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Dodgers Sign New York Mets 11th Round Pick, Pitcher Jordan Martinson

Los Angeles adds another pitcher to the farm.



On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers came to an agreement with LHP Jordan Martinson out of Dallas Baptist University.

Martinson was the New York Mets 11th round selection in the 2019 MLB Draft. The team was unable to reach an agreement with the pitcher, freeing him up to sign a contract with the Dodgers.

Martinson comes in at 22 years old, standing at 6 foot and weighing 210 pounds. 

He pitched four years at Dallas Baptist and posted his best numbers by far in 2019, his senior season.

In 2019 Martinson pitched 100 innings over 16 appearances and posted a 2.61 ERA with 115 strikeouts. This came following lackluster years in both his sophomore and junior season, finishing with 4.78 and 5.85 ERAs respectively.

Before college, the LHP was a high school standout in North Richland Hills, Texas. He was named district MVP his senior season at Birdville High School.

Martinson’s stuff is not overwhelming by any means, with a low release point and a fastball that tops out at 91 MPH. He is, however, committed at an analytics-based approach and is known to study his matchups and adjust his pitches accordingly before each appearance.

If everything works out, the Dodgers hope to have possibly stolen another prospect from the Mets, just as they did a few years back when they picked up Justin Turner.

Written by Kellan Grant

I’m currently a junior at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and I have a passion for sports journalism. I grew up in the LA area and am a diehard fan of the Dodgers, Lakers, Rams, UCLA, Kings. My favorite Dodgers memory was watching Kershaw tear up after the team won the 2017 NLCS and advanced to the World Series for the first time in his career. After college, I plan on either pursuing a career as a sports journalist or working in sports law.

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    • Congrats bud, you really know your stuff… Dodgers won’t bring a prospect with no professional experience to the big league club. Obviously he is not the answer, he won’t be for a while

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