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Birth Date7-9-1983
Height5' 11"
Weight221 lbs
Age36 years, 0 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
4.12015
1.92016
0.72017
0.12018
2.32019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2006 ARI 22 6 17 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .250 .294 .313 74 -0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2007 ARI 23 84 244 48 7 0 10 20 35 3 0 0 .224 .292 .397 95 -0.5 -3.6 1.0 0.8
2008 ARI 24 70 207 47 16 1 5 19 49 2 0 0 .255 .330 .435 92 -1.4 -0.3 0.2 0.8
2009 ARI 25 128 470 125 30 0 16 38 78 3 1 2 .294 .355 .478 108 5.9 -0.6 14.7 4.1
2010 ARI 26 85 331 79 20 2 9 29 71 2 0 1 .266 .332 .438 103 1.6 -2.8 10.2 2.4
2011 ARI 27 140 553 139 36 1 18 47 97 8 1 1 .282 .351 .469 119 12.3 -2.0 14.4 5.2
2012 ARI 28 141 573 139 25 2 15 73 130 12 0 0 .286 .391 .438 120 13.4 -5.9 21.2 5.7
2013 ARI 29 116 475 95 14 0 11 51 110 5 0 0 .230 .318 .344 88 -5.7 -2.0 3.7 1.7
2014 ARI 30 136 560 119 23 0 13 56 97 9 0 4 .243 .329 .370 96 -2.5 -4.6 15.1 3.4
2015 CHN 31 113 403 86 11 0 15 49 103 4 1 1 .248 .345 .409 109 5.7 -1.1 16.4 4.1
2016 CHN 32 86 284 52 8 1 8 38 58 3 1 0 .216 .327 .357 90 -2.9 -1.7 10.1 1.9
2017 CHN 33 44 112 28 3 0 4 11 24 2 1 0 .286 .366 .439 88 -1.3 -0.2 0.6 0.4
2017 TOR 33 32 101 12 3 0 2 12 23 1 0 0 .138 .248 .241 89 -1.1 -0.3 0.0 0.3
2018 WAS 34 4 13 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .000 .154 .000 79 -0.3 -0.1 0.4 0.1
Career1185434397319771264468815459.256.340.41110322.9-25.0108.631.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2002 MSO Rk PIO 50 176 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MSO Rk PIO 59 216 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SBN A MDW 115 449 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LNC A+ CLF 85 399 .000 .000 .000 .356 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TEN AA SOU 30 120 .249 .319 .371 .309 102 1 2.1 1.2 83 0 -1.1 1.6 -1.0 0.3
2006 ARI MLB NL 6 17 .251 .310 .400 .308 97 -0.7 0.5 0.3 74 11 0.5 0.1 -0.5 0.1
2006 TEN AA SOU 81 337 .256 .326 .376 .289 109 6.4 6.7 3.5 161 0 -2.5 -0.2 3.8 1.2
2006 TUC AAA PCL 36 154 .273 .342 .414 .340 100 7.2 4.3 1.7 140 0 0.6 -0.6 7.8 1.4
2007 ARI MLB NL 84 244 .259 .325 .404 .217 104 -4.9 7.2 4 95 15 1.0 -3.6 -0.5 0.8
2008 ARI MLB NL 70 207 .253 .324 .396 .321 98 1.4 6.0 3.2 92 16 0.2 -0.3 -1.4 0.8
2008 TUC AAA PCL 11 38 .274 .348 .456 .286 107 -0.1 1.1 0.5 112 0 1.9 -2.1 0.2 0.1
2009 ARI MLB NL 128 470 .255 .324 .400 .327 99 15 13.5 7.5 108 12 14.7 -0.6 5.9 4.1
2010 ARI MLB NL 85 331 .242 .310 .376 .318 96 0.8 9.1 5.1 103 11 10.2 -2.8 1.6 2.4
2010 RNO AAA PCL 4 17 .273 .348 .428 .333 115 -1.1 0.5 0.2 100 0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
2011 ARI MLB NL 140 553 .250 .314 .389 .317 98 13 14.9 8.9 119 10 14.4 -2.0 12.3 5.2
2012 ARI MLB NL 141 573 .253 .318 .398 .362 102 20 15.7 9.5 120 10 21.2 -5.9 13.4 5.7
