Astros: checking in on the prospects traded for Zack Greinke

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Arizona Diamondbacks, Corbin Martin
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While the only prospect to make his debut with the Astros, Corbin Martin’s career has not gone as planned.

Corbin Martin

After making his debut with the Astros on Mother’s Day in 2019, Corbin Martin only started four more games for the Astros. The right-hander climbed to 5.59 ERA, as he hit a home run funk that he still hasn’t shaken off. Martin allowed eight long balls over five starts with the Astros in 2019, as he has allowed five homers in five games (three starts) in 2021.

This season, the right-hander sits at a 10.69 ERA through 16 innings (five games, three starts). Tommy John surgery in 2019 held Martin out for all of the ’20 season, as his return to the mound didn’t work out in 2021. The right-hander is now on the 7-day IL in Triple-A, where his ERA sits at 5.93 over 27.1 innings this year.

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Martin, Bukauskas and Beer were all among the Top 100 prospects according to MLB Pipeline at one point in their careers, but only Beer is off to a hot start. So I ask you, who has won the trade so far? Probably the Astros, since they won a pennant, as only one prospect has broken out in a small sample size for the Diamondbacks.

After an 9-1 loss on Tuesday, the Michael Brantley-less Astros return to action on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. with Jose Urquidy countering right-hander Kohei Arihara.