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Padres Prospect Interview: Luis Martinez

Luis Martinez

San Antonio, TX: Catcher Luis Martinez was drafted in the 12th-round of the 2007 draft out of Cumberland University by the Padres, a small NAIA school in Lebanon, Tennessee. Martinez, 25, has always been known as a strong defensive catcher with the ability to put the ball in play and draw some walks.

Last year with the Lake Elsinore Storm, Martinez hit .300/.389/.414 and this year he has been off to a strong start in San Antonio, including April when he hit .340/.410/.509. You are hitting as well as you ever have in your career and this is supposed to be the most difficult place in the organization to hit. What happened? Luis Martinez: I try not to do too much and know that my strength is...

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