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The Show Before the Show: Episode 303

D-backs' Martin discusses alternate site, return from Tommy John
April 9, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Prospects in the D-backs' 2020 player pool

Arizona group stacked with young prospects for shortened season
July 9, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

D-backs snag Beer in Greinke trade

Houston sends three of top five prospects to Arizona for ace
July 31, 2019

Seth Beer has done nothing but hit since the Astros selected him in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft. Now he'll be taking his bat to a new organization.Houston traded's No. 100 prospect, along with their own Nos. 4 and 5 prospectsJ.B. Bukauskas and Corbin Martin plus

Astros' Martin has Tommy John surgery

No. 48 overall prospect made Major League debut in May
July 5, 2019

Fourth-ranked Houston Astros prospectCorbin Martin will miss the rest of the year and a "significant portion" of next season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, the club announced Friday.The procedure was performed Wednesday, 10 days after the right-hander left his last start with Triple-A Round Rock after four innings due to discomfort

Astros' Martin goes on IL with elbow injury

Houston's No. 4 prospect left Sunday's start after four innings
June 25, 2019

Corbin Martin headed to the Major Leagues earlier this year, but now he's going on the seven-day injured list.The fourth-ranked Astros prospect left Sunday's start after four innings with elbow discomfort and went to Houston to be evaluated by team doctors.

Toolshed: What future may hold for callups

Best-, worst-case scenarios for recently promoted top prospects
May 17, 2019

The prospects are coming! The prospects are coming!It has been a big week for promotions, with three of the game's top 35 overall prospects moving up to the Major Leagues since Tuesday: Rockies infielder Brendan Rodgers (No. 10), Brewers second baseman Keston Hiura (No. 15) and Braves third baseman-turned-outfielder Austin

Martin twirls gem in Express win

Astros No. 5 prospect takes no-hitter into sixth, strikes out nine
April 12, 2019

While working in big league camp this spring, Corbin Martin made sure he paid extra attention to detail on every pitch as he prepared to face veteran lineups. After all, he was going to be pitching against more mature hitters when he arrived in the Pacific Coast League.Two starts into

Astros' Martin unhittable at friendly confines

No. 5 prospect strikes out six in four innings at Minute Maid Park
March 26, 2019

Corbin Martin might not be part of the Astros' rotation just yet, but he got a preview of what that will be like when he appeared in Houston's final spring game Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.Houston's No. 5 prospect didn't allow a hit over four innings, striking out six and

Martin spins Game 2 gem for Corpus Christi

No. 5 Astros prospect allows two hits over 5 2/3 shutout frames
September 7, 2018

After watching Ryan Hartman hang a zero in the run column into the eighth inning Wednesday night, Corbin Martin wanted nothing more than to follow up with a gem of his own. On Thursday, he delivered. Houston's fifth-ranked prospect allowed one hit and one walk while striking out nine over 5

Award winners, prospects top Texas list

Curletta, Allen joined by Tatis, Luzardo as end-of-season All-Stars
August 30, 2018

The Texas League announced its top two award winners Wednesday. A day later, it filled out the rest of the All-Star lineup.Player of the Year Joey Curletta and Pitcher of the Year Logan Allen are joined by top-100 prospectsFernando Tatis Jr. and Jesus Luzardo on the 2018 Texas League end-of-season

Hooks Land Trio on TL All-Star Team

Hartman, Martin, and Cesar Named to Postseason Honor Squad
August 30, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Pitchers Ryan Hartman and Corbin Martin and third baseman Randy César represent Corpus Christi on the 2018 Texas League Postseason All-Star Team. The roster was revealed by league president Tim Purpura this afternoon.2018 Texas League Postseason All-StarsHartman, who is scheduled to start tonight in Frisco, is 10-4

Martin & Dawson Do Damage

August 11, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Ronnie Dawson was a triple shy of the cycle and Corbin Martin fired six innings of two-run ball Saturday night as the Hooks beat the Cardinals, 5-2, before 5,459 fans at Whataburger Field.Corpus Christi's (29-20, 72-46) victory set the stage for a rubber match Sunday afternoon.

