Former Rays 1st Round Pick Brandon Martin Arrested in Double Homicide


Brandon Martin was a 1st round pick by the Rays out of a high school in California. The 22 year old was arrested on Friday following the murder of his 64 year old father Michael, and 62 year old Barry Swanson. His uncle Ricky Lee Anderson is also in critical condition. (

Brandon Martin was busted after he was seen driving a car that was missing from the victim’s home. (Press Enterprise)

Martin was also recently taken into custody earlier this week for mental evaluation after making threats against his family. He’s no longer with the Rays organization as in 2014 he left for “personal matters” according to

I don’t trust anyone that smiles like that in their mugshot, but investigation is still ongoing. More info on the events below.