RAFAEL MONTERO NEWS

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...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Montero and Germen Likely To Be Demoted To Make Room For Colon and deGrom

Adam Rubin surmises that the Mets will likely demote Gonzalez Germen and Rafael Montero when the Mets activate Jacob deGrom on Saturday and Bartolo Colon on Sunday. There is also the possibility that the Mets could simply find a candidate who they could place on the DL, perhaps Jenrry Mejia who in addition to a knee and hernia issue is now dealing with a sore back. August 20 Terry...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Pitches For His Future, Dominates Cubs

While Rafael Montero has only made six starts in his young major league career, it seems like we’ve been talking about him for a while. With other dominant young arms in the Mets farm system, Montero is often the forgotten man. Yesterday, he reminded us how he pitched to a 2.63 ERA over four seasons in the minor leagues and why he shouldn’t be the forgotten man on the Mets. On...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Cubs 2, Mets 1

The New York Mets (59-66) took on the Chicago Cubs (52-71) this afternoon at Citi Field, for the third game of a four game series. Rafael Montero was looking for his first major league victory, and was opposed by Cubs ace Jake Arrieta. What you should know: Rafael Montero pitched the best outing of his young major league career today, as he would go 7.1 innings, allowing one run...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Jacob deGrom feels good after throwing

Mets rookie pitcher Jacob deGrom felt good after playing catch on Saturday, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN. deGrom threw from 90 feet, and said he felt no pain at all. Recovering from rotator cuff tendinitis, the Mets believe that deGrom could return as soon as he is eligible to come off the DL, which is August 24th, vs the Dodgers, as Rubin writes:The ideal scenario is for deGrom...
Via MLB Injury News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

DeGrom Feels Good, Montero Expected To Make Two More Starts

Mets rookie righthander Jacob deGrom told reporters yesterday that he is feeling better since being placed on the disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis. He was scheduled to throw a bullpen on Thursday, but the Mets decided to hold off until this weekend. However, deGrom says he feels much stronger than he did a week ago and expects to make his scheduled start against the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero’s struggle should not be a major concern

Last night, Rafael Montero made his first start for the Mets in over a month. Montero was just recently called up from Triple A Las Vegas to replace Jacob deGrom while deGrom suffers from shoulder soreness. While Montero struggled in his return to the major leagues, the struggles should not be the doomsday that many suggest it could be. Montero isn’t the first starting pitcher...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Nationals 7, Mets 1

Photo Credit: Bill Kostroun, AP The Nationals (64-53) beat the Mets (57-63) by a score of 7-1 on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Rafael Montero got the start for the Mets in his return to the Majors and pitched decently, but had his outing ruined by the long-ball. Washington took Montero deep three times, including twice in the 6th inning, and the rookie departed with no outs in the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Doug Fister vs. Rafael Montero

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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets put RHP deGrom on DL, promote RHP Montero

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets have put right-hander Jacob deGrom on the 15-day disabled list because of rotator cuff tendinitis and called up righty Rafael Montero to start. Montero was promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas to pitch Tuesday night against Washington. The 26-year-old deGrom has excelled in his first season in the majors, going 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA in 16 starts. His move...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 7:10 PM

Tonight the Mets return home to open up a series against the Washington Nationals. Rafael Montero (0-2, 5.40) returns from AAA to start in place of Jacob DeGrom to face Doug Fister (11-3, 2.49) for the second time this month. Montero’s last start was back on May 30th when he received a no-decision in a 14-inning 6-5 defeat against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. He tossed 3...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Did Mets Go With Montero Instead Of Syndergaard?

