Spring Training Video Diary: Rafael Montero faces live hitters

Rob Brender and Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog watch pitching prospect Rafael Montero face hitters in a live batting practice session, as they break down the action and discuss his future.




18 comments
Ron Davis
Ron Davis

Does anybody know the wearabouts of two prospects both had big upsides once .  Darin Gorski ? and Fuller who was lower in the system got hurt but came back like Matz .

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

a must . Keep Harvey, Wheeler, Syndergaard and Montero.  non tradable no exception. others i will want to keep but these 4 are a must they are the Fab 4 of the Mets future rotation.  Anybody else will certainly be listed in trade talks if we must but these 4 should not be even talked about. 

Chris Cocaa
Chris Cocaa

leave it to White media to decide who look better on your starting 5 Thor or some kid from the islands.

Chris Cocaa
Chris Cocaa

Matt is an idiot if you look at Syndergaards number and compare them to Montero they are almost identical , Monteros a little better. Check out some of Monteros interviews if you undersstand Spanish, his entire makeup is big league ready, hes very humble and optimistic and that alone lets me know he'll be good.

iwamofo
iwamofo

Jury is out for Matt but he knows he'll never win a CY Young.

drmetfan
drmetfan

Impressive. Got to love this kid. It is obvious we are all rooting for him. He is not been given too much of a shot to make it big in the majors but that remains to be seen. There is a reason why everybody is raving about him regardless of his size and weight. As Dan Warthen was quoted earlier today "Explicit Smooth". 

coltrane
coltrane

That's some sleazy cheese

willymayshays
willymayshays

Absolutely amazing Cerrone gets paid for his opinions. 

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

did matt just make that up ab not being sure if he's a reliever or a starter, never once heard reliever and montero in the same sentence.  For a guy being around the mets so much his knowledge isn't very good.

dannym28
dannym28

well i hope the hitters are live, it would not be good to see him face unconscious ones. 

MartyBarrett17
MartyBarrett17

Should every prospect be considered a reliever til they get to the bigs and produce Matt? Why such a hard stance on Montero? I guess you won't believe in Thor until you see him do it against major leaguers?

arc34
arc34

Rob & Matt....great video and info.- just disagree with you Matt regarding Montero.  He has shown pinpoint control, as stated by many scouts, and his fastball has late movement.  I think it will be very hard to send him back to AAA....only way to justify it is if Mejia  lights it up this ST.  If that happens  then maybe we should have taken Colon's $ and signed Drew and Cruz.

crafalko17
crafalko17

Lagares was the only one who made solid contact. Impressive.

arc34
arc34

@MartyBarrett17  Based on size only....some say he is actually under 6 feet and lighter than 170....if he had Thor's size he would be talked about with Wheeler and Harvey more often.

ac0814
ac0814

Is that what this comment section is coming to? Criticising the way one dresses?

How about we talk about something else, like how smooth of a delivery Montero has. He throws free and easy. Seems "injury proof" (knock on wood). Or how Matt is stuck on this guy becoming a reliever. He's clearly a starter.

ken1010
ken1010

Based on how hard he throws and his control, it seems like he could be another Dillon Gee.  That would be just fine.

Gee also was not highly touted on his way up, but put up good numbers at each level.  Monterro seems to be developing the same way.

arc34
arc34

@ken1010  He throws harder than Gee....his fastball is big time.  Check out the scouting reports on him...Gee never had reports like those.