Jesus Alejandro Montero…resides in Guacara, Venezuela…brother, Jesus Rafael Montero, is a catcher in the St. Louis organization.
The Totals - Hit .223 (25x112) with 11 runs, 6 doubles, 5 home runs, 19 RBI in 38 games with Seattle. ... Splitting Time - Appeared in 27 games (25 starts) at first base and 7 games (all starts) as DH. ... Been A While - Appeared in 38 games and collected 112 at-bats, the most since 2012 (135 G & 515 AB) in first season with Seattle. ... AAA Recap - Hit safely in 79 of 98 games with 44 multi-hit games, hitting .355 (140x355) with 70 runs, 18 doubles, a career-high 6 triples, 18 home runs, 85 RBI. ... What A Year - Named to 2015 All-PCL Team on August 31...first Tacoma player to earn AllPCL honors since catcher Rob Johnson in 2008…named to PCL Midseason All-Star team. ... Ranked - In PCL ranked 2nd in average (.355) and slugging percentage (.569), 3rd in OBP (.398) and OPS (.966), 7th in RBI (85), 8th in hits (140) and 10th in total bases (224). ... Record Setter - Tacoma single-season average record at .355, (Brian Raabe, .352 in 1997). ... RISP - Hit .379 (50x132) with 7 doubles, 2 triples, 7 home runs and 69 RBI with RISP.
Appeared in 6games over two stints with Seattle(June 12-25 & July 24)…combinedto hit .235 (4x17) with a home run... Recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on June 12 and optionedback to the minors on June 25…had a one-game stint July 24... Hit a go-ahead, two-run home run June 17 vs. SanDiego, his ﬁrst Major League home run since May 8, 2013 at Pittsburgh... Appeared in 97 games with Triple-A Tacoma…hit .286 (104x364) with 24 doubles, 16 home runs and 74 RBI (.839 OPS)... Named the Tacoma Rainiers Offensive MVP... Season-high 11-game hit streak April 12-27 (.378/17x45, 5 HR, 14 RBI)... Went 5-for-5 with 2 runs, double, home run and 6 RBI July 4 at Fresno... On the 7-day disabled list Aug. 15-28 with a left oblique strain... Placed on the suspended list Aug. 29 after an on-ﬁeld incident while on rehab with rookie-level Everett.
Began season with Seattle appearing in 29 games before being optioned to AAA Tacoma on May 23. Started the season as the Mariners Opening Day catcher, but made the transition to first base in the minor leagues. Served 50-game MLB suspension Aug. 5-Sept. 26. Had arthroscopic surgery June 5 on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus; surgery performed by Dr. Ed Khalfayan…on the minor league disabled list June 1-July 18 recovering from knee surgery. Recorded first Major League triple May 1 vs. Baltimore. Made 26 starts with the Mariners (C - 26 G/25 GS, DH - 1 GS). Started three consecutive games behind the plate for the first time in his career, April 1-3 at Oakland. Hit .247 (18x73) with 6 doubles, 2 triples and 9 RBI in 19 games with AAA Tacoma…made 16 starts at first base. Appeared in 8 games with the AZL Mariners on injury rehab (minor league DL) July 5-1. (.261/6x23, 2B, 2 RBI). Played for Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League (.279/24x86, 5 2B, HR).
Appeared in 135 games, making
132 starts (DH-77, C-55) ... Hit .322 (57x177) with 7 doubles,
6 home runs, 22 RBI, .830 OPS
against left-handed pitching, 11thbest
in the AL; hit .228 (77x338)
against right-handers ... Among AL Rookies, ranked 2nd in
games (139), at-bats (515), 3rd in
runs (46), hits (134), doubles (20),
RBI (62), 4th in home runs (15) and
walks (29) ... Started 77 games as a designated hitter...only 5 rookies have had more time in the DH slot
since the rule was adopted in 1973...ranked behind Baltimore's Eddie Murray (110, 1977),
Baltimore's Larry Sheets (86, 1985), Toronto's John Olerud (86, 1990), Toronto's Fred McGriff
(76, 1987) and Oakland's Troy Neel (84, 1993) for most rookie DH starts...the previous club
record for rookie starts at DH was 52 by Juan Bernhardt in 1977 ... Hit .310 (66x213) with 24 runs, 10 doubles, 10 home runs, 32 RBI, .343 OBP, .498 SLG in 56
games as catcher; .225 (68x302) when not catching ... Hit .245 (67x274) with 12 doubles, 8 home runs, 28 RBI in 73 games before All-Star Break,
hit .278 (67x241) with 12 doubles, 7 home runs, 34 RBI in 62 games post All-Star Break ... Recorded his second career multi-home run game Aug. 12 at LAA (both off Jered Weaver) ... Hit one of the longest home runs (estimated at 445 feet) in Safeco Field history June 16 vs.
