#16 Austin Martin

UTL

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

Coach Corbin Quote: “Marty had a very good freshman year. He was named freshman all-American and was a leader to our offense the entire season. He is extremely athletic and talented, and was able to perform at every defensive position aside from pitcher and catcher. He attacks the game; he’s a competitor, a winner and wants to be in the middle of all big game moments. His acumen for the game is well above average. He impacts the game in some way every time he hits the field.”

As a Sophomore (2019)

  • D1Baseball.com and Baseball America First-Team All-American
  • First-Team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive Team
  • Golden Spikes semifinalist and Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist
  • Set Vanderbilt’s single-season program 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)
  • Named NCBWA National Hitter of the Week and SEC Player of the Week on Feb. 18
  • His .392 average was the highest for a Commodore since Warner Jones (.414) in 2004
  • Batted .424 in SEC games (50-for-118), scoring 39 runs with a .500 on-base percentage
  • Hit .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)
  • Opened the season with a 10-game hit streak, batting .512 (22-for-43) with 19 runs
  • Batted leadoff 37 times, helping the Commodores to a 33-4 record in those games
  • Started 52 games at third base and 13 at second base

As a Freshman (2018)

  • 2018 Freshman All-American selection of Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA and Perfect Game
  • Team-high 20 multi-hit games, including six three-hit performances
  • 13-game hitting streak from April 1-21
  • Longest for a Commodore freshman since Xavier Turner (15) in 2013
  • Batted .429 (21-for-49) during the 13-game hitting streak
  • Recorded a hit in 47 of his 58 games and finished the year on a 10-game hitting streak…
  • Led the SEC with 22 stolen bases, tied for sixth among freshmen nationally
  • Most for a Vandy freshman since Xavier Turner had as many in 2013…
  • Paced the Commodores with a .308 batting average and .388 on-base pct. in 30 SEC starts
  • 58 starts at six different positions including center field (13), first base (13), left field (12), third base (9), designated hitter (9) and shortstop (2)
  • NCAA Clemson Regional All-Tournament Team Selection after batting .385 (5-for-13) with four runs and six total bases in three games
  • Team-high .385 batting average (10-for-26) with five runs and three doubles in NCAA Tournament games
  • Named SEC Freshman of the Week on April 16 after posting a .462 average and .588 on-base pct. against Western Kentucky and Ole Miss
  • Batted .571 (8-for-14) with two runs, two stolen bases and two RBIs in three games at Missouri
  • Batted .652 (15-for-23) with 11 runs, six walks and as many stolen bases in his first seven starts
  • First career hit came as a solo home run on the third pitch of the game against Duke (Feb 18)

The Martin File

  • Prepped at Trinity Christian Academy in Deltona, Fla.
  • 2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game second-team All-American, Florida
  • All-Region first-team honors and team captain as a senior
  • 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game underclass high honorable mention and team captain as a junior
  • Helped the Conquerors to the Florida Class 4A State Baseball Championship as a sophomore
  • 2015 Rawlings-Perfect Game High Honorable Mention and team captain as a sophomore
  • Native of Deland, Fla.
  • Son of Christopher Martin and Daisy Riutort
  • Brother to Jenessa and Leilani
  • American Studies major