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DiComo: Montero Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training

Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo of 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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Tosses Inning For GCL Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Rafael Montero logged an inning of work in the Gulf Coast League on Tuesday. Montero had been placed on the 15-day disabled list with “rotator cuff inflammation” back on April 30. At the time, Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins initially said it was “nothing serious.” Montero was originally set to be sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas...
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July 14, 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...
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets News: New York calling up Rafael Montero

The New York Mets recently lost Jacob deGrom to the injury bug and have called up Rafael Montero to fill his spot in the rotation. With Montero already spending time in the big leagues this season it was an expected move by the Mets.Rafael Montero made his major league debut in 2014 where he made four starts, posting a 5.40 ERA in 20 innings pitched. Montero is heading back to the...
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August 11, 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...
August 06, 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...
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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...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Report: Rafael Montero shines in spring training debut

It’s finally baseball time and it feels so good to be watching Met baseball again.  For those paying attention there was a lot to be excited about in game one.  Let’s focus on the prospects trying to make their mark during spring training. Rafael Montero – He got the start and looked great.  The results were all there and you could see why he was getting them.  His fastball...
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 3 Rafael Montero, RHP

3. Rafael Montero, RHP Height: 6’0” Weight: 170 lbs. Age: 23 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Rafael Montero was signed a lot later than international prospects usually are. Most are signed when they turn 16 or 17 years old but the Mets signed him out of the Dominican Republic at the age of 20. You could call him a trailblazer because in 3 seasons he’s progressed through the whole...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

Back in November, I wrote a piece here on MMO entitled Montero is Better Than People Think. You can read that post in its entirety below, but it’s nice to see that Montero is starting to get the kind of recognition he deserves.Montero was recently ranked on MLB’s Top 100 list as the No. 85 best prospect. This ranking is still too low according to’s, Sam Dykstra....
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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