Luis Martinez coach PlayBall Academy


Luis Martinez

Luis is a Colombian-American former professional baseball catcher. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers. He was drafted to the Padres in 2007 and traded to the Rangers in 2011. He also signed minor league contracts with LA Angels of Anaheim (2013) and the Boston Red Sox (2015).

Luis has been coaching private hitting, catching and pitching lessons for 3 years now – single private lessons, groups lessons, clinics, and camps. Coach Luis teaches about 60 lessons a week, athletes from the age of 5 all the way to college players, providing quality lessons to hundreds of players in the DMV since his retirement in 2018. He also coaches the Mid Atlantic Redsox Show Case teams each Summer and Fall.

Career Highlights

  • San Diego Padres Catcher 2007-2011
  • Texas Rangers 2011-2013
  • Played in the World Baseball Classic qualifiers (for the 2nd time) with the Colombia National Team in Panama City (helping the team advance to the WBC for the first time) 2016
  • Colombian Winter League 2017
  • Coach of the Mid Atlantic Redsox 15u & 17 U Team