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Birth Date11-24-1995
Height6' 1"
Weight225 lbs
Age21 years, 0 months, 8 days
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2014 AST Rk 4 3 11.0 1 1 0 5 3 12 0 .000 4.1 2.5 0.0 9.8 0% .185 .000 0.73 2.41 0.82 99 3.91 101.7
2014 MRL Rk 8 6 33.0 2 2 0 29 20 33 0 .000 7.9 5.5 0.0 9.0 0% .312 .000 1.48 3.41 5.18 100 3.94 101.9
2015 QUD A 10 8 52.0 3 2 2 33 13 45 1 .249 104 5.7 2.2 0.2 7.8 48% .229 .197 0.88 2.78 1.04 92 3.35 97.5
2015 LNC A+ 6 5 35.0 4 1 0 31 8 37 1 .275 115 8.0 2.1 0.3 9.5 55% .309 .208 1.11 2.81 2.31 85 2.55 93.9
2015 CCH AA 3 3 14.7 1 0 0 19 7 16 2 .245 112 11.7 4.3 1.2 9.8 30% .386 .287 1.77 4.32 4.91 100 4.49 104.3
2016 CCH AA 25 22 125.3 9 6 0 104 47 131 4 .257 99 7.5 3.4 0.3 9.4 45% .296 .242 1.20 2.73 3.30 89 3.72 100.5
2016 GDD Wnt 6 6 22.3 2 1 0 20 9 25 1 .000 8.1 3.6 0.4 10.1 0% .339 .000 1.30 3.33 3.22 0 0.00 0.0

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This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Miami Marlins Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-11-21
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Miami Marlins Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-11-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 17thMauricio Rubio2016-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 11th-13thMark Anderson2016-11-14
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: AFL UpdateMauricio Rubio2016-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of October 31stWilson Karaman2016-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of October 25thMauricio Rubio2016-10-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of October 19thMauricio Rubio2016-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: AFL Preview: Glendale Desert DogsMauricio Rubio2016-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: AFL Preview: Glendale Desert DogsSteve Givarz2016-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: AFL Preview: Glendale Desert DogsWilson Karaman2016-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect House: High Ceilings, Low Floors, Big RoomsMauricio Rubio2016-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 9-11, 2016Christopher Crawford2016-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 5-7Christopher Crawford2016-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 2ndWilson Karaman2016-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 27thChristopher Crawford2016-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 7thMark Anderson2016-07-08
BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsCraig Goldstein2016-07-07
BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-07-07
Rubbing Mud: Houston's Delayed LaunchMatthew Trueblood2016-06-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Dynasty Prospects: A Few of My FavoritesWilson Karaman2016-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 24-26Christopher Crawford2016-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 9thWilson Karaman2016-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: Texas LeagueKit House2016-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 8-10Christopher Crawford2016-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessSome Projection Left: Ask The Industry: Best Minor League RostersChristopher Crawford2016-04-08
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderBrendan Gawlowski2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderMark Anderson2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderChristopher Crawford2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderBP Prospect Staff2016-04-04
Prospectus Feature: The Top 101 Prospects of 2016, With Write-UpsBP Prospect Staff2016-04-01
2016 Prospects: 2016 Organizational RankingsWilson Karaman2016-03-30
2016 Prospects: 2016 Organizational RankingsJeffrey Paternostro2016-03-30
2016 Prospects: 2016 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2016-03-30
Dynasty Dynamics: A Different Dynasty Top 101Ben Carsley2016-03-23
Winter Is Leaving: Milwaukee BrewersJ.P. Breen2016-03-22
Winter Is Leaving: Houston Astros Meg Rowley2016-03-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers, Part Two: 51-125J.J. Jansons2016-03-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2017 and BeyondBen Carsley2016-02-29
Fantasy Prospect Rankings: The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2016Bret Sayre2016-02-15
2016 Prospects: Houston Astros Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-02-02
2016 Prospects: Houston Astros Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-02-02
2016 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2016-01-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Andrew Friedman's Search for the New ZorillaJ.J. Jansons2015-10-08
Eyewitness Accounts: September 10, 2015Wilson Karaman2015-09-10
Eyewitness Accounts: September 10, 2015Colin Young2015-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 2ndJeff Moore2015-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 17thJeff Moore2015-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 4thJeff Moore2015-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Trade Game: Justin UptonBP Staff2015-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: July 27, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: July 24, 2015Craig Goldstein2015-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: #HugWatch2015R.J. Anderson2015-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: So You Want to Trade Your Draft PickMatthew Trueblood2015-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 6Jeff Moore2014-08-07
The Week in Quotes: July 28-August 3, 2014Chris Mosch2014-08-04
The Week in Quotes: July 28-August 3, 2014Morris Greenberg2014-08-04
The Week in Quotes: July 28-August 3, 2014Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-08-04
The Week in Quotes: July 28-August 3, 2014Nick Bacarella2014-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Astros, Marlins, Swap Sell-Low GuysJeff Moore2014-08-01
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BP Unfiltered: The 2014 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread BP Staff2014-07-31


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Francis Martes or Giolito at this point?
