Arizona Diamondbacks
2014 Avg.
.250
 
Career Avg.
.267
Name  Miguel Montero
Born  7/9/1983
Height  5-11
Weight  215
Number  26
Position  C
Bats  L
Throws  R
4/13/2014 3:51:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero will get a day off Sunday.
Insight: Tuffy Gosewisch is catching Trevor Cahill. Montero is hitting .234 with one homer and five RBI after a down year in 2013 (.230, 11 HR, 42 RBI). He hit .283 with an .817 OPS and an average of 14 homers per season from 2009-12.
 
4/3/2014 1:26:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero will get the afternoon off, just like his oppostite number, Buster Posey.
Insight: Normal day game after a night game stuff. He's been batting fifth in the Diamondbacks lineup with powerful Mark Trumbo behind him which should help him to approach his career RBI numbers this season.
 
3/31/2014 2:20:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is still trying to figure out how to hit against Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Montero owns a .185 career average versus Bumgarner. He came away with two hits during the team's trip to Australia last weekend.
 
10/7/2013 8:53:00 PM
Description: D'Backs catcher Miguel Montero had surgery on his finger over the weekend. SOURCE: Diamondbacks.com
Insight: He had an infection in his left index finger. Montero had a bit of a down season in 2013 with just 11 HR and a .230 batting average in 116 games. He'll be back in plenty of time for Spring Training.
 
8/26/2013 7:04:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero has been activated from the 15-day DL.
Insight: He's batting sixth Monday against the Padres. Montero, who was out with an inflamed back, hasn't played in the major leagues since July 28th.
 
8/14/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero (back), currently on the disabled list, should head out on rehab assignment and is expected to return to the lineup when first eligible next Tuesday.
Insight: Montero has been dealing with inflammation in his lower back since the last week of July. He hasn't been much of a fantasy option this season with a .228 batting average and a .661 OPS - well below his career numbers of .268 and .780.
 
8/1/2013 5:39:00 PM
Description: The Diamondbacks have placed catcher Miguel Montero (back) on the disabled list.
Insight: Montero has been dealing with inflammation in his lower back since the last week of July. Wil Nieves will be the starting catcher with Montero out, but he isn't a fantasy option.
 
7/27/2013 4:24:00 PM
Description: D'Backs catcher Miguel Montero (back) is in Saturday's lineup.
Insight: Montero missed four games due to inflammation in his lower back. He's hitting just .226 this season.
 
7/26/2013 6:05:00 PM
Description: D'Backs catcher Miguel Montero won't suit up Friday versus the Padres. SOURCE: Jack Magruder, Fox Sports Arizona
Insight: He's still struggling with back inflammation. Wil Nieves will fill in at catcher until Montero is healthy again.
 
7/25/2013 6:44:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero said his MRI showed inflammation in his back but nothing serious, according to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com.
Insight: Montero will avoid the disabled list for now. The backstop has had a disappointing season , hitting .226 with eight homers and a .650 OPS. He hit .284 with an .825 OPS and averaged 16 homers and 87 RBI over the previous two seasons.
 
7/24/2013 6:26:00 PM
Description: D'Backs catcher Miguel Montero will have the night off Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Wil Nieves will start behind the plate. Montero is hitting just .226 this season, 42 points below his career average.
 
7/14/2013 10:10:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero went 2-for-3 with a solo homer Saturday against Milwaukee but is batting .200 in July.
Insight: Montero had his best month of the season in June, hitting .278 with two homers and a .748 OPS. That came after he hit .200 in April and .198 in May. Montero produced an average in the .280s, a home run total in the teens, an RBI total in the 80s and an OPS in the .820s in each of the previous two seasons, but he's hitting .223 with seven homers, 32 RBI and a .639 OPS in 85 games this year.
 
6/29/2013 10:15:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI Saturday at Atlanta.
Insight: The backstop has been better in June, hitting .278 with two homers, after batting .199 with three homers in April and May combined, but he's still not doing enough to warrant ownership in most standard leagues.
 
6/21/2013 2:20:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is hitless in 10 at-bats versus Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Montero is not living up to expectations, batting just .222 with four home runs and 22 RBI in 230 at-bats. That's well below last year's pace of .286 with 15 HR and 88 RBI. This matchup isn't going to help any of his numbers.
 
6/16/2013 9:35:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI Saturday against the Padres.
Insight: Montero is 6-for-12 with three runs and three RBI over his last three games, but is still hitting just .221 with four homers.
 
6/15/2013 10:36:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is a career .333 hitter with three home runs versus Padres starter Jason Marquis.
Insight: He has been in a season-long slump and is hitting .215 with three home runs and 54 strikeouts in 214 at-bats. Maybe this favorable matchup will help.
 
6/13/2013 10:08:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero had not had more than two hits in a game all season prior to Wednesday's four-hit effort.
Insight: Montero went 4-for-6 with one RBI and two runs. He has been in a season-long slump and is hitting .218 with three home runs and 52 strikeouts in 211 at-bats.
 
6/5/2013 5:55:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Montero caught all 14 innings Wednesday night. He's hitting just .200 with three homers this season and fantasy owners should move on.
 
5/12/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is a career .667 hitter (6-for-9) versus Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick with a home run and a 1.811 OPS.
Insight: Montero is off to a slow start, batting .203, and has been dropped from the cleanup spot. Kendrick is a much improved pitcher this season, so history may not repeat itself in this matchup.
 
4/27/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is a career .455 hitter (5-for-11) versus Colorado left-hander Jeff Francis with a home run and a 1.182 OPS.
Insight: Montero is off to a slow start, batting .197 with a homer and 10 RBI through his first 22 games. He was a decent fantasy option in 2012 (.286, 65 runs, 15 HR, 88 RBI, .829 OPS), though he seems to have hit a plateau, failing to greatly improve on the promise of 2011. This season isn't looking any better either.