Fernando Martinez Flexing His Muscles In Caribbean Series

An article by posted on January 22, 2010

Here’s some more positive news on the Mets front.

Last night, Mets outfield prospect Fernando Martinez belted a three-run homer and collected six RBI’s as the Leones clobbered Cibao in Game 3 of the Caribbean Championship Series. It was all part of a huge night for F-Mart who went 5-6 at the plate while tallying nine total bases.

It looks like Martinez is finding his stroke during this playoff series as he was batting a dismal .191 in 47 at-bats during the regular  games leading up to the post season for the Leones.

There’s no reason to read more into this other than to take note of how F-Mart can sometimes show those flashes of greatness we keep hearing about. It was a solid performance for the kid and I thought I’d share it with our readers.

I still believe we have a future All Star with tremendous power potential in F-Mart.

If he could just stay healthy and string together a few hundred at-bats in AAA, we may see him sooner than you think, and I predict that his second cup of coffee will be much better than the first.

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