Miguel Montero

Miguel Montero #47

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  • B/T: L/R
  • 5' 11"/210
  • Age: 32


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Miguel Montero 2015 Postseason Stats

.250 0 0 0 .500

Miguel Montero Postseason Career Stats

.290 0 2 0 .708

Miguel Montero Stats

.248 15 53 1 .754

Miguel Montero MLB Career Stats

.262 112 501 3 .762

Miguel Montero Bio

  • Full Name: Miguel Angel Montero
  • Born: 7/9/1983 in Caracas, Venezuela
  • High School: Nuestra Senora la Esperanza, Caracas, VEN
  • Debut: September 6, 2006
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2015 Postseason Stats 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500
Postseason Career Stats 31 4 9 0 2 0 .290 .353 .708
2015 Stats 347 36 86 15 53 1 .248 .345 .754
MLB Career Stats 3364 401 881 112 501 3 .262 .343 .762

Miguel Montero Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Cubs NL 403 203 89.19 227.35 0.08 13.12 38.71
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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October 3, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET

Montero positioned to deliver big game Saturday

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, a DraftKings Daily Pick, is positioned to deliver a big game Saturday against the Brewers.

October 2, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET

Montero could have success on Friday

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, a DraftKings Daily Pick, is in position to have a solid performance against the Brewers on Friday.


Miguel Montero Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Arizona NL
2014 Arizona NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2005 Lancaster CAL

SOU Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/16/2006 Tennessee SOU

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Tennessee SOU

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Tennessee SOU

CAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Lancaster CAL

CAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Lancaster CAL

Miguel Montero Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2012 .286 24th in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2011 86 19th in NL
2012 88 20th in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2011 .820 22nd in NL
2012 .829 22nd in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2012 .391 6th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2011 .469 24th in NL


Season BB Rank
2012 73 7th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2011 36 9th in NL


Season SO Rank
2012 130 21st in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2011 8 16th in NL
2012 12 7th in NL
2014 9 18th in NL

Miguel Montero Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 7, 2015 Chicago Cubs activated C Miguel Montero from the 15-day disabled list.
August 2, 2015 Chicago Cubs sent C Miguel Montero on a rehab assignment to Tennessee Smokies.
July 17, 2015 Chicago Cubs placed C Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 12, 2015. Sprained left thumb
December 9, 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks traded C Miguel Montero to Chicago Cubs for RHP Jeferson Mejia and RHP Zack Godley.
August 26, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks activated C Miguel Montero from the 15-day disabled list.
August 17, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks sent C Miguel Montero on a rehab assignment to AZL D-backs.
August 1, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks placed C Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 29, 2013. lower back strain
June 12, 2010 Miguel Montero roster status changed by Arizona Diamondbacks.
June 12, 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks activated C Miguel Montero from the 15-day disabled list.
June 7, 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks sent C Miguel Montero on a rehab assignment to Reno Aces.
April 11, 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks placed C Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list. right knee sprain

Miguel Angel Montero Bio Info

Miguel Angel Montero Fernandez… Married to Vanessa…has 2 children: Angel and Camilla…Attended Nuestra Senora la Esperanza High School in Caracas, Venezuela…Partnered with the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation to renovate a playground at the Ronald McDonald Roanoke House.


Miguel was named to the N.L. All-Star team for the second time in his career, and he reached the double-digit home run mark for the fourth-straight season in his final campaign with the Diamondbacks ... hit .243 (119-for-489) with 23 doubles, 13 homers and 72 RBI in 136 games...Named to the N.L. All-Star squad as an injury replacement for Yadier Molina...Among all catchers, ranked second in RBI, third in games caught (131) and innings played (1,152.0 IP), fourth in walks (56), sixth in total bases (181) and tied for sixth in doubles...Became the only catcher to log at least 1,000.0 innings in each of the last four seasons, also extending his club record...Tied for fourth in the N.L. with a career-high 11 intentional walks (also Ruben Tejada)...Threw out 20 of 84 (23.8 percent) baserunners attempting to steal … up from nine in 2013...Made his fifth-career Opening Day start, extending his club record...Tied his career high with three walks, April 1 vs. San Francisco...Hit his first career walk-off home run in the 10th inning, April 30 vs. Colorado (off Tommy Kahnle)...Drove in a career-high six runs and went 3-for-4, June 4 at Colorado...Homered in a career-high three-straight games from June 4-7...Traded to the Cubs, December 9, for minor league right-handed pitchers Jeferson Mejia and Zack Godley.


