March 28, 2009

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009: #24 Fernando Martinez

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009 | #24 | Fernando Martinez | Mets

Position | Outfield

Bats/Throws | Left/Right

| October 10, 1988 (Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic)

| Not Available

| 6'1''

| 190 lbs.

2008 Ranking | 14

Fernando Martinez was signed by the New York Mets in 2005. The New York Mets have a tenancy to rush a lot of their young, raw talent in order to bring up their value in hopes of driving up their trade return. Martinez may be a victim of this, but regardless he has at least held his own throughout the Mets system, despite being incredibly young for his level of play. Martinez will likely be starting at one of the corner outfield spots come 2010, but in 2009 he'll most likely start the 2009 season with the Mets' Triple-A affiliate, the Buffalo Bison. Should the Mets decide to hang onto Martinez, they'll be getting a good player with enormous potential. If they decide to trade him, they should be able to get something valuable in return.

2008 Statistics
Level      G     PA     AVG     OBP     SLG     XBH     HR     3B
R          4     15    .429    .467    .643       2      0      1
AA 86 365 .287 .340 .432 31 8 4

2009 Outlook

Martinez will start in Triple-A with the Buffalo Bison but he will likely be making his Mets debut at some point this season, despite being only 20-years-old.


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