Granted, I am no scout, so take my opinions for what they are worth: nothing. That said, I tend to view Martin, Torkelson, and Hancock as similarly graded prospects. An argument could be made for either one to be considered best player in this class. All three of these players are very acceptable outcomes as far as I am concerned. Personally, Martin has the highest ceiling of all of them.
+ handles the bat well
+ gets on base, walks a lot
+ doesn't strike out a lot
+ has a solid glove that can play multiple positions
+ good speed
That's a lot of quality attributes from a kid straight out of college. And Martin still has a lot of room to grow and add muscle to his frame -- I think the power will come. Martin checks most of the boxes and is exactly the type of player this organization needs -- the type of player we always lament about not having. I get that Hancock (or Lacy, if that's your preference) would be great additions and that the team could ALWAYS use more pitching, but Martin is worth bypassing the arms this year. When you factor in the volatility of pitching, give me the guy that plays every day. Just my $.02
He'd be a good selection and I wouldn't be unhappy with the selection. I personally think that MLB is the largest need and has been since Mosley left. I keep reading blogs on various sites mentioning that the Ravens don't use their Linebackers as full time players. We DUH! they can't as they didn't have the personnel last year. Fort only plays about 40% of defensive snaps and they think/thought so little of Bynes & Onwausor that they let them leave for next to nothing in offers from another team.
I'm calling Queen right now if he's on the board or in reach of the Ravens selection. I don't like Murray nearly as much but would probably take him at 28.