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So... is it yet time consider J.D. Martinez a legit prospect?

The Astros farm lacks very much to be excited about past Jordan Lyles and a few others (though next year could be far better with the first full seasons from DeShields and Foltynewicz), and Martinez has been the only player at any level that has really stood out at the plate. He put himself on the radar last year after posting a .348/.399/.598 line between two clubs, and has continued to put up video game-like stats at A and AA this season. I thought that he'd hit a wall when called up to Corpus Christi, and he had appeared to after putting up a .262/.318/.361 line in his 61 July ABs there, but he has exploded to the tune of .406/.466/.578 in August. I realize that he came from a tiny school and was a bit old for SAL earlier this year, but with a career BA over .350, OPS near 1.000 and decent HR totals, can we stop calling him a fluke? Could he be a top 100 prospect at this point?

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