Played in 116 games in his eighth season with the Dbacks, hitting .230 (95-for-413) with 14 doubles, 11 home runs and 42 RBI…Selected by the Arizona Chapter of the BBWAA as the D-backs' Good Guy Award winner…Reached the 1,000.0-innings caught mark for the third straight season, the first player in D-backs history to do so…1,006.2 IC ranked fifth in the NL…Set a club record for catchers with his fifth season of at least 10 home runs, breaking a tie with Damian Miller (4)…Established a club record with fourth career Opening Day start at catcher on April 1 vs. Cardinals…Reached base safely in 21 straight games from May 17-June 12, his second-longest streak of his career (25 from Aug. 13-Sept. 14, 2011)… On 15-day disabled list from July 29-Aug. 26 with a strained lower back, including 6 rehab games with Rookie AZL D-backs…Underwent surgery to clean out an infected left index finger on Oct. 6 in Phoenix (performed by Dr. Sheridan)…Hit .286 (2-for-7) with 1 RBI in 3 World Baseball Classic games with Venezuela.

2012 Set career highs in on-base percentage (.391), OPS (.829), walks (73), RBI (88) and games played (141) in his seventh season with the D-backs...hit .286 (139-for-486) with 25 doubles and 15 home runs...Agreed on a 5-year contract extension on May 26...Tied for fourth in the NL in average with RISP/2 outs (.360), ranked fifth in OBP, seventh in average with RISP (.345) and walks...Led all Major League catchers in RBI and innings caught (1,190.0)...was a finalist for the NL Rawlings Gold Glove Award...Ranked among NL catchers in OBP (3rd, .390), doubles (4th), average (4th), OPS (5th), slugging percentage (5th, .439) and home runs (T-5th)...Was the first player in club history with at least 1,000.0 IC in consecutive seasons...Made a franchise-record 130 starts at catcher and threw out 34.3 percent (23-for-67) of attempted basestealers, third-best in the NL behind Yadier Molina (45.7) and Ryan Hanigan (43.4)...the 34.3 percent ranks third in club history, trailing his own 2011 record (36.8) and Damian Miller in 2002 (35.9)...88 RBI were a club record by a catcher, breaking own mark set in 2011 (86)...Made third career Opening Day start at catcher, tying Damian Miller and Chris Snyder for the club record...Became the 23rd player in club history with 2 hits in an inning on May 7 vs. Cardinals...Established a monthly high with 22 RBI in June and tied his monthly best with 6 home runs (also July 2009)...Set a franchise record with his 538th game caught on July 25 vs. Rockies, breaking a tie with Chris Snyder (537)...Fourth player in club history to reach base safely 5 times in a 9-inning game with only 1 hit on Sept. 14 vs. Giants, joining Kelly Johnson on June 4, 2010 vs. Rockies, Jose Cruz on May 9, 2005 vs. Nationals and Jay Bell on June 29, 1999 at Reds...Started a club-record 20 straight games at catcher from Aug. 30-Sept. 22...Hit .307 (96-for-313) with a .414 on-base percentage over his final 93 games (.249/.348 on June 9)...Agreed to a 5-year contract extension on May 26. 2011 Established career highs in virtually all offensive categories while being named to his first National League All-Star Team, hitting .282 (139-for-493) with 36 doubles, 18 home runs and 86 RBI in 140 games...Finished third in the NL Rawlings' Gold Glove Award balloting as catcher, and received 1 ninth-place vote (T21st) in the Most Valuable Player polling...Garnered the Good Guy Award from the Arizona chapter of the BBWAA for his leadership skills on and off the field...Was the first catcher to hit at least .280 with 30 doubles, 10 homers and 80 RBI in a season since the Braves' Brian McCann in 2009...Ranked among all NL catchers in slugging percentage (1st, .471), doubles (1st), extra-base hits (1st, 55), RBI (1st), hits (1st), total bases (1st, 229), average (2nd) and home runs (2nd)...Made a franchise-record 130 starts at catcher and led the NL by throwing out 47.7 percent (28-of-60) of attempted base stealers, the best mark in club history...Set single-season club records by a catcher with 36 doubles, 18 homers, 55 extra-base hits and 84 RBI...his 9 home runs at the All-Star Break were 1 shy of the club record by a catcher (10, Chris Snyder in 2010)...Made his second straight Opening Day start on April 1 @ Rockies, going 3-for-5 with a double and 2-run homer...his his 7 total bases tied for the third-highest total by a D-back in the season opener...Hit safely in a career-high 18 straight games from Aug. 20-Sept. 10 (.352, 25-for-71), the longest streak by a D-backs catcher in club history...Collected a career-high-tying 3 doubles on June 13 @ Marlins, the fourth time a D-backs catcher accomplished the feat: Montero on Aug. 10, 2009 vs. Mets, Chad Moeller on July 11, 2003 vs. Giants and Johnny Estrada on May 6, 2006 vs. Reds...Appeared as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning of the All-Star Game on July 12 at Chase Field...Tied his career high with 5 RBI on May 30 vs. Marlins and July 23 vs. Rockies...Reached base in 15 straight games from July 20-Aug. 5 (.250, 13-for-52)...POSTSEASON: Hit .300 (6-for-20) with 2 doubles and 2 RBI in the NLDS vs. Brewers. 