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January 11, 2012

Marco Paddy signs his first Latin America player for the Whiite Sox: Venezuelan RHP Luis Martinez

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 11, 2012 9:15 pm
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Ben Bradler:

The White Sox have signed Venezuelan righthander Luis Martinez for $250,000, the organization’s most expensive international signing in recent years.

Martinez, who turns 17 on Jan. 29, is 6-foot-4, 195 pounds and gets good downhill angle on an 88-91 mph fastball that has hit 92, an increase from the 84-88 mph velocity he was showing last summer around July 2. He has a projectable frame with long arms and plenty of room to fill out, so he should have at least a plus fastball in time. Martinez has a solid delivery, a high-70s curveball that is his best secondary pitch and he mixes in a changeup as well. …

Investing in the international market! Refreshing!

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