His contract included a $1.73-million signing bonus and looked quite strong in batting practice today, delivering four homers during his time at the plate. Torre was so impressed, he asked Martin, “Are you sure you want to pitch?” Martin’s response, “Yes sir, I guess so.”
Ah highschoolers, they always deliver the eloquent sound bytes, don’t they?
Martin will be headed to Vero Beach at the end of the week, where the will spend time with the team’s rookie ball affiliate. Expect to see Ethan pitch roughly 35-40 innings between now and September according to published reports.
Martin most recently played for Stephens County High School in Georgia before being taken by the Dodgers in the first round of the MLB draft.