Martin Cervenka

Position: C
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Bowie Baysox
League: Arizona Fall League
Born: 08/03/1992 (Age: 26)
Height: 6'4''
Weight: 225
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent 6/19/2011 (CLE); Selected by BAL in Minor League Phase of 2017 R5 Draft

Prospect Spotlight

NOTES FROM THE FIELD, ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE:

  • Large, physical frame. Broad and muscular throughout. Big league body w/ durability to withstand the catching grind. 
  • Lacks hit tool for everyday ABs. Slow bat w/ grooved path, can’t adjust hands in or out, exposed vs. good spin down/away.
  • Natural strength gives raw power to pullside. Hits his pitch hard and a long way. Will run into some HRs despite limited contact.
  • Below-avg runner, not a part of his game. 
  • Playable to average defender at catcher. Sets low targets for a big man, can block the ball, hands get a little stiff receiving at times. 
  • Avg arm w/ carry to the target. 

SUMMARY: Profiles as backup catcher w/ average defense and some pop. Close to ML ready and likely gets a chance to prove himself soon in the big leagues. Will wind up a 4A guy if limited hit tool prevents him from getting to any of his power.