Our good friends at River Ave. Blues brought to our attention yesterday a monster hit from top Yankee prospect Jesus Montero.  During the Yankees workout in Tampa, Montero grabbed all of the attention by hitting a long ball that struck the “M” of the George M. Steinbrenner Field sign, all the way on the scoreboard in left field.  The estimated distance was approximately 446 feet from home plate. If it had gone to right field instead of left, it probably would have landed on the Dale Mabry Highway. That’s a major cause for celebration.

“Today, I found it a little bit,” Montero said about his swing. “I tried to put a good swing on the ball. Put a good swing on the ball, and that’s what happened.”

Montero also said that it’s one of the five longest homers he’s ever hit, but on the low end of the list. Hallelujah.

More news about Montero came this morning, as Baseball America released their 21st annual list of the Top 100 Prospects, with Montero coming in at number 4. Outfielder Jason Heyward of the Braves is at the top the list, followed by pitcher Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals and outfielder Mike Stanton of the Marlins. Rounding out the top five is pitcher Brian Matusz of the Orioles. Montero is the third Yankee prospect to be considered one of the four best prospects in the game since 2007. Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain were named in the top four in 2007 and 2008, respectively.