Indians' Top Prospects: No. 79

Todd Martin

For each of the past 15 years, Indians Ink Magazine has ranked the top prospects in the Cleveland farm system. It began as a top 10 list and turned into a top 50 early this decade. This is our third year ranking the top 100 Tribe minor-leaguers. The rankings consider a player's potential, accomplishments, how he's moved in the system, and project it to what he could bring to the major-league team.

No. 79 -- Todd Martin

The Todd Martin File
Born:
June 25, 1983 in Cookeville, TN
Position: First base/outfield
B/T: L/L
HT/WT: 6-3/210
Acquired: Signed as a non-drafted free agent on July 14, 2006 after playing five games in the independent Frontier League.
Strengths: Sound setup and swing, seldom swings at a bad pitch. Sprays ball to all fields and has good power. A sure-handed fielder, but injuries may turn him into DH. Has .317 average as a pro in limited time.
Weaknesses: Injury prone. Has tendency to lose level swing when trying for fences, resulting in an uppercut stroke. Inexperienced as he didn't play much first two years in college and has often been sidelined first two years as pro.
2009 Projection: Probably at Kinston, seeking full-time duty.

2008 & MINOR-LEAGUE CAREER

Team G AB H AVG HR RBI SB BB SO
GCL Indians 5 15 6 .400 0 1 0 0 2
Lake County 10 36 12 .333 3 9 0 1 13
Kinston 21 67 14 .209 0 6 0 11 12
Minor Totals 105 353 112 .317 11 58 0 38 81

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