Luis Montanez #12

  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1"/195

Luis Montanez MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.223 5 32 1 .586

Luis Montanez Bio

  • Full Name: Luis Anibal Montanez
  • Born: 12/15/1981 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • Draft: 2000, Chicago Cubs, 1st rd. (3rd overall)
  • High School: Coral Park, Miami, FL
  • Debut: April 28, 2008
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 305 31 68 5 32 1 .223 .258 .586

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Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2005 Peoria MID

MiLB.com Double-A Offensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2008 Bowie EAS

EAS Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/26/2008 Bowie EAS
08/04/2008 Bowie EAS

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Bowie EAS

EAS Most Valuable Player

Year Team League
2008 Bowie EAS

EAS Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Bowie EAS

SOU Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/14/2006 West Tenn SOU

MID Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Peoria MID

NWL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2004 Boise NOR

Luis Montanez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 4, 2013 OF Luis Montanez elected free agency.
September 21, 2013 Arkansas Travelers activated OF Luis Montanez from the 7-day disabled list.
July 16, 2013 Arkansas Travelers placed LF Luis Montanez on the 7-day disabled list.
June 20, 2013 LF Luis Montanez assigned to Arkansas Travelers.
June 19, 2013 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent LF Luis Montanez to a minor league contract.
November 2, 2012 LF Luis Montanez elected free agency.
July 22, 2012 Memphis Redbirds activated LF Luis Montanez from the 7-day disabled list.
July 14, 2012 Memphis Redbirds placed LF Luis Montanez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 12, 2012.
May 21, 2012 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent LF Luis Montanez to a minor league contract.
May 21, 2012 LF Luis Montanez assigned to Memphis Redbirds.
May 4, 2012 Lehigh Valley IronPigs released LF Luis Montanez.
March 31, 2012 LF Luis Montanez assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
December 21, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent LF Luis Montanez to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs sent Luis Montanez outright to Iowa Cubs.
September 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs recalled Luis Montanez from Iowa Cubs.
July 5, 2011 Luis Montanez roster status changed by Iowa Cubs.
July 2, 2011 Chicago Cubs optioned LF Luis Montanez to Iowa Cubs.
May 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of Luis Montanez from Iowa Cubs.
January 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs invited non-roster LF Luis Montanez to spring training.
January 12, 2011 Iowa Cubs signed free agent Luis Montanez.
November 6, 2010 LF Luis Montanez elected free agency.
September 7, 2010 Baltimore Orioles sent Luis Montanez outright to Norfolk Tides.
September 1, 2010 Norfolk Tides designated Luis Montanez for assignment.
September 1, 2010 Baltimore Orioles designated Luis Montanez for assignment.
August 13, 2010 Baltimore Orioles optioned LF Luis Montanez to Norfolk Tides.
August 11, 2010 sent OF Luis Montanez on a rehab assignment to Bowie Baysox.
August 6, 2010 sent OF Luis Montanez on a rehab assignment to GCL Orioles.
June 21, 2010 Baltimore Orioles placed LF Luis Montanez on the 15-day disabled list. strained left oblique
April 16, 2010 Baltimore Orioles recalled LF Luis Montanez from Norfolk Tides.
March 31, 2010 Baltimore Orioles optioned Luis Montanez to Norfolk Tides.
September 19, 2009 Luis Montanez roster status changed by Baltimore Orioles.
September 8, 2009 Baltimore Orioles transferred LF Luis Montanez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
September 4, 2009 sent OF Luis Montanez on a rehab assignment to Bowie Baysox.
September 1, 2009 sent OF Luis Montanez on a rehab assignment to Frederick Keys.
August 30, 2009 sent OF Luis Montanez on a rehab assignment to GCL Orioles.
May 26, 2009 Baltimore Orioles placed LF Luis Montanez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 23, 2009. Torn ligaments in his right thumb.
April 21, 2009 Baltimore Orioles recalled Luis Montanez from Norfolk Tides.
April 21, 2009 Baltimore Orioles activated LF Luis Montanez.

