- Ismael Valdez Depresses You
Pity the poor Ismael Valdez, whose pitching so uninspired the photographers at Upper Deck that they denied him his very livelihood on this circa-2000 baseball card. It’s like they knew his career
- One Night Only: Hail Cesar Valdez!
-Backs: Cesar Valdez (R)
23.2 IP, 9.51 K/9, 1.90 BB/9, .328 BABIP, 56.2% GB, 12.0% HR/BIA, 3.75 FIP (Triple-A)
Projected FIP: N/A (FAN) 5.22 (CHONE) 5.36 (ZiPS)
Astros: Felipe Paulino (R)
- Jesus Montero in Context
Look at Jesus Montero. You probably aren't excited by the .263/.301/.406 work, or the eight home runs. It's just not a strong package, not after all that hype.
As that hype creates the context
- Somebody F'd With the Jesus
When he was in the Yankees farm system, Jesus Montero was considered one of the best hitting prospects in the minor leagues. He was strong. He was fierce. He had both the fire and the attitude
- The Jesus Montero Eligibility Debate
We interrupt the 2012 Catcher Keeper Rankings to answer a question from one of our readers, Buck Turgidson, who asked, "Will Jesus Montero be eligible at catcher to start next season?
- Outlook for Jesus Montero in 2012
to make. What will come of Jesus Montero in 2012?
Montero's talent as a hitter has never come into question. Looking at his minor league totals, you can see he's got outstanding power potential
- Jesus Montero: Steroid Whipping Boy
Reading the mind of every Mariner fan “@svenbranch: Steroids are supposed to make you awesome at sports. Jesus Montero proves otherwise.”— Erik Knutsen (@ErikKnutsen) August 6, 2013
- Who is Jesus Guzman?
- On Running, With Mike Trout and Jesus Montero
Prior to the 2012 regular season, Mike Trout and Jesus Montero would've been considered leading contenders for the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Both Trout and Montero were top prospects
- Moving to Catcher Will Help Jesus Montero
Jesus Montero will be the Mariners starting catcher when pitchers and catcher report in less than one week. That's actually somewhat surprising, as Montero's only real weak spot as a prospect was his
- Jesus Did Not Come to Save The Bronx
After months of hype, discussion, and lobbying, Jesus Montero has finally joined the New York Yankees. With rosters expanding for September, the Yankees have called their top prospect up to join
- How Jesus Montero Threw Out Mike Trout
. One of the many conversations turned to Jesus Montero as a defensive catcher. One person who covers baseball on a daily basis for a newspaper couldn't believe that Montero managed to throw out Mike
- Jesus Montero Needs To Solve His Righty Problem
Jesus Montero was traded before the 2012 season from the Yankees to the Mariners for Michael Pineda. Montero was finally given a full time job after not being able to break into the Yankees' lineup
- Jesus Guzman and Andrew Miller: Mining the Minors
(or return, if already sent down) during this season.
Players listed in order of 2011 fantasy impact.
Jesus Guzman, Padres 3B/1B/OF
- Jesus Montero: Cabrera, Konerko, or Karim Garcia?
Over the last couple of years, I've expressed an amount of skepticism relating to Jesus Montero's status as an elite prospect. Essentially, my argument has been that since Montero is likely
- Is Jesus Montero More Valuable at Catcher or DH?
There are a lot of opinions out there about the deal over the weekend that shipped Michael Pineda and prospect Jose Campos to New York in exchange for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi. A lot of people
- Jesus Montero: More "What Would Have Been" Moments
So enthralling, indeed, that I felt compelled to take the premise and run with it. Please find my Jesus Montero "What Would Have Been" moment submissions below.
- What Does Jesus Montero's Future Look Like Now?
The Mariners stuck with it for 735 innings. Despite the fact that nearly everyone in baseball agreed that Jesus Montero could not catch at an acceptable level in the Major Leagues, the Mariners let
- Jesus Montero and Devin Mesoraco: Catching Prospects We'd Like to See But Probably Won't
call-up this year, but will likely be forced to wait in the minors until their time comes in 2012.
Jesus Montero -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (AAA), NYY
Montero is a beast of a prospect and has