Nick Martini, CF
Height: 5′ 11″
Baseball America has him as the 172nd overall prospect:
Martini set an NCAA Division I record by reaching base in 93 straight games in 2010-11, and that’s what he does best, as he’s a gifted lefthanded hitter with quick hands, a line-drive swing and good command of the strike zone. He works counts, makes consistent contact and uses the opposite field well. His instincts allow his solid speed to play up on the bases. Martini is 5-foot-11 and 192 pounds, and most of his power comes to the gaps. He has played both left and center field for Kansas State, and though he gets good jumps, his range fits better in left field. His arm is average. Because Martini doesn’t have a plus tool besides his bat, he may profile better as a fourth outfielder than as a big league regular. Nevertheless, his hitting ability should get him drafted in the first five rounds or so.
Excellent LH hitter, shows some power potential, very good player.
“That’s what he does,” said K-State baseball coach Brad Hill. “He’s one of the most mature kids I’ve seen for his age in 23 years of coaching. His knowledge of the strike zone is tremendous. You never see him swinging at bad pitches, and the few times he does you know exactly when he’s losing focus or trying to get big.”