Hooks Battle Back to Secure Series

August 1, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Corbin Martin carried a perfect game into the seventh Tuesday night, while his Hooks engineered a two-out eighth inning rally to beat the Missions, 5-4, securing a series win at Whataburger Field.Corpus Christi (24-15, 67-41) has won four in a row.Following an hour-and-45-minute rain delay, Martin retired

Martin perfect into seventh for Hooks

Astros No. 5 prospect retires 20 in a row in one-hit effort
July 31, 2018

Corbin Martin had been impressive since making his Texas League debut in early May. On Tuesday night, he crossed over from good to great."That's the kind of game every pitcher dreams of, execute every pitch and hit your spots," Martin said. "Tonight I was doing that, and we had some

Bragg Tames Hooks in Spot Start

July 26, 2018

Led by Sam Bragg and Joel Seddon, the RockHounds upended Corpus Christi, 4-1, before 4,692 fans Thursday night in the series opener at Whataburger Field.The Hooks (20-14, 63-40) have now lost a season-high five games.

CC Survives Wild Finish

July 22, 2018

MIDLAND - Corpus Christi and Midland combined for nine runs in the 10th inning Saturday night, with the Hooks holding on for a 7-6 win before 4,353 fans at Security Bank Ballpark.Lost in the late frenzy was a strong start by Corbin Martin, who scattered one run and five hits

Raspas Spin Another Shutout

July 7, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Corbin Martin and Framber Valdez teamed to blank Northwest Arkansas Saturday night, sending Corpus Christi to a 4-0 victory over Northwest Arkansas before 6,670 fans at Whataburger Field.The Hooks defended Whataburger Field as the Corpus Christi Raspas for the final time. The club has fashioned two shutouts

Pineda & Martin Shine in Springdale

July 1, 2018

SPRINGDALE, AR - Andy Pineda belted two home runs and Corbin Martin fired six sterling innings as the Hooks rolled to a 5-2 victory over Northwest Arkansas in the series opener at Arvest Ballpark.Corpus Christi (7-3, 50-29) is the first Double-A club to reach the 50-win plateau.

Hooks Gain Ground on SA

CC has won 14 of its last 19 & stands a season-best 15 games over .500
June 16, 2018

MIDLAND - Corpus Christi secured a series victory in the Permian Basin Friday night, besting Midland, 6-2, before 4,471 fans at Security Bank Ballpark.With the win and Frisco's walk-off triumph over San Antonio, the Hooks (41-26) are one game back of the first-place Missions with three to play in the

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 10

Nats' Kieboom keeps powering up; Peralta gathers more K's
June 11, 2018

Theme of the dayYou look familiar: Gio Brusa joined Griffin Canning and Ryan Clark as the only players to appear on the 2018 Minor League milestones page twice. The Giants prospect was already there after hitting for the cycle for Class A Advanced San Jose on April 11. On Sunday,

Hooks Start Stand with a Bang

Cesar matches club record by extending hit streak to 27 games
June 5, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Chas McCormick belted a two-run home run in his first Double-A at-bat Tuesday night, and his club later engineered a six-run fourth inning as Corpus Christi cruised to a 9-2 victory over Frisco in the series opener at Whataburger Field.The Hooks (34-23) have won seven of their

Springfield Staves Off Sweep

Martin spins a gem in Hooks' extra-inning loss
May 25, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Springfield scored four times in the 10th inning Thursday night, besting Corpus Christi, 4-0, before 4,355 fans at Whataburger Field.The extra-inning setback snaps the Hooks' home win streak at eight games, one victory shy of matching the club record.

Martin stretches out in gem for Hooks

Astros No. 9 prospect allows two hits in career-best 7 2/3 frames
May 24, 2018

Corbin Martin went through a "rude awakening" after a rocky start in Double-A, but after taking notes and steadily making positive strides, the ninth-ranked Astros prospect admits that was the jolt he needed to right the ship in the Texas League. On Thursday, Martin tossed a career-high 7 2/3 scoreless innings,

Hooks Ambushed Late

Frisco blanks CC over final six frames
May 20, 2018

FRISCO - The RoughRiders sent 10 men to the plate and scored six times in the eighth inning Saturday night, pulling off a 10-5 come-from-behind win over Corpus Christi before 10,130 fans at Dr Pepper Ballpark.

Martin, Adcock combine to one-hit Keys

Astros prospects total 14 strikeouts in shutout for Buies Creek
April 28, 2018

It's all about confidence.That was the sentiment echoed by Corbin Martin and Brett Adcock after the two combined on a one-hitter, totaling 14 strikeouts, as Class A Advanced Buies Creek blanked Frederick, 4-0, on Friday night at Jim Perry Stadium.