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Portrait of Ethan Martin

Ethan Martin PPhillies

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0.00
Birth Date6-6-1989
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age27 years, 5 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
-0.32013
-0.02014
2015
0.02016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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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
2013 PHI MLB 15 8 40.0 2 5 0 42 26 47 9 .257 105 9.4 5.8 2.0 10.6 32% .308 .298 1.70 5.62 6.08 117 5.46 121.7 -0.3
2014 PHI MLB 2 0 4.0 0 0 0 1 3 4 1 .262 100 2.2 6.8 2.2 9.0 20% .000 .260 1.00 6.60 4.50 110 5.18 115.8 -0.0
CareerMLB17844.025043295110.2571048.85.92.010.431%.284.2951.645.715.931175.43121.2-0.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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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-
2009 GRL A 27 19 100.0 6 8 1 85 61 120 4 .258 107 7.7 5.5 0.4 10.8 41% .311 .252 1.46 3.88 3.87 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SBR A+ 25 22 113.3 9 14 0 120 81 105 10 .270 103 9.5 6.4 0.8 8.3 44% .338 .295 1.77 5.36 6.35 0 0.00 0.0
2011 RCU A+ 16 9 55.0 4 4 0 65 37 61 8 .269 97 10.6 6.1 1.3 10.0 52% .365 .307 1.85 5.91 7.36 101 4.36 102.4
2011 CHT AA 21 3 40.3 5 3 2 31 29 43 3 .256 119 6.9 6.5 0.7 9.6 41% .277 .240 1.49 4.30 4.02 105 5.96 113.4
2012 CHT AA 20 20 118.0 8 6 0 89 61 112 5 .259 103 6.8 4.7 0.4 8.5 44% .273 .237 1.27 3.42 3.58 100 4.89 107.3
2012 REA AA 7 7 39.7 5 0 0 29 18 35 3 .263 103 6.6 4.1 0.7 7.9 45% .241 .234 1.18 3.78 3.18 97 5.64 112.6
2013 PHI MLB 15 8 40.0 2 5 0 42 26 47 9 .257 105 9.4 5.8 2.0 10.6 32% .308 .298 1.70 5.62 6.08 117 5.46 121.7
2013 LEH AAA 21 21 115.7 11 5 0 94 67 107 11 .249 102 7.3 5.2 0.9 8.3 42% .276 .253 1.39 4.54 4.12 109 6.59 122.2
2014 PHI MLB 2 0 4.0 0 0 0 1 3 4 1 .262 100 2.2 6.8 2.2 9.0 20% .000 .260 1.00 6.60 4.50 110 5.18 115.8
2014 CLR A+ 3 0 2.7 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 .255 111 10.1 10.1 0.0 0.0 45% .273 .264 2.25 6.77 0.00 115 7.66 118.5
2014 LEH AAA 29 0 47.7 2 1 0 46 21 45 2 .251 100 8.7 4.0 0.4 8.5 54% .321 .247 1.41 3.40 4.15 90 4.73 105.8
2015 CLR A+ 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .256 98 9.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0% .333 .435 2.00 6.17 9.00 105 4.90 106.2
2015 REA AA 21 5 51.7 3 1 0 46 15 31 3 .253 103 8.0 2.6 0.5 5.4 49% .267 .244 1.18 3.87 3.14 111 5.73 113.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 766 0.4321 0.4282 0.7378 0.6254 0.2782 0.8068 0.6198 0.2622
2014 69 0.4493 0.4348 0.7333 0.6774 0.2368 0.8095 0.5556 0.2667
Career8350.43350.42870.73740.62970.27480.8070.61450.2626

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-21 2014-05-17 15-DL 57 39 Right Shoulder Recovery From Previous Injury Anterior Capsule Sprain - -
2014-02-28 2014-03-21 Camp 21 0 Right Shoulder Sprain Anterior Capsule - -
2008-07-31 2008-09-15 Minors 46 0 Knee Surgery Cartilage 2008-07-31

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 ATL $
2015 PHI $
2014 PHI $500,000
2013 PHI $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$500,000
1 yrTotal$500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 128 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/26/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 6/29/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 11/20/12. Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/13.
  • Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from LA Dodgers 7/31/12 (Shane Victorino deal).
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2008 (1-15) (Stephens County HS, Ga.). Signed 7/10/08, $1,732,500 signing bonus.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20156.65.15.74.81.21.523.3

