Mar
08

Jesus Montero, catcher

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In The Journal-News today, Peter Abraham profiles Jesus Montero, the Yanks’ 19-year-old catching prospect. Montero, 19, is six-foot-four and weighs 225 pounds. Most baseball analysts see his big league position as first base, but Tony Peña and Montero believe Jesus’ future lies behind the dish. No matter the role, Montero could mature into a top offensive threat.

Categories : Asides, Minors

42 Comments»

  1. pat says:

    Jesus, age 19 A-Ball
    .326 BA, 17 HR, 87 RBI. 34 2Bs. .376 OBP. .491 Slugging

    Mystery Player age 20 A-Ball
    .324 BA, 17 HR, 84 RBI. 32 2Bs. .389 OBP .565 Slugging

    Whoooo could the mystery player be?

  2. LC says:

    Guess who got Montero’s autograph today in Lakeland?
    ….
    ME!

  3. The Evil Empire says:

    The next great thing to come from within the Yankee farm system. So by what year do you think he’ll get his first ML at bat?

  4. dan says:

    why aren’t my comments working?

  5. Dave M says:

    Team USA’s offense has really been clicking since they got to Venezuala’s bullpen.

  6. Brian M says:

    It is funny how little athleticism people expect from a 6-4 baseball player compared to a 6-7 basketball player.
    I know he’ll be coming out of the crouch and have further to come up to throw, but he is 6-4, not 7-4. If we are expecting an aging Posada, coming off shoulder surgery, to be able to throw out enough runners to keep em a little honest, I think we should expect the same of Montero.

    I don’t get why having a big strong catcher isn’t seen as an advantage (I mean if you were rounding 3rd would you enjoy looking up and seeing Montero?)

    Plus it kinda makes sense (to me at least) that a bigger torso means it’ll be easier to block balls in the dirt, something Girardi is already praising him for.

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