2013 ARI MLB NL 116 475 .251 .313 .392 .282 102 -9 12.5 7.5 88 10 3.7 -2.0 -5.7 1.7
2013 VEN int WBC 3 9 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 DIA Rk AZL 6 23 .264 .338 .391 .333 98 1.6 0.7 0.2 150 0 -0.1 -0.2 0.2 0.1
2014 ARI MLB NL 136 560 .250 .311 .386 .275 105 -1 14.4 8.4 96 7 15.1 -4.6 -2.5 3.4
2015 CHN MLB NL 113 403 .254 .315 .400 .306 93 10.2 10.9 6.2 109 10 16.4 -1.1 5.7 4.1
2015 TEN AA SOU 4 16 .265 .336 .391 .167 99 -1 0.4 0 54 0 0.0 0.0 -1.0 -0.1
2016 CHN MLB NL 86 284 .258 .326 .420 .249 91 -0.6 8.0 4.6 90 10 10.1 -1.7 -2.9 1.9
2016 IOW AAA PCL 3 10 .254 .323 .371 .286 89 -1.3 0.3 0 51 0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2017 CHN MLB NL 44 112 .261 .328 .440 .338 98 3.1 3.3 1.7 88 11 0.6 -0.2 -1.3 0.4
2017 TOR MLB AL 32 101 .251 .314 .420 .159 104 -7.9 3.0 1.5 89 10 0.0 -0.3 -1.1 0.3
2017 BUF AAA INT 1 3 .248 .315 .400 .000 90 -0.9 0.1 0.1 61 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2018 WAS MLB NL 4 13 .232 .310 .356 .000 99 -2.3 0.4 0.2 79 9 0.4 -0.1 -0.3 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2002 MSO Rk PIO 176 152 21 40 10 1 3 61 14 17 26 2 1 .263 .347 .401 .138 1 1
2003 MSO Rk PIO 216 196 24 59 10 2 4 85 32 9 15 2 3 .301 .357 .434 .133 0 0
2004 SBN A MDW 449 403 47 106 22 2 11 165 59 36 74 8 2 .263 .333 .409 .146 0 0
2005 TEN AA SOU 120 108 13 27 1 2 2 38 13 7 26 1 0 .250 .311 .352 .102 1 1
2005 LNC A+ CLF 399 355 73 124 24 1 24 222 82 26 52 1 2 .349 .407 .625 .276 2 2
2006 TUC AAA PCL 154 134 21 43 5 0 7 69 29 14 21 1 1 .321 .401 .515 .194 0 0
2006 ARI MLB NL 17 16 0 4 1 0 0 5 3 1 3 0 0 .250 .294 .313 .063 0 0
2006 TEN AA SOU 337 289 24 78 18 0 10 126 46 39 44 0 3 .270 .366 .436 .166 0 0
2007 ARI MLB NL 244 214 30 48 7 0 10 85 37 20 35 0 0 .224 .292 .397 .173 6 1
2008 ARI MLB NL 207 184 24 47 16 1 5 80 18 19 49 0 0 .255 .330 .435 .179 1 1
2008 TUC AAA PCL 38 32 3 9 2 0 1 14 5 5 3 0 0 .281 .395 .438 .156 0 0
2009 ARI MLB NL 470 425 61 125 30 0 16 203 59 38 78 1 2 .294 .355 .478 .184 2 2
2010 ARI MLB NL 331 297 36 79 20 2 9 130 43 29 71 0 1 .266 .332 .438 .172 3 0
2010 RNO AAA PCL 17 15 1 5 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 .333 .412 .333 .000 0 0
2011 ARI MLB NL 553 493 65 139 36 1 18 231 86 47 97 1 1 .282 .351 .469 .187 4 1
2012 ARI MLB NL 573 486 65 139 25 2 15 213 88 73 130 0 0 .286 .391 .438 .152 2 0
2013 VEN int WBC 9 7 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 .286 .444 .429 .143 0 0
2013 ARI MLB NL 475 413 44 95 14 0 11 142 42 51 110 0 0 .230 .318 .344 .114 6 0
2013 DIA Rk AZL 23 19 2 5 2 0 0 7 4 4 4 0 0 .263 .391 .368 .105 0 0
2014 ARI MLB NL 560 489 40 119 23 0 13 181 72 56 97 0 4 .243 .329 .370 .127 6
2015 TEN AA SOU 16 16 1 3 0 0 1 6 4 0 3 0 0 .188 .188 .375 .188 0 0
2015 CHN MLB NL 403 347 36 86 11 0 15 142 53 49 103 1 1 .248 .345 .409 .161 3 0
2016 IOW AAA PCL 10 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0 0
2016 CHN MLB NL 284 241 33 52 8 1 8 86 33 38 58 1 0 .216 .327 .357 .141 2 0
