07/14/2014 - College PREP - Carrollton (DFW), TX
Martinez continues to shine on the diamond. This RHP has a deceptive delivery which keeps hitters off balance. FB now cracks the mitt at 81 mph as he fills up the zone and throws strikes. He drives off the rubber with his lower 1/2 and finishes complete. At 3B, he shows plus lateral movements, fielding the ball cleanly and getting his shoulders in line. With the bat, he lets the ball travel into the zone and waits for his pitch. He connects and drives through it with extension to all fields. A versatile player - Kenneth will find success in this upcoming (senior) year. COLBY RECENTLY ATTENDED THE STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY CAMP ON 6/26/14 AND SHOWED A FASTBALL RANGE OF 80-84 MPH.
12/27/2013 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City
Colby is a lean, solid RHP/3B that will graduate in 2015. Currently, he projects best at 3B for the next level. Defensive grade are solid as he shows smooth / clean actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up, displaying soft / clean hands as he makes the routine plays. For defensive grade to continue to improve, he needs to attack balls more and play through balls more and increase foot quickness. Throws are accurate, flashing carry but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Martinez shows a closed setup with rhythm and displays well above average power. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing with baseball exploding off the bat when centered, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grades will continue to improve as he learns to keep his hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 74-76 mph with solid sink and hides the ball well. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Control is a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches and he competes on the mound, challenging hitters. Stock to the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable as he wants to get better. Colby has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.