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Proceed With Caution

Shane Spencer, Kevin Maas, and going back even further, Joe Lefebvre and Sam Militello…still, nice that the kid had a good game yesterday.

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1 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 6, 2011 11:19 am

What, no love for the Duncanstein?

To be fair to Jesus, none of those guys were prospects with the same kind of pedigree he has, except perhaps for Militello and his problem wasn't failure to perform, it was failure to avoid career destroying injury.

In any case, the overall point is well taken, a hot week or even a hot month doesn't mean much of anything, even for a upper echelon prospect like Montero ...

2 Sliced Bread   ~  Sep 6, 2011 11:24 am

Spencer was a flash in the pan who had his run at the age of 26. Maas was a 22nd round draft choice.
Montero comes to the Yankees with a higher pedigree, a major international signing groomed and polished into the crown jewel of the Yankees farm system.
Proceed with caution, sure, but expect a helluva lot more than a flash in the pan.
Spencer and Maas were steak ums. Montero is prime cut, aged beef.

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Sep 6, 2011 11:25 am

1) exactamundo

4 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 6, 2011 11:41 am

I don't know about the other guys, but I don't think Spencer ever 'flicked' a low-outsidish ball 375' to the opposite field.

Monty didn't 'crush' those 2 shots, he simply hit them other other way, well over the wall. This guy has serious power and skills.

5 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 6, 2011 12:04 pm

I may have overstated the case with those other names. Course Monty is a much better prospect.

6 ltrebleg   ~  Sep 6, 2011 12:37 pm

He is also 21. If he can hack it for a month and show real power, he will be a pretty special case. Spencer was 26.

7 seamus   ~  Sep 6, 2011 12:49 pm

My last girlfriend didn't work out so well, but i'm not going to let that prevent me from getting excited about the new one. :)

8 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 6, 2011 9:07 pm

[7] Well with a girl friend if you get 6 great months, that's six great months. Three fantastic years, even better. But we want to marry Jesus and have kids.

[5] BTW, Shane Spencer had a big time drink problem. That was probably a major factor in his decline.

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