Austin Martin - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#16 Austin Martin


Class Junior
Height 6'0"
Weight 170 LBS
Hometown Jacksonville, Fla.
High School Trinity Christian Academy

Student-Athlete Features
The Tennessean – College World Series: Vanderbilt’s Austin Martin is only latest hero this postseason (June 2019)
The Tennessean – SEC baseball tournament: Why freshman Austin Martin passed on pros for Vanderbilt baseball (May 2018)

Head coach Tim Corbin on Martin:
 “Austin is as competitive as any player that we have had at Vanderbilt. He loves and survives in the arena of competition and does not back down. He could virtually play any position on the field and play it well – he is very instinctual and keeps the game simple. He loves the team environment and communicates very well with his teammates. I am most proud of his growth away from the field, he has really developed academically and as a leader in this program.”

As a Junior (2020)

  • Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
  • Selected fifth overall in MLB Draft by Toronto
  • Nation’s top 2020 MLB Draft prospect by Perfect Game
  • No. 2 among Baseball America’s Top 150 Overall Players for 2020
  • Third-best 2020 MLB Draft prospect by Baseball America
  • Fourth-best 2020 MLB Draft prospect by D1Baseball
  • First Team Preseason All-American by Baseball America
  • First Team Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball
  • First Team Preseason All-American by D1Baseball
  • First Team Preseason All-American by Perfect Game
  • SEC Preseason Player of the Year by D1Baseball
  • SEC’s second-best 2020 MLB Draft prospect by D1Baseball
  • Coaches’ preseason first-team all-SEC
  • Made 16 starts
  • Team leader in runs (15) and hits (20)
  • Paced Vanderbilt in average (.377), on-base percentage (.507) and slugging (.660)
  • Went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs vs Cal Poly (Feb. 16)

As a Sophomore (2019)

  • All-America first team
  • Baseball America All-America first team
  • All-SEC first team
  • SEC All-Defensive Team
  • Golden Spikes semifinalist
  • Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist
  • NCBWA National Hitter of the Week (Feb. 18)
  • SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 18)
  • Program’s single-season record for runs scored (87)
  • Tied for second in single-season program history with 105 hits
  • Led the SEC in average (.392), hits per game (1.62), on-base percentage (.486) and runs (87)
  • Named to College World Series team after recording four RBIs and as many runs
  • Became the 53rd player in CWS history to record a multi-homer game (June 16 vs. Louisville)
  • .392 average was highest for a Commodore since Warner Jones (.414) in 2004
  • .424 in SEC games (50-for-118), scoring 39 runs with a .500 on-base percentage
  • .423 (22-for-52) with runners aboard in SEC games
  • Team leader with 34 multi-hit performances including four four-hit games
  • Reached base in 37 consecutive games (April 9-June 24) and 23 straight games (Feb. 15-April 2)
  • 10-game hit streak to open season
    • Batted .512 (22-for-43) during stretch
  • Helped Commodores to 33-4 record as leadoff batter
  • Started 52 games at third base and 13 at second base

As a Freshman (2018)

  • 2018 Baseball America Freshman All-American
  • 2018 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
  • 2018 NCBWA Freshman All-American
  • 2018 Perfect Game Freshman All-American
  • Team-high 20 multi-hit games
    • Included six three-hit performances
  • Thirteen-game hitting streak (April 1-21)
    • Longest streak for Vanderbilt freshman since Xavier Turner (15) in 2013
    • Batted .429 (21-for-49) during hit streak
  • Recorded a hit in 47 of his 58 games
  • Finished the season on a 10-game hitting streak
  • Led the SEC with 22 stolen bases
  • Tied for sixth among freshmen nationally in stolen bases
  • Most stolen bases for a Vandy freshman since Xavier Turner (22) in 2013
  • Paced the Commodores with a .308 batting average
  • Led Vanderbilt with a .388 on-base percentage in 30 SEC starts
  • His 58 starts came at six different positions
  • NCAA Clemson Regional All-Tournament Team Selection
  • Batted .385 (5-for-13) at Clemson Regional
  • Team-high .385 batting average (10-for-26) with five runs at NCAA Tournament
  • SEC Freshman of the Week on April 16 after posting a .462 average
  • Batted .571 (8-for-14) with two runs, two stolen bases and two RBIs at Missouri
  • Batted .652 (15-for-23) with 11 runs and six stolen bases in his first seven starts
  • First career hit was leadoff solo home run against Duke (Feb. 18)

The Martin File

  • Prepped at Trinity Christian Academy (Deltona, Fla.)
  • 2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game second-team All-American
  • Selected in 37th round of 2017 MLB Draft by Cleveland Indians
  • All-Region first-team honors as a senior
  • Three-year team captain
  • 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game underclass high honorable mention
  • Helped the Conquerors to Florida Class 4A state championship as a sophomore
  • 2015 Rawlings-Perfect Game High Honorable Mention
  • American studies major
  • Son of Christopher Martin and Daisy Riutort
  • Brother to Jenessa and Leilani