From Toby Hyde's wonderful http://www.metsminorleagueblog.com/At ESPN.com, Jerry Crasnick wrote about nine prospects who could see the Majors in 2009 and make an immediate impact. He placed Fernando Martinez at #7 on his list.
There are also industry rumblings that he’s older than 20. No surprise there."There’s a lot to like," an AL talent evaluator said. "But you’ve got to play him every day. He can go in and out of approaches, so he’s not the type of hitter who can play two days, then take a day off, then pinch hit, then take another day off. You need patience with him, and I’m not sure that kind of guy fits in a stretch run."