2021 Dynasty Baseball Profile: Orelvis Martinez

by Jason Croft
2021 Dynasty Baseball Profile Orelvis Martinez

Welcome to another edition of our player profile series. This time we take a look at Toronto Blue Jays prospect in the 2021 Dynasty Baseball Profile: Orelvis Martinez

Martinez is a shortstop that will likely move to third base or the outfield. He is 6'1, 188 lbs and just 19 years old.

Orelvis signed with the Blue Jays in 2018 for $3.5 million out of the Dominican Republic. That is the highest they have paid a prospect since Vladdy Jr.

As he grows into his frame, he should get more power and has 40 home run potential to go along with double-digit steals.

In my opinion, Martinez is the most underrated player in the Blue Jays farm system.

2021 Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Profile: Orelvis Martinez

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Overview

The biggest question with Orelvis is where he will play. He will get at-bats because he can hit, but Jordan Groshans, Bo Bichette, Austin Martin, and Cavan Biggio all have better defensive skills.

He may end up wherever the Blue Jays can fit him and that could be in the outfield since he will be the last one to make his Major League debut out of those guys I listed.

Stat-Line

Hit Tool

Martinez has superstar potential.

In rookie ball, he had a 17.8 K% with an 8.6 BB% and a 150 wRC+.

Orelvis has quick hands and good bat speed, so he should continue to make solid contact as he rises up the Blue Jays system. His quick hands help him reach balls inside and outside the zone.

The modem game likes to pitch high and low often, so we will see how Orelvis adjusts to the high fastball as he faces pitchers with upper 90's velocity and good command.  If he can still catch up to the high upper 90's fastball well and then still stay on breaking pitches, he will be special.

When Orelvis has two strikes on him, he lowers his body and shrinks the zone. He is a smart hitter who should improve over time with Toronto's development.

Power

Martinez hit seven home runs in 142 at-bats with a .275 ISO in rookie ball. This proves his power.

He also had a .901 OPS which is also impressive.

Orelvis has good rotation in his body which allows him to tap into his power and drive the ball to all fields.

Although you have to take rookie ball with a grain of salt, I think this kid could be the real deal. The Blue Jays also have a recent track record of developing their young hitters.

Speed

Orelvis Martinez is quick on his feet. Although, while he has good quickness, his overall speed while running is likely to end up below average as he gets older.

The quickness helps for his defensive skills, but his overall speed will limit his stolen bases. Orelvis is likely to bulk up and gain more muscle which will cause him to slow down some, limiting his steals even more.

Grades (floor/potential)

Hit tool: 30/50
Power: 55/70
Speed: 30/40


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Dynasty Baseball Buy or Sell 2-15-21 - Fantasy Six Pack February 15, 2021 - 4:00 pm

[…] I’m not going to jump into the full profile, if you want to see more check out the full prospect write-up by Jason Croft. […]

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