(Sean99 from Chicago)
Still Giolito for me. The years before 2016 matter too. There's too much history saying Giolito is better than this to assume he can get it back together. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Scooter. I drafted Francis Martes but he seems to be just OK this year at AA. Any opinion as was hoping I could use him as a trade chip but seems he has scuffled a bit this year or am I just over reacting?
(Igor from At a bar )
You're probably right that his struggles have hurt his trade value in roto. So, don't trade him, but he's worth holding. He's 20 and in AA already, striking out roughly a batter per inning. His struggles have mostly been due to walks, and throwing strikes is often the last thing to come around for young pitching prospects. Hold on to him, either until hi trade value comes back around or until he starts producing for your team. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Trying not to scout stat lines but the start of the season so far for both Francis Martes & Erick Fedde hasn't been what I expected. Any concerns or do I need to relax as still early in the season?
(David from Atlantis)
The thing about scouting the stat line is that when you're walking guys like Martes is, you can go ahead and scout the stat line. You can't create that much self-inflicted damage, you just can't. Stuff is elite and I don't have long-term concerns because he's thrown strikes at every other level, but he's gonna have to make some adjustments.

I've gotten mostly positive reports on Fedde, it looks to me like he's being BABIP'd quite a bit. Also keep in mind there's rust to shake off there. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-05-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Francis Martes of the Astros figures out his control issues and takes a step forward this year?
(fightingmoose from Manitoba)
I don't know if he can figure out his control issues, but he has the stuff to strike out major league hitters, which is pretty rare (Jim Walsh)
2016-05-31 19:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on what's wrong with Francis Martes? He's struggled big time ever since moving up to AA late last season. Has his prospect stock dropped?
(Raleigh Fingers from Handlebar Mustache, FL)
There are a couple of things that Francis Martes is struggling with at the moment, most of which is fastball command. You can blow A-ball guys away with pure velocity but the AA level is a large jump. There are some issues on the backside of his delivery which give me concern to his overall command profile so lets let him have the chance to make an adjustment at AA and we can revisit him. (James Fisher)
2016-05-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Trying not to scout stat lines but the start of the season so far for Franklyn Kilome, Francis Martes & Erick Fedde hasn't been what I expected. Any concerns or do I need to relax as still early in the season?
(David from Atlantis)
I'm a believer in Martes and Kilome who both took huge steps forward last season, I wouldn't be concerned because of their age relative to the league they're playing in. They're going to be fine. The stuff is too good. (George Bissell)
2016-04-19 12:00:00 (link to chat)Which of the following prospects will be in the majors by the start of 2017? (Bradley Zimmer, Andrew Benintendi, Francis Martes, Ramiel Tapia, Ian Happ, Jorge Mateo)
(Taylor from Brookings)
Tapia, Zimmer. Maybe Martes, depending on team need. (Adam McInturff)
2016-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Francis Martes over/under of 40IP in the show? Pick one!
(Jmax from Niagara, On)
Under! Always pick the under on pitchers! In truth, I think that he's still a little ways away, and with the Astros having a bit more structure to their rotation this year, they won't have the openings that they did for young guys like last season. Could still be special, but I'd advise patience until 2017-2018. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Could you rank these pitchers for fantasy dynasty purposes. Jeff Hoffman, Brady Aiken, Dillon Tate, Aderson Espinoza, Francis Martes, Carson Fulmer, and Kolby Allard? Thanks.
