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RAFAEL MONTERO RUMORS

Montero Sent to Binghamton Among Other Moves

In the next chapter of a once promising career falling from grace, the Mets have demoted RHP Rafael Montero to Double-A Binghamton, according to Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Review Journal. Montero, 25, was 4-6 with a 7.20 ERA in 16 starts for the Las Vegas 51s. He also made two appearances in April with the major league club, allowing three runs in 2.1 innings. Montero’s best...
Via MetsMinor.net
10 days ago

DiComo: Montero Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training

Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo of MLB.com answered a bunch of questions in his Mailbag this week and included an update on Rafael Montero. What is Rafael Montero‘s injury status? This was a lost season for a pitcher who ranked higher than Jacob deGrom on the Mets’ depth chart as recently as 18 months ago. This year, Montero hit the disabled list in April with a right shoulder...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Rafael Montero be on the roster in 2015?

Rafael Montero signed very late compared to most players out of the Dominican Republic. Most kids sign around the age of 16 or 17, but Montero did not sign with the Mets until he was 20 years old. In his first year with the Mets organization he posted a 5-4 record to a tune of a 2.15 ERA. After 2011 he was on a few top prospect lists, but was not many, partially due to how late...
Via Mets360.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero earns the right to keep pitching as a starter

Earlier this month, Terry Collins announced that Rafael Montero would get at least one more start in the majors this year. True to his word, Collins gave the rookie a start Wednesday night and Montero rewarded his manager with 5.1 scoreless innings and he picked up the win as the Mets swept the Rockies with a 2-0 triumph in the series finale. In his last two starts, Montero has...
Via Mets360.com
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Montero Optioned, DeGrom Returns To The Hill, A Six-Man Rotation

The Mets optioned RHP Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas following last night’s game to make room for Jacob deGrom who will be activated in time for his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. DeGrom says he is pain-free and is looking forward to pitching through the end of the season. He was 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA when he was shut down with discomfort in his right shoulder...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Don’t forget to include Rafael Montero in the dream rotation

Tuesday night I missed the first two innings of the game against the Nationals, meaning Zack Wheeler’s worst was already behind him. It was not a great game by any stretch of the imagination, yet Wheeler battled and turned in another fine performance if judged only by the final results. Wheeler and Jacob deGrom have given the Mets two pitchers who consistently give the Mets...
Via Mets360.com
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Why isn’t Rafael Montero doing what he does best?

Depending on the degree to which you may follow the progress of Mets prospects in the minor leagues, from a little to intently, most people know Rafael Montero as a pitcher who throws strikes. In 2012, upon being promoted to the Mets High-A affiliate, his K% was 23.3 points higher than his BB% (K-BB% = 23.3%). The following season, his K-BB rate jumped to 23.8% in AA ball. He was...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Were Concerned Montero Was Tipping His Pitches

Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen told Mike Puma of the New York Post that they are concerned that Rafael Montero was tipping his pitches during his major league debut last week against the New York Yankees. Montero, 23, pitched a quality start, allowing three runs over six innings against the Bombers, but the Mets believe he could have been even better if he had done a better job...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets Rafael Montero To Make Debut In Subway Series

The “Subway Series” is poised to get even more interesting as New York Mets rookie Rafael Montero is slated to make his MLB debut on Wednesday against Masahiro Tanaka and company. Montero was promoted on the heels of the Mets assigning struggling starter Jenrry Mejia to the bullpen. Montero will be thrown directly into the fire as he toes the rubber opposite Tanaka. The Japanese...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: first pitching prospect gets call

It has been rumored and speculated about for a few days but Monday the New York Mets made it official; Rafael Montero will replace Jenrry Mejia in the starting rotation and start Wednesday. Mejia will not be demoted but instead will be moved to the bullpen. Rafael Montero has bumped Jenrry Mejia from the starting rotation Mejia got off to a fast start this season but has struggled...
Via isportsweb.com
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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