Lean body; a little heavier than listed weight; maybe 180-190; athletic; strength throughout his body; should maintain well as he ages.
4/10, 4/12, 4/15, 5/10, 5/12, 6/24
Lake Elsinore Storm (High A, Padres)
35; Quad-A player
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.