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Jesus Montero

26-Year-Old First Baseman – Toronto Blue Jays

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Montero's drifting career might have gotten its best news when the Mariners traded for Adam Lind in December. Lind, a career .213 hitter vs. lefties, needs a platoon partner at first base, and Montero...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 235   DOB: 11/28/1989   BORN: Guacara, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

April 2, 2016  –  Jesus Montero News

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Jesus Montero Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 17 R GCL 33 119 107 13 30 9 6 0 3 19 0 0 12 18 0 0 0 .280 .366 .421 .787
2008 18 A CHA 132 563 525 86 171 52 34 1 17 87 2 1 37 83 0 1 0 .326 .376 .491 .867
2009 19 A TAM 48 196 180 26 64 24 15 1 8 37 0 0 14 26 1 1 0 .356 .406 .583 .989
2009 19 AA TRE 44 181 167 19 53 19 10 0 9 33 0 0 14 21 0 0 0 .317 .370 .539 .909
2010 20 AAA SCR 123 504 453 66 131 58 34 3 21 75 0 0 46 91 0 4 1 .289 .353 .517 .870
2011 21 AAA SCR 109 463 420 52 121 38 19 1 18 67 0 0 36 98 0 3 4 .288 .348 .467 .815
2011 21 MAJ NYY 18 69 61 9 20 8 4 0 4 12 0 0 7 17 0 0 1 .328 .406 .590 .996
2012 22 MAJ SEA 135 553 515 46 134 35 20 0 15 62 0 2 29 99 0 7 2 .260 .298 .386 .684
2013 23 R PEO 8 28 23 3 6 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 0 1 1 .261 .357 .304 .661
2013 23 AAA TAC 19 82 73 12 18 9 6 2 1 9 0 0 8 24 0 1 0 .247 .317 .425 .742
2013 23 MAJ SEA 29 110 101 6 21 5 1 1 3 9 0 1 8 21 0 1 0 .208 .264 .327 .591
2014 24 AAA TAC 97 409 364 55 104 41 24 1 16 74 1 0 37 79 0 6 2 .286 .350 .489 .839
2014 24 MAJ SEA 6 17 17 1 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .235 .235 .412 .647
2015 25 AAA TAC 98 430 394 70 140 42 18 6 18 85 3 1 29 71 0 5 2 .355 .398 .569 .967
2015 25 MAJ SEA 38 116 112 11 25 11 6 0 5 19 0 0 4 32 0 0 0 .223 .250 .411 .661
2016 26 AAA BUF 47 194 183 20 56 17 12 0 5 25 0 0 7 39 0 2 2 .306 .335 .454 .789
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3-Year Averages     24 80 76 6 16 5 2 0 3 10 0 0 4 18 0 0 0 .211 .250 .355 .605
Career  (View All)     226 865 806 73 204 60 31 1 28 104 0 3 48 172 0 8 3 .253 .295 .398 .693

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Jesus Montero Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 30 NYY Did not play.
May. 29 Bos Did not play.
May. 28 Bos Did not play.
May. 27 Bos Did not play.
May. 26 @NYY Did not play.
May. 25 @NYY Did not play.
May. 24 @NYY Did not play.
May. 22 @Min Did not play.
May. 21 @Min Did not play.
May. 20 @Min Did not play.
May. 19 @Min Did not play.
May. 18 TB Did not play.
May. 17 TB Did not play.
May. 16 TB Did not play.
May. 15 @Tex Did not play.
May. 14 @Tex Did not play.
May. 13 @Tex Did not play.
May. 11 @SF Did not play.
May. 10 @SF Did not play.
May. 9 @SF Did not play.
May. 8 LAD Did not play.
May. 7 LAD Did not play.
May. 6 LAD Did not play.
May. 5 Tex Did not play.
May. 4 Tex Did not play.
May. 3 Tex Did not play.
May. 2 Tex Did not play.
May. 1 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 30 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 29 @TB Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Jesus Montero: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 27 7
2014 1 4
2013 26 1
2012 56 78
2011 3 14