2017 CHN MLB NL 112 98 12 28 3 0 4 43 8 11 24 1 0 .286 .366 .439 .153 1 0
2017 TOR MLB AL 101 87 12 12 3 0 2 21 8 12 23 0 0 .138 .248 .241 .103 1 0
2017 BUF AAA INT 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2018 WAS MLB NL 13 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 .000 .154 .000 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 814 0.4840 0.5025 0.7751 0.7030 0.3143 0.7870 0.7500 0.2249 0.0033
2009 1725 0.4794 0.5055 0.8028 0.6844 0.3408 0.8481 0.7190 0.1972 -0.0034
2010 1318 0.4894 0.4734 0.7596 0.6620 0.2927 0.7986 0.6751 0.2404 -0.0092
2011 2017 0.4641 0.5121 0.7706 0.7073 0.3432 0.8384 0.6496 0.2294 -0.0030
2012 2270 0.4767 0.4696 0.7261 0.6821 0.2761 0.7832 0.5976 0.2739 -0.0081
2013 1917 0.4747 0.4862 0.7124 0.6967 0.2959 0.7744 0.5805 0.2876 -0.0155
2014 2083 0.4796 0.4887 0.7780 0.6737 0.3183 0.8455 0.6464 0.2220 -0.0134
2015 1618 0.4326 0.4913 0.6868 0.6771 0.3497 0.7532 0.5888 0.3132 0.0006
2016 1116 0.4722 0.4991 0.7504 0.7230 0.2988 0.7743 0.6989 0.2496 0.0000
2017 862 0.4907 0.4652 0.7756 0.6123 0.3235 0.8378 0.6620 0.2244 0.0000
2018 31 0.5161 0.5161 0.7500 0.5625 0.4667 1.0000 0.4286 0.2500 0.0000
Career157710.47300.48970.75110.68400.31520.80570.64570.2489-0.0061

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-10-06 2013-10-06 Off 0 0 Left Fingers Surgery Infection Index Finger 2013-10-06 -
2013-07-29 2013-08-26 15-DL 28 24 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-07-23 2013-07-27 DTD 4 4 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-02-25 2013-02-27 Camp 2 0 Left Thumb Infection Sliver - -
2012-05-22 2012-05-28 DTD 6 5 - Groin Strain - -
2011-04-17 2011-04-17 DTD 0 0 - Groin Contusion Foul Ball - -
2010-04-11 2010-06-12 15-DL 62 57 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2010-04-15
2009-02-16 2009-02-19 Camp 3 0 Right Knee Inflammation -
2008-03-23 2008-04-23 15-DL 31 20 Right Fingers Recovery From Fracture Index Finger -
2008-03-11 2008-03-23 Camp 12 0 Right Fingers Fracture Index Finger -
2005-08-19 2005-09-04 Minors 16 16 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2004-08-29 2004-09-05 Minors 7 0 Left Shoulder Contusion Clavicle - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 WAS $1,300,000
2017 CHN $14,000,000
2016 CHN $14,000,000
2015 CHN $12,000,000
2014 ARI $10,000,000
2013 ARI $10,000,000
2012 ARI $5,900,000
2011 ARI $3,200,000
2010 ARI $2,000,000
2009 ARI $425,000
2008 ARI $400,500
2007 ARI $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$73,605,500
12 yrTotal$73,605,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 47 dRep 1 Baseball1 year/$1.3M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Washington as a free agent 2/1/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.3M in majors. May earn additional $1.7M in performance bonuses. Contract selected by Washington 3/28/18. DFA by Washington 4/11/18. Retired 12/18.
