Francis Martes

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Francis Euclides Martes Suazo

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Francis Martes was the youngest of three prospects acquired by the Houston Astros in a trading deadline deal with the Miami Marlins on July 31, 2014.

Martes was originally signed by the Marlins at the age of 17 in 2013 and played his first season in the Dominican Summer League with the DSL Marlins. He went 3-3, 3.04 in 12 games, including 6 starts. He was brought to the United States in 2014, but was not rushed, playing in the Gulf Coast League for the GCL Marlins. His record stood at 2-1, 4.97 after 7 games when he was included in the big trade. All of the other players involved were already in the majors or in AAA, so he stood out as a youngster who had not yet put up any flashy numbers in the lower reaches of the Marlins' system. Accompanying him to Houston were OF Jake Marisnick, who had big league experience, and 3B Colin Moran, a number 1 pick a year earlier, while the Marlins received two major leaguers, P Jarred Cosart and OF/IF Enrique Hernandez, and OF Austin Wates, who was hitting .300 in AAA.

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