Baseball’s Kyle Martin Drafted by Baltimore in 2019 MLB Draft
Seacaucus, N.J. – (June 5, 2019) - Fordham University pitcher Kyle Martin (Oceanside, N.Y./Oceanside) joined an exclusive group of Ram baseball players on Wednesday, as he became the 37th Ram to be taken in the MLB Draft. He was selected in the 15th round of the 2019 MLB Draft (Pick #438) by the Baltimore Orioles. Thus far, he is the seventh A-10 player selected this year. Martin's selection marks the fifth straight season that Fordham has had a player's name called during the MLB Draft. The Rams had two draftees in both the 2015 (Brett Kennedy and Charles Galiano) and 2016 (Greg Weissert and Joseph Serrapica) MLB Draft, and one in 2017 (Jimmy Murphy) and 2018 (Reiss Knehr). He is the second pick out of Fordham to go to Baltimore in the last three seasons, joining Jimmy Murphy, who pitched for the Orioles Class-A affiliate in Aberdeen the last two seasons. Martin just finished his junior season at Fordham, helping the Rams to the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship and the team's first NCAA appearance in over two decades. He earned First Team All-Atlantic 10 honors this season and broke the Rams' career record for saves with 21. He ended the season with a 6-2 record and 10 saves in 30 relief appearances to go with a 2.44 ERA and 65 strikeouts. He was also a big part of the Rams breaking the school record for strikeouts for the fifth consecutive year with 605. Martin finished the season with a bang, pitching a career-long 4.2 innings in the Atlantic 10 Championship title game on May 25th and was selected to the All-Championship Team. In the career record book, Martin ranks second in career appearances with 83, behind only Rich Anastasi's school record of 93 (2010-13), while his 2.25 career ERA is third all-time, behind only Bob Grant (2.08 – 1966-68) and current teammate John Stankiewicz (2.05). He is also the only Ram to record multiple double-digit save seasons (2018 & 2019).