With the 2019 Texas Rangers season now over, I'm going to do a series of posts handing out grades to every player who appeared for the Rangers this year. One of the more interesting, and really, overlooked (at least, after spring training) stories of 2019 for the Rangers was the emergence of Brett Martin. A big lefthander who was a 4th round pick out of Walters State Community College as a 19 year old in 2014, Martin was someone who Tepid said early on was a dude but would be a “slow burn,” and at times it looked like “slow” would turn into “stationary.” Martin had a nice first full pro season with Hickory in 2015, but put up disappointing numbers in both 2016 and 2017 while battling injuries. After being added to the 40 man roster after the 2017 season, Martin had a disastrous 2018 campaign, as he logged a 7.28 ERA in 89 innings for Frisco.
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