Miguel Martinez (minors03)
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Miguel Angel Martinez
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 2", Weight 202 lb.
- School Miami-Dade Community College
 Biographical Information
Miguel Martinez has pitched several seasons in the minors.
Martinez was picked by the Seattle Mariners in the 37th round of the 2001 amateur draft as a draft-and-follow. After signing, he debuted as a pro in 2002; that season, he was with the AZL Mariners (0-2, 4.29) and Everett AquaSox (1-1, 2 Sv, 3.38, 8 H, 24 K in 16 IP).
Miguel was excellent for the 2003 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, with a 1.13 ERA. He went 2-1 with two saves in 24 games, striking out 69 in 55 2/3 innings. Opponents hit just .209 against him. His numbers were similar to the team's other star lefty reliever, Ryan Rowland-Smith.
In 2004, the Puerto Rican southpaw fell to 2-1, 5.62 with five saves for the Inland Empire 66ers. He still struck out 54 in 41 2/3 innings. Martinez split 2005 between the 66ers (1-4, Sv, 7.09, 36 walks in 47 innings, far worse control than his first three seasons) and the independent Lincoln Saltdogs (3 BB, 1 UER in 1 IP).
Martinez was 0-4 with a save and a 7.66 ERA for the 2006 Pennsylvania Road Warriors, walking 54 in 47 innings. In 2007, he went 2-3 with a 5.45 ERA for the Coastal Bend Aviators, showing better control than he had for a few years. Miguel spent 2008 with the Edinburg Coyotes and had a 7-5, 5.03 record. He walked 56 in 91 1/3 innings. He remained with Edinburg for 2009 but final statistics were not posted due to a financial conflict between the United Baseball League and Howe Sportsdata, the league statisticians.
Martinez will pitch for Puerto Rico in the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games.