Jesus Montero ranked the fifth best prospect in baseballBy
We know that Jesus Montero is the top-ranked prospect in the Yankees system, but where does he ranked compared to his peers? SI.com recently published Baseball America’s Top 20 prospects, and Jesus ranks fifth overall. Furthermore, John Manuel calls him “The minors’ best hitter.” Those are some pretty hefty accolades for de Jesus, especially considering two of the hitters ranked above him: Jason Heyward of the Braves and Mike Stanton of the Marlins. Slated to start 2010 in AAA, we just might see Montero don the pinstripes before the season closes.