Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0700
New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom will be shut down before his final start of the season, according to an organizational source. General manager Sandy Alderson is expected to announce the decision Tuesday, Sept. 23, according to the source. deGrom has pitched 140 1/3 innings in the majors and 178 2/3 innings overall from his time with Triple-A Las Vegas. That's 31 more innings than he threw in 2013. His 2.63 ERA is the fourth best in team history for rookie pitchers with at least 140 innings. SP Rafael Montero is expected to take deGrom's rotation spot against the Houston Astros Saturday, Sept. 27.
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:11:28 -0700
New York Mets SP Rafael Montero may see a second start, but the team wants to see him pitch out of the bullpen, as well, according to general manager Sandy Alderson.
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 12:27:59 -0700
The New York Mets have recalled SP Rafael Montero from Triple-A Las Vegas. According to manager Terry Collins, he will make at least one more start this season and also see time out of the bullpen.
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:14:39 -0700
The New York Mets have optioned SP Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.