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Richie Martin

INF

Height
6' 0"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Brandon, Fla.
Weight
180 lbs.
Experience
HS
School
Bloomingdale

Major: Civil Engineering

 

2015 Brooks Wallace Award Finalist

2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Preseason Watch List

2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District 4

2014 & 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

 

CAREER: Completed a solid three-year career with the Gators with a .284 career average in 177 games (174 starts), with 136 runs, 81 RBI, 45 stolen bases, 27 doubles, seven homers and seven triples…His total of 29 hit-by-pitches is tied for fifth in school history...One of two Gators to start all 70 games in 2015, Martin was a finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award as the nation’s top shortstop and batted .291 with career-highs in hits (77), runs (63), RBI (36), stolen bases (20), doubles (11), triples (4), slugging percentage (.430) and on-base percentage (.399)…A two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection who was chosen to the league’s First-Year Honor Roll as well, the civil engineering major became the first UF baseball player to earn Academic All-District 4 recognition since 2008…As a sophomore, Martin started all 63 games at shortstop for the SEC Champions and was on the Watch List for the Brooks Wallace Award…Batted .265 with team highs in at bats (249), stolen bases (18) and runs scored (49)…During his freshman campaign in 2013, Martin played 44 games and made 41 starts (26 in center field, 13 at shortstop, two as the Gators’ designated hitter)…Tied for second on the squad in his debut season with a .300 batting average, with 24 runs, 18 RBI, 15 walks and five doubles.

 

AS A JUNIOR (2015): Chosen in the first round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland A’s with the 20th choice…Martin’s selection marked the fourth time in four years that a member of head coach Kevin O’Sullivan’s Gator squad had been taken in the opening round after catcher Mike Zunino went third overall to the Seattle Mariners in 2012, left-hander Brian Johnson was picked No. 31 by the Boston Red Sox in 2012 and right-hander Jonathon Crawford went No. 20 overall to the Detroit Tigers in 2013…A finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award as the nation’s top shortstop, Martin batted .291, joined JJ Schwarz as the only Gators to start all 70 games and led the squad with 63 runs and 20 stolen bases…Also registered career highs in RBI (36), walks (35), homers (6) and triples (4), slugging percentage (.430) and on-base percentage (.399) and his defense was a driving force in the Gators leading the nation with a .984 fielding percentage…Became the first Gator baseball player since Cole Figueroa in 2008 to be named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 Team and was on the ballot for Academic All-America honors…Hit .276 in SEC games, with 21 runs, 14 RBI, 12 walks and six stolen bases in eight attempts…Batted .293 in 10 NCAA Tournament outings and was 6-for-22 (.273) during the NCAA College World Series…Kept the Orange and Blue alive in Omaha by going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a pair of RBI in the 10-5 triumph over Virginia…Came through with a 3-for-5 performance and scored twice as the Gators eliminated No. 8 Miami from the CWS, including a solo shot in the sixth inning…Helped the Gators sweep No. 10 Florida State in the NCAA Gainesville Super Regional by going 3-for-9 (.333), highlighted by a leadoff homer in the third inning of Game 2…Scored a team-high five runs and was 3-for-10 (.300) in the NCAA Gainesville Regional…Tied the single-game school mark by being hit three times against Florida A&M to start NCAA play and matched his career bet by scoring three runs…Was 2-for-5 with a couple of runs as UF ousted Auburn from the SEC Tournament…Delivered a key RBI single in the seventh inning and was 2-for-4 with two runs as the Gators captured the series at No. 8 Vanderbilt…Belted a two-run homer during a 5-1 triumph over USF…Batted .500 (6-for-12) in the sweep of Mississippi State in Starkville…Produced a .545 (6-for-11) clip in the Gators’ three wins against No. 21 South Carolina…Drove in a career-high six runs, with a two-run single in the second inning that broke a 2-2 tie, a three-run homer in the fourth and an RBI double in the sixth as Florida clinched its weekend series with an 12-5 win on Saturday…Was 4-for-12 (.333) in the series win versus Alabama, with three RBI and three runs…Was 3-for-4 with three runs and a pair of thefts at Stetson…Scored three times and stole two bases in the victory over No. 11 Florida State on St. Patrick’s Day…Began the SEC part of the schedule by going 5-for-12 (.417) against Tennessee…Tallied a career-high four hits in the 10-8 slugfest over Florida Atlantic, going 4-for-5 with three runs and two stolen bases…Had at least one hit in each game of the sweep of Rhode Island.

