Zachary Levine reports that the Houston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America have named J. D. Martinez the 2011 Houston Astros Rookie of the Year. He hit .274 in 53 games with 13 doubles and six home runs. He patrolled LF well earning a fielding percentage of .990 and showing he can throw some by adding five outfield assist.
Martinez played 19 games for Greeneville in 2009 after being drafted in the 20th round that year. He is the third former G-Stros position player to play in the majors following J. R. Towles and Jose Altuve.