|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||50.00||1.00||4.00||0.00||4.32||1.33||39.00||16.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 18.1||0||0|| 5.89||0||7||11|
|vs RHB|| 14.1||0||0|| 4.40||0||9||17|
|08/27/2014||Rafael Montero, SP NYM||Dillon Gee, SP NYM|
|08/27/2014||Jason Vargas, SP KC|
Marlon Byrd, RF PHI
|Rafael Montero, SP NYM|
A.J. Pollock, CF ARI
Mark Melancon, RP PIT
|08/26/2014||Robert Stephenson, SP CIN|
Jenrry Mejia, RP NYM
Mike Adams, RP PHI
Arodys Vizcaino, RP CHC
Kyle Farnsworth, RP HOU
Rafael Montero, SP NYM
Evan Gattis, C ATL
|Kenley Jansen, RP LAD|
|Last 10 Games|
|Rafael Montero demoted to Las Vegas |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/23/14) The Mets have disaptched rookie right hander Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room on the roster for Jacob deGrom.
Montero struggled to find consistency in the rotation. He managed three quality starts, but was pounded for 13 runs in 13 innings in his other three starts combined.
|Rafael Montero still in search of first win |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/17/14) Mets rookie starting pitcher Rafael Montero had one of the best starts of his young MLB career Sunday against the Cubs. However, he walked away with a no-decision as he got little run support in a 2-1 win for Chicago.
Montero allowed just one run on five hits and two walks in 7 1/3 innings. The only run he gave up was on a two-out single to Luis Valbuena in the fourth inning. He finished with six strikeouts.
He was on the hook for the loss until New York tied the game in the eighth inning. Chicago won the game with a solo home run from Starlin Castro in the ninth.
Montero is winless in his first six MLB starts. He's allowed one run twice. As of now, Montero's next start is lined up for for Saturday against the Dodgers. However, he could be skipped due to Thursday's off-day or bumped from the rotation with Jacob deGrom close to coming off the disabled list.
|Homers sink Rafael Montero Tuesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/12/14) Mets pitcher Rafael Montero had a tough time with the long ball Tuesday.
Montero allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked two. The Nationals were able to strike early, picking up a two-run homer from Bryce Harper in the second inning. Montero was able to settle in for a couple innings at that point, but again fell into trouble in the sixth inning. Anthony Rendon hit a solo shot to lead off the inning. After an Adam LaRoche walk, Montero gave up a two-run shot to Ian Desmond. He was pulled before recording an out during the inning.
With the loss, Montero dropped to 0-3 on the year. His next start will come against the Cubs.
|Rafael Montero worth monitoring |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/11/14) Granted, Rafael Montero's first stint in the big leagues didn't go so well, and he may end up being just a temporary replacement for Jacob deGrom, who went on the DL Monday with rotator cuff tendinitis. But he still has the kind of talent that could translate to immediate Fantasy results, especially with his recent turnaround at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Las Vegas -- or anywhere in the Pacific Coast League, really -- is an especially difficult place to pitch. Though Montero has fared better than most young pitchers there, compiling a 3.28 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 15 starts, the way he's done it isn't anyone's idea of progress. His stellar control put him on the map as a prospect, but instead of attacking hitters in the hitter-friendly environment, he's pitched around them, issuing 3.9 walks per nine innings. And it continued in his first stint in the majors, when he issued 5.0 walks per nine innings.
Over his last seven starts, though, he's issued 2.7 walks per nine innings, and the result was a 2.10 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings. He allowed just one hit over eight innings in his last start, striking out 11 and walking two.
He may have very well righted himself. I'm not rushing to pick him up just yet, but I'm keeping a close eye on Montero in his return Tuesday.
|Rafael Montero to temporarily replace Jacob deGrom in rotation |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(8/11/14) With Jacob deGrom on the disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis, the Mets pitcher Rafael Montero will be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas and make at least two starts, according to ESPN. His first start will come Tuesday at home against the Nationals, followed by Sunday against the Cubs at Citi Field.
Montero posted a 5.40 ERA and owned a 17:11 K:BB ratio in four big-league starts (20 innings) in May.
|Rafael Montero hasn't enamored scouts with his skill set, but everywhere he's gone, he's dominated. The streak looked like it would end with his promotion to Triple-A Las Vegas about midway through last season. After nine starts, he had a 4.50 ERA and 1.55 WHIP, his middle-of-the-road stuff seemingly exposed by the heavy-hitting Pacific Coast League. But he got the last laugh, compiling a 1.61 ERA and 0.94 WHIP over his final seven starts -- numbers that are all the more impressive when you consider the environment. The key to his success is control. He can spot the ball as well as anyone, issuing 1.7 walks per nine innings over three minor-league seasons. And though his stuff isn't exactly electric, he's no soft-tosser, relying on location and pitch selection to get the most out of his low-90s fastball. Montero is an unconventional prospect in sort of the Kris Medlen mold. Fantasy owners would take another one of those. Though the Mets blocked his shot at a rotation spot with their signing of Bartolo Colon this offseason, they seem to appreciate his skill set. Superior prospect Noah Syndergaard is in line to debut this summer, but most likely, the Mets will have incorporated both by season's end.
(Updated 1/14/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/28/14||ATL||7:10 pm||Mike Minor|
|8/29/14||PHI||7:10 pm||David Buchanan|
|8/30/14||PHI||7:10 pm||Jerome Williams|
|8/31/14||PHI||1:10 pm||A.J. Burnett|
|9/1/14||@ MIA||1:10 pm||Henderson Alvarez|
|9/2/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Brad Hand|
|9/3/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Tom Koehler|
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