Andy Marte’s recent call-up from AAA justifiably received less fanfare than previous callups in 2005, 2006, and 2007. While Marte’s previous attempts at major league success have failed impressively, there is hope Marte will realize some (not all) of the potential scouts projected years ago.
Marte’s numbers have been surprising this season. After three lackluster seasons, Marte has been destroying International League pitching, batting .337 with 18 HR’s and 66 RBI’s. I have no explanation for his recent success, but judging from those numbers, Marte’s chances of being productive easily exceed the average player being called up to the majors.
In Dominican contract years, Marte is still only 25. I would give him a 15% chance of becoming a player who can hit .270 w/ 20 HR’s. Therefore, Marte is a solid “buy low” option in extremely deep leagues. ”Buy low” are the operative words because the chances are approximately 70% he’ll join an illustrious group of mid-2000′s third base prospects (Dallas McPherson, Sean Burroughs, etc) who did not work out.