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Rafael Montero is referenced in the following articles.
|Sporer Report: Six September Stashes||Paul Sporer||2013-08-28|
|The Stash List: The Final 2013 Installment||Bret Sayre||2013-08-20|
|The Stash List: Drawing a Line in the Sand||Bret Sayre||2013-07-23|
|Raising Aces: Back to the Futures Game, 2013||Doug Thorburn||2013-07-19|
|The Stash List: Seeing the List in Action||Bret Sayre||2013-07-16|
|Minor League Update: World Futures Game Roster Edition||Zach Mortimer||2013-07-12|
|The Stash List: All Killer, No Filler||Bret Sayre||2013-07-09|
|The Stash List: Remembering the Medlen Effect||Bret Sayre||2013-07-02|
|Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Gettin' Down With the Futures Game Rosters||Jason Parks||2013-06-27|
|The Stash List: Checking Back in on the Debut Debate||Bret Sayre||2013-06-25|
|The Stash List: Moving Beyond the Super Two||Bret Sayre||2013-06-18|
|Minor League Update: Games of June 14-16||Zach Mortimer||2013-06-17|
|The Stash List: Wilpocalypse Now?||Bret Sayre||2013-06-11|
|Minor League Update: Games of June 6-June 9||Zach Mortimer||2013-06-10|
|Minor League Update: Games of May 24-27||Zach Mortimer||2013-05-28|
|Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 20th, 2013||Clint Chisam||2013-05-20|
|Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 7||Zach Mortimer||2013-05-08|
|Minor League Update: Games of April 19-April 21||Zach Mortimer||2013-04-22|
|Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 9||Zach Mortimer||2013-04-10|
|Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 4||Zach Mortimer||2013-04-05|
|Minor League Update: Games of February 28||Jason Martinez||2013-03-01|
|Prospects Will Break Your Heart: New York Mets Top 10 Prospects||Jason Parks||2012-12-18|
|Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 7||Kevin Goldstein||2012-08-08|
|2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)||How many Mets prospects are in the discussion for the top 100 Propsects ranking? And one player in the mets system that hasn't gotten the hype that Syndergaard and d'Arnaud did, but could be equally as successful?|
(MetsFaithful5 from Upstate NY)
|D'Arnaud and Syndergaard are Top 100 locks for me. There's probably a case to be made for someone like Rafael Montero, but I'm not sure I'm there with the argument yet. I don't think Dominic Smith cracks that level quite yet, but I do think he's the guy that could be the next big thing in that system. (Mark Anderson)|
|2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Wheeler or Syndergaard? (You might as well give your thoughts on Rafael Montero too)|
(Trevor from New York)
|It's close between Wheeler and Syndergaard. Synder has better repetition and stability as well as the superior physical profile, while Wheeler does better on the scale for power grades on the mechanics report card. Pitchers tend to improve on Wheeler's specific weaknesses more often than those of Syndergaard, but I feel that Syndergaard is actually an easier fix from a coaching standpoint. Tough call, but give me the guy who is already succeeding at the highest level.
Montero is definitely behind the other two, and his more-extreme combination of high-level power and rough stability could be a ticking time bomb. He's fine into foots trike, but his delivery falls apart once the rotational elements kick into gear, and I would personally leave him in the bullpen until he learns to contain his delivery.
On the jukebox: Zamfir, "The Lonely Shepherd" (Doug Thorburn)
|2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)||What do you think of Rafael Montero's stuff and ceiling? Do you think his mechanics overshadow his size and allow him to pitch 200 innings?
On the jukebox: Beach Boys, "Surfer Girl"|
(Brian from California)
|This question just fits too perfectly (Arroyo thanks you for the jukebox nod). As you may have gathered from the Wheeler/Synder question, I think that Montero's mechanics are a big problem. The blatant over-the-top might overcome the height restrictions of his size, but his delivery is definitely not built for a big workload. Besides, I would prefer that a pitcher have extension at release point rather than downhill plane (which is often overrated) - and such egregious spine-tilt actually robs him of that extension. We had a saying at the NPA: "Every one inch of inappropriate head movement costs two inches at release point." I wouldn't make a trade-off of distance for height at 1:1, and definitely not at 2:1.
On the jukebox: Dredg, "Tanbark" (Doug Thorburn)
|2013-10-07 18:00:00 (link to chat)||List 5 hitters and pitchers that you feel could be breakout players in 2014. Thanks for the chat, Mike!|
(Brett from The Office)
Hitters: Christian Yelich, Billy Hamilton, Oscar Taveras, Avisail Garcia, Josmil Pinto.
Pitchers: Jameson Taillon, Rafael Montero, Drew Smyly, Jimmy Nelson, Taijuan Walker. (Mike Gianella)
|2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Does Noah Syndergaard have "Ace" potential? Is Rafael Montero a Top 100 prospect in baseball?|
(Sean from NY)
|You should ask this to one of our prospect guys in the chat because those tiers "ace" or "top 100" etc. aren't really my lingo. I'd be very happy about both guys' seasons, especially Montero's strikeouts as he made a really big jump in the level of hitters he was facing at AA/AAA compared to high A. (Zachary Levine)|
|2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Can Rafael Montero's secondary pitches project to plus with some more refinement? His change up has good fade and the breaking pitches are heavy.|
(Sean from NY)
|Looked amazing so far. It seemed to be his change that needed the work. I'd reach out to our prospect team to see what's driving his early success. He's someone I like, but it's not my wheelhouse to check out low level prospects in-season. Nor have I read any reports to date. (Paul Sporer)|
|2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Is Rafael Montero a future #3 and do you think he will be in NY before the end of the summer?|
(Goose from Chicago)
|I haven't seen Montero for myself but the scouting reports suggest he can possibly be a No. 3 starter. The Mets have plenty of reason to take things slow with their young arms so I'd guess fall or 2014 is a more likely ETA. (R.J. Anderson)|
|2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)||Long-term ceiling for Rafael Montero? Is he a prospect that could move up the rankings in 2013?|
(Goose from Chicago)
|Absolutely. He has something. (Jason Parks)|
|2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)||Could an argument be made that Rafael Montero could be the 2nd best arm in the Mets system?|
(Mike from Utica, NY)
|Well, I wouldn't put him above Syndergaard, so no, I don't think I could make that argument. I can see the case that he's right behind Wheeler/Syndergaard, though. (Jason Parks)|
|2012-04-03 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Who are under the rader prospects Mets fans should keep a eye on this coming season ?
(Harry from Nyc)
|Domingo Tapia and Rafael Montero. Both guys have a chance to emerge as our next group of top tier potential ML starting pitchers. They both have power stuff (Tapia routinely touched 100 mph last summer), and both pound the strike zone. (Paul DePodesta)|
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Rafael Montero has thrown 9 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, including pitches thrown in . In 2013, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (82mph).