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Scouting Yanks Prospect #17: Abraham Almonte

Almonte is slowly developing into a top prospect

The Yankees signed then second baseman Abraham Almonte out of the Dominican Republic back in 2005. He struggled defensively at that position so they moved him to centerfield towards the end of the 2007 season. Since that time he has worked tirelessly on getting consistent in all phases of the game and he might be on the cusp of becoming a top prospect real soon.

Vital Statistics: Name: Abraham Almonte Position: Centerfield DOB: June 27, 1989 Height: 5'11" Weight: 185 Bats: Both Throws: Right The switch-hitter hit just .228 in his first full season playing centerfield in 2008 and because of that he was forced to repeat the low-A level once again in 2009. A .234 average at the end of July in his second year with the Charleston Riverdogs, however, had...

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