Originally posted on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 9/6/13
Rafael Montero—a potential future phenom for the New York Mets. He can strike people out, he’s got plenty of control of his pitches. His stats on the season between Binghamton and Las Vegas are 150 strike outs to 35 BBs in 155.1 innings. Over his last 7 starts for Las Vegas, Mets fans rejoiced that Montero has “figured out” the PCL and adjusted. His walks started to drop as his control came back, and his strikeouts increased. He, even more importantly, became a pitcher for the 51s who would give up 2 or less runs per game. Also, it’s worth noting that even in the high-fly PCL, Montero only gave up 4 home runs over 88.2 innings pitched. Just to give you a benchmark to base that off of: our very own Zack Wheeler gave up 9 home runs over 68 innings in the PCL. So, while Montero may get hit, he doesn’t seem to get hit hard enough for even the Pacific Coast Leaguers to manufacture thin-air homers. Which is why his start for the 51s last night against the Salt Lake Bees was a little out o...
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