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Jesus Montero: Where Does He Project?

you see Jesus Montero step to the plate, you see more of an NFL linebacker than a baseball player. The 6'4'', 225 pound, 20-year-old catcher hails from Guacara, Venezuela. Signed as a 16-year-old by the New York Yankees in 2006, Montero was tagged as the heir to Jorge Posada—high standards for just a teenager.

Declared the best player and hitter of all international signees in 2006, Montero joined the Gulf Coast Yankees in 2007 at the age of 17. The following spring, Montero was invited to Spring Training. In his only plate appearance, Montero hit a home run, but was later sent back down to the minors to the Class A Charleston Riverdogs. He finished the Minor League season with a .326 batting average, 17 home runs, and 87 RBI. 

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