Blake Martz

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 3 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 9 mos
Position(s) C  
Ht/Wt 6-2, 190 lb
B/T R/R
School  Virgil Grissom
Hometown  Huntsville, AL USA
Summer Team  East Cobb Braves
Fall Team 
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Southeast - All Region Players
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
601
Position - C
NA
Good catcher, bat is best tool.
AL State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - C
NA
GPA
3.1
SAT
--
ACT
23

4 yr Commitment
Troy

College(s) interested in
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Best PG Grade
8
6/16/2006
Latest Showcase Report
2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 8
Blake Martz is a 2007 right hand hitting catcher from Grissom HS, residing in Huntsville, AL. Martz has a strong and athletic body on a plus 6'2" 190 lb. frame. He was ranked #80 among PG National Top 100 position players. At the plate Martz hits from a square stance and is an intriguing hitting prospect. He has a wristy swing and a line drive swing plane. The ball got off Martz's bat well and he showed some power. Martz has a pull approach but good enough hands that he looks to be capable of hitting to all fields. He is strong and has good bat speed. Behind the plate Martz showed himself to be a good receiver. He was able to stick and hold good fastballs, keeping strikes as strikes and stealing some others. Sometimes he may be a bit aggressive with the way he sticks the ball, but he has strong hands and is a confident, quality receiver. Martz put out good effort when it came to blocking the ball in the dirt and also did a nice job of steering those pitches out in front of himself, making them easy to handle. Martz's arm is accurate with average raw arm strength. He is a solid D1 prospect and will also get some looks from the area scouts this spring.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 8.00
1.00 improvement beginning on Nov 01, 2003
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.83 sec
11/1/2003
50% Rank
best 7.05  avg 8.00
 (2007 class in 2003)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
C 77 mph
6/16/2006
78.46% Rank
best 87  avg 74
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 87  avg 73
 (2007 class)
Pop 2.05 sec
6/16/2006
43.46% Rank
best 1.81  avg 2.04
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 1.78  avg 2.05
 (2007 class)
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