Underclass Invitational Q&A with 2021 RHP Cole Martino


Jeff Markle
Assistant State Director

 

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With our first premier event of 2018 three weeks away, we will introduce you to players who are registered.  Kicking off our look at Underclass Invitational participants is 2021 RHP Cole Martino from Pueblo County High School.

PBR:  Describe yourself as a baseball player to those who have never seen you play:  

Martino: I am a right handed pitcher and corner infielder. I go out and give it all I have every inning of every game. 

PBR:  What would be your dream school to play baseball at? 

Martino: The University of Texas at Austin. I have liked them all my life and have wanted to be a longhorn all my life. 

PBR:  What are your best assets on and off the field at this point in your high school career?   

Martino: On the field: I always play hard every game, and be the best teammate I can be. Off the field: I work hard in the gym, in the cage and most of all in the classroom. I do not get into trouble. I am dedicated to being the best player I can be. I travel an hour and 45 minutes one way 3 to 4 times a week to practice. 

PBR:  What is the best baseball advice you have received and try to follow to this point in your career? 

Martino: Always work hard no matter what and the you will have ups and downs, but you have to stay level not to get too high or too low. 

PBR: What does your off-season routine look like to prepare for the upcoming season? 

Martino: I workout at Redline Athletics 5-6 days a week on off season baseball strength, conditioning and velocity program. I take 10 weeks off from throwing once season ends (end of Oct to Jan 1). I am looking forward to starting back up with my pitching coach Byron Embry. We work together once a week Jan - March.

PBR:  What are your superstitions or routines that go on during a season? 

Martino: I am very superstitious. I throw the same bull pen routine before every outing.

PBR:  What are your goals for: 

This Season:   Increase my pitching velocity to upper 80's (left off topping 82 unofficially last fall). Go out and play hard and get better every day.

Two Years:  To be talking to college coaches to make the best decision to be committed to a college.  Continue to work hard and get better every day.

Four Years:  To be committed to a college that is the best fit for both of us and continue playing baseball and getting better to making my dream come true.



Cole Martino

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Pueblo County
    State: CO
  • Summer Team: Slammers Givens
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(01/27/19)
83 - 85
FB
(01/27/19)
70 - 71
CB
(08/24/19)
72 - 73
CH
(01/27/19)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 85
CB
69 - 70
CH
70 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
79 - 81
CB
70 - 71
CH
71 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 85
CB
68 - 69
CH
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 84
CB
69 - 70
CH
72 - 73
Position
8.60
60-yard
68
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
(08/24/19)
4.65
H-1st
Trackman - Fastball
84.7
Velocity (max)
(05/25/20)
83.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(05/25/20)
2346
Spin Rate (max)
(05/25/20)
2269
Spin Rate (avg)
(05/25/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.7
Velo Range
82.3 - 84.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.5
Spin Rate (max)
2346
Spin Rate (avg)
2269
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.1
Velocity (max)
(05/25/20)
69.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(05/25/20)
2325
Spin Rate (max)
(05/25/20)
2289
Spin Rate (avg)
(05/25/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
71.1
Velo Range
70.1 - 71
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.7
Spin Rate (max)
2325
Spin Rate (avg)
2289
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
73.5
Velocity (max)
(05/25/20)
71.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(05/25/20)
2267
Spin Rate (max)
(05/25/20)
2103
Spin Rate (avg)
(05/25/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
73.5
Velo Range
71.1 - 72.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.7
Spin Rate (max)
2267
Spin Rate (avg)
2103
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Scouting Report

8-5-17

A 5-foot-11, 183-pound right hand pitcher.  Smooth mechanics and arm action on the mound.  From balance he falls to the plate and stays on two feet during the pitch.  He throws from an over the top arm slot and falls across his body on the follow through. Velocity should increase as he grows and drives to the plate.  During the TPG he showcased an 80 MPH fastball which he located well away from the right hand hitter.  He was able to mix in a 65 MPH curve with 11/5 break consistently for a strike which made his fastball more effective.