  • 5 years/$60M (2013-17). Signed extension with Arizona 5/26/12. 13:$10M, 14:$10M, 15:$12M, 16:$14M, 17:$14M. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Arizona 12/9/14. Acquired by Toronto in trade 7/3/17 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 6/28/17, with Cubs paying most of $6,885,245 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$5.9M (2012). Re-signed by Arizona 1/26/11 (avoided arbitration, $6.8M-$5.4M).
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2011). Re-signed by Arizona 1/26/11 (avoided arbitration, $3.4M-$2.8M).
  • 1 year/$2M (2010). Re-signed 1/15/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2009). Re-signed 3/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2008). Re-signed 3/9/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007).
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased 11/05. Re-signed 3/06.
  • Signed 2001 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 381 47 92 18 2 11 46 46 78 1 0 .280 .374 .447 115 24.9 C 11, 1B 0 3.8
80o 362 43 82 16 1 10 42 41 76 1 0 .261 .352 .414 108 19.1 C 11, 1B 0 3.2
70o 348 40 76 15 1 9 39 39 74 1 0 .251 .342 .396 102 15.3 C 11, 1B 0 2.8
60o 336 38 72 14 1 9 37 36 73 1 0 .245 .333 .391 97 12.1 C 11, 1B 0 2.4
50o 325 36 67 13 1 8 35 34 71 1 0 .235 .321 .372 93 9.4 C 11, 1B 0 2.1
40o 314 33 63 12 1 8 33 32 70 1 0 .228 .313 .366 88 6.8 C 11, 1B 0 1.9
30o 302 31 60 12 1 7 30 30 68 1 0 .225 .308 .356 84 4.2 C 11, 1B 0 1.6
20o 288 29 54 11 1 6 28 27 66 1 0 .211 .292 .332 78 1.4 C 11, 1B 0 1.3
10o 269 25 48 9 1 6 25 24 63 1 0 .200 .276 .321 70 -2.0 C 11, 1B 0 0.9
Weighted Mean3293669141835357210.240.328.3789410.3C 11, 1B 02.2

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Miguel Montero? He had a huge 2009 second half: 254 PA, .316/.366/.534 (on a .358 BABIP) and 11 Bombs. I thought he could be roughly equal to Brian McCann in 2010 but had the knee injury in the first week. What do you think happens to him in 2011?
(Tom from New York)
I like Montero, but not more than McCann or even as much. I think he'll be a pretty good pickup, but some people may overrate him, which makes him kind of dangerous to chase. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can we expect out of Miguel Montero when he gets back?
(Phyllis from Irvine, CA)
The same thing you should have expected out of him at the beginning of the year. Dude's one of the better hitting catchers out there, and very undervalued. (Marc Normandin)
2010-05-11 16:30:00 (link to chat)So far it has been a rough fantasy season for me. I have had 5 players hit the DL already (Miguel Montero, Aaron Hill, Yunel Escobar, Carlos Beltran and Brad Hawpe). So I am playing with a lot of replacement level players. My main question is, should I keep Gordon Beckham and Jason Kubel? They have been in tremendous slumps. and if so, who should I replace them with? Is Ryan Ludwick a better option in the outfield? Please help.
(csatte1 from Baltimore, MD)
Gordon Beckham really seems like a young hitter who is adjusting. His BABIP is low because if too many grounders and pop-ups, but he should work that out. Jason Kubel just isn't hitting the ball as hard as last year. Fewer balls hit to the outfield, fewer HR. He's probably working out kinks in his swing, but I can't imagine he's as valuable as Beckham, even though I don't do fantasy baseball so I don't really know league scarcity that well. Ryan Ludwick seems he's just a little less patient hitter with maybe a little more power. Not sure how that plays in here. I guess Ludwick is better especially with Kubel needing to work out some kinks. (Matt Swartz)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)do you lose any sleep deciding between nathan, rivera or papelbon? also, I think you're too harsh on Rasmus and Montero in your rankings.
