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Rafael Montero
ERA S K
5.19 0 52
Team: NY MetsHt / Wt: 6-0 / 186 NFBC ADP: 641.84
Position: RPBorn: 10/17/1990 Birthplace: Higuerito, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Mets (2011)


Latest News
July 23 3:04 PM PT4:04 PM MT5:04 PM CT6:04 PM ET18:04 ET22:04 GMT6:04 3:04 PM MST5:04 PM EST5:34 PM VEN2:04 UAE (+1)5:04 PM CT-Rafael Montero fell to 1-7, allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Sunday. Montero struck out four, ending the game with a 5.19 ERA and 1.73 WHIP on the season.
July 19 8:21 AM PT9:21 AM MT10:21 AM CT11:21 AM ET11:21 ET15:21 GMT23:21 8:21 AM MST10:21 AM EST10:51 AM VEN19:21 UAE10:21 AM CT-Rafael Montero fell to 1-6, allowing four runs - two earned - on seven hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on Tuesday. Montero struck out five, ending the game with a 5.40 ERA and 1.82 WHIP on the season.
July 8 4:27 PM PT5:27 PM MT6:27 PM CT7:27 PM ET19:27 ET23:27 GMT7:27 4:27 PM MST6:27 PM EST6:57 PM VEN3:27 UAE (+1)6:27 PM CT-Rafael Montero allowed one run on one hit and one walk in 0.2 innings as the New York Mets lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Saturday. Montero struck out two, ending the game with a 5.77 ERA and 1.90 WHIP on the season.
July 2 1:26 PM PT2:26 PM MT3:26 PM CT4:26 PM ET16:26 ET20:26 GMT4:26 1:26 PM MST3:26 PM EST3:56 PM VEN0:26 UAE (+1)3:26 PM CT-Rafael Montero fell to 1-5, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks in 6.1 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 on Sunday. Montero struck out six, ending the game with a 5.63 ERA and 1.88 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Once a well-regarded prospect, Montero has mostly struggled in the majors. But he's provided encouraging signs lately. The 26-year-old righty beat San Francisco 8-2 last Sunday for his second big league win - and first since September 2014. This time, he kept Philadelphia scoreless in every inning but the second and now has 21 strikeouts with a 2.89 ERA in 18 2/3 innings over four games (two starts) since being recalled June 14.
June 26 11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT-Rafael Montero improved to 1-4, allowing one run on five hits and two walks in 5.2 innings, as the New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 8-2 on Sunday. Montero struck out seven, ending the game with a 5.63 ERA and 1.94 WHIP on the season.
June 20 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET12:13 ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST11:43 AM VEN20:13 UAE11:13 AM CT-Rafael Montero allowed one run on three hits and two walks in 3.2 innings as the New York Mets lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-6 on Monday. Montero struck out five, ending the game with a 6.49 ERA and 2.09 WHIP on the season.
June 15 7:25 PM PT8:25 PM MT9:25 PM CT10:25 PM ET22:25 ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST9:55 PM VEN6:25 UAE (+1)9:25 PM CT-Rafael Montero did not allow a hit or walk in 3.0 scoreless innings as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 8-3 on Thursday. Montero struck out three, ending the game with a 7.15 ERA and 2.21 WHIP on the season.
May 26 7:11 AM PT8:11 AM MT9:11 AM CT10:11 AM ET10:11 ET14:11 GMT22:11 7:11 AM MST9:11 AM EST9:41 AM VEN18:11 UAE9:11 AM CT-Rafael Montero fell to 0-4, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks in 3.0 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Thursday. Montero struck out four, ending the game with an 8.24 ERA and 2.54 WHIP on the season.
May 21 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET17:07 ET21:07 GMT5:07 2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST4:37 PM VEN1:07 UAE (+1)4:07 PM CT-Rafael Montero allowed one run on two hits and three walks in 3.2 innings as the New York Mets lost to the Los Angeles Angels 12-5 on Sunday. Montero struck out three, ending the game with an 8.10 ERA and 2.52 WHIP on the season.
May 10 4:29 PM PT5:29 PM MT6:29 PM CT7:29 PM ET19:29 ET23:29 GMT7:29 4:29 PM MST6:29 PM EST6:59 PM VEN3:29 UAE (+1)6:29 PM CT-Rafael Montero did not allow a hit or walk in 0.2 scoreless innings as the New York Mets lost to the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on Wednesday. Montero struck out one, ending the game with a 9.82 ERA and 3.09 WHIP on the season.
May 6 9:39 PM PT10:39 PM MT11:39 PM CT12:39 AM ET0:39 ET4:39 GMT12:39 9:39 PM MST11:39 PM EST12:09 AM VEN8:39 UAE11:39 PM CT-Rafael Montero allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks in 3.2 innings as the New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins 8-7 on Friday. Montero struck out four, ending the game with a 10.45 ERA and 3.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Once a highly regarded prospect, Montero has flopped at the major league level. He was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to start in place of injured ace Noah Syndergaard.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2014 NYM 1 3 0 - 0 10 8 0 44.1 44 21 20 8 23 0 42 1.51 4.06
2015 NYM 0 1 0 - 0 5 1 0 10.0 9 6 5 0 5 3 13 1.40 4.50
2016 NYM 0 1 0 - 0 9 3 0 19.0 23 17 17 4 16 1 20 2.05 8.05
2017 NYM 1 7 0 - 0 20 6 0 52.0 64 33 30 5 26 2 52 1.73 5.19
Career 2 12 0 - 0 44 18 0 125.1 140 77 72 17 70 6 127 1.68 5.17

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 NYM 10 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 NYM 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 NYM 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017 NYM 20 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .091 .091 .091
Career 44 29 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 .034 .034 .034


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 564 96 90 93.5 58.14
Slider 240 87 79 83.4 24.74
Changeup 166 91 85 88.1 17.11

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