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Johnny Monell | Catcher | #19

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Seminole (FL) CC
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 30 (0) / SF

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SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that Johnny Monell has signed with the KT Wiz in Korea.
Cotillo says Monell initially had a deal with the NC Dinos before it fell through. The 30-year-old got cups of coffee in the majors in 2013 and 2015 but spent all of 2016 at Triple-A in the Mets organization, batting .276/.336/.470 with 19 homers. Fri, Dec 9, 2016 05:40:00 PM

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Johnny Monell has elected to become a free agent.

Monell spent the entire 2016 season at Triple-A Las Vegas (Mets), batting .276/.336/.470 with 19 home runs and 75 RBI in 113 games. Maybe the 30-year-old catcher can score a big-league backup job leading into 2017.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 11:55:00 AM

Mets re-signed C Johnny Monell to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Monell was removed from the 40-man roster last month but has decided to stick around. Slated to turn 30 in March, he hit .167/.231/.208 in 52 plate appearances with the Mets last season.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 02:37:00 PM

Mets sent C Johnny Monell outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Monell cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 29-year-old batted just .167/.231/.208 in 52 plate appearances with the Mets this past season, so he wasn't worthy of a 40-man roster spot.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 03:54:00 PM

Mets designated C Johnny Monell for assignment.

Monell was removed from the 40-man roster to create room for the recently re-signed Bartolo Colon. The veteran backstop hit just .167/.231/.208 with a 13/4 K/BB ratio in 52 plate appearances. There's a decent chance he'll pass through waivers unclaimed and continue to provide depth for the Mets.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 08:12:00 PM

Mets recalled C Johnny Monell from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Monell, 29, is batting .178/.245/.222 in 49 plate appearances with the big club this season. His return gives the Mets four catchers on their active roster.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 02:36:00 PM

Mets optioned C Johnny Monell to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Monell struggled with the bat in his limited time with the Mets this season, slashing just .178/.245/.222 in 45 at-bats. He'll continue to function as organizational catching depth.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 08:48:00 PM

Johnny Monell hit a two-run double in the ninth inning to help the Mets hold off the Giants on Monday.

Neither the Mets nor the Giants seemed very interested in scoring runs after eight innings, but perhaps Monell just wanted to go home. Finishing 1-for-4, he doubled in a pair of runs off of Santiago Casilla to break a scoreless tie. He later came around to score on a Juan Lagares single. Monell had accrued an RBI in only one of his other 20 games this season, back on May 10 against the Phillies. He's batting an unimpressive .189/.250/.243 with four RBI.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 12:35:00 AM

Mets recalled C Johnny Monell from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Monell will serve as depth for the Mets while Travis d'Arnaud recovers from a left elbow injury. Kevin Plawecki should draw the majority of the starts at catcher.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 05:02:00 PM

Mets optioned C Johnny Monell to Triple-A Las Vegas.

With the injuries that the Mets are facing elsewhere, there is simply no room on the active roster to continue carrying a third catcher. The 29-year-old went 1-for-15 (.067) with four strikeouts while appearing in 11 games for the Mets.
Sun, May 24, 2015 04:53:00 PM

Mets purchased the contract of C Johnny Monell from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The Mets plan to carry three catchers for the time being, as Monell will serve mainly as a lefty bat off the bench. He's batting .397/.455/.638 with four homers at Las Vegas this season.
Wed, May 6, 2015 08:32:00 AM

The Mets are expected to promote Johnny Monell from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to Tuesday's game.

It's not clear at this point who he'll replace on the roster, as neither Kevin Plawecki nor Anthony Recker are dealing with any known injuries. Monell is batting .397/.455/.638 with four homers at Las Vegas this season.
Mon, May 4, 2015 04:47:00 PM

Johnny Monell has three homers this spring after taking the Marlins' Preston Claiborne deep in his lone at-bat Tuesday.

It's too bad for Monell that spring stats don't carry over; he's hit .406 with five homers, 19 RBI and 17 runs scored in 64 at-bats the last three years. Nevertheless, he's going to open the season as Kevin Pwalecki's backup in Triple-A.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 04:03:00 PM

Mets signed C Johnny Monell to a minor league contract.

Monell broke the news on his Twitter feed, and Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reported it includes an invitation to spring training. Monell batted .238/.301/.364 in 206 at-bats between the Orioles' and Dodgers' minor league affiliates this past season.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 06:07:00 PM

Dodgers acquired C Johnny Monell from the Orioles in exchange for cash considerations.

He'll provide depth at Triple-A Albuquerque. Monell has batted .209/.280/.286 with one homer over 30 games at the Triple-A level this season.
Wed, May 28, 2014 02:55:00 PM

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