Fernando Martinez

by Ed Tsunoda on December 15, 2010

Fernando Martinez :: OF
- | B: L | T: R | HT: 6-1 | WT: 205 | DOB: 10/10/88

The Mets signed Fernando out of the Dominican Republic on July 11, 2005, giving him a eye-opening bonus of $1.4 million. The youngster is considered a potential 5-tool player and the Mets were so high on him that he began his career as a 17-year-old in full-season Hagerstown. In 2007 Baseball America named Fernando the Mets 2nd Best Overall prospect. They also said he was the best hitter for average and best power hitter in the Mets system. Shortly after making his major league debut, Fernando had surgery to repair a torn meniscus on July 14, 2009. Martinez was claimed off waivers by the Astros in January 11, 2012.

Contract/Options Status: Signed 7/11/05 from DR | Bonus: $1.4 M | 2008, 2009 Spring Training Invitee | Purchased 5/26/09

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