JOHAN MONTERO, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: August 26, 1999
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
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.
Montero pitched well in relief, usually in longer stints. His walk and K rates were marginal.
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.
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.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|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
|August 13, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.