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Miguel Montero    \mahn-TARE-oh\

Miguel Angel Montero (twitter: @miggymont26)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: July 9, 1983 in Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela
High School: Nuestra Senora la Espanaza (VE)
Signed
by the Arizona Diamondbacks as an amateur free agent in 2001. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 2006 (Age 23.059)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2007 season [*]
Team: Diamondbacks 2006-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 6 yrs/$65.9M (12-17) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 7.031, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Octagon [*]
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Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 23, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1278. Mike Heath… #1279. Davy Jones… #1280. B.J. Upton… #1281. MIGUEL MONTERO… #1282. Rick Reichardt… #1283. Luis Polonia… #1284. Glenn Wilson… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2006 22 ARI NL 6 17 16 0 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 3 .250 .294 .313 .607 53 5 0 0 0 0 0 /2
2007 23 ARI NL 84 244 214 30 48 7 0 10 37 0 0 20 35 .224 .292 .397 .689 72 85 7 3 1 6 2 2
2008 24 ARI NL 70 207 184 24 47 16 1 5 18 0 0 19 49 .255 .330 .435 .765 94 80 1 2 1 1 3 2
2009 25 ARI NL 128 470 425 61 125 30 0 16 59 1 2 38 78 .294 .355 .478 .832 113 203 6 3 2 2 5 *2/D
2010 26 ARI NL 85 331 297 36 79 20 2 9 43 0 1 29 71 .266 .332 .438 .770 102 130 10 2 0 3 3 2/D
2011 ★ 27 ARI NL 140 553 493 65 139 36 1 18 86 1 1 47 97 .282 .351 .469 .820 121 231 14 8 1 4 10 *2 AS,MVP-21
2012 28 ARI NL 141 573 486 65 139 25 2 15 88 0 0 73 130 .286 .391 .438 .829 123 213 15 12 0 2 6 *2 MVP-32
2013 29 ARI NL 116 475 413 44 95 14 0 11 42 0 0 51 110 .230 .318 .344 .662 82 142 18 5 0 6 4 *2
2014 ★ 30 ARI NL 133 547 476 39 117 23 0 13 71 0 4 56 96 .246 .333 .376 .709 97 179 12 9 0 6 11 *2/D AS
9 Yrs 903 3417 3004 364 793 172 6 97 447 2 8 334 669 .264 .343 .422 .765 104 1268 83 44 5 30 44
162 Game Avg. 162 613 539 65 142 31 1 17 80 0 1 60 120 .264 .343 .422 .765 104 227 15 8 1 5 8

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2006 22 ARI NL 6 17 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .485 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
2007 23 ARI NL 84 244 -8 -1 -1 -6 4 -13 -1.3 8 -5 -0.6 .485 .492 -0.0 -0.3 1 $380,000 2
2008 24 ARI NL 70 207 -3 -1 -0 -9 3 -9 -1.0 6 -3 -0.4 .486 .494 0.5 -0.6 6 $400,500 2
2009 25 ARI NL 128 470 10 -1 0 2 7 18 1.8 15 33 3.2 .515 .512 3.0 0.9 31 $425,000 *2/D
2010 26 ARI NL 85 331 -1 -1 -1 1 5 3 0.2 10 13 1.2 .503 .502 1.1 0.6 12 $2,000,000 2/D
2011 ★ 27 ARI NL 140 553 11 -1 -1 5 8 22 2.4 17 40 4.1 .517 .515 3.5 1.5 35 $3,200,000 *2 AS,MVP-21
2012 28 ARI NL 141 573 20 -4 -2 -1 9 22 2.4 18 40 4.1 .516 .514 4.1 0.8 41 $5,900,000 *2 MVP-32
2013 29 ARI NL 116 475 -9 -0 0 -5 7 -7 -1.0 15 8 0.5 .493 .495 1.2 0.1 13 $10,000,000 *2
2014 ★ 30 ARI NL 133 547 -3 -3 -1 -6 8 -4 -0.8 18 13 1.0 .496 .497 1.8 0.1 19 $10,000,000 *2/D AS
9 Seasons 903 3417 17 -13 -6 -19 51 30 2.6 108 138 13.2 .504 .504 15.1 3.1 157 $32,305,500

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2007 23 ARI NL NLDS CHC W 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 23 ARI NL NLCS COL L 3 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 27 ARI NL NLDS MIL L 5 22 20 3 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 .300 .364 .400 .764 8 0 0 0 0 1
2 Yrs (3 Series) 9 30 27 4 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 .296 .367 .370 .737 10 0 0 0 0 1
2 NLDS 6 25 22 4 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 .273 .360 .364 .724 8 0 0 0 0 1
1 NLCS 3 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800 2 0 0 0 0 0

