- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 170 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/24/1995 (24)
Francis Martes suffered another sub-par performance out of the bullpen during the Astros 14-7 win. Martes is one of the prized prospects of the Astros farm system and was called up to start a few games in June. Since then, Martes has been moved to the bullpen and after a few scoreless outings has been touched up in his last two appearances. In his last two outings, he has allowed five hits, six runs and two walks over his last 1 1/3 innings. His ERA is now 5.51 and has walked 16 batters through 32 2/3 innings and may need to return to the minors for more seasoning. The addition of Francisco Liriano further complicates matters and Martes may be squeezed out before the rosters expand again in September.
Francis Martes earned his first major league win as the Astros topped the A's 8-4 on Tuesday night. It wasn't easy for Martes, who walked three and allowed six hits in only 5 2/3 innings. But he held the A's offense to only three runs to pick up his first win. The highly touted prospect has excellent stuff but control issues are common for young pitchers. Look for Martes to get every opportunity to stick in the starting rotation moving forward and his potential is very high. He is an interesting, albeit dicey, fantasy pickup at this time but could pay huge dividends the rest of the season.
Houston Astros top pitching prospect Francis Martes struck out seven, allowing only one run in five innings pitched in the Astros' 13-2 win on Thursday. Martes threw 88 pitches, walking two and hitting one batter. Martes gets the start because of injuries to Houston starters Collin McHugh, Dallas Keuchel, Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers. Martes left the game with a 4-2 lead, and the Astros tacked on nine runs in the sixth inning to pull away. Martes will be given the opportunity to stick in the rotation for the long haul but must perform to stay with the big league club. He's worth a roster spot in dynasty and AL-only leagues while he's in the rotation.