Johan Montero: Curveball Control Key To First Half Success

There are a few specific things you want to see from pitchers as they continue their development. Maybe the biggest is an improvement when it comes to their control. Another is an added ability to miss bats and get strikeouts.

Bradenton reliever Johan Montero is currently checking both of those boxes off this season, and is emerging as another go-to reliever for the Marauders in 2022.

The 22-year-old from Venezuela spent last season in the Florida Complex League and put up less than ideal numbers in his 11 appearances, posting a 7.31 ERA in 16 innings, walking 10 and striking out only 14 batters.

He was sent to Bradenton to begin the 2022 season, and has looked like a completely different pitcher in the first half of the season. Montero owns a 3.94 ERA currently, but it's really b...

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redwards60

Sounds he has made great progress this year….its too bad he isn’t 20 instead of 22 in Low A ball.

AdministrativeSky236

These articles are so much fun to follow

PirateRican21

I love that players I know little to nothing about are also highlighted on these videos!

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