Kyle Martin

#33 KYLE MARTIN – 1B
Height: 6-2 Weight: 240
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Born: Greenville, South Carolina
Resides: Keller, Texas
High School: Wade Hampton (Varnville, South Carolina)
College: University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina – “Gamecocks”)
Draft: 4th – PHI – 2015…20th – LAA – 2014
Born: 11/13/92 Opening Night Age: 27
Classification: LS-4

Career Highlights: Sixth season of professional baseball and second with the Goldeyes…re-signed by the Goldeyes on 1/28/20…originally signed by the Goldeyes on 6/5/19…career .234 batting average with 70 home runs and 299 RBI in 501 games played…265 career runs scored with 101 doubles, seven triples, 18 stolen bases, and 200 walks…career .416 slugging percentage and .182 isolated power…has averaged 86 runs scored, 33 doubles, 23 home runs, 97 RBI, and 65 walks per 162 games as a professional…lifetime .996 fielding percentage in 438 games at first base…drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth round in 2015…also drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 20th round in 2014…2016 High-A Florida State League All-Star while playing for the Clearwater Threshers…played four seasons of college baseball at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina from 2012-15…hit a combined .329 for the Gamecocks with 22 home runs and 116 RBI in 193 collegiate games…earned NCAA First-Team All-American honours as a senior in 2015 after hitting .350 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI in 57 games…voted Most Outstanding Player at the Columbia Regional during the 2013 NCAA Tournament as a sophomore…helped Gamecocks reach the 2012 College World Series…South Carolina reached College World Series finals where they lost to the University of Arizona…majored in Mechanical Engineering…played at Wade Hampton High School in Varnville, South Carolina

2019
Winnipeg (American Association): Hit .275 with 14 home runs and 67 RBI for the Goldeyes in 82 games…60 runs scored with 19 doubles, one triple, eight stolen bases, and 44 walks…had a .368 on-base percentage and a .495 slugging percentage…finished tied for 12th in the American Association in RBI and 15th in slugging percentage…had a 13 percent strikeout rate, which was the second lowest in the American Association among players with at least a .475 slugging percentage…ranked 10th in the American Association with a .352 average with runners in scoring position (minimum 75 AB)…led all American Association first basemen with a .997 fielding percentage and committed just two errors…did not commit an error until August 26th…had 50 RBI over his final 60 games…hit safely in 50 of 82 games…had 20 multi-hit games, including nine 3-hit games…2-for-4 with two runs, two doubles, and an RBI on 6/27 at Sioux City…3-for-3 with two runs, a double, two home runs, and four RBI on 7/4 vs. St. Paul…3-for-6 with two runs, a double, and an RBI on 7/13 at St. Paul…had four RBI while going 2-for-5 with two runs and a home run on 7/16 vs. Sioux Falls…had four RBI while going 3-for-5 with two runs, two doubles, and a home run on 7/20 at Kansas City…3-for-4 with two runs, two home runs, and five RBI on 7/21 at Kansas City…3-for-4 with three runs, three doubles, and two RBI on 7/27 vs. Fargo-Moorhead…had 7-game hitting streak from 8/3-8/9 (10-for-27, .370)…scored a run in five consecutive games from 8/16-8/21 (seven total runs)…had three RBI while going 3-for-5 with a run, and a double on 8/26 at Fargo-Moorhead…2-for-4 with a run, a double, and three RBI on 8/30 vs. Sioux Falls…3-for-4 with three runs, a home run, and an RBI on 9/2 vs. Sioux Falls

2018
Reading (Eastern/AA/Philadelphia): Hit .196 with four home runs and 19 RBI for the Fightin’ Phils in 48 games…scored 23 runs with 11 doubles and 22 walks…had six multi-hit games, including one 3-hit game…drew three walks while going 1-for-3 with a run scored on 4/10 vs. Portland…had three RBI while going 3-for-4 with two runs, a double, and a home run on 4/11 vs. Portland…hit grand slam home run on 4/16 at Harrisburg, while going 1-for-4 with a run scored…2-for-3 with two runs and two doubles on 5/11 vs. Altoona…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 with a run and a double on 6/17 vs. Akron

Clearwater (Florida State/A+/Philadelphia): Hit .199 with six home runs and 26 RBI for the Threshers in 62 games…scored 17 runs with 14 doubles, two stolen bases, and 20 walks…had four multi-hit games…2-for-3 with a run, double, and two RBI on 7/18 vs. Daytona…2-for-4 with two doubles on 8/19 at Fort Myers…helped Threshers reach the Florida State League playoffs

2017
Reading (Eastern/AA/Philadelphia): Hit .193 with 22 home runs and 68 RBI for the Fightin’ Phils in 123 games…scored 60 runs with 15 doubles, one triple, two stolen bases, and 50 walks…tied for seventh in the Eastern League in home runs…had 17 multi-hit games, including three 3-hit games…3-for-4 with a run, home run, and RBI on 5/19 vs. New Hampshire…scored three runs while going 2-for-5 with a double, home run, and two RBI on 6/1 vs. Portland…3-for-5 with an RBI on 6/25 vs. Trenton…3-for-5 with two runs, double, home run, and three RBI on 8/8 at Altoona…2-for-5 with three runs, two home runs, and three RBI on 8/22 at Bowie

2016
Clearwater (Florida State/A+/Philadelphia): Hit .250 with 18 home runs and 82 RBI for the Threshers in 121 games…scored 68 runs with 23 doubles, one triple, five stolen bases, and 47 walks…had a .433 slugging percentage…hit safely in 81 of 121 games…had 27 multi-hit games, including four 3-hit games…Florida State League All-Star…ranked fourth in the Florida State League in home runs, second in RBI, and tied for fourth in extra-base hits (43)…had 9-game hitting streak from 4/14-4/22 (12-for-33, .364)…3-for-5 with two runs, double, and two RBI on 4/27 at Daytona…2-for-4 with two runs, two home runs, and three RBI on 5/23 vs. Palm Beach…had three RBI while going 3-for-3 with two doubles on 6/4 vs. Jupiter…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 with two runs, a double, and a home run on 7/2 vs. Brevard County…had 7-game hitting streak from 7/8-7/16 (11-for-31, .355)…scored a run in 10 consecutive games from 7/14-7/26 (12 total runs)…had three RBI while going 2-for-3 with a run and a double on 8/21 vs. Daytona

2015
Lakewood (South Atlantic/A/Philadelphia): Hit .279 with five home runs and 37 RBI for the BlueClaws in 65 games…scored 37 runs with 19 doubles, four triples, one stolen base, and 17 walks…had a .446 slugging percentage…hit safely in 44 of 65 games…had 19 multi-hit games, including five 3-hit games and one 4-hit game…made professional debut on 6/25 vs. Hickory, and picked up first career base hit and RBI while going 1-for-4…hit first career home run on 6/27 at Hickory, while going 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI…3-for-4 with two runs and two doubles on 6/30 at Delmarva…scored three runs while going 2-for-3 with a double on 7/6 vs. Hagerstown…had 10-game hitting streak from 7/10-7/20 (18-for-41, .439)…3-for-3 with two runs, double, and two RBI on 7/15 at Kannapolis…had three RBI while going 3-for-3 with a run and a double on 7/17 at Rome…4-for-4 with two runs, double, triple, and RBI on 7/25 vs. Kannapolis…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 with a run and home run on 9/3 vs. Delmarva

Rick Forney on Kyle Martin: I’m glad to have Kyle back. He was a big time run-producer in the middle of our lineup last year, and was, in my opinion, the best defensive first baseman in the league!