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2015 Gameday Moneymaker
#8 Seth Martinez
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 184
Year: Junior
Hometown: Peoria, Ariz.
High School: Sunrise Mountain
Experience: 1 Letter


  • Has appeared in 28 games with 22 starts, including seven as a freshman and 12 as a sophomore
  • Is 7-2 with a 4.14 ERA and 92 strikeouts versus 44 walks
  • Has allowed four runs on seven hits in 11.2 postseason innings

Sophomore (2015):

  • Made 16 appearances, including 15 starts, and threw 82.2 innings, second-most on the team
  • Went 2-2 with a 4.03 ERA, and notched 58 strikeouts, tied for fourth-most on the team, compared to just 28 walks
  • His 3.05 walks per nine innings ranked as the second-lowest on the team among pitchers with at least 20 innings pitched
  • Made seven midweek starts in 2014 and two in 2015, was moved to the Friday night starter role prior to Long Beach State series March 6-8, and made 10 Friday night starts until he went to the Sunday starter role prior to Washington State series May 14-16. He made two starts on Sunday before he pitched Saturday against Cal State Fullerton in the Fullerton Regional
  • Started the Devils’ second game of the postseason against Cal State Fullerton (5/30) and conceded two runs on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts in a no-decision in 5.1 innings
  • Allowed four runs in six innings at No. 17 USC (5/24) in just his second career loss...took his first career loss vs No. 2 UCLA (5/8) as he was responsible for six runs, including four earned, on 10 hits in 5 2/3 inning
  • Earned his second win of the season as he allowed three runs, including just one earned, and struck out six in five innings vs Tennessee Tech (4/24)
  • Went a career-long eight innings in his first career Pac-12 start as he allowed no runs on four hits against Oregon State (3/13)
  • Threw two shutout innings out of the bullpen against Oklahoma State (2/15) in his season debut
  • Allowed three hits and no earned runs in six innings during his first start of the season against Oklahoma (2/18)
  • Struck out a career-high nine and allowed just one run on four hits seven innings, tied for his career high, against CSUB (2/26)
  • Moved into the Friday night starter role against Long Beach and struck out seven in five innings to pick up his first win of the season
  • 2015 Spring Scholar Baller

Freshman (2014):

  • Went 5-0 in seven starts and 12 appearances
  • His 50 innings pitched ranked fourth on the team and most among freshmen
  • His five wins ranked second on the team
  • Notched a 4.32 ERA and a .266 opposing batting average
  • Struck out 34 compared with 16 walks
  • Took over for injured starter Brett Lilek with two outs in the top of the first inning in the postseason opener vs No. 25 Pepperdine (5/30) and allowed two runs on three hits and struck out seven in 6.1 innings. He gave up two runs on a pair of walks and two base hits in the second inning, but settled down and retired the next 16 batters he faced, including five consecutive perfect frames. He struck out a career-high seven and did not allow a baserunner until a leadoff single in the eighth inning.
  • Allowed just two hits and no runs in a career-long seven innings, and tied his career high with six strikeouts, in a win over New Mexico State (4/29)
  • Struck out six in four innings, including the side in the fourth, and gave up just one run on three hits and two walks to earn the win in his first career appearance vs Wichita State (3/18)
  • Allowed two runs on six hits and struck out three vs No. 20 UNLV (4/15)
  • Gave up four earned runs on five hits in 4.1 innings in a midweek game vs Arizona (3/26)
  • Tossed a scoreless inning in his first Pac-12 appearance vs USC (4/5)
  • Started the final game at Packard Stadium vs Abilene Christian (5/20) and scattered one earned run on six hits in 5.2 innings

High School:

  • Graduated from Sunrise Mountain in 2013
  • Three-year baseball letterman, two-year golf letterman
  • Two-time First Team All-District in 2012 and 2013
  • Earned Second Team All-State honors as a junior in 2012
  • Threw a no-hitter against Thunderbird High School his junior year

Personal: Majoring in exploratory humanities and fine arts…parents are Bobby and Kelly Martinez…has a sister, Taylor…says he picked ASU because on his official visit he liked how serious the coaches were about making their players better, and because ASU is always one of the top programs…his favorite player of all time is Nolan Ryan and his favorite Sun Devil athlete is Dustin Pedroia… his birthday is Aug. 29, 1994… full name is Seth Antonio Martinez.

Career Highs at Arizona State:

Innings: 8.0, vs Oregon St (3/14/15)
K's: 9, vs CSUB (2/26/15)

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