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 His days as a prospect now far behind him, his fastball hardly even a facsimile of what it once was, 2015 passed without a major-league appearance for Ethan Martin.
2015 You remember Ethan Martin from his days as a big-time prospect in the Dodgers system, and he seems intent on keeping it that way.
2014 Martin has a legitimate mid-90s fastball, a loopy curve and a biting slider, enough to give big leaguers trouble. The problem was, he just didn’t have the stamina to get through the lineup more than once. From the first through the fifth innings, his fastball averaged 95, 94, 93.5, 93 and 93 mph. His curve and slider also lost about 2 mph as the game progressed. The Phillies noticed, too, and moved him to the bullpen after seven starts. He could serve as a swingman, starting every so often as necessary, but he'll thrive with regular one-inning stints.
2013 Martin finally took large steps toward the second-starter ceiling he's been tabbed with for years. Control and consistency are the big issues, and while he still walked 4.5 batters per nine innings, that was a major improvement from the 6.5 per nine he walked in 2011. He has two plus-potential pitches, a mid-90s heater and a quality slider that has taken the place of his curveball. The former Dodgers first-round pick (he came in the Shane Victorino deal last year) also shows potential for an average changeup, but if that doesn’t develop, his future will be in the bullpen. Martin drew positive reviews for being more of a pitcher last year. There is work to be done, but 2012 was progress.
2012 Martin has yet to live up to the promise that made him the first high school hurler chosen in the 2008 draft. Despite flashing electric stuff—a mid-90s fastball that can touch 98 and a big-breaking curve—and striking out more than one batter per inning during his pro career, he has struggled mightily with his mechanics, control, and stamina, leading to a whole lot of big innings. The Dodgers moved him to the bullpen in June, and promoted him to Chattanooga—a tougher level but a more pitcher-friendly environment—a month later. While his strikeout and walk percentages remained virtually unchanged across the transition, he wasn't hit nearly so hard thereafter, and shaved over three runs off his ERA, to the point where it was more in line with his FIP.
2011 Martin drew mixed reviews in his 2009 pro debut due to walk and strikeout rates that both ranked in the Midwest League's top three. His 2010 season didn't go as well. While his mid-90s fastball and big-breaking curve impressed early, both wore out their welcome as the season went on; he lost velocity, movement, and command over the course of the year, and left too many pitches up in the strike zone. After July 5, he allowed as many or more runs as innings pitched in seven out of nine starts, and his monthly ERAs after April all topped 5.50. Scouts still love his stuff and his upside, but the Dodgers believe he needs to work on the mental aspects of his game, and may have him repeat the level.
2010 The first high school hurler drafted in 2008 (15th overall), Martin couldn't demonstrate his wares until 2009 because he tore a meniscus during a post-draft minicamp. His pro debut mixed promise with reminders of his rawness; he mostly played third base until his senior year, and might have gone in the second round as a hitter. With three plus pitches—an explosive 93-95 mph fastball, a hard curve, and a splitter—Martin put up both the Midwest League' second-highest strikeout rate and third-highest walk rate, as command of his breaking ball was an issue. He was kept on a short leash, used in tandem with Nathan Eovaldi over the final three months. As much as there is to like here, he needs innings before the Dodgers will have an idea of what they've got.
2009 For the fifth year in a row, the Dodgers tabbed a high school pitcher with their top pick, drafting Martin 15th overall. The Georgia native was a two-way talent who starred at third base—he was considered a potential first-rounder as a hitter—and pitched only as a closer until his junior year, when his upside on the mound could no longer be ignored. Considered one of the more athletic and projectable arms in the draft, he offers a mid-90s fastball with late sinking action and a sharp curve. His command is still a work in progress due to his lack of experience. Martin didn’t get a chance to make his pro debut because he tore up a knee during fielding drills and needed season-ending surgery, but he was healthy enough to participate in the instructional league.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ethan Martin had a very solid year in 2012. Is this what we can expect going forward?
(raygu1 from Burlington, NJ)
I would expect periods of inconsistency followed by periods of intense awesomeness. I think he has the type of arm strength and arsenal to emerge as a promising late-inning option, and with more arsenal consistency, he can get there soon. But I'd keep developing him in his current to help with command refinement. In the end, I still see a reliever. (Jason Parks)
2010-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)What makes the Dodgers' Ethan Martin so devastatingly good?
(SprungOnSports from Long Island)
Plus fastball and plus plus curve. That's not the question. The question is why is he so devastatingly bad about once every three outings. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Ethan Martin threw 841 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Curve (74mph) and Change (85mph).