Arizona Diamondbacks
2014 Avg.
.256
 
Career Avg.
.266
Name  Miguel Montero
Born  7/9/1983
Height  5-11
Weight  215
Number  26
Position  C
Bats  L
Throws  R
8/23/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero hit his 13th homer of the season Friday against San Diego.
Insight: Montero has bounced back after hitting .230 with 11 homers and a .662 OPS in 475 plate appearances last year, but he hasn't returned to his 2011-12 level of production (averaged 140 games, .284, 16 HR, 87 RBI, .825 OPS per season). He's hitting .260 with a .755 OPS in 2014.
 
8/21/2014 1:08:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is out of the starting lineup Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Just the routine day off.Tuffy Gosewisch will get the start, but has zero fantasy value. Montero has hit .259 with 12 homers and 63 RBI.
 
8/15/2014 5:57:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is out of the starting lineup Friday night.
Insight: Tuffy Gosewisch will get the start, but has zero fantasy value. Montero has hit .294 with one homer, four RBI and an .897 OPS over 34 at-bats in August.
 
7/26/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: It's just a routine day off for the catcher. Tuffy Gosewisch will get the start, but has zero fantasy value.
 
7/25/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is 6-for-12 with a home run versus Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Montero hasn't homered since June 28, but he's still knocking in runs and has 58 RBI for the season. If the top of the order can get on base Friday, Montero should be able to add to his total.
 
7/8/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is out of the lineup Tuesday, according to Steve Gilbert of mlb.com.
Insight: This is the second time he's been out of the lineup in the past three games. "He's starting to get tired," manager Kirk Gibson said. "I can tell." Montero has batted .265 with 11 homers, 52 RBI and a .769 OPS this season, up from .230 with 11 homers, 42 RBI and a .662 OPS last year.
 
7/6/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Montero has rebounded from a down 2013, batting .266 with 11 HR and 50 RBI through the first 81 games. Tuffy Gosewisch will get the start, but has little fantasy value.
 
7/5/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is 10-for-19 (.526) against Braves starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Montero has rebounded from a down 2013, batting .259 with 11 HR and 49 RBI through the first 80 games. he could have a big day off the struggling Harang (6.00 ERA, 2.06 WHIP last three starts).
 
6/27/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Friday might be a good day for Arizona catcher Miguel Montero to rest as he's just 1-for-12 in his career against Padres starter Tyson Ross.
Insight: Montero had a solid June, batting .288 with five homers and 18 RBI, but we would avoid him in this unfavorable matchup.
 
Hot6/19/2014 12:38:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup versus Milwaukee and Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Montero has been on fire in June, batting .317 with five homers, 14 RBI and a .948 OPS through the first 16 games. He's already hit 10 homers this season and is well within reach of his career high (18).
 
Hot6/8/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero has hit three homers with eight RBI in his last three games and has crushed Braves starter Aaron Harang, who will pitch Sunday.
Insight: Montero is having a nice rebound year after last year's debacle. He's hitting .274 with 35 RBI and an .802 OPS. He's also 10-for-18 (.556) with a double, a homer and five walks against Harang, so make sure Montero is in your lineup Sunday.
 
Hot6/8/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero sent a ball into orbit for the third straight game and the eighth time this season Saturday against the Braves.
Insight: Montero is having a nice rebound year after last year's debacle. He's hitting .274 with 35 RBI and an .802 OPS. He's driven in eight runs in his last three games.
 
6/6/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero will sit out Friday against Atlanta.
Insight: Considering Montero is hitless in his career against Braves starter Julio Teheran (0-for-8), it's probably for the best. Tuffy Gosewich (.219, 1 HR, 4 RBI) will get the start at catcher.
 
6/6/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero has been on fire recently (6-for-9, 2 HR, 7 RBI in his last two games) but he faces a tough matchup on Friday.
Insight: Montero (.276, 7 HR, 34 RBI) is 0-for-8 with three strikeouts versus Braves right-hander Julio Teheran.
 
6/4/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is hitting .500 against Colorado right-hander Jordan Lyles.
Insight: With Lyles (5-1, 3.46 ERA) pitching on Wednesday, Montero (.257, 5 HR, 27 RBI) needs to be in all lineups. Pay whatever it takes to get him on your daily fantasy team.
 
5/31/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero could get the day off as he's just 1-for-13 (.077) against Reds ace Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Montero (.256, 5 HR, 26 RBI) hasn't done anything spectacular with the bat, but he won't kill your lineup. He's never progressed past the .280 hitter who knocks out 15-18 homers a year.
 
5/29/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero will take a seat Thursday against Cincinnati. SOURCE: Nick Piecoro, Arizona Republic
Insight: The veteran is just getting a breather. Montero (.262, 5 HR, 26 RBI) should be back in there on Friday.
 
5/22/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: D-Backs catcher Miguel Montero will get Thursday off. Tully Gosewisch will get the start.
Insight: Montero (.266, 5 HR, 24 RBI) has been a reliable, but unspectacular, source of production.
 
5/4/2014 2:08:00 PM
Description: D-Backs catcher Miguel Montero has never had a hit against Padres starter Tyson Ross (0-for-9 with three strikeouts). That's probably why he's not playing Sunday in the series finale.
Insight: Tuffy Gosewich will handle the catching duties for Arizona. If the Diamondbacks are able to chase Ross (3-3, 3.68 ERA) from the game early we could see Montero (.286, 4 HR, 17 RBI) come in as a pinch-hitter.
 
4/22/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero will be given the night off Tuesday against Chicago. SOURCE: Diamondbacks on Twitter
Insight: It's only his third absence of the season. Tuffy Gosewich, who is hitless on the season, will start at catcher for Arizona.