Houston Astros pick Aggies RHP Corbin Martin

COLLEGE STATION — The Houston Astros selected Texas A&M Aggies right-handed pitcher Corbin Martin with the 56th overall pick (second round) Monday in the 2017 MLB First Year Player Draft.

Martin is the highest selection from the Texas A&M program since 2012 when the Cleveland Indians took Tyler Naquin and the St. Louis Cardinals took Pleasant Grove product Michael Wacha with the 15th and 19th overall picks respectively.

The Cypress, Texas native has pitched in 23 games in 2017 with 12 of those being starts. Martin has a 7-3 record with a 3.35 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 96.0 innings. In his 12 starts, Martin is 5-1 with a 3.01 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 68.2 innings pitched.

Martin built off of a 2016 campaign where he pitched in 16 games, compiling a 2-1 record with a 5.47 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 26.1 innings of work. He went 1-1 with a 4.40 ERA in his 13 relief appearances. Summer 2016 he blossomed in the Cape Cod League for the Falmouth Commodores. Martin logged six saves in his 14 games out of the bullpen, notching a 1.14 ERA and 22 strikeouts (three walks) in 15.2 innings.


As a freshman with the Aggies, Martin pitched in 14 games, all from the bullpen, and posted a 2-0 record with a 2.95 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 18.1 innings.

Martin is 11-4 in his career with a 3.72 ERA and 148 strikeouts over 130.2 innings.