Marty Costes Coach PlayBall Academy


Marty Costes

Growing up in Baltimore, baseball wasn’t necessarily the primary sport for Marty or his brother, Maxwell Costes. The brothers were multi-sport athletes in high school, Marty at Archbishop Curley and Maxwell at Gilman. In all reality, sports other than baseball took center stage. “We never solely played baseball, but baseball was always the sport we were best at,” Maxwell said. “We were just athletes. At one point, my brother was going to go play football at Navy.”

In the end, baseball ended up working out in the best way for the Costes brothers. Marty is chasing big league aspirations and Maxwell is looking to lead the University of Maryland to its best season in program history.

Marty spent two years with the Maryland Terrapins, earning Freshman All-America (2016) and first-team All-Big Ten (2017) honors along the way. His career at Maryland saw him hit .278/.394/.475 with 28 home runs with 114 RBIs in 165 games. He was selected in the 22nd round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros. Since that point, the 5-foot-9, 200-pound outfielder has grinded through four years of Minor League Baseball. The 26-year-old is back with Triple-A Sugar Land to start 2022 after ending last season with the Space Cowboys.

Career Highlights

  • 2021 Houston Astros Organization All-Star
  • Batted .332 in 61 games for AA Corpus Christi (2021)
  • Batted .306 in 101 games between AA and AAA (2021)
  • Drafted in 22nd round by Houston Astros
  • Hitting Development Specialist, Play Ball Academy (2017-present)