I gotta give a lot of love to Cubs Den’s John Arguello, who is on the scene in Mesa, Arizona, and today was watching Chicago Cubs prospects work at the back fields.
There, he got a first look at new Cubs prospect Eddy Julio Martinez, whom the Cubs signed for $3 million out of Cuba:
Pic of Eddy Julio Martinez. 1st impression in BP- drives ball well to both gaps. More of a line drive swing path pic.twitter.com/RvOiWYF88j
— John Arguello (@CubsDen) March 1, 2016
We’ve been wondering for a long time what Martinez was going to be, given the extremely wide range of reports about his ability last summer. We know that he’s a tremendous athlete, but with so little experience professionally, the big question is whether he can hit already, or whether there’s going to be a long developmental path there.
Like I said, we won’t really know for a while. But at least we get to watch him a bit in the interim. We know that some feel he has tremendous upside.