- Full name Juan Ventura Martinez
- Born 11/08/1998 in Guasipiti, Venezuela
- Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 219 / Bats: R / Throws: R
Organization Prospect Rankings
Track Record: It took Martinez three seasons to hit his first professional home run, but once he'd done so, he went on a power tear. Playing in the power-friendly Pioneer League, Martinez ended up hitting eight home runs. Martinez hit his first professional home run on July 6 and tallied seven more on the season. He did so while also showing better contact ability.
Scouting Report: Martinez will have to make steady improvement at the plate. He puts together good at-bats, but his swing has an arm bar to it and emphasizes power over feel for hitting. He has to work on his barrel awareness. Martinez has the defense to stick at third base as he has soft hands and an average arm. His footwork will need to improve.
The Future: Martinez is still young and has plenty of potential, but he also has a lot of work to do. Martinez is ready to jump to low Class A Dayton. If he can improve his swing and continue to refine his defense, Martinez has a chance to develop a big league third baseman.