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Jesus Montero

24-Year-Old Catcher – Seattle Mariners

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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 fin...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 230   DOB: 11/28/1989   BORN: Guacara, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

March 14, 2014  –  Jesus Montero News

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Montero was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, MLB.com reports.

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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 13 54 49 9 13 7 3 1 3 10 0 0 3 13 0 1 1 .265 .315 .551 .866
3-Year Averages MAJ   60 242 225 20 58 15 8 0 7 27 0 1 14 45 0 2 1 .258 .302 .387 .688

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Jesus Montero Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Apr. 23 Hou Did not play.
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Apr. 13 Oak Did not play.
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Apr. 6 @Oak Did not play.
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Apr. 2 @LAA Did not play.
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Mar. 31 @LAA 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

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Jesus Montero: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 26 1
2012 56 78
2011 3 14

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Jesus Montero Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013302010.167.267.531
2012177196220.322.463.830
2011244070.500.6251.181

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013714380.225.352.615
2012338279400.228.346.609
2011375450.216.568.877

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013414140.220.366.670
2012264186250.227.337.605
20113063110.500.9001.483

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013602250.200.300.534
2012251289370.295.438.768
2011313110.161.290.502
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 54 49 5.6% 24.1% 0.23 73% .303 .286
3-Year Averages MAJ   242 225 5.8% 18.6% 0.31 80% .295 .129

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Best Matchups for Jesus Montero (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jim Johnson OAK 3 3 2 3 1 0 0 1.000 3.000 4.000
Esmil Rogers TOR 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Yoshinori Tateyama NY-A 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Junichi Tazawa BOS 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Ryan Verdugo KC 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Charlie Furbush SEA 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Luis Ayala BAL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Wade Davis KC 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Jeremy Guthrie KC 4 3 1 2 1 0 2 .750 1.500 2.333
Tim Lincecum SF 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333

Worst Matchups for Jesus Montero (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David Price TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Fernando Rodney SEA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Shawn Kelley NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon League LA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brad Lincoln PHI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Lindstrom CHI-A 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Roberto Hernandez PHI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Greg Holland KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tommy Hunter BAL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jamey Wright LA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Montero showed up to spring training a whopping 40 pounds over the target weight the Mariners gave him heading into the offseason, the Seattle Times reports.

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Montero, who played 22 games in the Venezuelan Winter League, showed up to spring training out of shape and on a weight-loss program, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. "I gained a lot of weight in my country," he admitted. "So, now, I'm on a program to lose weight. I'm working really hard to get my weight back. I wasn't doing nothing (after finishing winter ball), just eating."

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Montero will work primarily at first base for the time being, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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Montero has been shut down in the Venezuelan Winter League after sustaining a laceration on his knuckles in a minor car accident, MLB.com reports.

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Montero accepted a 50-game ban Monday for his connection to the Biogenesis clinic, FOX Sports reports.

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Montero is expected to be suspended 50 games this week for his involvement in the Biogenesis PED scandal, CBSSports.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.