– MLB – Down on the Farm: Andy Marte

Thanks to Troy. To answer his question, the worst thing that could happen if the Braves gave Marte the 3B job is that his development could be permanently stunted, as has happened to some prospects brought directly up from A-Ball. I think that the Braves will give him some time in AA, then go from there. If he plays well, and third base isn’t a team strength, he might be up by midseason as Cabrera was.

Then again, the Braves rushed Rafael Furcal, and there wasn’t even a hole when he came up. We will see.

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