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Miguel Montero

31-Year-Old Catcher – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

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.182

HR

2

RBI

7

R

2

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Montero was showing some encouraging signs early on, striking out at just a 8.4% clip and drawing 14 walks in March and April. Regression was expected and indeed occurred, but it took longer than many...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 210   DOB: 7/9/1983   BORN: Caracas, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Miguel Montero Contract Information:

Montero and the Diamondbacks agreed to a five-year, $60 million extension in May of 2012.

April 24, 2015  –  Miguel Montero News

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Miguel 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
2004 20 A SOU 115 449 403 47 106 35 22 2 11 59 8 2 36 74 0 4 6 .263 .330 .409 .739
2005 21 A LAN 85 381 355 73 124 49 24 1 24 82 1 2 26 52 0 0 0 .349 .403 .625 1.028
2005 21 AA TEN 30 120 108 13 27 5 1 2 2 13 1 0 7 27 1 1 3 .250 .311 .352 .663
2006 22 AA TEN 81 337 289 24 78 28 18 0 10 46 0 3 39 44 0 4 5 .270 .362 .436 .798
2006 22 AAA TUC 36 154 134 21 43 12 5 0 7 29 1 1 14 21 0 2 4 .321 .396 .515 .911
2006 22 MAJ ARI 6 17 16 0 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .250 .294 .313 .607
2007 23 MAJ ARI 84 244 214 30 48 17 7 0 10 37 0 0 20 35 1 6 3 .224 .292 .397 .689
2008 24 AAA TUC 11 38 32 3 9 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 5 3 0 0 1 .281 .395 .438 .833
2008 24 MAJ ARI 70 207 184 24 47 22 16 1 5 18 0 0 19 49 1 1 2 .255 .330 .435 .765
2009 25 MAJ ARI 128 470 425 61 125 46 30 0 16 59 1 2 38 78 2 2 3 .294 .355 .478 .832
2010 26 AAA REN 4 17 15 1 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .412 .333 .745
2010 26 MAJ ARI 85 331 297 36 79 31 20 2 9 43 0 1 29 71 0 3 2 .266 .332 .438 .770
2011 27 MAJ ARI 140 553 493 65 139 55 36 1 18 86 1 1 47 97 1 4 8 .282 .351 .469 .820
2012 28 MAJ ARI 141 573 486 65 139 42 25 2 15 88 0 0 73 130 0 2 12 .286 .391 .438 .829
2013 29 R SCO 6 23 19 2 5 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 .263 .391 .368 .759
2013 29 MAJ ARI 116 475 413 44 95 25 14 0 11 42 0 0 51 110 0 6 5 .230 .318 .344 .662
2014 30 MAJ ARI 136 560 489 40 119 36 23 0 13 72 0 4 56 97 0 6 9 .243 .329 .370 .699
2015 31 MAJ CHC 13 41 33 2 6 3 1 0 2 7 0 0 6 7 0 2 0 .182 .293 .394 .687
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3-Year Averages     131 534 462 49 117 33 20 0 13 67 0 1 60 112 0 4 8 .253 .346 .381 .727
Career  (View All)     919 3,471 3,050 367 801 278 173 6 99 455 2 8 340 677 5 32 44 .263 .342 .421 .763

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Miguel Montero Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 23 @Pit Did not play.
Apr. 22 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .293 .394 .687
Apr. 21 @Pit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .297 .414 .711
Apr. 20 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .278 .414 .692
Apr. 19 SD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .258 .440 .698
Apr. 18 SD 4 2 2 0 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .276 .478 .754
Apr. 17 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .208 .158 .366
Apr. 15 Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .217 .167 .384
Apr. 14 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .211 .133 .344
Apr. 13 Cin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .200 .167 .367
Apr. 12 @Col 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .143 .167 .310
Apr. 11 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .100
Apr. 10 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 8 StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 7 StL Did not play.
Apr. 5 StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 15 2 4 0 0 2 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .389 .667 1.056
Last 14 Days 31 2 6 1 0 2 7 6 6 0 0 0 2 0 .194 .308 .419 .727
Last 30 Days 33 2 6 1 0 2 7 6 7 0 0 0 2 1 .182 .293 .394 .687

