Marte struggling in Buffalo

Hot prospect Andy Marte has not gotten off to the fast start that many had hoped for. The main selling point for the Tribe behind the Coco Crisp deal, Marte is hitting only .257 with two homers and 13 RBI through 53 games in AAA. However, the organization does not seem too worried about Andy’s slow start and is not ready to hit the panic button just yet.

“I think it is a case of trying to make a positive impression in a new organization,” said Director of Player Development John Farrell. “Some of the fundamental changes we’ve made are beginning to carry over into games”.

Marte is only 22 and he has a lot of years ahead of him. He has a proven track record through every level of the minors of being a middle of the order power hitter. Hopefully, for the Indians’ sake, it’s just a matter of him trying too hard with a new team. He’s one of baseball’s top 10 prospects for a reason and I’m sure things will work itself out in the end.

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