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Via the New York Post:

Fred Wipon was asked what he thought of Fernando Martinez after the Mets’ 18-year-old super prospect took batting practice yesterday. The principal owner replied, “Wow.”

Martinez hit in a group at Tradition Field with fellow minor leaguers Carlos Gomez (also a top prospect), Mike Carp and Michel Abreu. Martinez had a couple of eye-opening shots in batting practice. One hit the right-field beam and one hit off the batter’s eye in center, which is 40 feet tall. The dimensions at Tradition Field are the same as at Shea Stadium. The shot to center hit the eye two-thirds up after going over the fence, positioned 410 feet from home plate. The bomb to right traveled approximately 15 to 30 feet over the fence (338 down the right-field line).

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