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Scouting Notes: Montero May Not Be Ready

Everyone in Yankee land appears poised for the arrival of Jesus Montero in the Bronx. The organization has seemed to hint at his arrival for weeks now, but we still don't have a clear idea of when we might see him in the big leagues. And, perhaps the reason he hasn't received that elusive promotion yet is not so much roster space related as it is to the fact that he just may not be ready yet.

There's no arguing Jesus Montero's offensive upside, but you can debate all day about his readiness for big league action at this stage. The Yankees aren't keeping him in the minor leagues because of difficult roster decisions. From my perspective, he's still there because he's not ready for the leap just yet. Something you like to see from a young player before he arrives in the big leagues is...

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