5 Cleveland Guardians who have excelled at the plate in Spring Training

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3. Angel Martinez

This was a performance that no one saw coming, and if you say you did, well, you're lying.

Angel Martinez seemingly came out of nowhere to put together one of the better performances at the plate this spring. Martinez has 11 hits in 26 at-bats with two doubles, two home runs, and one triple. With 21 total bases, Martinez ranks second in that category behind Cleveland Guardians' spring leader Chase DeLauter (26).

Even though Martinez is still behind a couple of others in the pecking order for the starting shortstop gig, it may not be too long before he gets his chance in the majors. The Guardians just have to exhaust a few other options first in Gabriel Arias and Brayan Rocchio. Those two will be given more than enough time for the organization to get as much information on them as possible before exploring other options.

In the meantime, Martinez will be awaiting his turn and putting together a lengthier resume in the minors in an effort to prove that he is more than worthy of being considered for playing time with the Guardians. All it takes is a little bit of success combined with a lack thereof from someone else in the majors, and Martinez gets his shot.