Miguel Montero

#16, C, Chi Cubs
Miguel Montero
  • Height:
    5-11
  • Weight:
    210
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    July 9, 1983
  • Birth Place:
    Caracas, Venezuela
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • AVG
    .243
  • HR
    13
  • RBI
    72
  • R
    40


Player Notes
Cubs acquired C Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks for RHPs Jeferson Mejia and Zack Godley.

Advice: The Cubs will assume the three years and $40 million remaining on Montero's contract. The 31-year-old backstop faded during the second half this past season en route to a .243/.329/.370 batting line with 13 home runs and 72 RBI, but there's bounce-back potential in Chicago. His framing ability provides extra value. Welington Castillo was the Cubs' primary catcher this past season, but he's now likely to be traded.

Mon, Dec 15 Rotoworld
According to Bruce Levine of Chicago's 670 The Score, the Cubs and Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade involving catcher Miguel Montero.

Advice: The Diamondbacks are reportedly expected to get right-handers Jeferson Mejia and Zack Godley in return. Montero struggled in 2014 for Arizona, batting .243/.329/.379 with 13 home runs in 136 games, but he's a good bounceback candidate for Chicago at age 31. Montero is owed $40 million over the next three years, and the Cubs are expected to pay all of it.

More: Bruce Levine on Twitter

Tue, Dec 9 Rotoworld
USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Cubs are close to acquiring catcher Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks.

Advice: Nightengale says the swap is expected to be finalized by the end of the day Tuesday. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal were the first to mention that the two sides were nearing a trade, and Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports heard Monday that pitching prospects would be headed to Arizona in return. Montero, 31, batted .243/.329/.370 with 13 home runs and 72 RBI in 136 games this past season for the Diamondbacks. He is owed $40 million over the next three years.

More: Bob Nightengale on Twitter

Tue, Dec 9 Rotoworld
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick hears from a source that a trade between the Diamondbacks and Cubs involving Miguel Montero "isn't close to fruition."

Advice: Crasnick confirms that the two sides are having discussions, but it's not a done deal yet. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic hears that if a deal happens, the Diamondbacks will likely receive two A-ball pitchers in return for Montero.

More: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter

Tue, Dec 9 Rotoworld

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Head-to-head vs. Oakland

Head-to-head vs. Oakland
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. Oak 10 31 1 6 1 0 1 4 3 6 0 0 .194 .286 .323 .608
Home (this year) 67 244 18 61 14 0 5 36 27 48 0 3 .250 .329 .369 .697
Day (this year) 36 119 9 32 5 0 2 14 16 25 0 2 .269 .371 .361 .733
Last game vs. Oak 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .800 1.000
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 Ari 6 16 0 4 1 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 .250 .294 .313 .607
2007 Ari 84 214 30 48 7 0 10 37 20 35 0 0 .224 .292 .397 .689
2008 Ari 70 184 24 47 16 1 5 18 19 49 0 0 .255 .330 .435 .765
2009 Ari 128 425 61 125 30 0 16 59 38 78 1 2 .294 .355 .478 .832
2010 Ari 85 297 36 79 20 2 9 43 29 71 0 1 .266 .332 .438 .770
2011 Ari 140 493 65 139 36 1 18 86 47 97 1 1 .282 .351 .469 .820
2012 Ari 141 486 65 139 25 2 15 88 73 130 0 0 .286 .391 .438 .829
2013 Ari 116 413 44 95 14 0 11 42 51 110 0 0 .230 .318 .344 .662
2014 Ari 136 489 40 119 23 0 13 72 56 97 0 4 .243 .329 .370 .699
Totals 906 3017 365 795 172 6 97 448 334 670 2 8 .264 .342 .421 .763
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2006 Ari 5 C 4 40 36 40 4 0 0 1.000
2007 Ari 73 C 57 510 340 376 30 6 5 .984
2008 Ari 53 C 45 404 352 379 23 4 2 .989
2009 Ari 111 C 101 924 733 802 60 9 4 .989
2010 Ari 79 C 75 658 484 522 36 2 1 .996
2011 Ari 134 C 131 1169 908 997 78 11 9 .989
2012 Ari 139 C 136 1190 1008 1095 78 9 8 .992
2013 Ari 112 C 111 1006 823 898 70 5 5 .994
2014 Ari 131 C 130 1152 1037 1115 65 13 12 .988
Totals 837 C 790 7056 5721 6224 444 59 46 .991