Miguel Montero: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 12
2014 131 2
2013 112
2012 139
2011 134
2010 79 2
2009 111 2

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Miguel Montero Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201551130.4001.0001.333
201410682160.198.311.563
20131057180.190.238.492

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015281140.143.286.571
20143833211560.256.386.735
20133083710340.244.380.719

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015172250.176.529.802
2014244185360.250.369.697
2013211298240.223.374.689

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015160020.188.250.566
2014245228360.237.371.700
2013202153180.238.312.634
Miguel 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
2004 20 A SOU 449 403 8% 16.5% 0.49 82% .299 .146
2005 21 A LAN 381 355 6.8% 13.6% 0.50 85% .358 .276
2005 21 AA TEN 120 108 5.8% 22.5% 0.26 75% .316 .102
2006 22 AA TEN 337 289 11.6% 13.1% 0.89 85% .289 .166
2006 22 AAA TUC 154 134 9.1% 13.6% 0.67 84% .340 .194
2006 22 MAJ ARI 17 16 5.9% 17.6% 0.33 81% .308 .063
2007 23 MAJ ARI 244 214 8.2% 14.3% 0.57 84% .225 .173
2008 24 AAA TUC 38 32 13.2% 7.9% 1.67 91% .286 .157
2008 24 MAJ ARI 207 184 9.2% 23.7% 0.39 73% .323 .180
2009 25 MAJ ARI 470 425 8.1% 16.6% 0.49 82% .329 .184
2010 26 AAA REN 17 15 5.9% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .000
2010 26 MAJ ARI 331 297 8.8% 21.5% 0.41 76% .323 .172
2011 27 MAJ ARI 553 493 8.5% 17.5% 0.48 80% .320 .187
2012 28 MAJ ARI 573 486 12.7% 22.7% 0.56 73% .364 .152
2013 29 R SCO 23 19 17.4% 17.4% 1.00 79% .333 .105
2013 29 MAJ ARI 475 413 10.7% 23.2% 0.46 73% .288 .114
2014 30 MAJ ARI 560 489 10% 17.3% 0.58 80% .280 .127
2015 31 MAJ CHC 41 33 14.6% 17.1% 0.86 79% .167 .212
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3-Year Averages     534 462 11.2% 21% 0.54 76% .309 .128
Career     3,471 3,050 9.8% 19.5% 0.50 78% .309 .158

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2015 Stat Review for Miguel Montero    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.182 AVG
TERRIBLE
79% Contact Rate
WEAK
.167 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.394 SLG
WEAK
.212 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.86 BB/K
ELITE
14.6% BB Rate
ELITE
17.1% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.687 OPS
WEAK
.293 OBP
POOR

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

Montero is out of the lineup Thursday, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.

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Montero is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

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Montero will not be in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Montero went 2-for-4 on Saturday with his first two home runs of the season and three RBI.

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Montero, who was out of the lineup Monday, continued his slow start to the season Tuesday, going 0-for-3 with a walk.

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Montero is not in the lineup Monday against the Reds.

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Montero is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies, according to ESPN Chicago.

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Montero is not in the lineup Sunday night against the Cardinals.

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Montero went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and an error in a win over the White Sox on Friday. He has one RBI and is slashing just .152/.176/.303 this spring.

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Jon Lester has been confirmed as the starter on Opening Night, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports, meaning Montero might not be the starter in his first game in a Cubs uniform.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Montero had a horrid 2013 season, posting full-season career lows in average (.230), OBP (.318) and slugging (.344). By the end of May, he was droppable in shallow mixed formats that utilize one catcher. It's hard to pinpoint just what the problem was for Montero, as his strikeout rate (23.2%) was in line with his 2012 mark, but the quality of his contact fell off as his .114 ISO was a 38-point drop from the previous campaign. Perhaps heavy workloads have taken their toll on Montero, and it's worth noting that he also spent time on the disabled with a back injury. If he's fully healthy during spring training, it's reasonable to think that a bounce back is on tap given his track record of providing steady power numbers near the heart of the Arizona lineup.

