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Alberth Martinez

Born: 01/23/1991 (Age: )
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 170
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: LF
Lean body; a little heavier than listed weight; maybe 180-190; athletic; strength throughout his body; should maintain well as he ages.
Evaluator Chris Rodriguez
Report Date 00/00/0000
Dates Seen 4/10, 4/12, 4/15, 5/10, 5/12, 6/24
Affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm (High A, Padres)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 High 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 35 Wide stance square to the pitcher; below-average hitter; barreled a lot of balls early in the season; hits mistakes; fastball hitter; has some bat speed; struggles to stay balanced vs. off-speed; aggressive; sequence can trip him up; pitch recognition is lacking; approach is raw and fastball oriented; raw bat-to-ball ability isn't terrible and he can put the ball in play, but premier pitching will shut him down and cause him to make weak outs.
Power 30 Lean and strong player; power doesn't show up in BP; bat speed is good enough to hit some balls out but it rarely manifests in game action; swing lacks leverage; hit tool diminishes power potential.
Baserunning/Speed 35 Speed is below-average; 4.44-4.50; much more athletic then straight line speed indicates; good first to third; not a base stealer; 3 for 9 thus far this season.
Glove 55 Plus defensive CF; glove is solid and routes are on a line; plays the fence very well; first step is good; saved a couple extra-base hits over his head; range is good for below average speed; can play all three positions.
Arm 45 Fringe arm; all throws were to the cut off man; on a line and accurate; not a weapon going forward.

Early in the season, Martinez was stroking the ball hard and racking up the hits. The league quickly figured out he was a fastball only hitter and changed their approach. Unfortunately, Martinez didn't adjust and continued to search for a meaty middle of the plate fastball. His body and athleticism look like they should produce more tangible tool grades, but it never showed up. I have a hard time believing he'll make a big-league contribution at this stage in his development. 5th outfielder ceiling.

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