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Luis Montanez, ss
Coral Park HS; Miami


He hasn't received the recognition Gulliver Prep's David Espinosa has, but Montanez still ranks among the top 15 players because of the shortage of quality shortstops. While he lacks Espinosa's speed and athletic ability, scouts regard Martinez as the better pure shortstop and have compared him to Blue Jays shortstop Alex Gonzalez. He has excellent hands, glides effortlessly to balls and has a smooth, easy release. If his lack of speed eventually pushes him to third base, he has the bat to pull off the switch. The ball jumps off his bat and he projects 25-30 home runs a year. Like Espinosa, he has committed to Miami.

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