Kevin Kernan of the NY Post believes the Mets chose the wrong pitching prospect to promote when they opted to name Rafael Montero the replacement for the injured Jacob deGrom instead of using the opportunity to usher in the MLB debut of Noah Syndergaard. This would have been the perfect game to have Syndergaard make his major league debut. What’s wrong with offering the fans...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Montero and Matz Are Nasty Good

Who’s Hot: Chase Bradford,  Las Vegas – The 25 year old righty went to High School in Las Vegas and is no stranger to playing in the desert heat. In the last week, he’s made three appearances out of the pen, collecting 8 of his 9 outs via strikeout while allowing just 1 hit and walking no one. On the season, Chasen has made a combined 48 appearances out of the pen for Binghamton...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Montero should get another chance

We are all nervously hoping for some good news on Jacob deGrom.  He’s been a feel-good story for the up and down Mets of 2014.  Should he be able to return he’s in the running for the 2014 Rookie of the Year award but, return or not, his injury opens the door for Rafael Montero to return to Queens. People will recall, because I keep reminding them, that I had been saying before...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis Sends deGrom To DL, Montero Called Up

Mets assistant GM John Ricco announced that Jacob deGrom is heading to the DL with rotator cuff tendinitis. Ricco told reporters that this was good news and that rest and anti-inflammatory medication should do the trick. Rafael Montero will get the start on Tuesday against the Nationals. 5:00 AM Jacob deGrom has been scratched from his next start due to shoulder soreness. He is back...
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21 days ago  |  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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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Montero Likely To Start On Tuesday In Place Of deGrom

Jacob deGrom has been scratched from his next start due to shoulder soreness. He is back in New York for an MRI and to be examined by team doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Rafael Montero is expected to be called up to fill in for deGrom on Tuesday against the Washington Nationals, a source confirmed to ESPN New York. However the Mets are not prepared to announce...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Park factors pitching edition

A few weeks ago I wrote about park factors and focused more on the hitters’ perspective rather than the pitchers perspective. It’s not a perfect method to predict future performance, but knowing how a ballpark plays is important to better get a grasp on a prospect at just a pure statistical level. On the other hand, pitchers are much harder to project. For instance, most people...
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23 days ago  |  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...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Report: Montero Masterful In 1-Hit Shutout, Den Dekker Stays Hot

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas 3, Sacramento 0 Binghamton 9, Richmond 6 Charleston 6, Savannah 2 – Game 1 Savannah 1, Charleston 0 – Game 2 Pulaski 6, Kingsport 5 Prospect Pipeline Rafael Montero (6-3, 3.28) threw eight shutout innings, allowing only one hit, two walks and struck out 11 batters. In his last two starts he has not allowed a run in 14.2 innings, allowing...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Report: Montero and Bowman Toss Gems, Lawley Blasts 19th Homer

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas 2, El Paso 0 Binghamton 9, Bowie 4 St. Lucie 4, Dunedin 3 Hickory 10, Savannah 1 Auburn 14, Brooklyn 3 Kingsport vs Elizabethton postponed due to rain. Prospect Pipeline Rafael Montero pitched a gem, holding El Paso scoreless for a season high 6.2 innings, allowing just three hits, two walks while striking out six batters. With his strong...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom merits serious Rookie of the Year consideration

Jacob deGrom was brought up at the exact same time as Rafael Montero, but was looked at as the weaker link.  However, two and a half months later, deGrom is 5-5 and Montero is playing for the Las Vegas 51’s.  Of course, 5-5 is not a great record for a pitcher, but that is because the Mets have not scored runs while deGrom is on the bump (clearly shown by the fact that he has...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Mets Prospects Crack Law’s Midseason Top 50

Michael Conforto, who is Keith Law’s #32 ranked prospect, signs his contract with the Mets last week ESPN‘s Keith Law released his midseason update of his Top 50 Prospects list. In his preseason Top 100 list there were five Mets who made the cut. They were Noah Syndergaard (24), Travis d’Arnaud (36), Dominic Smith (37), Rafael Montero (60), and Brandon Nimmo (92). However this...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Montero Tosses Four Scoreless Innings In Rehab Outing

Rafael Montero completed his second minor league rehab start today with the St. Lucie Mets, tossing four scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and one walk while striking out four batters. Montero has been battling an oblique strain for a couple of weeks now. In mid-June, he left a start for Las Vegas after only five pitches. On July 9, Montero allowed one run in two innings for...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: The biggest question about Jack Leathersich

Jack Leathersich is a left handed relief pitcher with Binghamton.  He’s not a big guy and he doesn’t throw particularly hard, but his results are phenomenal.  He is the biggest strikeout threat in the Met farm system and could be just as important to the Met future as Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom or Rafael Montero.  Let’s take a look at...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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