Jesus Montero is the definition of bust.  He was the New York Yankees #1 prospect in 2009, 2010 and 2011 according to Baseball America, and a top 10 prospect in all of baseball.  In 2010, he hit 34 doubles and 21 homers at AAA Scranton.  This is what people used to say about him:

Signed for a $1.6 million bonus by the Yankees, scouts have raved about Montero’s future power potential, some going far as to grade his power an “8” on the 2-8 scouting scale. The knock was on his body, which some said he looked like Travis Hafner. (He’s currently listed at 6-4, 225). At 16-years old. I guess when you are projected to hit like vintage Travis Hafner, no one seems to mind. - FanGraphs

Montero’s talent as a hitter has never come into question.  Looking at his minor league totals, you can see he’s got outstanding power potential.  He’s made his way through the Yankees system quite well, posting phenomenal numbers in batting average, OBP, and ISO.  Both his walk rate and K% have been solid and scouts rave about his approach at the plate.  Sure, he struggled a little in the minors here in 2011, but that was all based in attitude and mental make-up than anything else.  Stories of his frustration with the organization for not bringing him up sooner surfaced and it was evident in his play. - FanGraphs

Olney shared a slightly more optimistic outlook on Montero's home run potential, saying that several scouts he talked to think Montero is "going to be a guy that's going to hit 25-35 home runs for a long time...I did a piece on him last winter and I talked to a number of scouts," Olney said, "and the name that kept coming up over and over was that of Edgar Martinez because they were saying he's an unusual combination of a guy who can make contact, he doesn't necessarily strike out a lot, he hits to the opposite field, if you throw him a fastball he'll take it away, if you throw him a curveball he can turn on it and he can pull it." - MyNorthWest

He is hitting .315 with 10 doubles, 9 home runs and 46 RBI at AAA Tacoma.  Montero is no longer a catcher, but Seattle is struggling offensively from the position.  Mike Zunino is hitting just .165 but does have 7 home runs.  The Mariners actually need help at more than just the catcher position.  Outside of Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager, their bats have been silent.  The recent acquisition of Mark Trumbo prevents Montero from playing DH, but with Logan Morrison at 1B, they should be more than willing to give Jesus another opportunity in 2015.  A repeat of his 2012 season, .265 BA with 20 2Bs 15 HRs and 62 RBI, would be a huge upgrade.
 


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Weeks
Ago
RankNameMLBTeamPOSGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGSLGOBPPoints
11Jon SingletonHOUFRE1B5721642581421453365020.2690.3720.546318
22Peter O'BrienARIRENLF5621736691821248115210.3180.3590.585283
43Nick EvansARIREN1B572183067200854204600.3070.3660.509283
54Matt ReynoldsNYMLVSS592354368211337215080.2890.3460.426283
95Matt HagueTORBUF1B612283479191439282930.3460.4210.491281
186Jesus MonteroSEATAC1B592323673101946154520.3150.3550.483275
117Domingo SantanaHOUFRELF5318340561131132406610.3060.4330.579269
138Jamie RomakARIREN3B572213763180836275320.2850.3590.475264
109Kyle KubitzaLAASLC3B572303766214328266410.2870.3620.452255
310Adam DuvallSFSAC1B5722931641421341135220.2790.3180.528254
2311Rymer LirianoSDELPLF561984256111629295170.2830.3860.439253
612Jason PridieOAKNASCF582293468132533194560.2970.3510.437249
1613Alen HansonPITINDSS582403368864291641170.2830.3240.417249
1214Jarrett ParkerSFSACRF5418331497112363475100.2680.3820.514248
3415Alex DickersonSDELPRF541833858172532224200.3170.3890.514246
1416Matt LongMILCOLCF552123661163328236270.2880.3560.434244
1917Taylor MotterTBDURRF5622233631613282148170.2840.3450.405244
818Alex CastellanosNYMLVLF5117533471721138174530.2690.3520.577241
2019Daniel FieldsDETTOLCF541983550167321356290.2530.3750.449239
2120Chris ParmeleeBALNORIF582203069130531254530.3140.3790.441237
2421Whit MerrifieldKCOMALF5923341661532152533110.2830.3540.399237
2722Stephen PiscottySTLMEMRF582143655171725303930.2570.3530.444236
4323Darnell SweeneyLADOKC2B5522331601623242064220.2690.3320.399235
2624L.J. HoesHOUFRELF481833459151328213090.3220.3960.464233
2225Danny OrtizMINROCLF541993056162734144020.2810.3320.487227
6126Danny WorthARIREN2B561813463182320265630.3480.4330.519225
727Ketel MarteSEATACSS5119830681012241820170.3430.3940.434225
3828Brian BogusevicPHILHVLF56216297091528173870.3240.3740.444224
2529Matt DavidsonCHWCHA3B6022426521101036258410.2320.3190.415223
4230Kyle RollerNYYSWB1B571982649101832366700.2470.3710.429221


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