Astros sign second-round pick Martin

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HOUSTON — Right-hander Corbin Martin, a second-round Draft pick from Texas A&M, signed with the Astros on Wednesday. Martin, the 56th overall pick in the MLB Draft, received a signing bonus of $1 million, according to MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis.

Martin, 21, went 7-4 with a 3.80 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 24 games (13 starts) in his junior season for Texas A&M. He began season in the bullpen before joining the starting rotation in March. In his 13 starts, Martin went 5-2 with a 3.58 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 70 1/3 innings.

Martin was one of the most dominant pitchers in the Cape Cod League in 2016, giving up just two runs in 15 2/3 innings pitched (1.15 ERA) with three walks and 22 strikeouts in 14 appearances. He’s from the Houston suburb of Cypress.

Martin on being an Astros fan

The Astros have signed 27 of their 42 selections from the 2017 Draft, including nine of their 12 selections made within the top 10 rounds. They have a 4 p.m. CT deadline on July 7 to sign their remaining Draft picks, including first-rounder J.B. Bukauskas, a right-handed pitcher from the University of North Carolina.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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