2010 Opened the season for the first time in his career as the D-backs' starting catcher but battled back from early season knee surgery to post offensive numbers that ranked among the top-half of NL backstops...batted .266 (79-for-297) with 9 home runs, 20 doubles and 43 RBI in 85 games for the D-backs...Committed a career-low 2 errors in 522 total chances during 79 games to post a .996 fielding percentage, which tied for tops in the Majors among catchers with a minimum of 75 games with the Rockies' Yorvit Torrealba, Twins' Joe Mauer and Dodgers' Rod Barajas...had a career-high 6 passed balls...Threw out 16 of 63 basestealers (25.4%)...twice threw out 2 basestealers in a game on July 4 vs. Dodgers and July 18 @ Dodgers, marking only the fifth and sixth times in his career he accomplished the feat...Had a trio of 2-hit games to start the season before suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee while running to first base on April 10 vs. Pirates...was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day and underwent surgery on April 15 to repair the meniscus tear...team physician Dr. Michael Lee performed the surgery in Phoenix...Was reinstated to the roster on June 12 after missing 57 games and proceeded to reach base safely via a hit or walk in 18 of his next 20 games while batting .342 (25-for-73) with 6 doubles, 2 homers and 10 RBI...stretch included a season-high 9-game hitting streak (.417, 15-for-36) from June 13-23, which tied for the second-longest streak of his career...Homered in consecutive games for the fourth time in his career on July 29 @ Phillies and July 30 @ Mets...Hit the second of four consecutive homers to tie the Major League record for the seventh time on Aug. 11 @ Brewers... his homer was preceded by Adam LaRoche and followed by Mark Reynolds and Stephen Drew...Had his fourth career 2-homer game on Aug. 14 @ Nationals, becoming the only Major League catcher to hit 2 home runs in a game in each of the last four seasons...joined Rays' Kelly Shoppach and Angels' Bobby Wilson to become third trio of catchers to have multi-homer games on the same day...was also accomplished on July 26, 1997 by Benito Santiago, Mike Piazza and Javy Lopez and on May 8, 1999 by Mike Lieberthal, Santiago and Charles Johnson...Hit 2 triples to tie the Major League single-game record for a catcher in final home game on Sept. 26 vs. Dodgers, becoming 24th catcher since the expansion era began in 1961 to accomplish the feat and first since the Royals' John Buck on April 30, 2009 vs. Blue Jays. 2009 Established himself as one of the best catchers in baseball after assuming the starting catching duties in late-June and subsequently enjoyed a breakout campaign, highlighted by career bests with a .294 batting average, 128 games, 425 at-bats, 61 runs scored, 125 hits, 30 doubles, 16 home runs, 59 RBI, 38 walks, a .355 on-base percentage and a .478 slugging percentage...Among big league catchers (min. 450 plate appearances), ranked fourth in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and a .832 OPS; tied for fourth in doubles; tied for fifth with 46 extra-base hits; sixth in runs scored; tied for eighth with 30 multi-hit games; ninth in 125 hits and RBI; tied for ninth in home runs...Hit .329 (27-for-87) against southpaws and .286 (98-for-343) versus right-handed pitchers...his average against lefties was second-best on the team behind Justin Upton (min. 75 plate appearances)...Batted .305 (60-for-197) in 62 games at Chase Field and .285 (65-for-228) in 66 road contests...Hit .301 (55-for-183) with a .375 on-base percentage and .486 slugging percentage in 56 games against NL West foes...In 111 games at catcher, including 101 starts, nabbed 34 of 166 attempted basestealers (20.5%)...His 4.10 catcher's ERA ranked 10th among all big league backstops and logged 924.2 innings behind the dish, 12th-most in the Majors...Had a career-high 4 hits on