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Mets | Daisuke Matsuzaka's role undetermined

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:04:54 -0700

New York Mets SP Daisuke Matsuzaka's (elbow) role when activated from the disabled list will depend on SP Jacob deGrom's (shoulder) health, and SP Rafael Montero's performance, according to manager Terry Collins. Montero will start Sunday, Aug. 17, against the Chicago Cubs. If deGrom is not ready to make his next start, and Montero pitches poorly Sunday, Collins could turn to Matsuzaka to start until deGrom is ready to return.

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Mets | Rafael Montero expected to make two starts

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:30:37 -0700

New York Mets SP Rafael Montero is expected to make two starts for the team, with the first one coming against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Aug. 12. The Mets expect SP Jacob deGrom (shoulder) to return from the disabled list after missing only two starts. Montero has regained some of his control while pitching at Triple-A Las Vegas, and he was named the Pacific Coast League pitcher of the week. Montero had tossed 14 2/3 scoreless inning in his last two minor league starts.

Fantasy Tip: Montero has some serious upside in the major leagues if he can fix his control issues for good. However, he's clearly a short-term option for the rotation this year with deGrom's injury not serious. Montero is a fine candidate to join keeper and dynasty formats in the near future, if he isn't there already.

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Mets | Jacob deGrom to DL, Rafael Montero up

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:01:24 -0700

New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom (shoulder) is heading to the disabled list with rotator cuff tendonitis, according to team official John Ricco. SP Rafael Montero will come up from the minors to start.

Fantasy Tip: Montero, 24 in October, is one of the team's top pitching prospects, and he has more upside than even deGrom with his strikeout potential. At Triple-A Las Vegas this year, Montero went 6-3 with a 3.28 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 74 innings (15 starts). Look to acquire him immediately in NL-only formats.

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Mets | Rafael Montero to make start

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:58:41 -0700

New York Mets SP Rafael Montero is expected to be called up to make the start Tuesday, Aug. 12. Montero has thrown 14 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out 17 in his last two starts at Triple-A Las Vegas.

Fantasy Tip: He's worth watching in NL-only leagues.

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Mets | Carlos Torres could start Tuesday

Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:20:19 -0700

New York Mets RP Carlos Torres could make a spot start against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Aug. 12, in place of injured SP Jacob deGrom (shoulder). If deGrom needs to be placed on the disabled list, the team could promote Noah Syndergaard or Rafael Montero from Triple-A Las Vegas.

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Mets | Terry Collins wants Rafael Montero to use changeup

Sat, 31 May 2014 11:40:28 -0700

New York Mets manager Terry Collins would like to see recently-demoted SP Rafael Montero use his changeup more frequently. According to Fangraphs.com, Montero threw changeups 10.6 percent of the time this season and only threw nine changeups (out of 80 total pitches) during his last start against the Philadelphia Phillies. "He's got to use his pitches," Collins said. "At this level you limit the pitches to hitters, you better locate. Because when those hitters can eliminate one of your pitches for what they look for they can be dangerous." Montero also struggled with his control before being optioned, walking 11 batters in 20 innings and only throwing 58.7 percent of his pitches for strikes.

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Mets | Rafael Montero optioned to Triple-A

Sat, 31 May 2014 11:34:56 -0700

The New York Mets have optioned SP Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas and recalled RP Buddy Carlyle from Las Vegas. Assistant general manager John Ricco said the move was made because every pitcher in the bullpen was used during the team's 14-inning loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 30, and several relievers will be unavailable for the game Saturday, May 31. P Daisuke Matsuzaka will slide into Montero's spot in the rotation and will face the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 4.

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Mets | Won't skip Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom

Fri, 16 May 2014 15:04:24 -0700

The New York Mets don't plan to skip SP Rafael Montero in the starting rotation next time through. The team plans to limit Montero to 180 innings this year. SP Jacob deGrom, who threw 147 2/3 innings last season, will likely be capped around 175 innings. Because of deGrom's nice debut Thursday, May 16, it's unknown which rookie will be sent to the bullpen when SP Dillon Gee (lat) returns from the disabled list. Manager Terry Collins said it's unlikely both Montero and deGrom remain in the rotation when Gee returns.

Fantasy Tip: Montero and deGrom are both top pitching prospects for the team. Montero is more intriguing for fantasy baseball owners, though, and we expect he'll be kept in the rotation over deGrom, depending on both pitcher's results in the next few weeks.

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Mets | Dillon Gee to DL, Jacob deGrom to start

Wed, 14 May 2014 12:02:20 -0700

The New York Mets placed SP Dillon Gee (lat) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lat Wednesday, May 14, and recalled SP Rafael Montero from Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move. SP Jacob deGrom will take Gee's place in the rotation and make his major league starting debut Thursday, May 15.

Fantasy Tip: deGrom is one of the team's top pitching prospects. Scoop him up immediately if he's available in your NL-only league.

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Mets | Rafael Montero to join rotation

Mon, 12 May 2014 13:07:20 -0700

New York Mets SP Rafael Montero will be recalled from the minors and will make the start Wednesday, May 14, against the New York Yankees. SP Jenrry Mejia will move to the bullpen. SP Jacob deGrom is on standby and could also be added to the roster later this week.

Fantasy Tip: Montero is one of the club's top pitching prospects that succeeds without a dominant fastball thanks to plus control of his pitches. Montero should be added in all NL-only leagues.

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