AB 305
AVG .223
OBP .258
SLG .328
HR 5
  • Full name Luis Anibal Montanez
  • Born 12/15/1981 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Coral Park
  • Debut 04/28/2008
  • Drafted in the 1st round (3rd overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2000 (signed for $2,750,000).
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    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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  • Rated Best Infield Arm in the Chicago Cubs in 2001

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