(stewbies from rochester)
Miguel Montero? I said he was *at least* as good as his projection, and if he weren't splitting time with Snyder he'd be worth more. I do love Montero.

Rasmus isn't bad, there's just a lot more to choose from, and he hasn't shown me enough to get excited yet. I'm more interested in his 2011 than his 2010. (Marc Normandin)
2010-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Miguel Montero. Looks pretty tasty to me. Your thoughts?
(firejerrymanuel from ny)
Thanks for stopping in. I'm a big fan of Montero, especially if he's picking up the playing time he deserves. I probably ranked him too high last season considering he was in a time share, but then he ended up starting and inadvertently made me look like I knew what I was talking about. Thanks, Miggy! (Marc Normandin)
2009-12-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)How does Miguel Montero stack up against other catchers? I know there are problems with half-season splits, but he went nuts this year in the second half.
(Rob from Alaska)
I'm a huge fan, have been for a while. (And as I write that, I feel like I answered this question in my previous chat.) In any case, I see him as a .290/.370/.480 catcher with average defense, a championship-caliber player. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who hangs up first on a Justin Upton for Bumgarner-and-Posey swap?
(Martin from Tucson)
The Diamondbacks, largely because Miguel Montero is pretty good. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Miguel Montero for 2010? Will he build on his strong 2nd half?
(John from Trenton, NJ)
I think I lost this answer...like him a lot, championship-caliber bat, .290/.365/.470, average defense, no speed. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-10-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)What kind of a prospect was Miguel Montero? Was his breakout this year for real?
(Rob from Alaska)
I always had him pretty darn high -- so yes, I think it is. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2005 aax .000 0.0 1183 .000 0.1 30 .014 .001 -0.3 -0.2 -1.1
2006 aaa .004 1.1 1095 .001 -0.2 12 .012 -.003 0.0 0.6 0.6
2006 aax .000 0.0 2244 .002 -1.2 52 -.014 .005 0.4 -1.7 -2.5
2006 mlb -.003 -0.2 206 .000 0.0 3 .001 .000 0.0 -0.2 0.5
2007 mlb .001 0.5 2704 .000 -0.2 41 .029 .003 -0.8 -0.5 1.0
2008 mlb .007 2.7 1785 .003 -1.7 32 .029 .004 -0.6 0.6 0.2
2008 aaa .013 1.1 369 .000 0.0 9 .018 .002 -0.1 1.4 1.9
2009 mlb .020 20.0 4271 .003 -3.0 80 .006 .002 -0.3 15.9 14.7
2010 mlb .018 12.2 3132 .004 -2.9 59 -.010 -.002 0.4 9.4 10.2
2010 aaa .008 0.2 93 .000 0.0 2 .005 .000 0.0 0.7 0.2
2011 mlb .011 11.9 5317 .000 0.4 68 .000 -.007 0.6 13.6 14.4
2012 mlb .012 12.5 5270 -.002 2.4 65 -.098 -.002 3.9 19.1 21.2
2013 mlb .005 4.9 4469 .002 -1.7 44 -.008 -.008 0.2 3.4 3.7
2014 mlb .014 14.5 5157 .000 0.2 79 .001 -.001 -0.1 14.0 15.1
2015 aax .003 0.0 52 .000 0.0 0 .000 -.001 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 mlb .024 18.0 3591 -.002 1.7 80 .061 .006 -2.6 16.8 16.4
2016 mlb .030 16.1 2532 .003 -1.8 55 .100 .012 -3.5 10.1 10.1
2016 aaa -.002 0.0 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
2017 aaa .003 0.0 45 .000 0.0 1 .007 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 mlb .015 7.2 2095 -.002 1.0 51 .112 .008 -3.9 3.5 0.6
2018 mlb .009 0.3 140 -.004 0.2 1 .021 .000 0.0 0.4 0.4

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