2013 Stats: 25 GS, 12-7, 2.50 ERA, 128 SO, 45 BB, .212 BAA
Nick Martinez spent most of his time with the advanced Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans before getting called up to Double-A Frisco late in the season. Martinez's promotion was well-deserved after his stellar performances with the Pelicans for most of the season.
During his time in Myrtle Beach, Martinez went 10-7 with a 2.87 ERA, striking out 105 batters over 119.1 innings pitched. Following his promotion to Double-A Frisco, Martinez only improved on his numbers with Myrtle Beach.
His time with Frisco has been brief, but Martinez continues to show dominating stuff. While in Single-A, opposing hitters hit .236 off the righty, but with the Frisco RoughRiders, opposing hitters struggled to the tune of a .117 batting average.
Martinez also lowered his ERA at the next level, posting a 1.13 ERA with the RoughRiders over five appearances, four of which were starts.
One of Martinez's most impressive appearances of the season actually came out of the bullpen. Martinez appeared out of the bullpen in relief of Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch who was making a rehab start with the RoughRiders on August 27.
Martinez allowed just one walk in his relief appearance and went on to pitch seven innings of no-hit baseball. He didn't surrender a run and struck out six batters in the process, earning a win over the Corpus Christi Hooks.
Look for Martinez to continue his climb through the Rangers' minor league system. A strong spring training could be enough for the 22-year-old pitcher to earn a place on the Triple-A roster at the start of the 2014 season.