This deal doesn’t do much for the fantasy impact of Martin, though he may score a few more runs in that lineup. However, it has huge implications for top prospect Jesus Montero
, whom I had projected
to have a fine rookie season. When it was announced that Jorge Posada
would be the Yankees’ primary DH for 2011, I wrote
that Montero could be an impact bat right away, especially with the lack of depth at catcher. I also mentioned that his defense has been highly criticized by scouts. Apparently, the Yankees want to see him improve upon that aspect of his game before handing him a big-league job.