Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/16/13
Thoughts from Joe D. After Satish posted an update on Rafael’s Montero’s brilliant performance last night, I received a few questions about him via email and Twitter. In Montero’s last six starts for Las Vegas, consider these numbers… In 39.0 innings pitched, he has allowed just 28 hits and 11 walks for a 0.99 WHIP and he has held batters to a .199 batting average. Numbers like this are unheard of in the PCL and in that span no other pitcher in the league has been better than Montero. Overall, Montero is 5-3 with a 3.25 ERA in 13 starts since being promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. He is a combined 12-6 with a 2.86 ERA with 31 walks and 134 strikeouts in 138. innings pitched between Double-A Binghamton and Las Vegas in 2013. Montero was one of two Mets pitchers who were selected for the Futures Game this season. Even before Montero embarked on this remarkable run in Las Vegas, where he has dominated much as I said he would because of his plus-plus control and his command of the strike...
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