Davis Martin has had an up and down season for this Super Regional Bound team. He started off looking like the ace of the rotation when Steven Gingery went down with an injury, but struggled at times during Big 12 play and on Sunday night redeemed himself by pitching one of his best games of the season. So thus begs the question, will Davis Martin leave Lubbock a year early to pursue professional baseball?
Martin has looked like an ace at times this year, starting the season with three straight five-inning performances, all leading to wins. He has amassed 21 wins over three seasons in Lubbock, starting off with a 10 win freshman season. Something teams may notice is how his numbers have declined over the years after that fantastic freshman year in 2015.
Martin was hurt for a good chunk of last season, only posting a 4-2 record in 9 appearances posting a 3.07 ERA. He has still been a core piece of this pitching rotation for three years now as he has made 15 starts so far this season. Although his win-loss record hasn’t increased over the last three years, other numbers from Martin have improved such as strikeouts and opponent batting average. This season, Martin has thrown 71 strikeouts, ten more than his freshman season where he threw 18 more innings. He has gained more control of his pitches and has given opponents fits. His opponent batting average has become lower over three years as this season opponents are only hitting .255 against Martin as two years ago that number was .277.
Martin has been a good pitcher for the Red Raiders over his time here and has been a constant in the rotation since his freshman year. I believe that it is not a when but a where Martin gets drafted in this draft. The real question that comes from all of this is does Davis Martin stay to finish his collegiate career at Tech, or does he leave now and get a head start on his professional career.
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