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Astros call up top prospect Martes from PCL

Ranked No. 15 overall, righty probably will be used in long relief
June 8, 2017

The Astros are 42-18, lead the American League West by 12 games and have four more wins than any other team in Major League Baseball.On Thursday, they made a move to get even better.Houston called up top prospect Francis Martes from Triple-A Fresno. The 21-year-old right-hander needed to be added

Grizzlies triumph in 10th to split series at Tacoma

Kemmer, Kemp & Moran homer in 8-7 victory; Martes strikes out personal and Grizz season-high 9
May 26, 2017

Five Fresno Grizzlies collected multiple hits Friday night in the series finale against the Tacoma Rainiers (29-18), in an 8-7 win in 10 innings to split the four-game set. It was just the second extra-inning game in 49 played this season for the Grizzlies (20-29), who have played just two

Martes hurls five shutout innings in PCL debut

Top Astros prospect scatters five hits and three walks for Grizzlies
April 10, 2017

Francis Martes got in just enough trouble during his Triple-A debut to show he can work his way out of it."He was good, really good. He threw some good breaking balls and several changeups that were pretty good," Fresno pitching coach Dyar Miller said. "His fastball command [was] a little

Reno rally snaps Grizz three-game win streak

Homers by Teoscar Hernandez and Tyler White not enough in solid Triple-A debut for Francis Martes
April 10, 2017

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Astros Prospect Primer: Martes at the top

Right-hander leads group of powerful arms in well-stocked system
March 23, 2017

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2017 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining star: Francis Martes, RHPAfter years

Astros' Martes, Twins' Gordon among cuts

Blue Jays assign top prospects Alford, Urena to Minor League camp
March 18, 2017

With only two weeks of Spring Training left, big league clubhouses in Florida and Arizona are thinning out.On Saturday, the Astros assigned two of their top prospects -- right-hander Francis Martes and outfielder Ramon Laureano -- to Minor League camp, while the Twins made a handful of cuts, including their

System Rankings: 21 and younger (10-1)

Braves take top spot with Maitan, Albies; Dodgers, Yanks full of youth
March 8, 2017

With Spring Training underway and the 2017 season rapidly approaching, looks at the state of all 30 farm systems and ranks them, according to certain changing criteria with each edition. This week, we focus on prospects who will be 21 or younger on Opening Day and consider the quality

Martes, Fisher lead Astros' spring invites

Davis, Laureano and Stubbs round out Top 30 prospects in camp
January 13, 2017

Francis Martes and Derek Fisher joined the Astros organization less than two months apart in 2014. Almost three years later, they'll be joining Houston together at Spring Training.Martes, the Astros' No. 1 prospect, is ranked 29th overall by; Fisher checks in at No. 5 in the organization and No.