The 'Making the Team' series is to help highlight some minor league guys who are on the verge of breaking into the bigs and may get their chance this spring. Be on the lookout for some upcoming posts for other players of interest, including Austin Jackson, Ian Desmond, Michael Stanton, and Jenrry Mejia, just to name a few.
For those who have followed prospects, it seems like Fernando Martinez has been around forever. He was an undrafted signee for the Mets back in 2005. He started his professional career in 2006 at the ripe age of 17 and has been highly regarded for his skill set which includes some power, the ability to hit for a good average, and steal a handful of bases. ‘FMart’ has played at least two different levels in each of his professional seasons, including a brief stint with the big club last year at the age of 20. It looked too soon for the youngster with a line of .176 [AVE] / .242 [OBP] / .275 [SLG]. This resulted in 1 HR, 8RBI, and 2SB.
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