There Will Be Another Pedro Martinez in Pro Baseball

Pedro Martinez is one of the most popular players in recent times in the Major Leagues.  He was a Hall of Fame player and is still active in the game as a baseball analyst.

Now there will be another Pedro Martinez in the game, his son Pedro Jr.  The Detroit Tigers announced they have signed the younger Martinez, a Dominican prospect, during the international player signing period.

The 17-year-old is a third baseman, unlike his father and two uncles (Ramon and Jesus)who also pitched professionally.

The elder Martinez agreed with his son’s signing on the condition that the Tigers would allow Pedro Jr. to finish high school.

For more information about the recent Martinez signing, follow the link below from espn.com:

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20840483/detroit-tigers-sign-prospect-pedro-martinez-jr-son-baseball-hall-famer-pedro-martinez

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At 16, Pedro Martinez Jr. Already Appears to Have a Baseball Future

Pedro Martinez’s son, Pedro Jr., is already a top international baseball prospect.  At age 16, he is already competing with the best amateurs in the Dominican Republic and could be signed by a major-league team this summer.  He’s already recognized one of the best players in the International Prospect League.

If Pedro Jr. decides not to purse a pro career at this point, he is slated to attend high school in Boca Raton, Florida.

Pedro Sr. was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015, after a fabulous 18-year career in which he garnered three Cy Young Awards on his way to compiling a 219-100 record and 2.93 ERA.

Pedro Jr.’s uncle, Ramon Martinez, was a pirtcher in the majors from 1988 to 2001.

For more information about Pedro Martinez Jr., follow the link below from Bleacher Report:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2715247-whos-your-daddy-pedro-martinez-jr-making-own-fame-as-teen-hitting-star