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Jesus Montero: Is the New York Yankees Prospect the Real Deal?

is always a certain amount of hype leading up to the debut of a highly touted prospect in the major leagues.

I can think back to David Price debuting for the Tampa Bay Rays and immediately wreaking havoc on the Boston Red Sox in the 2008 ALCS. Another debut that comes to mind is the debut of the Baltimore Orioles Matt Wieters. He was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2010 and this switch-hitting catcher went on to be named to his first All-Star team this 2011 season.

However, for every Price and Wieters, there is a Lastings Milledge. Milledge was a prospect for the Mets who made his debut in 2006. His debut was highly anticipated as he was thought to be yet another piece in the puzzle for the Mets, who already had blossoming talent ...

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