Cody Martin

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Cody "Crime Spree" Martin
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Calgary Inferno— No. 20
Third baseman
Born: (1988-01-22) January 22, 1988 (age 34)
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Bats: Right Throws: Right
Bull League statistics
(through 2016)
Avg .282
Hits 455
Runs 279
HR 109
RBI 326
Teams
Calgary Inferno (2010-present)
Career highlights
3x Gold Crown Award at 3B, 4x All-Star


Cody "Crime Spree" Martin is an American professional baseball third baseman who currently plays for the Calgary Inferno of the Bull League's American Eagle League (AEL). He made his major level debut in 2010.[1]

Martin is a four-time all-star player, and has won the AEL Gold Crown Award at third base three times.

Team History

Calgary Chinooks/Inferno: 2009-Present

Martin was drafted 2nd overall in the 2009 first year draft by the Calgary Chinooks (now Inferno), taking a $4.84 million signing bonus.

He was assigned to A-level Lethbridge, where he played 22 games, batting just .195, in a season interrupted by a fractured thumb that required a six-week stint away from playing. Despite his lukewarm A-level debut, he was still rated highly by scouts and in 2010 was named the Bull League's #1 prospect.

Martin played for Lethbridge again in 2010, going 39 games and hitting .325, with 7 homers and 28 RBIs. He was given his first taste of the major level with Calgary that year, finishing the season with a .309 average after 25 games.

He struggled through a forgettable 2011, but fought back the next year to become one of the top infielders on the team, going .260 and hitting 11 homers, along with being one of just 4 Calgary players to break 40 RBIs. In 2012, he would also earn his first trip to the All-Star Game, though his 75 strikeouts would rank him 4th on the all-time team list for single-season strikeouts.

In 2013, he broke the .300 average mark for the first time over a full season and led the AEL in runs and RBI. He also set a club record for strikeouts, with 90 whiffs, but again earned a trip to the All-Star Game. His 24 home runs ranked him 4th in the AEL that season. His numbers were enough to earn him his first Gold Crown Award as a third baseman.

But 2014 was a year that solidified his offensive value to the organization, as he tied the club record for home runs (33) set by Jesse Nelson in 2006, taking the AEL home run title that year, along with claiming the season's AEL titles for RBI and runs. He won the Gold Crown Award again as the top third baseman in the AEL, and placed in the top-3 for Most Valuable Player Award voting. Other achivements for Martin in the 2014 season included his first 5-run game, when he was 2-for-2 with 3 walks. Both hits were home runs, and he scored each time he was on bases after his walks, against the Dallas Lawmen on June 8. Then, less than a month later, he hit his first career Grand Slam, against the Nevada Speeders, on July 3. Coming off a break out 2014 season, he was able to secure a 6-year contract extension for a total $81.1 million.

For Calgary's Bull Cup championship season in 2015, Martin not as large a factor, suffering an injury and only playing 60 games (of 82) during the year. Nevertheless, he still hit .274 while contributing 14 homers and 55 RBIs. Before his season was cut short, however, he managed two more career Grand Slams, one against California and the other against San Diego.

Despite the team failing to beat the Ohio Oxen for a Bull Cup championship repeat in 2016, Martin again put up solid numbers over the year, batting over .300 for the second time, at .301, and knocking back 26 homers for the AEL title. He once again was awarded the Gold Crown at 3B

Career Highlights

Cody Martin was voted into the All-Star Game in 2017

As of July 24, 2017.

3B Cody 'Crime Spree' Martin #20 — batting highlights
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG
497 1,856 326 530 103 3 128 370 253 495 0 .286


References

  1. 3B Cody "Crime Spree" Martin #20. BNN. http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/2016/players/player_3124.html. Accessed: 26 June 2017.