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Yankees' Montero getting the call to bigs

Posted on: August 31, 2011 1:25 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2011 1:26 pm
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Jesus MonteroBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Not that it's much of a surprise, but Jesus Montero will be in pinstripes on Thursday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

The Yankees' top hitting prospect will be promoted when rosters expand, while top pitching prospers Manuel Banuelos and Dellin Betances will not be called up, Sherman writes.

According to the report, the Yankees feel Banuelos and Betances have thrown enough innings and pitched well enough to let them rest.

Montero, however, will be used -- and could very well impact the race for the American League East title, as Evan Brunnel wrote on Tuesday. Montero is nominally a catcher, but he's not coming up to catch, he's coming up to hit. The right-handed hitting Montero will be used as a DH. At Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Montero is hitting .288/.348/.467 with 18 home runs and 67 RBI, but was scorching in August, hitting .308/.370/.604 with eight home runs.

Banuelos, a 5-foot-11 lefty, went 6-7 with a 3.45 ERA in 26 minor-league starts this season, throwing a total of 128 innings. He made six starts at Triple-A, going 2-2 with a 3.03 ERA, striking out 30 in 32 2/3 innings. Overall, he had 124 strikeouts and 66 walks.

Betances, a 6-foot-8 right-hander, was 4-8 with a 3.49 ERA in 24 minor-league starts. He made three starts at Triple-A, going 0-2 with a 3.94 ERA. Overall he pitched 121 1/3 innings, striking out 135 and walking 68.

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hotmeuly
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:12 am
 

Yankees' Montero getting the call to bigs




Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: September 1, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Yankees' Montero getting the call to bigs

Montero looked real good in is first major league AB.  It's all up hill from here.



Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 11:43 am
 

Yankees' Montero getting the call to bigs

Get a LIFE!  Sorry in advance for not using proper grammar.



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 10:05 am
 

Yankees' Montero getting the call to bigs

It appears you do not undertand the meaning of the word "nominal" as used in this piece.  Contextually, the relevant definition is "existing or being something in name or form only" per Merriam-Webster.  Every scouting report I have seen on Montero cites his bat as a definite major league tool while questioning his ability to remain behind the plate, at least in the long term.  Thus the correct usage of "nominal" by the author, though some may consider that a bit of harsh.



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 7:59 am
 

Yankees' Montero getting the call to bigs

It's about time this kid gets a chance to hit in the big leagues.  I hope he gets to play on a regular basis as a DH or catcher and if that means benching Posada, Jones, and Cervelli, so be it.  



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 4:20 am
 

Yankees' Montero getting the call to bigs

"Montero is nominally a catcher, but he's not coming up to catch, he's coming up to hit. The right-handed hitting Montero will be used as a DH. At Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Montero is hitting .288/.348/.467 with 18 home runs and 67 RBI, but was scorching in August, hitting .308/.370/.604 with eight home runs."

Nominal usually means "average" so why would the writer describe Montero that way. I know he is a great hitting prospect, but his stats in this article are not at all impressive. .288 average, 18 HRs and 67 RBIs. They might be alot better than any SF Giants players, but this is the Yankees and they need someone who has hit 25-30 HRs and driven in close to 100 RBIs.





Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 10:34 pm
 

Yankees' Montero getting the call to bigs

Lets see, Mercury, Right? 4 cylinder, or six cylinder?



Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Yankees' Montero getting the call to bigs

Youknowmyname,

That's a great response.  Insightful. 


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