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Jesus Montero | First Baseman | #10

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/28/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYY
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Blue Jays sent 1B Jesus Montero outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
Montero was just claimed off waivers from the Mariners on Monday. He's still talented and intriguing enough that he could choose to refuse the outright assignment and look to latch on elsewhere. Apr 2 - 8:41 AM

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Blue Jays claimed 1B Jesus Montero off waivers from the Mariners.

Toronto is an attractive landing spot for any fledgling slugger, but it may be too late to save Montero. He is the owner of a brutal .253/.295/.398 career batting line at the major league level and he looked terrible at the plate in this year's Cactus League. Maybe the big change of scenery will work some kind of magic for the 26-year-old. That sort of thing has happened before at Rogers Centre.
Mar 28 - 3:06 PM

Mariners designated 1B Jesus Montero for assignment.

Montero will have to pass through waivers unclaimed before accepting a minor league assignment. Despite his struggles this spring (.237, no homers, four RBI), given his pedigree there should be other clubs willing to take a chance on him.
Mar 27 - 8:47 PM

Jesus Montero's locker at Mariners camp has been cleared out.

A roster move involving Montero appears imminent, though the Mariners have shot down rumors he's been optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. If the rumors are true, Montero would have to clear waivers before accepting his minor league assignment. Montero has hit .237 in 38 at-bats during Cactus League play.
Mar 26 - 11:51 PM

Jesus Montero went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run single in Thursday’s 10-8 win over the Cubs in Cactus League play.

The Mariners tied the game in the bottom of the eighth inning after drawing four straight walks against the Cubs’ bullpen. Montero then singled to left to put the M’s in front. The former top prospect batted .223 with five home runs and a .661 OPS over 116 plate appearances last season and is trying to win a job as Adam Lind’s platoon partner at first base. It’s worth noting that he’s out of options this spring.
Mar 10 - 7:04 PM

Jesus Montero went 0-for-3 in Wednesday's win over the Royals.

Montero was being touted as the Mariners' starting first baseman in early December, but following the club's trade for Adam Lind and signing of Dae Ho Lee, the former top prospect has been moved to a bench role. Last season, Montero slashed .223/.250/.411 with five homers and 19 RBI over 112 at-bats. While he is still just 26 years old, there's little to believe a rebound is in order this season.
Mar 9 - 7:53 PM

Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto said that if the season started today, "Jesus Montero would be [Seattle's] first baseman."

While Dipoto said that Montero is currently in line to start, he indicated that future moves could be made that would change that. For the time being, though, he believes Montero deserves a look. The former highly-touted prospect turned 26 on November 28. In 112 at-bats with the Mariners in 2015, he slashed .223/.250/.411 with five homers and 19 RBI. The 112 at-bats were the most Montero's seen since he accrued 515 in 2012, his first year after being traded from the Yankees. He's still young enough that he deserves slight attention in deeper AL-only formats, but prospective owners can't expect much at this point.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 06:41:00 PM

Jesus Montero continued to provide pop Tuesday, finishing 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored against the Royals.

Montero had an RBI groundout in the third inning before blasting a two-run homer in the fourth. The home run was his fifth in 33 games this season and the third he's swatted in his last five games. Overall, the much-maligned first baseman is hitting .228/.257/.426 with 18 RBI and 11 runs scored.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 11:27:00 PM

Jesus Montero banged a three-run homer to lead the Mariners to a 3-1 win over the Angels on Wednesday.

Montero's bomb off Jered Weaver in the fourth inning was the only scoring Seattle needed. What do we know about the former top prospect? He can't play defense, make consistent contact or reach base even 30-percent of the time, but he is going to run into one every now and again. Montero is slashing .217/.250/.402 over 31 games.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 01:02:00 AM

Mariners recalled 1B/DH Jesus Montero from Triple-A Tacoma.

Montero batted just .200/.231/.347 in 78 plate appearances during a month-long stay with the Mariners earlier this season. He seems doubtful to hold mixed league fantasy value over the final three weeks.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Mariners optioned 1B/DH Jesus Montero to Triple-A Tacoma.

After getting off to a nice start, Montero has been struggling of late and not seeing much playing time. He'll play regularly for Tacoma in their final few games before rejoining the big club.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 02:13:00 PM

Jesus Montero went 2-for-4 and homered Friday against the Twins.

Montero is up to serve as a starter against left-handers, but he figures to get the opportunity to overtake Logan Morrison at first base in short order. He's earned it with his performance in Triple-A this year.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 02:41:00 AM

Mariners recalled 1B/DH Jesus Montero from Triple-A Tacoma.

Montero picked up three hits in 10 at-bats in an earlier stint with the M's. He should see some time at first base and in the designated hitter spot.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 03:46:00 PM

Mariners optioned 1B Jesus Montero to Triple-A Tacoma.

Montero had a nice day at the plate on Sunday, going 2-for-2 plus a walk in a losing effort against the Yankees. All told, he hit .300/.462/.300 in 10 at-bats in his limited time with the big league club. He has proven everything that he possibly can in the minor leagues and should be back up before long.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Mariners recalled 1B Jesus Montero from Triple-A Tacoma.

Montero has been on an absolute tear at the plate in recent weeks, hitting .538 with 10 RBI in his last 10 games. For the season, he's slashing .332/.370/.529 with 15 homers and 68 RBI. He's going to serve as the Mariners designated hitter against left-handed pitching initially, and should work his way into the lineup more as long as he continues to hit. He's worth a look in deeper mixed leagues, especially anywhere he's catcher-eligible.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 07:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Ryan Goins
LF1Michael Saunders
2Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
2Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6R.A. Dickey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Joaquin Benoit
6Scott Feldman
7Gavin Floyd
8Matt Dermody
9Dan Barnes
10Ryan Tepera