Getting to Know J.D. Martinez

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J.D. Martinez is an outstanding athlete who quickly worked his way up through the minor leagues to earn himself a spot on the starting roster for the Houston Astros. This up-and-coming Major League Baseball star managed to become the 2011 Houston Astros Rookie of the Year, despite being drafted all the way back in the 20th round of the 2009 MLB draft!

Martinez managed to rack up these stats in the last few months of the 2011 season:

  • 6 Home Runs
  • 57 Hits
  • 35 RBI
  • 29 Runs
  • .274 Batting Average
  • .319 On Base Percentage

It's not hard to see why a lot of hype is building around this exciting young player. Check out more awesome fan pics of J.D. Martinez in this gallery!