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Jesus Montero | First Baseman | #10

Team: Seattle Mariners
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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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

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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

Mariners 1B prospect Jesus Montero went 3-for-4 with two triples Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Tacoma

Montero has been absurdly hot, hitting .538 with 10 RBI over his last 10 games. His average has jumped from .301 to .328 during that stretch. He leads the Pacific Coast League in RBI (67), total bases (174), runs (56), hits (110) and at-bats (335). The 25-year-old struggled with Seattle early in his career but he's done enough this season to warrant another shot at the big leagues.
Source: MILB.com
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 02:55:00 PM

Mariners 1B prospect Jesus Montero slugged a grand slam in Tuesday's win for Triple-A Tacoma.

The grand slam was Montero's first since 2010 when he played for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Montero finished the night with four hits and six RBI. He needed just a triple to complete the cycle. The 25-year-old had his ups and downs in the big leagues (.258, 23 HR, 88 RBI in 188 games) but he's settled in nicely at Tacoma, hitting .300 across 51 games this season. He's been particularly effective with runners in scoring position, batting .369 in 65 at-bats.
Source: MILB.com
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 02:20:00 PM

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

Montero showed up to camp in much better shape but picked up just three singles in 15 at-bats. He could wind up spending a good amount of time in the majors this season.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 01:15:00 PM

Jesus Montero singled twice in two at-bats in his spring debut on Wednesday against the Padres.

Montero, who showed up to camp 45 pounds lighter, is hoping to make an impression after years of failing to live up to his hype as a top prospect. It's difficult to see him opening the season in the majors with the Mariners, but a hot spring from Montero may make manager Lloyd McClendon rethink some things about his bench.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 06:39:00 PM

Jesus Montero reported to Mariners spring training weighing in at 230 pounds, 45 pounds lighter than he was at this point last season.

The "best shape of his life" narrative runs rampant every spring, but the photos and videos on Montero are certainly eye-opening. Not only is he in tremendous shape, but he has been saying all of the right things and apologizing for his past misdeeds. While a path to everyday at-bats, or even a spot on the M's Opening Day roster, doesn't appear imminent, he's worth monitoring as the spring progresses.
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 09:57:00 PM

Mariners trainer Rick Griffin said Thursday morning that Jesus Montero has already met his recommended spring training reporting weight of 235 lbs.

Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune says Montero was playing at around 275 lbs. in 2014, so this is a big drop. A scout famously sent Montero ice cream last year at Triple-A -- a nod to the former top prospect's recent issues with weight and determination that resulted in that scout's firing. Montero threw the ice cream back at the scout and wound up on suspension for the final few weeks of the minor league season. Maybe he's gotten his act together at age 25, but Montero is not even worth a flier in standard fantasy leagues for the 2015 season.
Thu, Jan 22, 2015 01:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Steve Clevenger
3Jesus Sucre
4Steven Lerud
5Steven Baron
1B1Adam Lind
2Jesus Montero
3Dae-ho Lee
4Gaby Sanchez
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
2Luis Sardinas
3B1Kyle Seager
2Ed Lucas
LF1Nori Aoki
2Shawn O'Malley
3Stefen Romero
CF1Leonys Martin
2Boog Powell
RF1Seth Smith
2Franklin Gutierrez
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3Taijuan Walker
4James Paxton
5Wade Miley
6Nate Karns
7Jose Torres
8Joe Wieland
9Donn Roach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Joaquin Benoit
3Charlie Furbush
4David Rollins
5Mayckol Guaipe
6Evan Scribner
7Jonathan Aro
8Justin De Fratus
9Vidal Nuno
10Tony Zych
11Joel Peralta
12Casey Coleman
13Blake Parker
14Ryan Cook