As baseball fans, there may be no other pleasure that excites the mind and brews curiosity than that of the long awaited call up of a top prospect.
Certainly, nothing is as thought provoking.
While single A, AA and AAA are all stepping stones to the big club, the gap between them and the MLB is a very large one, and has been known to eat up a player's talent in the transition.
From this we learn that all that glitters ain't gold and the difference between a top prospect and a Major League failure is just a plane ride.
This being said, we cannot condemn all prospects for the saturated talent that we've seen in many of their peers, as many do live up to the hype and many do become stars.
While New York Yankees highly touted prospect Jesus Montero has defied many skeptics in his first seven games in the big leagues, with a line of .347/.423/.739, three home runs and six RBI in seven games, the flame in my skeptical mind has still yet to be extinguished.
Here are five reasons why Montero still has a lot to prove as a Major League Baseball player.