Carlos Martinez talks to fans at the 2015 Cardinals Caravan in Jonesboro, Ark. Greg Garcia and Kolten Wong listen on. — By Miranda Remaklus
“He did everything the Cardinals needed him to do,” Claiborne said of Martinez. “He was a starter, a reliever, and a starter. He did everything they needed him to do. He has the skill set when it comes to pitching tools to be a starter. He will be competing for a starting job this spring.”
Here’s a look at Martinez’s numbers from 2014:
I expect that Martinez will have a marked improvement in 2015. He’s had to do a lot of growing up after the passing of his best friend and teammate, Oscar Taveras. He had moments of supreme immaturity during the season. But. He is very young. I look for him to improve as a person and pitcher in 2015. Looking forward to watching him!
Why is your nickname The Tsunami?
“Because I throw so hard.”
What do you like best, starting or relieving?