GENERAL: Slick fielding infielder with tremendous hands and great instincts...Polished player who is expected to be a major contributor for four years...Expected to be one of the top defensive shortstops program has seen in some time.
BEFORE SIENA: Posted a .550 on-base percentage as a junior at Governor Livingston High School batting .350 with 35 hits, 30 walks, and 21 stolen bases in 21 attempts...In the field, he was part of a double-play combination that set a state record with 61 twin killings in a single season.
AS A FRESHMAN: Started all 57 games for the Saints... Batted .269 (49-for-182) with 19 RBI and 25 runs scored... Had 12 multi-hit games and strung together a six game hit streak in conference play in May... Went 22-for-51, batting .431 in May with seven RBI...Hit .333 (26-for-78) in 24 conference games... In the MAAC Championships, he went 2-for-3 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored in 12-5 win over Marist (5/24).
ROSSI ON MARTIS: "Tyler had a good freshman season. Helped anchor the infield where the team ranked in the top 10 nationally in double plays. He needs to develop a little more constancy with the bat, and hopefully with that added dimension should again be a major contributor this year."
GETTING TO KNOW TYLER MARTIS:
Major: Undeclared Business Twitter Handle: @Tymartis21 What I like most about coach: He makes jokes about everyone on the team Another Siena sport I follow: Basketball My biggest fear is: Spiders If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Hawaii or Italy Three words that describe me: competitive, handsome, athletic One thing you can't live without: My baseball glove
My Favorite... Class at Siena College: Acting Color: Green Type of ice cream: Mint Chocolate Chip Phone app: Instagram Movie: Horrible Bosses Pro athlete: Mike Fish Number: 21