Luis Anibal Montanez Bio Info

Luis Anibal Montañez...Has one daughter, Stella Sofia (7/14/11)...2000 graduate of Miami Coral Park Senior High School (FL)...Hobbies: Working out, fishing and going to the beach...Signed by: Mike Soper. 2011 Spent most of the season with Iowa (AAA)...Led the team in triples (7) and was T-2nd in OF assists (8)...Hit .416 (32-77), 6 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 27 RBI in 21 April games; ranked 2nd in the Pacific Coast League that month in AVG and RBI...Played 58 games in LF, 17 in CF, and 16 in RF...Had his contract selected by CHI on 5/24...Ranked 2nd in the PCL in RBI (43), 5th in AVG (.369) and 6th in hits (58) at the time of his promotion...With CHI, started 10 games in RF and 2 in LF; also appeared in CF...Hit safely in eight of his 12 starts for CHI...Belted his only HR of the season, a go-ahead, 2-run shot, 6/28 vs SF (gm 2); was his 1st HR since 5/9/09 vs NYY...Optioned back to Iowa on 7/2...Went 42 AB over a span of 13 games without striking out, 8/13-26; had 9 BB over that stretch...Was recalled on 9/6 and finished the season with CHI. 2010 Luis began the season at Triple-A Norfolk before he was recalled by Baltimore, April 16 ... appeared in 26 games for the Orioles, but landed on the disabled list with a strained left oblique from June 21-August 13...Appeared mostly in left field for Baltimore, playing 17 games there, including eight starts ... played two games in right field and one in center field...Started the year hitting .259 (7-for-27) with five RBI in seven games for Norfolk when he was promoted, April 16...Recorded his first career stolen base, April 23 at Boston...Officially placed on the D.L., June 26 (retroactive to June 21) ... was activated and optioned to Norfolk, August 13...All told, hit .289 (28-for-97) with 20 RBI in 24 games for the Tides...Had an eight-game hitting streak for Norfolk, August 22-29, batting .371 (13-for-35) with three doubles, a triple, a homer and nine RBI. 2009 Opened season with Triple-A Norfolk before being recalled April 21 when Ryan Freel was placed on the 15-day disabled list...Was batting .429 (18-42) with three doubles and three RBI in 10 games for the Tides...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 26 after tearing ligaments in his right thumb attempting to make a diving catch May 2 @TOR...Played in nine games after injuring the thumb before being placed on the disabled list and having surgery...Was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on September 19 after Nolan Reimold was placed on the disabled list...Recorded multi-hit games May 9 vs. NYY, May 12 vs. TB and October 3 vs. TOR...Hit his only home run of the year on May 9 vs. NYY (Ramirez)...Batted .340 (17-50) with four doubles and seven RBI in 23 spring training games before being optioned to Norfolk on March 31...Had two-game rehabilitation stints with Rookie-level Sarasota, Class-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie 2008 Began the year with Double-A Bowie and became the fifth player in history to win the Eastern League Triple Crown (Joe Munson-Harrisburg, 1925; Bob Chance - Charleston, 1963; George Scott - Pittsfield, 1965; Danny Thomas - Berkshire, 1976), batting .335 with 26 HR & 97 RBI...Selected as Eastern League Most Valuable Player & was chosen as an outfielder on the 2008 ELAll-Star Team...Named Organizational Player of the Month in May, batting .377 with 10 doubles, 5 HR, 26 RBI & 19 R...Named Eastern League Player of the Week, May 19-25, batting .565 (13-23) with 3 doubles, a triple, 3 HR, 8 RBI, and 11 R...Named Organizational Player of the Month in July, batting .352 with six doubles, three triples, eight HR, 29 RBI and 25 runs...Named Eastern League Player of the Week, July 27-August 3, batting .581 (18-31) with two doubles, two triples, three HR, 15 RBI and 13 runs...Led ELin runs scored (90), extra-base hits (63), slugging percentage (.601) & OPS (.986)...Had contract selected from Double-ABowie on August 5 and batted .295 (33-112) in 38 games with the O's...Entered the game in LF @LAAon August 5, making his major league debut (did not record an at-bat)...On August 6 @LAA, became second Oriole in team history to hit HR in first major league AB, joining Buster "Les" Narum (May 3, 1963 @DET)...Had game-winning RBI single in the top of the 14th inning in the completion of the April 28 suspended game vCWS on August 25...Collected two three-hit games: August 10 vTEX and August 14 @CLE 2007 Batted .288 (96-333) in 100 games in stops at Bowie (31) and Norfolk (69)...Hit safely in 10 straight games for the Baysox, August 25-September 3, batting .381 (16-42) during the streak. 