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Lou Montanez

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Lou Montanez
Name: Luis Anibal Montanez
Born: Dec 15, 1981 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
High School: Coral Park HS, Miami
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career4,583.284.351.42699
Drafted in the 1st round (3rd overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2000 (signed for $2,750,000)
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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