I covered Andy extensively last August in the piece Who is Andy Marte? Most of what I said there still applies. He looks to be a “prototype” good third baseman, a righthanded power hitter but not a .300 hitter. I am encouraged by the growth of his walk rate over the last couple of seasons, and this year he’s cut his strikeouts some as well, on his way to hitting .276/.363/.497 in Richmond.
He remains a streaky hitter in the minors, and I expect that will continue in the majors. I further expect that purely as a hitter he will resemble Andruw and over a full season put up a typical Andruw line, .265/.350/.500, albeit while hitting into fewer double plays. He should improve, but you could have said the same thing about Andruw eight years ago. And it’s a good line for a good third baseman, as Marte is.