Jesus Montero may be the most exciting prospect the Yankees have had in many years. Though very early in his career, the 20-year-old catcher has proven he can compete in big spots for the most scrutinized team in baseball. He did not stumble and fall in big games against the Red Sox late in the season, showing his resolve moving forward as a young star.
The major leagues, however, are becoming more of a pitcher’s league every year, and the Yankees are among the teams in need of good pitching to succeed in the postseason. Assuming C.C. Sabathia returns in 2012, the Bombers will be in pursuit of a very good wingman for their ace, and Montero could be the key to getting him. Here are 10 starters worthy of the swap.