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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)485.0016.00.25884.0059.000.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
190.105300
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
2015800000000
201413100000200
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs San Diego100 .000 .000 .000
vs Marquis (Career)20741.050.440.350
vs RHP1510 .211 .133 .067
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/26/2014Steven Souza, RF TB
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Miguel Montero, C CHC
Daniel Norris, SP TOR
David Dahl, CF COL
Tyler Glasnow, SP PIT
Austin Hedges, C SD
12/25/2014Miguel Montero, C CHC
Jorge Alfaro, C TEX
12/24/2014Matt Joyce, LF LAA
Buster Posey, C SF
David Price, SP DET
Miguel Montero, C CHC
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
4/5STL2000000
4/8STL2000100
4/11@COL4000010
4/12@COL4010100
4/13CIN0000010
4/14CIN3000010
4/15CIN3010100
4/17SD1000000
 
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Latest News

Cubs C Miguel Montero breaks loose with two-homer game

by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/18/15) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero had not been making a case early this season for daily duty. That is, until Saturday.

Montero, who has only been a semi-regular this season, slammed his first two home runs of the year in a victory over San Diego. He launched one off starter Tyson Ross in the sixth and another the following inning off Chris Rearick to raise his average from .105 to .174.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon expressed his appreciation for Montero following the game - and not just for what he did on the field against the Padres.

"Miggy is always, always into the game, always," Maddon told ESPN. "I give him credit. He's a (31 year old), but this guy loves to play baseball. don't be misconceived, some guys arent always like that even if they are in the major leagues and have been baseball players. Not everyboy likes to play the game like he does. He has a true passion for it and I really appreciate that."

His first blast would have been the game-winner had the Padres not scored four in the ninth.

Cubs' Miguel Montero batting cleanup Saturday

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/11/15) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero has been moved to the cleanup spot in Saturday's lineup against the Rockies.

Montero has seen just one start this season and didn't play at all Friday. After batting sixth while making his first appearance in the starting lineup Wednesday, he's been bumped up for Saturday's game. Montero is 0 for 4 with one RBI this season.

The Cubs are underdogs (-102) against the Rockies Saturday.

Cubs may keep Miguel Montero, David Ross and Welington Castillo

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/23/15) Cubs general manager Theo Epstein is considering breaking camp with three catchers on the roster. 

Epstein said that the team is "leaning toward" keeping Miguel Montero, David Ross and Welington Castillo, per ESPN's Jesse Rogers. He added that manager Joe Maddon is "pounding the table for three catchers." 

Hammel racks up nine Ks in strong start

by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/22/15) Cubs starter Jason Hammel was dominant Sunday against the Padres, striking out nine batters in five innings of work in what would be an eventual 6-1 win for the Padres.

Hammel allowed just three hits and no runs to lower his spring ERA to 3.86, crediting his work with catcher Miguel Montero for part of his success. 

"Montero and I are starting to develop a little bit of a rhythm so that's nice," Hammel told ESPN.com.

Hammel said his goal for this season is to throw 200 innings, something he has yet to do in his career. 

"That's always my main goal," he said. "If you pitch 200 innings, as you can see with the big dogs in the league, everything else falls in line. You can't pitch 200 innings with a 5.00 era. That's a No. 1 goal."

Miguel Montero trying to become workhorse with Cubs in 2015

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/28/15) New Cubs catcher Miguel Montero played the third most games behind the plate of all catchers in 2014 and he's not asking for any extra time off heading into 2015, reports MLB.com.

"I think the results of how you're playing as a team will dictate how you feel," Montero said. "You go to the playoffs, you're never tired. Your adrenaline goes so fast. You don't have time to think about, 'Oh, I've been catching 140 games.' Your mindset is, 'Let's go.'"

Manager Joe Maddon loves what he's seen from Montero, but knows expecting 162 games out of him is just too much.

"It won't be 162," Maddon said, "but we'll talk and try to figure out a nice little program to keep him on top of his game and provide that opportunity for other guys to play, too."

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
4/19/15SD2:20 pmAndrew Cashner
4/20/15@ PIT7:05 pmA.J. Burnett
4/21/15@ PIT7:05 pmFrancisco Liriano
4/22/15@ PIT7:05 pmVance Worley
4/23/15@ PIT12:35 pmJeff Locke
4/24/15@ CIN7:10 pmMike Leake
4/25/15@ CIN1:10 pmAnthony DeSclafani
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006ARI61604031300 .294 .313 .250
2007ARI8421430481037203500 .292 .397 .224
2008ARI701842447518194900 .330 .435 .255
2009ARI128425611251659387812 .355 .478 .294
2010ARI852973679943297101 .332 .438 .266
2011ARI140493651391886479711 .351 .469 .282
2012ARI1414866513915887313000 .391 .438 .286
2013ARI116413449511425111000 .318 .344 .230
2014ARI136489401191372569704 .329 .370 .243
2015CHC92324264600 .276 .478 .174
Total 91530403677999945433867628 .342 .421 .263
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2006ARIC5440364001.000
2007ARIC73573763403065 .984
2008ARIC53453793522342 .989
2009ARIC1111018027336094 .989
2010ARIC79755224843621 .996
2011ARIC13413199790878119 .989
2012ARIC139136109510087898 .992
2013ARIC1121118988237055 .994
2014ARIC13113011151037651312 .988
2015CHCC966156410 .984
Total  846796628557774486046 .990
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2006ARI10500000
2007ARI708561327
2008ARI1618011231
2009ARI30020322356
2010ARI202130302310
2011ARI3612314181014
2012ARI2522132012615
2013ARI140142605418
2014ARI2301816091112
2015CHC101120011
Total 17361281325444584
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007ARI4712001000 .375 .286 .286
2011ARI52036022600 .364 .400 .300
Total 92748023600 .367 .370 .296
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2001 R-Arizona43118152651117171974 .343 .305 .220
2002 R-Missoula501522140101314172621 .343 .401 .263
2003 R-Missoula59196245910243291523 .352 .434 .301
2004 A-South Bend115403471062221159367482 .330 .409 .263
2005 AA-Tennessee3010813271221372610 .311 .352 .250
2005 A-Lancaster85355731242412482265212 .403 .625 .349
2006AAA-Tucson36134214350729142111 .396 .515 .321
2006 AA-Tennessee8128924781801046394403 .362 .436 .270
2008AAA-Tucson11323920155300 .395 .438 .281
2010AAA-Reno Aces4151500021--00 .412 .333 .333
2013R-AZL D-backs6192520044400 .391 .368 .263
Total 5201821244522999633031752842216 .358 .455 .287
 
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