional arm-side run; threw a couple two seamers that had plus bore on RHH; above-average movement; needs to work on both control (quantity of strikes) and command (quality of strikes); if he can improve his command, the velocity and movement will play up.
Four seamer jumps on hitters with occasional arm-side run; threw a couple two seamers that had plus bore on RHH; above-average movement; needs to work on both control (quantity of strikes) and command (quality of strikes); if he can improve his command, the velocity and movement will play up.
Curveball
Curveball 55 60 82-84 84 Out pitch; still some inconsistencies, can get sluvy but has feel for it; usual 11-to-5 shape; go-to pitch with two strikes; can throw it at a RHH that breaks for a strike, or bounce it in the dirt for K; thrown with same arm speed and action as fastball.
Out pitch; still some inconsistencies, can get sluvy but has feel for it; usual 11-to-5 shape; go-to pitch with two strikes; can throw it at a RHH that breaks for a strike, or bounce it in the dirt for K; thrown with same arm speed and action as fastball.
Slider
Slider 45 50 85-87 88 Developing; flashes decent bite, very inconsistent; below-average command; thrown with same arm speed and action as fastball; as he learns how to use it off his better pitches, it has the potential to be an average fourth pitch.
Developing; flashes decent bite, very inconsistent; below-average command; thrown with same arm speed and action as fastball; as he learns how to use it off his better pitches, it has the potential to be an average fourth pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 55 86-88 89 Inconsistent feel, but used in various counts to both RHH and LHH; flashed plus depth and arm-side fade; can get flat at times; arm speed adds major deception; ingredients for a second out pitch.
Inconsistent feel, but used in various counts to both RHH and LHH; flashed plus depth and arm-side fade; can get flat at times; arm speed adds major deception; ingredients for a second out pitch.
Overall Command
Overall Command 50 55  
Overall Control
Overall Control 45 55  
MiLB Stats
Overall Description
#2/3 starting pitcher with a power fastball, devastating curveball, fading changeup, and a developing slider. Large for his frame, but athletic on the rubber and can field his position. All of his pitches benefit from his plus arm action, which really stands out. The fastball plays up due to the arm action creating the illusion of the ball jumping on hitters. He maintains the same arm speed for his off-speed pitches, which adds to the sharp 11-5 depth his curveball has, making it his go-to out pitch. Impressive changeup, as it flashed arm-side fade and depth. The arm action and speed will make even average depth play up, allowing the changeup to be a second out pitch. His lack of control and body type would usually cause me to place a high risk tag on him, but given he is only 20 years old, moves well for his size, and throws all four of his pitches with the same arm speed and angle makes me believe he will continue to polish his four-pitch arsenal and reach his potential as a front-end of the rotation, high strikeout starting pitcher.