June 7 @ Padres (an 18-inning game) and July 18 @ Cardinals...Had a season-high 3 RBI on April 20 vs. Rockies, July 22 @ Rockies, Aug. 29 vs. Astros and Sept. 29 @ Giants...Hit the front end of back-to-back home runs with Dan Haren on June 30 @ Reds, the first such homers by a catcher and pitcher since the Braves' Brian McCann and Jorge Sosa in 2006...Collected his first career stolen base on June 18 @ Royals, swiping second base as part of a double-steal with Chris Young in the third inning...Posted a .417 average (15-for-36) during a 9-game road hitting streak from July 2-31 with a .447 on-base percentage and .917 slugging percentage. Had a pair of 9-game hitting streaks from July 17-26, batting .444 (16-for-36), and Aug. 9-20, hitting .419 (13-for-31)...In July, led all catchers with a .640 slugging percentage and ranked seventh in the Majors with a 1.006 OPS...Had a career-high 3 doubles on Aug. 10 vs. Mets, matching the franchise record for the 17th time...Batted .500 (21-for-42) during a 12-game home hitting streak, boasting a .553 on-base percentage and .905 slugging percentage while collecting an RBI in each of the first 7 games (11 RBI)...Had a career-high 10-game hitting streak from Aug. 26-Sept. 5, batting .351 (13-for-37)...Had his third career 2-home game on Sept. 29 @ Giants...Following the season, played for Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League...in 14 games, hit .255 (13-for-51) with 8 doubles and 6 RBI. 2008 Appeared in 53 games at catcher, including 45 starts, in serving as the backup catcher for the second consecutive season...Began the season on the disabled list with a fractured right finger...saw action in 11 games for Tucson (AAA) during a rehab assignment prior to making season debut with the Dbacks on April 23 at Los Angeles Dodgers...Tied a career-high by collecting 3 hits in a game on 3 occasions; April 30 vs. Houston, July 11 at Philadelphia and Aug. 16 at Houston...Hit game-winning sacrifice fly in 10th inning on June 12 at New York Mets...Hit safely in 7 of 8 games from July 28-Aug. 23, batting .481 (13-for-27) over that stretch with 9 runs scored, 4 doubles, 4 home runs and 8 RBI...Hit his first career grand slam off of Astros' pitcher Brandon Backe on Aug. 16 at Houston... also hit a solo homer to set a career-best with 5 RBI...marked his second career game with 2 homers, also accomplished on Sept. 5, 2007 vs. San Diego...Backe also gave up a grand slam to Chris Young, marking the first time 2 D-backs hit grand slams in the same game...Hit his first career triple on Aug. 27 at San Diego. 2007 Broke camp on the 25-man roster for the first time in his 6-year professional career...Hit his first home run on April 14 vs. Colorado, a solo shot in the eighth inning...Hit his first pinch-hit home run on April 25 vs. San Diego, a solo shot in the eighth inning off Scott Linebrink...connected for his second pinch-hit home run on June 5 vs. San Francisco, followed shortly by another pinch-hit home run on June 8 vs. Boston...His 3 pinch-hit home runs tied for third place on the D-backs' all-time single season list with Tony Clark in 2005 & 2007, Greg Colbrunn in 2001 and Alex Cintron in 2005...it took 9 at-bats as a pinch-hitter to reach 3 home runs, the fastest of any player in D-backs history (16 at-bats for Tony Clark in 2007, 32 at-bats for Colbrunn in 2001, 44 at-bats for Clark in 2005 and 46 at-bats for Cintron in 2005)...Tied his career-high with 3 hits on June 20 vs. Tampa Bay, ending the day 3-for-4 with 2 runs scored...Hit a go-ahead home run in the top of the 10th inning at San Francisco on June 29, propelling the D-backs to the win...Over 12 games from June 20-July 14, he hit .350 (14-for-40) with a double, 2 home runs, 7 RBI and 6 runs scored...Had a career-high 3 RBI on Aug. 31 vs. Colorado, connecting for his eighth home run of the season...8 of his 10 home runs were hit in the sixth inning or later (1 in the 10th, 3 in the eighth, 2 in the seventh and 2 in the sixth)...Hit 2 home runs on Sept. 5 against San Diego, his first career multi-homer run game, going deep off Jake Peavy in the fourth inning and then blasted a solo shot off Brett Tomko in the seventh...Hit a home run every 21.40 at-bats (10 home runs in 230 at-bats), ranking fourth on the team (Tony Clark, 13.00, Micah Owings, 15.00, and Chris Young, 17.78)...Was 7-for-20 with 1 double, 3 home runs 7 RBI and 5 runs scored as a pinch-hitter this season...Held a .984 fielding percentage over 73 games (510.2 innings) at catcher for the D-backs.