(cracker73 from Florida)
Tate, Hoffman, Espinoza, Fullmer, Martes, Aiken, Allard (Mike Gianella)
2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)Would you prefer Anthony Alford or Francis Martes on a dynasty team. who has more upside and is either a better bet than the other to reach it?
(Brian from Wis)
Given my last anser, you probably won't be shocked that I love Anthony Alford. I'd bet on the OF. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank the following pitching prospects: Anderson Espinoza, Francis Martes, Blake Snell, and Jose De Leon?
(Jeff from NY)
Snell, Martes, De Leon, Espinoza (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you are competing this season, who would you want more on your dynasty squad: Cody Reed, Francis Martes, Dillon Tate, or Anderson Espinoza (since he has to be in every question)?
(Alex from Austin)
Martes and Reed have the best chance of impacting in the majors this year, Martes is the guy for me. I think either could be a lights-out reliever right away (Reed was 99 with a Warthen-esque 90-91 SL in his one inning at the Cal-Carolina AS Game last year), but I'd trust Martes' arsenal and command for a better chance at starting effectively when he debuts. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)I was surprised to see Anderson Espinoza so low (relatively) on this list. Is the hype on him Red Sox fan base driven, what does your gut say the ultimate outcome is for him compared to a guy like Francis Martes or Cody Reed? Difference in their rankings mostly age/experience based?
(ProBeauNO from New Orleans)
I don't think it's purely Red Sox fans driving the Espinoza hype. Naturally every fan base is interested in their own prospects, and Espinoza's brief, electric tenure is going to inspire some hype, but the tools are there to back it up. Our ranking is a reflection of our evaluation of the risk involved in his profile, the lack of innings, the time to impact, etc. A conservative ranking could look foolish down the line, but there are reasons to be conservative - though everyone will weigh them differently. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)Greg, thanks for doing this chat! My question: Name five prospects currently not in the BP top 50 who have a chance to land there by mid-season. Basically, what 5 prospects do you see rising their stock substantially this year?
(Bill Clinton from Las Vegas)
Just drawing from the 101 here - Clint Frazier, Francis Martes, Harold Ramirez, Yusniel Diaz, Franklyn Kilome, (Greg Wellemeyer)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give us a couple prospects that you could see their stock blowing up this year? Robles and Espinoza aside
(Isaac from Akron)
Victor Robles blew up last year and he's my dude...Assuming you're looking for lower-level prospects with upside, not MLB-ready types, my favorites would have to be Francis Martes (Astros) and Brent Honeywell (Rays). Honeywell throws the screwball and so far nobody has been able to touch it. I also like Austin Riley (Braves). He's going to shoot up lists. If you're looking for the one big name prospect that I'm high on it's Nomar Mazara...I'm all in... (George Bissell)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Any estimate of Francis Martes ranking? I'm 100% on board with the hype!
(Sean from LA)
He and David Paulino are the two names to watch in Houston...I'm not sure where he will end up on the consensus BP ranks or Bret's fantasy rankings, but I think he's a top-10-15 pitching prospect in the minors right now. (George Bissell)
2015-12-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Of the hyped pitching prospects of Anderson Espinoza, Jose de Leon, Francis Martes, and Blake Snell, how would you rank these guys in obtainable upside?
(Viktor from MD)
Very good question. Well, I think we have to list Snell first, because he has the least volatility right now. I'd actually say Espinoza has the most upside of any pitcher on this list, but he's also the least likely to reach it because, well, baseball is hard. I'd go Snell, de Leon, Martes, Espinoza. I love all four. Go get all four. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Trying to evaluate the upside of a few low minors arms - any of these guys have top of the rotation potential: Franklyn Kilome, Dylan Cease, Oscar De La Cruz, Francis Martes, or Devin Williams?
(Jose from CA)
I think you could maybe argue Kilkome but even that seems like a reach. I'd say none of those guys pitches at the top of a big league rotation. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)when do you think we'll see Francis Martes? he seems to be a guy everyone enjoys talking about as a fun guy to watch pitch.
