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Jesus Montero

Jesus Montero 96 DH

Sultanes de Monterrey

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Jesus Alejandro Montero
  • Age: 28 (November 28, 1989)
  • Birthplace: Guacara, Venezuela
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 235
  • MLB Debut: 09/01/2011
  • Relationship(s): brother of Jesus Montero
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Jesus Montero Career Stats

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Jesus Montero Awards and Honors

Jesus Montero  96 DH

Jesus Montero
  • Full Name: Jesus Alejandro Montero
  • Born: November 28, 1989
  • Age: 28
  • Birthplace: Guacara, Venezuela
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 235
  • MLB Debut: 09/01/2011

2016 Highlights
Spent the entire year with Triple-A Buffalo in the Blue Jays system, hitting .317 with 11 home runs & 60 RBI in 126 games...Named to International League midseason and postseason All-Star Teams...Ranked among International League leaders in hits (2nd, 155) and batting average (5th, .317)...His .317 average ranked second among Blue Jays minor leaguers...Matched a career-high with a 15-game hitting streak from August 5-24, hitting .439 (25-57) with five RBI over that span...Registered 49 multi-hit games, including 10 games in which he collected three hits or more...Went 4-for-5 with a home run and a season-high five RBI, April 10 at Pawtucket...Went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three runs scored, July 10 vs. Lehigh Valley...Appeared in 25 games at first base and served as the designated hitter in 101 contests...Suspended for 50 games on September 29 after testing positive for a banned stimulant, dimethylbutylamine
2015: Played 38 games with Seattle, appearing in 27 games at first base and seven games as DH...Hit safely in 79 of 98 games with Tacoma, recording 44 multi-hit games, hitting .355 (140-355) with 70 runs, 18 doubles, a career-high 6 triples, 18 home runs, 85 RBI...Named to All-PCL Team...Named to PCL midseason All-Star team...In PCL, he ranked 2nd in average (.355) and slugging percentage (.569), 3rd in OBP (.398) and OPS (.966), 7th in RBI (85), 8th in hits (140) and 10th in total bases (224)...His .355 average set a single-season Tacoma franchise record, surpassing the .352 average of Brian Raabe (set in 1997). 
2014: Appeared in six games in two stints with Seattle (June 12-25 & July 24)...Named Tacoma Rainiers Offensive MVP…Season-high 11-game hit streak April 12-27…Placed on 7-day DL Aug. 15-28 with left oblique strain.
2013: Began season with Seattle appearing in 29 games, started in 26…Optioned to Tacoma May 23…Started season as Mariners Opening Day catcher, but made transition to first base in minors…Had arthroscopic surgery June 5 on left knee to repair torn meniscus, placed on 7-Day DL June 1-July 18…Appeared in 8 games with AZL Mariners on injury rehab.
2012: Appeared in 135 games with Seattle, making 132 starts (DH-77, C-55)…Hit .322 (57-177) with seven doubles, six home runs, 22 RBI and an .830 OPS against left-handed pitching, 11th-best in AL…Among AL Rookies, ranked 2nd in games (139) and at-bats (515), 3rd in runs (46), hits (134), doubles (20) and RBI (62), and was 4th in home runs (15) and walks (29)…Only five rookies had more time in DH slot since rule was adopted in 1973; Baltimore's Eddie Murray (110, 1977), Baltimore's Larry Sheets (86, 1985), Toronto's John Olerud (86, 1990), Toronto's Fred McGriff (76, 1987) and Oakland's Troy Neel (84, 1993)…Hit .310 (66-213) with 24 runs, 10 doubles, 10 home runs, 32 RBI, .343 OBP, in 56 games as catcher... Caught all 9.0 innings in six-pitcher combined no-hitter June 8 vs. LA Dodger; became the youngest catcher in a no-hitter (22 years, 193 days) since Ted Simmons (22 years, 5 days old) caught Bob Gibson's at Pittsburgh in 1971…7th-youngest catcher in a no-hitter dating back to 1900…Scored 4 runs May 30 at Texas, tying rookie club record (Adam Jones, 8/9/07).
2011: Spent the majority of the season with Scranton/WB (109 games)…Named to International League's midseason All-Star team...Played 18 games with the Yankees, hitting safely in 12 of them…Had the highest average in September for any player that debuted during the month (.328), his debut came 9/1 at Boston…Collected his first Major League hit 9/3 vs. Toronto off of Ricky Romero…Hit first two MLB home runs Sept. 5 vs. Baltimore (2-3, 3 R, 3 RBI, BB)...Appeared in one game of the ALDS vs. Detroit, going 2-for-2 with an RBI and one run scored. 
PERSONAL: Jesus Alejandro Montero was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on 1/3/17... Originally signed by the New York Yankees as a free agent, 10/17/06...Traded by the Yankees, along with RHP Hector Noesi, to Seattle for RHPs Michael Pineda & Vicente Campos, 1/23/12...Named by Baseball America as the No. 38 (2009), No. 4 (2010) and No. 3 (2011) rated prospect in baseball...His younger brother, Jesus Rafael Montero, played seven MiLB seasons for St. Louis.