Andrew Martinez
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Andrew  Martinez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chula Vista, Calif.

Last College:
UC Irvine

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 240

Position:
INF

Experience:
TR

B-T:
R-R

Power hitting first baseman who will see playing time in his first season as an Aztec … Transfer who graduated from UC Irvine in 2016 with one year of eligibility remaining … Played for the Medford Rogues during summer 2015 recording three doubles and a home run … Competed for the Tampa Bay Rays scout team two years.

UC IRVINE
Spent four seasons at UC Irvine … Redshirted as a true freshman in 2013 … In 2014 appeared in seven games making one start … As a sophomore in 2015 started 42 games (29 starts), hitting .224 with five doubles, eight home runs and 23 RBI … In 2016 played in 29 contests with two starts … Batted .227 with two doubles and a triple.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned a pair of varsity baseball letters at Mater Dei High School in Chula Vista, Calif. … Was coached there by Ed Johnson … A two time all-league performer who was twice named team MVP ... Batted .475 as a senior with 13 doubles, a triple and eight home runs … Also lettered in football and wrestling.

PERSONAL
Andrew Joseph Martinez was born Dec. 14, 1994, in Chula Vista, Calif. … Son of Jim and Bernadette Martinez … Enjoys movies and the beach … Favorite athlete is former Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz … Graduated from UC Irvine in 2016 with a degree in sociology with a minor in criminology, law and society …Is pursuing a master’s degree in liberal arts and sciences … Career plans as a firefighter or sports agent.

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