New York Mets

Should Ryan Church Worry About F-Mart.....

PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 23:  Fernando Martinez of the New York Mets poses during photo day at Tradition Field on February 23, 2009 in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
ed feverCorrespondent IMay 9, 2009

The Buffalo News, which covers the Mets AAA affiliate, feel that if Ryan Church continues to struggle the Mets may call up top prospect Fernando Martinez.

In case you missed it, since being called an over rated, injury prone prospect by many in spring training, F-Mart has comeback to lead the Bison's in almost every offensive category....

In 29 games, an even 100 at bats, he is hitting .300 with a .500 Slg. pct. and a .349 OBP. He has 12 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 16 RBIs. Despite those great numbers he could still improve on his plate discipline, he's struck out 21 times while walking only seven times.

Still, at 21 years old, in his first year at AAA it's quite an impressive performance and while I don't think Church has anything to worry about, the Mets may try to find room for him on the roster at some point this year....

Mets manager Jerry Manuel dropped Ryan Church to eighth in his batting order tonight against the Pirates. He seems to be losing patience with him. How much longer before the Mets pull the Fernando Martinez trigger? source Buffalo News

Also in the same article from the Buffalo News, it appears that if Nick Evans continues to struggle ( BA .097) he could be demoted to AA....

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