February 27, 2007

Gomez And Martinez

Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports, writes about Mets prospects Fernando Martinez, Carlos Gomez and how they are making waves in Spring Training:

Imagine a 6-foot-4 outfielder who is faster than Jose Reyes.

The Mets have him.

Now imagine an 18-year-old outfielder whose pure hitting ability is reminiscent of a young Manny Ramirez.

The Mets have him, too.

Mets officials like to debate which Dominican native will become a better player — Carlos Gomez, 21, or Fernando Martinez, 18.

Gomez is taller and faster, Martinez the more advanced hitter. Both could be with the Mets by the time they open their new ballpark in 2009, flanking center fielder Carlos Beltran.

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