Will Andy Marte fulfill on all his promise?

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Positional Previews for Season by High Heat on Thursday 22 February 2007 at 11:06 pm

The Indians seem content to hand the 3B position over to 23 year old Andy Marte.  That is now without risk as Marte often looked over matched with a bat in his hands last year.  He played in 50 games for the Indians and hit .226 with 5 homers, 23 RBIs and a .707 OPS.  Marte will need to bring up his batting average and OPS while maintaining his power numbers and that will be easier said than done for him.  He does have tremendous range at 3B but he made 6 errors in 50 games and that will need to improve.  It will be very interesting to see if Marte will be able to meet expectations this season.

Whoever wins the reserve infield jobs between Hector Luna, Joe Inglett, Luis Rivas and Keith Ginter will have to back up Marte.  Casey Blake could also move there if the Indians need him to.

2 Comments »

  1. Comment by squarebettor — March 2, 2007 @ 1:15 pm

    The answer to your question is NO.

  2. Comment by chinmusic — March 3, 2007 @ 9:38 am

    I tend to agree with you. There is nothing I’ve seen that makes me think that Marte will be a better than average third baseman. I hope I’m wrong.

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