(JoeRandom from San Jose)
I've been effusive in my praise of him for a reason, up there with De Leon & Newcomb in some order as the best arms I saw in the Cal last year. I thought the FB/CB combo was good enough that he ostensibly could've contributed in the 'pen down the stretch last year if the 'stros had wanted to go that route, but he'd already jumped his innings pretty significantly by the time AA closed up shop and had all of 14 innings above High-A. He's a September candidate next year at the earliest I think, as I'd imagine they'll want to see how he responds to a full season's worth of starting in the high minors. He *just* turned 20, after all. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-08-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Greg. Any thoughts and opinions on Francis Martes & Franklyn Kilome? Any chance each have a potential to be role 6 SP?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
I haven't seen either one but I sure do like what I've heard. I follow way too many Phillies guys on Twitter (hate the Phils but a lot of smart guys cover their system), so I had early strong feelings for Kilome and the buzz is getting louder. Didn't know much about Martes until recently but seems every time I hear something, it's glowing. Definitely a big leap in 2015. (Greg Wellemeyer)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank the following pitching prospects...Francis Martes, Joe Musgrove, Anderson Espinoza, Franklyn Kilome, Colin Rea, Chih-Wei Hu, Wei-Chieh Huang
(Festivus313 from Phoenix)
Kilome is ahead of the rest of those guys and then Musgrove but after that this is where my lack of deeper minor league knowledge hurts me. I'd guess Marte, Rea, Huang, and Hu but to be honest I don't have a good feel for where these guys should truly sit. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mauricio. Any opinion and thoughts on Francis Martes & Franklyn Kilome? Is it possible to say each have a possibility to be a role 6 starting pitcher?
(Something to Dream On from Far Away From the Show)
I've heard very good reports on Martes and Kilome. I think Martes in particular has the 6 upside. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-07-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jeff. I know they are forever away but any opinion and thoughts on Francis Martes, Franklyn Kilome, & Luiz Gohara. Any chance their potentials could be a role 6 starter?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Two things. First Im not a scout, so Id defer to our prospect team here. Second is that when it comes to pitching prospects I tend to lean towards big stuff, especially breaking balls, in valuing guys. So, with that said, I think your order makes some sense. Martes has the highest upside to me, with Kilome likely having a higher floor. Gohara is a ways away but the raw stuff is impressive. Martes has the best shot at being a role 6 guy (or better) but theyre all intriguing arms. (Jeff Long)
2015-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Wilson. Are there any Low Minor players whose name is not yet widely recognized and you are looking to keep an eye on as the season concludes to possibly jump on for a name breakout next year?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Leaving out the '15 draftees, Victor Robles is probably the biggest helium guy of the year. Our Mark Anderson just tossed three 7's onto his ledger, linked below. Javier Guerra and Amed Rosario are a couple interesting shortstops. And while another one, Jorge Mateo, has gotten a lot of attention for his wheels, Rockies A-ball CFer Wes Rogers is a dude with a similar skillset & more polished hit tool. Potential SB beast. Jomar Reyes is a fan favorite of our scouting team. Amaurys Minier & Lewin Diaz in the Twins system are also both interesting raw power bats. Arms you'll be hearing a lot more about include Anderson Espinoza, Franklyn Kilome, Michael Kopech (though he's suspended), and the now-in-High-A Francis Martes (whose CB is just disgusting). (Wilson Karaman)
2015-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Francis Martes and A.J. Reed FV changes from the beginning of the year to the present? Specifically what's Martes' ceiling?
(csa55 from Houston)
Two of my dudes. I think Reed was typecast a bit coming into the season, and when I saw him out of the gate at Lancaster he was getting beaten by velocity. That changed in a hurry though and he's just been an absolute monster. I'm bullish he'll be a middle of the order hitter, wrote him up here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=238

And there are a few guys like Martes every year: live-armed rookie ball guys who turn a corner. I'll have a full report up after I see him again next week, but he's got two potential 7's, a third that can be average-or-better, and flashes an ability to harness the arsenal. It's TOR stuff, big time ceiling. (Wilson Karaman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Francis Martes has thrown 148 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2016, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Change (91mph).