Jesus Montero has made quite a stir on the Yankee blogosphere with his latest hitting tear for the Scranton Yanks. In his last three games, he has two homers, including a walk-off, five RBIs and nine hits.
The idea of a promotion to the bigs is being discussed on four of the biggest Yankees blogs:
- RAB: Posada’s achy shoulder could present a big problem
- IIATMS: Is it Time to Bring Up Montero?
- TYU: Stuck with Cervelli
- Was Watching: ‘Sado’s Shoulder Sore?
Back in preseason, I predicted Montero would start 15 games this season. In order to do that, he’ll need to get called up pretty soon. I’ll stand by my prediction, and I expect he’ll be getting a phone call any day now — but not just because of my prediction.
Post All-Star break Montero is hitting .413/.473/.775 in 23 games. It seems he’s figured out Triple-A pitching and isn’t going to learn anything else there on the offensive end. I know, I know. It’s the defense that’s keeping him back. But I’ve been saying all along I think he’ll learn a ton about catching from the Yankees’ coaching staff (Joe Girardi and Tony Pena).
*To be eligible for the postseason roster, a player must be on the 25-man roster as of midnight on Aug. 31, or be on a MLB disabled list.