Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"Hey Zeus, As In Father Of Apollo"

The kid is raking. He is absolutely raking.

The kid being 18 year old catcher Jesus Montero of course.

While the Yankees stink up the Bronx with their putrid road trip, the future is bright down on the farm. Keep in mind that Mr. Montero, the 6-foot-5, 230 pounder, has one of the biggest pitcher's ballpark in the minors to call home. [According to statistics, Charleston has been the 4th toughest place to hit homers over the past three years]

As of 7:45pm Wednesday, Montero is batting .325/.373/.481 with 14 homers, 31 Doubles, 72 RBI in 445 at bats. Imagine if he played at a launchpad like Lancaster for half the year.

To put it in perspective, Montero's numbers rank as follows in the Sally League:
Hits - first
Avg. - second
Doubles - fourth
Total Bases - fifth
RBI - seventh
Slugging - eighth
OPS - eighth
Runs - eleventh
OBP - twelfth
It will be fun to see Montero do damage to the Florida State League pitching next year as has solidified as a blue chip prospect in 2008.

In old news, Wilkins De La Rosa earned a promotion to Tampa and, not surprisingly, pitched well when facing the new challenge by throwing 5.1 innings, allowing one earned run on three hits while striking out four. On the season De La Rosa has now punched out 114 batters over 95.2 innings and allowed just 63 hits. That works out to a .188 opponents batting average.

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