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2006 ARI NL 22 C 5 4 4 40.0 40 36 4 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 8.00 .992 7.38 7.32 1 2 3 1 25% 28% 0
2007 ARI NL 23 C 73 57 49 510.2 376 340 30 6 5 .984 -2 -6 -5 -13 6.52 5.07 .991 7.39 7.36 5 18 35 10 22% 25% 1
2008 ARI NL 24 C 53 45 38 404.2 379 352 23 4 2 .989 -4 -9 -12 -27 8.34 7.08 .993 7.65 7.60 0 26 27 7 21% 27% 1
2009 ARI NL 25 C 111 101 94 924.2 802 733 60 9 4 .989 -8 2 -10 3 7.72 7.14 .993 7.77 7.70 4 48 67 23 26% 29% 0
2009 ARI NL 25 DH 2 2
2010 ARI NL 26 C 79 75 72 658.1 522 484 36 2 1 .996 0 1 0 2 7.11 6.58 .992 8.05 7.97 6 36 47 21 31% 29% 1
2010 ARI NL 26 DH 2 2
2011 ARI NL 27 C 134 131 125 1169.1 997 908 78 11 9 .989 10 5 10 5 7.59 7.36 .992 7.98 7.96 8 30 48 32 40% 28% 4 AS,MVP-21
2012 ARI NL 28 C 139 136 127 1190.0 1095 1008 78 9 8 .992 8 -1 8 -1 8.21 7.81 .992 8.36 8.26 5 38 44 32 42% 27% 3 MVP-32
2013 ARI NL 29 C 112 111 106 1006.2 898 823 70 5 5 .994 -1 -5 -1 -6 7.98 7.97 .993 8.10 8.10 9 50 31 15 33% 28% 4
2014 ARI NL 30 C 129 128 123 1133.0 1094 1017 65 12 12 .989 1 -6 1 -6 8.59 8.39 .992 8.41 8.39 5 39 64 26 29% 28% 1 AS
2014 ARI NL 30 DH 1 1 AS
9 Seasons C 835 788 738 7037.1 6203 5701 444 58 46 .991 4 -18 1 -3 7.86 7.36 .992 8.04 7.98 43 287 366 167 31% 28% 15
3 Seasons DH 5 5
9 Seasons TOT 835 788 738 7037.1 6203 5701 444 58 46 .991 4 -18 1 -3 7.86 7.36 .992 8.04 7.98 43 287 366 167 31% 28% 15
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 NL (21, 0%)
2012 NL (32, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2011 NL  1.5 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2012 NL  .391 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
2011 NL  36 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2012 NL  73 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2012 NL  12 (7th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2013 NL  6 (10th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2014 NL  11 (3rd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2011 NL  134 (3rd)
2012 NL  139 (1st)
2014 NL  129 (2nd)
Active  835 (13th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2011 NL  908 (5th)
2012 NL  1,008 (1st)
2014 NL  1,017 (1st)
Active  5,701 (11th)
Career  5,701 (82nd)

Assists as C s c a p y
2009 NL  60 (5th)
2011 NL  78 (3rd)
2012 NL  78 (3rd)
2013 NL  70 (4th)
2014 NL  65 (3rd)
Active  444 (7th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2009 NL  9 (2nd)
2011 NL  11 (2nd)
2012 NL  9 (2nd)
2014 NL  12 (2nd)
Active  58 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2011 NL  9 (2nd)
2012 NL  8 (4th)
2014 NL  12 (1st)
Active  46 (13th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2011 NL  8 (2nd)
2013 NL  9 (1st)
Active  43 (15th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2009 NL  67 (5th)
2014 NL  64 (4th)
Active  366 (16th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2009 NL  23 (4th)
2011 NL  32 (2nd)
2012 NL  32 (5th)
Active  167 (13th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2011 NL  40.0 (1st)
2012 NL  42.1 (5th)
Active  31.3 (15th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2011 NL  10 (1st)
2012 NL  8 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
Active  7.86 (12th)
Career  7.86 (15th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2014 NL  8.39 (4th)
Active  7.36 (8th)
Career  7.36 (9th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
Active  .991 (20th)
Career  .991 (77th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1904), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 9 (1252), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1843), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (121st), 13.2 career WAR/14.2 7yr-peak WAR/13.7 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2007 23 Arizona Diamondbacks $380,000 ?
2008 24 Arizona Diamondbacks $400,500 ?
2009 25 Arizona Diamondbacks $425,000 ?
2010 26 Arizona Diamondbacks $2,000,000 3.031
2011 27 Arizona Diamondbacks $3,200,000 ?
2012 28 Arizona Diamondbacks $5,900,000 5.031 contracts
2013 29 Arizona Diamondbacks $10,000,000 6.031 contracts
2014 30 Arizona Diamondbacks $10,000,000 7.031
201531Arizona Diamondbacks$12,000,000
201632Arizona Diamondbacks$14,000,000
201733Arizona Diamondbacks$14,000,000
Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$32,305,500Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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