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Jesus Montero: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 82

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Jesus Montero Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015736270.205.329.576
2014111120.273.545.818

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20153953120.256.564.821
201460000.167.167.333

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20155663100.179.357.577
2014131120.231.462.692

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015565290.268.464.745
201440000.250.250.500
Jesus Montero Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 17 R GCL 119 107 10.1% 15.1% 0.67 83% .314 .141
2008 18 A CHA 563 525 6.6% 14.7% 0.45 84% .362 .165
2009 19 A TAM 196 180 7.1% 13.3% 0.54 86% .384 .227
2009 19 AA TRE 181 167 7.7% 11.6% 0.67 87% .321 .222
2010 20 AAA SCR 504 453 9.1% 18.1% 0.51 80% .323 .228
2011 21 AAA SCR 463 420 7.8% 21.2% 0.37 77% .339 .179
2011 21 MAJ NYY 69 61 10.1% 24.6% 0.41 72% .400 .262
2012 22 MAJ SEA 553 515 5.2% 17.9% 0.29 81% .297 .126
2013 23 R PEO 28 23 10.7% 17.9% 0.60 78% .333 .043
2013 23 AAA TAC 82 73 9.8% 29.3% 0.33 67% .354 .178
2013 23 MAJ SEA 110 101 7.3% 19.1% 0.38 79% .234 .119
2014 24 AAA TAC 409 364 9% 19.3% 0.47 78% .327 .203
2014 24 MAJ SEA 17 17 0% 17.6% 0.00 82% .231 .177
2015 25 AAA TAC 430 394 6.7% 16.5% 0.41 82% .400 .214
2015 25 MAJ SEA 116 112 3.4% 27.6% 0.13 71% .267 .188
2016 26 AAA BUF 194 183 3.6% 20.1% 0.18 79% .367 .148
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3-Year Averages     80 76 5% 22.5% 0.22 76% .236 .144
Career     865 806 5.5% 19.9% 0.28 79% .290 .145

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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Jesus Montero: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Montero was claimed off waivers Monday by the Blue Jays, the Seattle Times reports.

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Montero apparently lost the right-handed platoon competition at first base with Dae-Ho Lee as his locker was cleared out Saturday.

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Montero likely will not remain with the organization if he does not make the Seattle roster, as he is out of minor-league options, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Montero will compete with Dae-ho Lee, Gaby Sanchez, and Stefen Romero for one of the Mariners' final Opening Day roster spots this spring, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Montero is not in the lineup Friday against the Angels.

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Montero is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals.

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Montero is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Royals.

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Montero went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in a 3-1 win over the Angels on Wednesday.

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Montero remains out of the lineup Monday against the Angels.

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2016

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2015

Montero had another eventful season last year, and per usual, all of the excitement came off the field. Coming off a 50-game PED suspension in 2013, he showed up to spring training 40 pounds overweight, admitting that after winter ball, “I wasn't doing nothing, just eating.” Then in late August he was suspended for the season after leaving the dugout to throw an ice cream sandwich at a Mariners scout while on a rehab assignment at short-season Everett. On the field, he showed some power at Triple-A Tacoma with 41 XBH in 97 games, batting .286 with 37 walks (.350 OBP) as he continued his transition to first base. He had a couple of short callups, playing only six games in Seattle. Montero still has a long way to go to regain the Mariners' trust and prove that he can play first base. Unless he has a huge spring, he's headed back to Triple-A.

