January 21, 2009

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2009: #28 Dustin Martin

2009 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #28 | Dustin Martin

Position | Outfield

Bats/Throws | Left/Left

| April 4, 1984 (Burnet, Texas)

School | Sam Houston State

| 6'2''

| 210 lbs.

2008 Ranking
| 36

Dustin Martin was drafted in the 26th round of the 2006 draft by the New York Mets. Martin along with catcher Drew Butera were traded during the middle of the 2007 season to the Twins in exchange for second baseman Luis Castillo. Since arriving, Martin has been a solid all-around player for both the Ft. Myers Miracle and New Britain Rock Cats. He's shown good defense and a good bat in each stop, thus far. He likely fits the mold of a #4 outfielder. He can play all three outfield spots. If Martin were a couple years younger, he'd likely be a top 10 prospect. However, he'll be 25 at the beginning of the 2009 season and has yet to take an AB above the Double-A level.

2008 Statistics
Level      G     PA     AVG     OBP     SLG     XBH     HR     RBI
AA       133    573    .290    .355    .447      52     10      72

2009 Outlook

I expect Martin to be in Rochester this coming season. He might be moved to left field or right field if Jason Pridie is back in center. But regardless, Martin should be manning one of the three outfield spots for the Red Wings come 2009. Could be a September call-up for the Twins.


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