10/11/2009 - College PREP - Baltimore, MD Stephen is a young 2B with a heavy frame that shows projection as he continues to polish and firm up. Foot speed is near average as he will benefit by getting on a speed / agility program to improve foot quickness for the next level. Feet are active but needs to be more aggressive in coming to get and playing through the baseball with his feet / hands. Hands are soft and sure but deep allowing the baseball to dictate play due to feet stopping through the fielding process as he needs to speed up actions. Defensive abilities in the middle of IF are below average with below average arm strength. He must get on a strict long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength with carry on throws. At the plate, Martin has average abilities and power through a balanced approach. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields as he shows a feel for the barrel to the pull side. Swing path gets long and needs to work on keeping both hands on the bat through the finish of the swing. With 2 years to further develop, Stephen has abilities with a lot of time and room to improve.