Johan Montero

JOHAN MONTERO, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: August 26, 1999
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 187
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Venezuela
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Montero signed just before he turned 19.  He throws 94-95 mph, with some projection remaining.  He adds a breaking ball with some potential.

2019
DSL:  6-0-2, 2.57 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 42.0 IP, 4.1 BB/9, 7.5 K/9

Montero pitched well in relief, usually in longer stints.  His walk and K rates were marginal.

2020
DNP

2021
R:  2-0-1, 7.31 ERA, 1.81 WHIP, 16.0 IP, 5.6 BB/9, 7.9 K/9

Montero pitched 11 times in relief in the FCL.  He wasn’t very effective overall, but a lot of the damage came in two very bad outings that accounted for ten of the 13 earned runs he allowed.

2022
A:  4-1-5, 3.40 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 47.2 IP, 3.4 BB/9, 9.4 K/9

Montero was in extended spring training until the beginning of May, when the Pirates assigned him to Bradenton.  He was one of the team’s most reliable relievers the rest of the season, not dominating but putting up solid numbers.  He was very good in July and August, with a 2.08 ERA over 26 innings.

Montero will face the difficult environs of Greensboro in 2023, which will be a good test.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
August 13, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.