At pick 1122 in the 37th round, the Cleveland Indians have selected shortstop Austin Martin out of Trinity Christian Academy.
Born: 3/23/99 — Height: 5'11" — Weight: 160 — Bats: Right — Throws: Right
Jeff Ellis: Austin Martin is committed to Vanderbilt. Do I really need to say more? He has potential to be a plus defender at shortstop and could start for Vanderbilt sooner than later. The only question is if his weaker arm will force a move to second base. The bat is a work in progress, but his potential defense up the middle is what made the Indians draft him even though they knew he was not signing.
Press Release: 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game 2nd Team All-American…2015 & 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention…commitment to Vanderbilt.