Where will he be drafted?
This is not someone who will likely be available to the San Diego Padres when they pick at eight.
He would have to suffer a serious injury or hit below .250 for that to even become a remote possibility.
We’ve already seen enough from him at the college level to know what he’s capable of.
Again, the only thing he really needs to work on in his junior season is proving that he can stick on the left side of the infield. And reports indicate he should get a chance to start at shortstop in 2020.
But even if he can’t, with the type of bat he posses you can stick him at second base and be fine.
With the path that Martin is on, and assuming he bulks up a little bit more, we could be looking at .300 hitter at the next level who can also hit 20-plus home runs.
I don’t have a great comp for him off the top of my head, but in terms of average, power, and position he’s very similar to Alec Bohm who was taken third overall by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2018 MLB Draft.
But Martin adds an element Bohm doesn’t possess with his speed, which makes him even more valuable.
I could see Martin hitting .310/.375 at the big league level one day with 20-25 home runs and 10-15 stolen bases. There may even be the potential for him to be a 20-20 guy someday.
If I were picking first I would certainly take Martin because of all the tools he possesses. And while I really wish the Padres had a shot at him, it just doesn’t seem likely.
My prediction is that he’ll go second overall in the upcoming 2020 MLB Draft to the Baltimore Orioles.