2014

Montero's career isn't so much at a crossroads as it's approaching a dead end. After failing at the plate and behind it, Montero was sent to Triple-A Tacoma in late May last season as the Mariners finally accepted that his future will have to be at first base and/or DH rather than catcher. The transition, however, never really got going, as knee surgery followed by a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis case limited him to 19 games at Tacoma. There are serious questions about whether Montero can stick even at first base. And, of course, whether the power he showed in the minors was PED-produced. Even if he finds a position this year, whether his bat will rebound is the ultimate question. Hopefully, he regains his power stroke because much more is expected offensively from a DH than a catcher in the big leagues. He'll likely begin the season at Triple-A to find out.

2013

Montero's final 2012 numbers didn't knock anyone's socks off, but he held his own for the most part as a rookie. He had two primary liabilities at the plate: he struggled against right-handed pitchers (.609 OPS) and he struggled at home (.605 OPS). The latter problem could be taken care of by moving in the Safeco Field fences this year as many of his left-center drives should now fly away, or at least not turn into warning-track outs. The former problem is another story. Montero could not lay off the low-and-away junk righties offered last season, chasing way too often out of the zone. Until he fixes that issue, right-handed pitchers will continue to give him trouble. Defensively, his future appears to lies at DH rather than catcher, but the Mariners apparently are going to give him every opportunity to prove himself behind the plate. Backup John Jason was dealt to Oakland in January, and the Mariners have a glut of DH types, which seemingly cements Montero as the No. 1 catcher, barring a major offseason move. Prospect Mike Zunino is knocking on the door, but he won't take too many at-bats away from Montero even if he makes the team.

2012

Montero was the Yankees' top prospect, and after a highly successful late-season trial in New York, he was set to slot as the everyday DH and backup catcher in 2012. However, he was traded to Seattle and now will likely see everyday duty at DH and/or catcher. Montero has great bat speed and excellent strength and could develop into a 25-plus home-run threat and .300 hitter. Behind the plate, he continues to work on his defense, but he's still well below average and it remains to be seen if he will be a full-time catcher down the road. Montero may need to make some adjustments as he settles into full-time major league duty, but the raw power and hitting ability are for real, and he's one of the early favorites for the American League Rookie of the Year honors. His value increases exponentially as long as he plays enough behind the plate to continue to qualify at catcher.

2011

With Jorge Posada expected to shift primarily to designated hitter this season, the Yankees are beginning to clear out the catcher position for their young prospects. Offensively, there isn't much doubt that Montero is ready to make the jump (.870 OPS at Triple-A), but his below-average skills behind the plate have scouts questioning his ability to catch at the major league level. To delay the transition, Russell Martin was signed to a one-year deal in December, but Montero is the Yankees' future behind the plate. His bat should play anywhere if his defense never comes around, but the Yankees don't seem to be ready to give up on him as a catcher just yet.

2010

Montero’s 2009 season came to an unfortunate early end at the beginning of August when he fractured a finger on his left hand. He missed the final month of the season but was nothing short of dominant in the time he did have, hitting .337/.389/.562 with 17 homers and 70 RBI between High-A and Double-A. Although his bat is more than ready for the Triple-A level, defense remains a major weakness, to the point that he may need to move to first base or even left field eventually. He only turned 20 years old in November, so look for him to start at Double-A before a quick promotion to Triple-A and maybe even the majors at some point during the year. In the offseason his name was also popping up frequently in trade rumors, though it would be a painful move for the Yankees to part with arguably one of their best hitting prospects since Derek Jeter.

2009

Bursting onto the scene as an 18-year-old at Low-A Charleston, Montero quickly established himself as one of the Yankees' top prospects with an excellent campaign in the South Atlantic League. At 6'4" and 225 pounds, he may eventually have to move to a corner outfield spot or first base if he's unable to handle the defensive responsibilities of catching as he moves through the system, but he is improving defensively. Regardless of what position he plays, a .326/.376/.491 line with 17 homers and 34 doubles says plenty about his bat. He makes a lot of contact, somewhat offsetting the fact that he could benefit from drawing more walks, but Montero appears to have a very bright future ahead of him, even if he won't see the big leagues until late 2010 or 2011.