Elehuris Montero

Position: 3B
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Springfield Cardinals
League: Texas League
Born: 08/17/1998 (Age: 20)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent 8/29/2014 (STL)

Prospect Spotlight

The Cardinals were very high on Montero internally, though he wasn’t a particularly known commodity until exploding onto the national prospect scene in his full-season debut last year. Montero was named Midwest League MVP despite not even finishing the season there, slashing .322/.381/.529 with 15 home runs and nearly 30 doubles before moving up to High-A.

Though his youth still shows through offensively—occasionally over-eager and apt to expand the zone—his high offensive ceiling puts him near the top of this list. Montero has the tools of an above-average hit and power producer, with room to grow into more raw as he fills out a physical 6-foot-3 frame. Defensively, he’s currently at 3B and has at least some chance to stay there as his body matures. It’s possible he tries a corner outfield spot or moves to 1B, though a strong arm will help his case to remain at the hot corner for now.