2013

For the second straight season, Montero provided a steady offensive presence in the middle third of the D-Backs' lineup. In addition to his offensive contributions, Montero is a good defender behind the plate and should continue to take a heavy workload in 2013 after reaching 140 games for the second time in his career. Although he struck out more often last season (22.7 percent), Montero also drew more walks with the highest walk rate of his career (12.7 percent), and subsequently carried an excellent .391 on-base percentage. Surprisingly, 11 of his 15 homers came on the road this season, which could be an indication that there's a 20-homer campaign in his bat if he's able to up his flyball rate and take advantage of his hitter-friendly home park. With his combination of skills, playing time, lineup placement and team context, Montero is a good bet to remain a top-five catcher in his age-29 campaign in 2013.

2012

No catcher drove in more runs than Montero in 2011 and there's reason to believe that he'll rank near the top in that category again in 2012, as 444 of his at-bats came from the middle-third of the Arizona lineup and that placement is unlikely to change in the near future. Further, Montero showed no signs of slowing down the stretch with an .853 OPS after the All-Star break in a season where he played in 140 games. At 28, Montero is in his prime and with the opportunity to play half of his games at hitter-friendly Chase Field, he's as safe as any player at his position. The only blemish here was a .195/.260/.274 line against southpaws, but he's shown competence against them in the past.

2011

Montero is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2010 season that was slowed by a torn meniscus he suffered in April. In his recovery from that injury, Montero regained the 10 pounds that he had worked off during the winter, and he believes that having the extra weight negatively impacted his performance upon return. Although his numbers at the plate regressed a bit with a drop in his contact rate (down to 76 percent from 82 in 2009), Montero was much better defensively behind the plate and made a point to improve his arm. It remains to be seen how much of his offensive slide can be attributed to the injury, but at age 27 he's entering his power peak and a 20-homer campaign may still be in the cards.

2010

Montero had become a mainstay on preseason sleeper lists for the last couple of seasons before the D-Backs signed Chris Snyder to a contract extension in December of 2008. Two things happened that changed everything for Montero; the D-Backs fired Bob Melvin, and Snyder suffered a back injury in June that never really healed, giving Montero a long run as the primary backstop. His offensive skills have always made him a coveted trade target for opposing teams, but Montero's defensive work finally caught up to his bat. All signs point to another 400-450 at-bats for Montero this season, and that number could increase if Snyder is traded before the end of spring training. Don't be surprised if he continues to hover around .300 with his average while delivering 15-20 homers this season.

2009

Despite being hailed as the franchise's catcher of the future, Montero slipped into the backup role behind Chris Snyder last season, gathering just 184 at-bats along the way. At 25, it's too early to write him off completely, especially when the D-Backs have publicly stated that they're considering using him at third base just to get his bat into the lineup more regularly, but it's entirely possible that he'll be shopped to clubs in need of a starter behind the plate during the offseason. Like Snyder, Montero has 15-20 home-run power, but he's actually got a much better track record of success at the plate. We still wouldn't be surprised to see him battle his way back into a timeshare -- or earn enough playing time at another position to merit consideration in leagues that require two active backstops, but he'll need to outproduce Snyder for manager Bob Melvin to justify a change in roles.

2008

Chris Snyder may have earned the larger portion of the timeshare behind the plate for Arizona, but Montero showed plenty of upside at the plate, homering once in every 21.4 at-bats during his first full season in the majors. Don't be completely scared away by his .224/.292/.397 line, as the low average is tied more to bad luck (.225 BABIP) than it is poor plate discipline (20:35 BB:K ratio). Given that Snyder struggled against righties (.215 AVG), look for Montero to get more playing time in his second full season with the Diamondbacks.

2007

The D'backs have paved the way for Montero, who drew walks and hit for power at two levels last year, by trading Johnny Estrada. His strikeout rate is going to keep his batting average down, and he's had a pattern of slow starts after promotions, so there's a good chance 2007 will involve a couple of trips across the state of Arizona.

2006

Montero could be Arizona's catcher-of-the-future. After a great stint at High-A in 2005, he earned an invite to the Futures Game. He was promoted to Double-A in August and struggled initially at that level. He'll likely start 2006 back at Double-A and won't be expected to nail down a job with the big club until 2007 or 2008.