 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014): Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll…Started all 63 games at shortstop and was on the Watch List for the Brooks Wallace Award…Batted .265 with team highs in at bats (249), stolen bases (18) and runs scored (49)…Had career highs in doubles (11), triples (2) and homers (1)…Had a .224 average in SEC play, with 18 runs, 16 RBI, five thefts and four doubles…Went 2-for-9 (.222) in the NCAA Gainesville Regional, including a sacrifice fly against the College of Charleston…Had an RBI fielder’s choice in the 6-5 win over Kentucky in the SEC Tournament…Stroked an RBI single in the fourth inning against No. 6 South Carolina in Hoover…Was 3-for-3 and scored three runs in the 8-2 win over USF…Belted first career homer in the finale with No. 10 Vanderbilt and was 2-for-4…Drove in a pair of runs and scored twice as the Gators completed a sweep of No. 20 Alabama…Tallied four runs during the three wins over Georgia…Was 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a stolen base as Florida downed FGCU in Fort Myers…Had three hits in consecutive games at No. 19 Kentucky and was 6-for-10 (.600) in the series…Had a two-run double in the third inning and an RBI single in the fifth of Sunday’s rubber game…Ripped a two-run double into left field as the Gators finished off a weekend sweep of No. 4 LSU at McKethan Stadium…Started the series with the Tigers by going 2-for-4 against SEC Pitcher of the Year Aaron Nola…Was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a pair of runs out of the leadoff spot in the second game at Texas A&M…Scored three times and was 2-for-4 in the mid-week win over Illinois State…Had four hits, three walks and two runs in the sweep of UConn…Tripled and scored in the 5-1 triumph over UCF…Hit .267 (4-for-15) at No. 17 Miami (FL) and was 2-for-5 in game three…Set a career best with two doubles in the decisive third game with Maryland, when he was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a couple of runs…Began the season on a 13-game hitting streak in which he was 19-for-54 (.352) with 12 runs, four doubles and four RBI.

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll…Played 44 games in his rookie season and made 41 starts (26 in center field, 13 at shortstop, two as the Gators’ designated hitter)…Entered the season as Florida’s starting shortstop and suffered a broken finger on March 3 against Miami (FL) that kept him from playing the field until April 7 at Mississippi State, when he returned to the lineup in center field…Tied for second on the squad with a .300 batting average, with 24 runs, 18 RBI, 15 walks and five doubles…Was 7-for-10 on the basepaths…Registered 13 multiple-hit outings…Hit .282 in 23 SEC games, scored 10 runs, drew 10 walks and totaled eight RBI…Had a single in each of Florida’s NCAA Tournament games against Austin Peay and Valparaiso…Was 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a run in the regular-season finale at Georgia…Batted a team-leading .417 (5-for-12) over the three games with Auburn, including 3-for-5 in the final contest…Chipped in with a couple of singles, a walk, a run and a stolen base in the victory over Florida Atlantic…Turned in a 3-for-5 effort in the rout of Florida A&M in which he drove in three runs on a two-run double in the third inning and a sacrifice fly in the eighth and also scored three runs…Went 2-for-4 with a theft and scored in the opener at No. 3 LSU…Batted .364 (4-for-11) in the Tennessee series and delivered an RBI single as part of the four-run third inning in the opener…Drove in a career-high four runs in the Gators’ 12-1 triumph over USF that featured a three-run triple in the sixth stanza…Began the series at Missouri by going 3-for-6 and then drew a career-high three walks in the second encounter with the Tigers…Came through with a two-run single into right field during UF’s 10-run sixth-inning explosion against No. 8 South Carolina that completed a series sweep of the Gamecocks…Lofted a sacrifice fly in the third and added an RBI double in the fifth of the Gators’ 4-3 victory at No. 7 Florida State…Batted leadoff and drew his first career start in center field at No. 17 Mississippi State and was 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored to help the Orange and Blue take the finale…Went 3-for-6 and had a run-scoring single to complete the series with FGCU at McKethan Stadium…Had a then-career-high three hits in his first road game at UCF…Was 3-for-11 (.273) with three runs and a couple of walks during the opening series with Duke…Was 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and scored twice as UF captured the rubber game of the series with a 16-5 win…Singled to right field in his collegiate debut, when he started at shortstop and hit second.

 

SUMMER: Played in the Cape Cod League in 2013 & 2014…Enjoyed a tremendous 2014 season with the Bourne Braves, ranking second in the league with a single-season club record .364 batting average and placing first in both hits (59) and runs (36)…Was ranked as the No. 8 prospect on the Cape by Baseball America, was a third-team Summer Collegiate All-American by Perfect Game and made the CCBL All-League Team…Played with UF teammates Harrison Bader and Brett Morales…Tallied 20 RBI, swiped 17 bases, drew 17 walks and had six doubles in 43 regular-season games for the Braves, which set a franchise record for wins and earned the President’s Cup for posting the league’s best record…Martin finished the campaign by reaching base in 39 straight outings…Represented the victorious Western Division in the All-Star Game…Played for the Falmouth Commodores in 2013…Had a .193 average in 32 games, with 19 runs, 11 walks and 10 RBI…Was 11-for-16 on stolen-base opportunities and had three doubles, one triple and a homer…The two-run shot came off of Gator teammate Bobby Poyner and Martin was 2-for-3 in the contest…The Commodores tied for first in the West and fell to eventual champion Cotuit in the playoffs.  

