MLB Draft Spotlight: Garrett Martin, An Outlier Athlete - Loden Sports
MLB Draft Spotlight: Garrett Martin, An Outlier Athlete


Slammers Baseball conducted an official Loden Sports evaluation on Austin Peay Centerfielder and MLB Draft Prospect, Garrett Martin. Martin scored an 11 and is a certified outlier.

Slammers Baseball, a Loden Sports Partner

Slammers Baseball in Colorado has been conducting Loden Sports evaluations for over 2 years now on the 1,000+ players in their organization. Recently, they ran one of their college alumni through a Loden Sports evaluation and low and behold, they unearthed an outlier. It wasn’t the first time that Garrett Martin ran through a Loden Sports evaluation. In June of 2022, Garrett was a Loden 9… In June of 2023, Garrett popped an 11.

The Elephant in the Room, the Athletic Profile

His athleticism has never been a secret. Back in 2018, Martin was the 2018 Colorado Class 4A High Jump champion with a jump of 6-10 and had interest from the University of Oregon for Track and Field. At 6-4, 212 lbs., Martin is rearing for an opportunity to play professional baseball and has the unique blend of size and athleticism to stand out in any organization. 

The Loden Sports evaluation uncovered a profile of 11 Power, 9 Quickness, 8 Speed – for an overall Loden Score of 11. A number achieved by less than a handful of athletes, ever. Needless to say, Martin has likely never been on a baseball field where he wasn’t the best pure athlete AND, by the numbers, that should hold true for as long as he plays the game.  

The Loden Sports Performance Lab App

It’s never been easier to get verified jump metrics with the introduction of the Loden Sports Performance Lab App. The app tracks the center of mass of the athlete, so there’s no way for athletes to cheat the system – that’s right, sucking your toes in does absolutely nothing. At just $5 / month, the Loden Sports Performance Lab App is the easiest and most affordable way to track and monitor jump performance. Available now on the iOS App Store. Check it out in-action below:

But Can He Play?

Garrett Martin is a 6-4, 212 lb. centerfielder from Austin Peay University. A 22nd round draft out of high school by the Baltimore Orioles in 2018, Martin opted for the collegiate route and ended up spending 3 years at McLennan Community College. Highlighted by an NJCAA National Championship in 2021, Martin played shortstop and led that team with 20 HR, a 1.224 OPS, and 47 total extra base hits in 64 games.

In 2022, Martin transferred to Oklahoma State where he saw action in just 20 games while logging just 48 at-bats. In 2023, Martin was a fixture in the middle of the Austin Peay lineup before a minor oblique injury cut his season short in May. In 43 games, he hit .333 with 15 HR, 1.170 OPS, more than half of his hits went for extra bases and he walked at an 11% clip – all en route to being named Austin Peay’s Male Athlete of the Year.

What Next?

Now, with the oblique injury behind him, and after starting baseball activity last week (see video above), Martin has reported to the MLB Draft League’s Frederick Keys to get some competitive at-bats with wood ahead of the MLB Draft in July. One thing is for sure, Frederick fans will be laying eyes on some of the best pure physical tools in the entire draft.