Nolan Martinez

Position: RHSP
Level: SS A
Affiliate: Staten Island Yankees
League: NY-Penn League
Born: 06/30/1998 (Age: 25)
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 165
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 3rd Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYY)

Prospect Spotlight

Martinez was the Yankees’ third-round pick in 2016 from a Southern California high school. He’s an undersized righty with more pitchability than pure stuff. His fastball sits in the high-80s and cracks the 91-to-92 mph range at best, backed up by a usable curve and changeup he lands for strikes. The body and pitch mix likely aren’t here for a true three-times-through rotation option, but Martinez’ control and moxie gives the ceiling of a swingman or long reliever. He has a higher floor but less ceiling than most prep pitching prospects.