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The Book on Francisco Martinez
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Francisco Martinez / 3B, SEA
901 | 4/15/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (8/1/2014): #1030
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Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
Don't confuse him with that Dominican F-Mart from the other coast. The Venezuelan Francisco Martinez is a real five-tool player with boundless raw ability and one of the biggest upsides in the Mariner system today. After coming over from Detroit in midseason 2011, he raked AA pitchers over the coals in Southern League Jackson, posting a great .310/.326/.481 line and knocking three homers in his 33 games before coming back to earth. In 2012, he looked overmatched enough to earn a temporary demotion, but expectations should be tempered: he's still very young.
Martinez has near-plus speed and a cannon arm, with no big holes in his game, though his fielding is probably below average and he could use a little more patience at the plate. Aanother year of AA looks likely, with a cup of coffee possible later in the year. Meanwhile, he'll try to polish up his shortcomings and wait for an opportunity to shine.
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