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Jason Martin

Born: 09/05/1995 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 185
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: LF
Compact muscle, square shoulders, strength throughout, physically maxed
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 06/23/2016
Dates Seen 9x April-June 2016
Affiliate Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Astros)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 Moderate 45 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Stance has gotten wider, moderate crouch with some rhythm pre-pitch, high hands away from body, wrapped bat; pidgeons front knee into a large leg kick with some deceleration; flatter bat path has given way to greater leverage, now moderate; stroke has become more efficient, uses lower half well, can get firm to front side, will lose hips; average bat speed, shows some hand-eye and bat control, prone to dropping back shoulder and popping up, inner-third velo can tie him up, moderate swing-and-miss; solid approach, will work counts, stays in the zone pretty well, OBP will play up
Power 40 Fringe-average raw to all fields, natural strength to generate some carry; early-season approach limited game utility, has become more aggressive in separating to lift pull-side; home run power will be almost exclusively pull, but sneaky occasional oppo pop
Baserunning/Speed 50 4.21 average on five clocks, 4.05 on a chop-and-dash, longer swing finish, raw foot speed underway pushes 55; good instincts, reads plays in front of him; slow crossover and start-up, raw timing first move, plays down at present in stolen base technique, not an efficient base-stealer
Glove 45 Solid routes, good athlete with moderate range, breaks well, goes all-out; speed is borderline for center, average close, will rely on route efficiency; profiles better in left, bench utility in center
Arm 45 Lacks high-end velocity or carry, stretched in right, best suited for left

A former eight-round prep bat, Martin is one of the younger regulars in the Cal League, and it took him a few weeks to find his footing in the box. He shows solid skills across the board, and has made notable gains in swing efficiency to unlock some nascent pop over the past couple months. He lacks a standout tool, though he also lacks a notable deficiency in his game. A sum-of-his-parts player, he offers enough versatility on the grass, on-base ability, and pop to profile as a quality fourth outfielder down the line.

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