Tigers

Tigers Sign Prospect Julio Martinez

View Comments
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18:  General manager Dave Dombrowski of the Detroit Tigers celebrates on the field after the Tigers won 8-1 against the New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 18: General manager Dave Dombrowski of the Detroit Tigers celebrates on the field after the Tigers won 8-1 against the New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

AshleyDunkak Ashley Dunkak
Ashley writes feature stories and news articles about the Lions,...
Read More

Detroit Tigers
Upcoming Games

Buy Tigers Tickets Full Schedule
Tigers Central
Shop for Tigers Gear
Buy Tigers Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

By Ashley Dunkak
@AshleyDunkak

CBS DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers signed 16-year-old prospect Julio Martinez for $600,000 Wednesday, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.

Martinez, from the Dominican Republic, ranks at No. 19 on MLB.com’s list of top international prospects. His profile on the site lauds the young outfielder for keeping his hands inside and making adjustments at the plate and also praises his power and ability to drive the ball to all fields.

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski is renowned for his savvy decisions regarding trades and acquisitions, but the team’s farm system is often referred to as one of the worst in the majors.

Baseball Prospectus ranked Detroit’s farm system 29th, characterizing it as “a system built on Venezuelan dreams and a lot of really fringy stateside talent.” The site noted that adding starting pitching prospect Robbie Ray helped.

Perhaps the addition of Martinez will help, too.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,319 other followers