As the winter season comes to a close this week with the Caribbean World Series that begins on…
Breaking Down the Outfielders – Part One
Highest Ceiling: Fernando Martinez: As has been the case every year he has been in the system, Fernando Martinez enters the new season entrenched in this category and unquestionably possesses the highest ceiling. Injuries and a checkered health history still raise flags as does the premise that he has yet to fully dominate over the course of a full season, but Fernando's tools go unmatched by any other outfield prospect. Yet the signs really started to show over the final six weeks of the season as he underwent a noticeable power surge thanks to the most balanced swing he showed all year. He followed that up with a very impressive showing in the Dominican Winter League. Now the new headline into the spring will be how he handles the likely move to Triple-A after 611 at-bats in Double-A over the past two seasons, and whether there is a possibility for him to make his big league debut sometime this summer. Fernando's defensive projection appears fairly set as he faces a near...
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