|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||540.00||19.00||.272||71.00||55.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs McAllister (Career)||2||0||0||0||.333||0|
|vs RHP||63||14||3|| .254|| .365|| .222|
|05/14/2013||Jonathan Lucroy, C MIL|
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Nolan Arenado, 3B COL
|Brett Lawrie, 3B TOR|
Jesus Montero, C SEA
|05/14/2013||Jesus Montero, C SEA|
Alex Rodriguez, 3B NYY
Alejandro De Aza, LF CHW
|Starling Marte, LF PIT|
|05/14/2013||Brandon Crawford, SS SF||Jesus Montero, C SEA|
|Last 10 Games|
|Jesus Montero joins hit parade|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Seven Mariners collected two hits in Wednesday's 12-2 shellacking of the Yankees, including catcher Jesus Montero, who went 2 for 5 to post his first multi-hit game of May. The performance raised Montero's line to .211/.258/.344 in 97 plate appearances.
|Jesus Montero hits game-winning home run against Pirates|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Mariners catcher Jesus Montero hit a solo home run in Wednesday's win over Pittsburgh.
It was Montero's only hit of the day -- and one of just three Mariners hits -- but it was a big one, as it gave Seattle their second and final run in a 2-1 game. Montero's still scuffling overall, at .205/.250/.359 in 78 at-bats, so he'll need a few more home runs to get to where the Mariners hoped he'd be this season.
|Jesus Montero hits one out|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(4/28/13) Mariners catcher Jesus Montero went deep Saturday during a 3-2 win over the Angels. Montero took Joe Blanton out to left field for a two-run shot in the sixth inning for his second home run of the season.
Montero finished 2 for 4 in the game and added a single. He's batting .228. However, over his last seven games Montero has gone 9 for 27 (.333) with two homers and six RBI.
|Jesus Montero not a lock for a power surge|
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(4/24/13) It would be an overreaction to drop Jesus Montero this early in the season, but he has rightfully earned a bench spot in many of his Fantasy leagues. It's not just his poor start that should have owners worried; Montero has yet to show much power in his 149 games with the Mariners, going back to last year.
Safeco Field seemed to have a depressing effect on Montero's power in 2012, as only six of his homers came at his home park. So far this season, Montero has been hitting flyballs at a much higher rate (43 percent, as opposed to 34 percent in 2012), but all his 19 flies have produced are one home run and two total base hits.
Again, it's too early to completely panic on Montero, but after a disappointing rookie season, owners should not automatically assume that a power surge is around the corner.
|Jesus Montero finally goes deep|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(4/23/13) Mariners catcher Jesus Montero finally hit his first home run Monday night in Houston. He went deep in the fourth inning for a two-run shot off starter Brad Peacock.
Montero added a sacrifice fly and finished 1 for 3 with three RBI. He's batting .224 for Seattle.
It took the powerful 23-year-old 13 games to hit his first homer, but he's starting to hit more consistently. Montero has hits in five straight games to raise his average from .133 on April 10.
|Jesus Montero showed some prolific power during his time in the minors and during his callup with the Yankees in 2011, but disappointed a bit in his first full season in the majors. He batted just .245 with eight home runs and 28 RBI in the first half before picking it up a bit after the All-Star break. He would end up batting .260 with 15 homers and 62 RBI in 135 games while splitting time behind the plate and at DH. His inconsistencies at the plate caused his ownership to drop as the season went on and his .386 slugging percentage was well below the .590 mark he posted in 2011. The Mariners are moving the fences in at Safeco Field this offseason, which should benefit Montero, but the lack of pop in the lineup around him leaves little protection for the 23-year-old. Still, Montero provides rare production at catcher and should be a hot commodity on Draft Day, based on his potential. If you draft him in the middle-to-late rounds, you might get great value for the pick. (Updated 12/11/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/19/13||@ CLE||1:05 pm||Justin Masterson|
|5/20/13||@ CLE||12:05 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|5/21/13||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Jerome Williams|
|5/22/13||@ LAA||7:05 pm||C.J. Wilson|
|5/24/13||TEX||10:10 pm||Justin Grimm|
|5/25/13||TEX||10:10 pm||Derek Holland|
|5/26/13||TEX||4:10 pm||Josh Lindblom|