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John Martinez
John Martinez

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Auburn Hills, Mich.

High School:
DeLaSalle

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
INF/C

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R


05/28/2013

Baseball Hands Out 2013 Season Awards

Jimmy Pickens named John Kobs Most Valuable Player.

03/14/2013

Baseball Heads Out to California for Three Games with Santa Clara

Senior Andrew Waszak will get the start for the Spartans on the Friday.

02/23/2013

Furman Tops Spartan Baseball, 8-5

Paladins score five runs in the sixth to rally for the victory.

02/21/2013

Spartans Travel to Greenville, S.C., for Second Straight Weekend

MSU will play four games over the weekend, beginning against Western Carolina Friday at 1 p.m.

02/17/2013

Baseball Beats Northwestern in Greenville, 7-4

Junior David Garner earned the win and threw six innings, giving up just one earned run.

Career Stats
Game-by-Game Statistics: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013


AT A GLANCE
Has played in 89 career games, including 73 starts . . . has a career .273 batting average with three homers, nine doubles, 40 runs and 41 RBIs.

2013: Received a medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending knee injury March 9 at Kentucky . . . saw action in nine games overall and collected three hits, five walks and two RBIs . . . voted a captain by his teammates prior to the season.

2012 (JUNIOR): Started a career-high 48 games (25 at catcher, nine in left field, seven at right field, three at first base, four at DH) . . . ranked fourth on the team with a .306 batting average . . . posted career highs in hits (57), runs (24), doubles (8), home runs (3) and RBIs (32) . . . hit .343 in Big Ten play . . . tied for team lead with 18 two-out RBIs . . . was the primary catcher during the first portion of the season, filling in for injured Joel Fisher . . . had the game-winning RBI single in the top of the 14th as MSU beat Cincinnati, 5-4 (3/17) . . . produced career highs in hits (4), RBIs (4) and doubles (2) in win at Western Michigan (5/8) . . . collected two hits in the NCAA Regionals.

2011 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 10 games, including four starts at catcher . . . had a hit against Charleston Southern (2/25) and Western Michigan (5/10).

2010 (FRESHMAN): Started 12 games behind the plate and saw action in 18 games overall . . . compiled a .310 batting average (13-for-42) . . . scored 11 runs and had seven RBIs . . . had a .431 on-base percentage . . . scored a season-high three runs in MSU's 26-11 win over Iowa (4/4) . . . posted three multi-hit games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year all-state selection for Coach Brian Kelly at Warren DeLaSalle where he helped the Pilots capture the 2009 state championship . . . earned second-team EA Sports Baseball All-America in 2009 . . . collected state Dream Team honors as a senior . . . also garnered state Dream Team honors in football as a junior where he helped the Pilots get to the state championship game in 2008.

PERSONAL: Born July 19, 1991 in Ann Arbor . . . son of Martin Martinez and Diane Leitch . . . father played football at Stanford . . . lists Ivan Rodriguez has his favorite athlete . . . father and brother are his biggest baseball influences.

CAREER HIGHS
Hits: 4, at Western Michigan (5/8/12)
Runs: 3, vs. Iowa (4/4/10)
RBI: 4, vs. Western Michigan (5/8/12)
Doubles: 2, at Western Michigan (5/8/12)
Home Runs: 1, three times

MARTINEZ'S CAREER STATS

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