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10/10/1988 (28 y, 5 m, 13 d)
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He's not a center fielder or a top prospect any more. Even though he's still only 23, F-Mart has not managed to replicate the above-average power that he showed in the Minor Leagues in Citi yet. He's also batted an arthritic right knee all career and never showed even average patience in the minors. The star has dimmed but is not quite out yet -- someone might give him a chance. (Eno Sarris)
The Quick Opinion:
The fall from grace is almost complete. Injury and poor play in the Major Leagues means that Martinez is running out of chances with the Mets. You never know, the Astros might give him a chance to redeem himself.
He's 24 and already with his second organization, but Fernando Martinez has only amassed 275 plate appearances in the major leagues. Part of that is health -- last year was the first time in his career that he even managed 500 plate appearances in a calendar year. Another part of that is an inability to translate his minor league statistics to the big leagues. He used to get a lot of credit for being so young at every level, but after he kept repeating those levels and getting a year older without improving key peripherals, that benefit of the doubt went out the window. His strikeout rate just kept getting worse, his walk rate never improved, and his defense moved him to the corner outfield in the meantime. The overall package now looks like it lacks a standout tool, at least not for his current position. Though his team may need him to fill up the lineup card, fantasy owners may want to avoid him. Fittingly, deep leaguers needing a warm body may be able to stomach a poor batting average, but top prospect George Springer is coming fast, and he has more patience, power, and speed than F-Mart. (
The Quick Opinion:
It took until his third attempt at Triple-A, at 24 years old, but Fernando Martinez finally put together 500 plate appearances with a gaudy-looking batting line. He's probably still a guy that strikes out too much, walks too little, and only has power that's slightly better than league average to depend on him for much.
It was a forgettable year for the former Mets top prospect as Martinez disappointed during his short stint with the Astros before being designated for assignment in Houston and then acquired by the Yankees. But the cherry on top was his 50-game suspension for being involved with Biogenesis. While he does flash some power potential, he has been making less and less contact as he ages. Now 25, the window of opportunity is closing quickly and he's looking like nothing more than a reserve outfielder. (
The Quick Opinion:
A 50-game suspension stemming from the Biogenesis bust really sums up Martinez's career as one of disappointment. Now in the Yankees organization, he's more likely to show glimpses of his power potential in the minors than earn any sort of value for fantasy owners with the big league club.
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