2006 Split the season between AA West Tennessee and AAA Iowa in the Chicago Cubs organization, combining to bat .277 (107-386) with 23 doubles, 10 homers and 56 RBI...Hit safely in 29 of 38 games for West Tennessee, with 15 multi-hit games...Had a season-high 9-game hitting streak, May 4-12, in which he batted .611 (22-36) with 12 runs scored and 12 RBI...Raised his season batting average from .292 to .384...Finished the streak with two 3-hit games sandwiched around back-to-back 4-hit games, going 14-for-18 with 4 doubles, a homer, 7 runs and 10 RBI...Went 4-for-4 on May 10 at Mississippi and came back the next night to go 4-for-5...Played a day game for West Tennessee on April 25 at Chattanooga, going 2-for-4, and was promoted to Iowa that day because of injury...Arrived at Round Rock in time to make a pinch-hit appearance in the AAA game that night before returning to AA...Was leading the Southern League in batting when he was promoted to Iowa on May 18 for the remainder of the season...After going 1-for-9 in his first 4 games with Iowa, had 2 hits in 4 of his next 5 games, raising his average on May 27 to .300...Had only 6 more multi-hit games the rest of the season with Iowa...Was batting .250 through his first 27 games with Iowa, but hit just .211 (34-161) the rest of the season...Hit a grand slam on August 12 at Memphis...Also drove in 4 runs and had his only 3-hit game for Iowa on July 16 at Albuquerque...Played primarily right field with West Tennessee and almost exclusively in left field with Iowa. 2005 Split the season between Class A Peoria and AA West Tennessee to bat .293 (137-468) with 37 doubles, 3 triples, 16 home runs and 62 RBI...Spent the first half of the season at Peoria and was named to the Midwest League All-Star team after batting .305...Finished 3rd on the Chiefs with 28 doubles despite playing only 82 games there...Was batting .235 before hitting safely 8 of 9 games, 5/6- 5/14...Went 17-for-38 with 8 doubles to raise his average to .294...After slipping to .277 on 5/20, he hit safely in 20 of his next 22 games, batting .375 (36-96) with 19 RBI to raise his average to .315...Went 5-for-6 on 5/23 vs. SW Michigan...Went 3-for-5 with 3 doubles on 7/5 at Kane County...Was selected to play for the World squad in the All-Star Futures Game in Detroit, going 1-for-3...Was promoted to West Tennessee following the break and, after hitting .111 in his first 6 games, hit safely in 13 of 15 games (.469, 23-49) from 7/21-8/6 to raise his average to .325...Batted just .211 (16-76) over his last 24 games. 2004 Was selected as a Northwest League mid-season and post-season All-Star...Began the season for the 3rd straight year at Daytona before being sent to Short-A Boise in June...Combined to bat .278 (96-345) between the teams...Played second base to start the year at Daytona but hit only .215 in 21 games before being sent to extended spring training in early May...Was moved to the outfield there and played primarily left field and DH after going to Boise...Was batting .400 (50-125) through 34 games at Boise, with 16 multi-hit games...Batted just .206 (29-141) the rest of the season. 2003 Spent his 2nd season with Daytona...Again got off to a slow start, batting just .195 (17-87) through his first 20 games...Went 4-for-6 on 4/24 vs. Palm Beach, a season-high for hits, and went on to bat .266 the rest of the season...Had a season-high 9-game hitting streak, 5/23-6/1, batting .467 (14-33) to raise his average from .227 to .256...Average reached a season-high .260 five times between 6/4 and 6/24...Went hitless in back-to-back games only 8 times...Hit .264 (33-125) off lefties and .249 (90-361) off right-handers. 2002 Spent the season at Class A Daytona...Hit just .173 (14-79) through his first 20 games, but batted .282 the rest of the season starting April 27...Hit safely in 23 of 26 games, 6/12-7/15, batting .345 (38-110) to raise his average from .240 to a season-high .274...Played 101 games at shortstop and 22 games at second base...Batted .233 (30-129) vs. left-handed pitchers and .277 (99-358) off right-handers... Went hitless in 2 or more consecutive games just 10 times, including a season-high 3-game hitless stretch 7/27-30. 2001 Was named to the Midwest League's midseason all-star team while spending the season at Class A Lansing...Was batting .210 through his first 20 games, then hit safely in 15 of 18 games, 4/30-5/24, hitting .348 (24-69) with 15 RBI, to raise his average to a season-high .273...After his average fell to .238 in mid-August, he hit safely in 17 of his last 19 games with an at-bat, batting .342 (27-79) to raise his average to final .255. 2000 Spent most of the season with the Cubs' rookie-level entry in the Arizona League before being promoted to Class A Lansing for the final week of the minor league season... Was selected by Baseball America as the best prospect in the Arizona League and was named to the publication's Rookie level allstar team after hitting safely in 38 of 50 games for the Rookie level Cubs...Earned Arizona League MVP and post-season all-star honors...Had 20 multi-hit games, including 6 of his first 9 pro outings...Average declined each month, however, batting .480 in June, .367 in July and .273 in August in the Arizona League...Combined to bat .317 (70-221) between the two teams.