2007 Postseason highlights: Saw action in 1 NLDS game vs. Chicago, going 0-for-2 with a walk...played in 3 NLCS games against Colorado, batting .400 (2-for-5). 2006 Combined to hit .286 (121-for-423) with 23 doubles, 17 home runs and 75 RBI in 117 games with Double-A Tennessee and Tucson...Was recalled on Sept. 1 and made his Major League debut on Sept. 6 @ Marlins (0-for-3)...Collected his first hit on Sept. 25 @ Giants (single off Jason Schmidt) and was 3-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI...Played with Aragua in the VWL...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the fifth-best prospect in the D-backs' organization. 2005 Batted .326 (151-for-463) with 25 doubles, 26 homers and 95 RBI with Single-A Lancaster and Tennessee...Ranked among the California League leaders in batting average (1st, .349), slugging percentage (3rd, .625) and home runs (6th, 24)...Named to the CL midseason All-Star Team...Played for the World Team at the MLB All-Star Futures Game on July 10 in Detroit (0-for-1 with 2 walks)...Played 6 games with Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League and hit .421 with 2 homers and 9 RBI...Appeared in 49 games with Occidente in the VWL, batting .284 with 10 doubles, 6 homers and 22 RBI. 2004 Spent the entire season with Single-A South Bend, hitting .263 (106-for-403) with 22 doubles, 11 home runs and 59 RBI in 115 games...Played with Occidente in the VWL. 2003 Played in his second straight season with Rookie Missoula and batted .301 (59-for-196) with 10 doubles, 4 home runs and 32 RBI...Played with Occidente in the VWL. 2002 Hit .263 (40-for-152) with 10 doubles, 3 home runs and 14 RBI in 50 games with Missoula. 2001 Made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League D-backs.