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Infielder from Bloomingdale High School who played for head coach Kris Wilken…Drafted in the 38th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners with the 1,151st overall pick…Was a third-team Preseason All-American by Rawlings and named to the Florida All-Region First Team…Mentioned as a top player on ESPN High School’s Florida All-State Baseball Team prior to his final prep campaign…Ranked No. 21 in the state of Florida, No. 3 among middle infielders in the Class of 2012 Final Rankings from Perfect Game…Hit .438, the fifth-highest average among Hillsborough County public schools, with 25 runs, 21 stolen bases, 19 RBI, six doubles and a pair of triples as a senior…Was an all-state selection in Class 8A as the Bulls finished 22-4…Picked up first-team recognition on the Tampa Bay Times’ All-Suncoast Team and was a member of Tampa Bay Tribune’s All-Hillsborough County team…First-team All-Hillsborough County by the Tampa Bay Times and first-team Western Conference choice for the Federal Division…Named to the Saladino All-Tournament Team and was part of Hillsborough County’s Parade of Athletes… Finished with a career batting average of .340 and was named his team’s best hitter in his final two seasons…Earned a prestigious Scholar-Athlete Award and a $500 scholarship as Bloomingdale’s male representative at an event held in Tampa…Appeared on the ballot for the Mr. Baseball Award presented by the Florida Dairy Farmers… Also played in the 6th Annual Tampa Bay High School All-Star Classic held at Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays…Earned Most Valuable Player honors at the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game after going 4-for-5 with a triple and three stolen bases over two games…Hit .366 with 19 runs, 17 RBI, nine stolen bases, seven doubles, and a slugging percentage of .577 during his junior campaign…Named the MVP of the 2010 World Wood Bat Association Championships in Jupiter, Fla., when he scored a tournament-high seven runs in seven games, including the only run in the final round…Martin’s team, Chet Lemon’s Juice, was the co-champion of the 85-team final event…Batted .308 with 24 runs as a sophomore in 2010…Member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta at Bloomingdale.

 

MARTIN’S CAREER STATISTICS

Overall Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2013

.300

44-41

170

24

51

5

1

0

18

15

25

7-10

2014

.265

63-63

249

49

66

11

2

1

27

27

30

18-20

2015

.291

70-70

265

63

77

11

4

6

36

35

35

20-28

CAREER

.294

177-174

684

136

194

27

7

7

81

77

90

45-58

 

SEC Regular-Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2013

.282

23-21

85

10

24

2

0

0

8

10

11

3-6

2014

.224

30-30

116

18

26

4

0

1

16

12

16

5-6

2015

.276

30-30

116

21

32

4

2

2

14

12

14

6-8

CAREER

.259

83-81

317

49

82

10

2

3

38

34

41

14-20

 

SEC Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2013

.250

1-1

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0-0

2014

.150

5-5

20

4

3

0

0

0

2

3

2

2-2

2015

.222

5-5

18

4

4

0

0

0

1

3

6

2-2

CAREER

.190

11-11

42

8

8

0

0

0

3

6

9

4-4

 

NCAA Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2013

.222

2-2

9

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0-0

2014

.222

2-2

9

0

2

0

0

0

1

0

1

0-0

2015

.293

10-10

41

10

12

2

0

2

5

3

4

0-2

CAREER

.271

14-14

59

10

16

2

0

2

6

3

7

0-2

 

MARTIN'S CAREER HIGHS

At Bats: 6, 5x, last vs. Florida State (6/6/15)

Runs Scored: 3, 6x, last vs. Florida A&M (5/29/15)

Hits: 4 vs. Florida Atlantic (2/24/15)

RBI: 6 vs. South Carolina (4/11/15)

Doubles: 2 vs. Maryland (2/16/14)

Triples: 1, 7x, last vs. Georgia (5/2/15)

Home Runs: 1, 7x, last vs. Miami (FL) (6/17/15)

Walks: 3, 2x, last vs. Connecticut (3/9/14)

Stolen Bases: 2, 7x, last vs. Auburn (5/15/15)

Hit Streak: 17 games (5/18/13-3/7/14)

 

 

 

 

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