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Daily Futures: Montero flashes power

Ike Davis got the hype on Monday, but Jesus Montero is a bigger deal

Updated: April 20, 2010, 11:33 AM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus

There really are other prospects in New York

Jesus Montero, C, New York Yankees (Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)
Monday's stats: 2-for-4, HR (1), 2 R, RBI

New York City got awfully excited about Ike Davis, a good-but-not-great prospect, coming to town on Monday. What will it be like later in the season when the Yankees call up one of the best prospects in the game? Surely, the surrounding factors won't be the same. Mets fans are desperate for a light of hope in a miserable lineup and want Davis to be the answer, while Montero won't arrive with the same expectations. At 20 years old, he's one of the youngest everyday players at the upper levels, but he's also the top hitting prospect in the minors. Montero is batting .300 and showed off power for the first time Monday afternoon against former big leaguer R.A. Dickey. Get the hype train revved up again.


The Yankees may feel good about Montero's performance, but the Boston red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays also have rising stars represented in today's report. To find out who they are, you must be an ESPN Insider.

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