HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in Birmingham, Ala. ... Rated as the top catcher in the state ... Hit .379 with five home runs as a senior ... Batted .368 as a junior after holding a .400 average his first two seasons ... The two-time team captain was a two-time All-Metro selection ... Coached by Sammy Dunn.
PERSONAL: Full name is Martin Whitfield Evans ... Born Feb. 20, 1985 in Birmingham, Ala. ... Son of Jesse and Beth Evans ... Has one brother, Price ... Both parents attended the University of Alabama ... Enjoys wood working, fly-fishing and kayaking when not playing baseball ... Plans a career as a sports agent.