Jason Martin, OF, 26 years old on Opening Day
Another player formerly with the Rangers, it’s clear that new GM Chris Young is eagerly clearing roster space in preparation for a busy offseason.
Could the Texas Rangers’ mentality help the Colorado Rockies?
Signed by Texas as a minor league free agent last year, Martin busted down the door in AAA after posting an OPS of .930, headlined by a 17.4 walk percentage.
The former eighth-round pick went on to hit six home runs with the Rangers in 58 games. That’s not a bad pace for a part-time player.
Unfortunately, Martin’s walk rate did not translate to the big leagues, although that’s not uncommon for a player trying to aggressively prove himself. His OBP ended up sitting at just .248.
Martin would not be a flashy addition. However, between a little power potential, promising approach, better than average speed, and the ability to man center field, the still-young Martin has some tools to work with.