The Trojans open a three-game series at Wake Forest on Fridady, Feb, 24.
The season opener is set for Friday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. PT.
Six pitchers and three outfielders were taken on the last day of the 2016 MLB Draft.
The junior catcher becomes the first Trojan to come off the board.
The senior batted .387 to lead the conference.
2015/SOPHOMORE: In his sophomore season for the Trojans, Martinez appeared in 60 games, starting in 59, mostly at first base...Earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention for the second-straight season...Finished the season with 67 hits and 40 runs...Recorded 45 RBI...Had 18 multi-hit games...Recorded 13 doubles and one home run...Earned his home run on March 24 versus Pepperdine...Had a seven game hitting streak from May 5 to May 18...Recorded a season and career high four RBI on May 31 against San Diego State and Virginia in the playoffs...Batted .296 for the season (67-for-226).
2014/FRESHMAN: In his first season of work for the Trojans, Martinez batted .297 while starting 50 of 52 games ... Named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors ... Finished the season with 55 hits and tallied 23 runs ... Recorded 29 RBI ...Struck out only 14 times in 185 at bats ... Had 13 multi-hit games ... His first career hit came on Feb. 14 versus Northwestern going 1-for-3 to drive in one run ... Recorded 10 doubles and one home run throughout the duration of the season ... Earned his home run on March 4 versus UC Irvine ... Recorded a season and career high three RBI on April 5 versus Arizona State where he went 3-for-6 to drive in three runs ... Had a season and career high of four hits on April 18 versus Arizona where he went 4-for-6 to drive in one run ... Went on an eight game hitting streak from April 5 to April 18 ... During that time, Martinez went 18-for-35.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Mater Dei HS for head coach Burt Call...Three-time All-CIF Division I selection (2011,12,13)...2013 Rawlings First Team All-American...California All-Region First Team...MaxPreps First Team Large School All-State Team 2013...2010-13 All-Orange County Team selection... All-Trinity League selection 2010-13...2011 & 2012 Perfect Game Underclass First Team...Member of the U18 USA National Team...All-World Team 18U World Championships...National Junior Player of the Year and First Team Underclass All-American by MaxPreps in 2012...Perfect Game All-American, Under Armour All-American...In 2013 as a senior, batted .395, 17 RBI, 4 doubles...Four-year varsity career batted .380...National Freshman of the Year in 2010 by MaxPreps...Led team to NHSI titles in 2012 and 2013, CIF championship in 2010, Trinity League titles in 2010 and 2013 and Boras State title in 2013...Graduated with honors.
PERSONAL: Parents are Joey and Patty...Has one brother, Josh and one sister, Priscilla..Real Estate Development major...Chose USC because, "He wants to leave his legacy with the baseball program. Wants to be a part of this family and tradition."...Lists his biggest sports hero as Albert Pujols because of what he does on the field and in the community as well...Favorite food is sushi ...Favorite movie is Southpaw...Favorite TV shows are Suits and The Blacklist...Would like to visit Hawaii..Favorite musicians are Drake, Kygo...Birthdate is December 29, 1994.