The Todd Martin File
Born: June 25, 1983 in Cookeville, TN
Position: First base/outfield
Acquired: Signed as a non-drafted free agent on July 14, 2006 after playing five games in the independent Frontier League.
Strengths: Sound setup and swing, seldom swings at a bad pitch. Sprays ball to all fields and has good power. A sure-handed fielder, but injuries may turn him into DH. Has .317 average as a pro in limited time.
Weaknesses: Injury prone. Has tendency to lose level swing when trying for fences, resulting in an uppercut stroke. Inexperienced as he didn't play much first two years in college and has often been sidelined first two years as pro.
2009 Projection: Probably at Kinston, seeking full-time duty.
2008 & MINOR-LEAGUE CAREER