Mets 21–year-old OF Fernando Martinez returned from knee surgery this weekend, going 1 for 8, with one strike out, in two games in the Dominican Winter League.
In a post to Mets Today, Joe Janish takes a closer look at Martinez, had season-ending surgery on his right knee in late July.
According to Janish, “Martinez’s development as a power hitter will be his ultimate measurement as a big leaguer. Personally I don’t see him turning into a homerun hitter in MLB in 2010, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen in 2011 – 2013.”
Last week, in a poll to MetsBlog.com, 61 percent of more than 6,000 people who voted said the Mets should not trade Martinez this off season, while letting him continue to develop.