San Francisco in first inning off Tim Lincecum...tied for the 10th-longest home run in Safeco
Field history (T6th-longest by a Mariner) and the 2nd-longest into the left field upper deck ... Caught all 9.0 innings in 6-pitcher combined no-hitter June 8 vs. LA Dodgers...at 22 years,
193 days old became the youngest catcher in a no-hitter since Ted Simmons (22 years, 5
days old) caught Bob Gibson's gem at Pittsburgh in 1971...was the 7th-youngest catcher in
a no-hitter dating back to 1900 ... Scored 4 runs May 30 at Texas tying rookie club record (Adam Jones, 8/9/07 vs. BAL) ... Became the first rookie in club history to start at DH on Opening Day, and the first in the
Majors since Ken Harvey for Kansas City in 2003.
Enters season rated as the Mariners No. 1 prospect by Baseball America...also listed by MLB.com as the No. 12 prospect in baseball (top catcher)...Hit .328 (20x61) with 4 doubles, 4 home runs and 12 RBI in 18 games with the Yankees...started 3 games at catcher and 14 at DH...Hit safely in 12 of 18 games...had the highest average in September for any player that debuted during the month (Elias Sports Bureau)...Made his Major League debut Sept. 1 at Boston (0x4)...became the first Yankee to make
his Major League debut at Fenway Park in the starting lineup since John Miller on Sept. 11, 1966...Collected his first Major League hit with a single off Ricky Romero Sept. 3 vs. Toronto..Hit first two ML home runs Sept. 5 vs. Baltimore (2x3, 3 R, 3 RBI, BB)...Became the fourth active player to record at least 18 hits, 4 home runs and 12 RBI through his first 15 Major League games (9/1-24), joining Albert Pujols (2001), Jeff Francoeur (2005) and Mark Reynolds (2007)...Spent the majority of the season with AAA Scranton/WB, batting .288 (121x420) with 18 home runs and 67 RBI in 109 games...Led all International League catchers with a .997 fielding percentage (2 E, 655 TC) and caught 18-of-88 potential base stealers (20.5%)...Named to the International League's midseason All-Star team...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the Yankees top prospect and 5th-best prospect in all of Baseball (top catcher)...also tabbed by the publication as the organization's Best Hitter for Average and Best Power Hitter.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he hit .289 (131-for-453) with 34 doubles, 3 triples, 21HR and 75RBI in 123 games...among all Yankees minor league hitters in 2010, tied for second in batting average, ranked second in home runs and ranked fourth in RBI...led the team in
home runs and RBI and ranked third in the IL in extra-base hits (58), tied for third in doubles and ranked fifth in both slugging percentage
(.517) and total bases (234)...was named to the league's midseason and postseason All-Star teams...was also named the July Topps "Player
of the Month" after hitting .342 (26-for-76) with 7 doubles, 5HR, 15RBI and 18R in 23 games during the month...caught 30-of-129 (23.3%)
of potential base stealers and led all IL catchers in games (109), total chances (785), putouts (703) and assists (76)
Combined to bat .337 (117-for-347) with 45R, 25 doubles, 17HR and 70RBI in 92 games with Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton, ranking fourth
among all Yankees minor leaguers in home runs... was named to the midseason All-Star teams with both Tampa and Trenton... began the season with Tampa, batting .356 with 8HR and 37RBI in 48 games... was promoted to Trenton on 6/3 where he hit .317 with 9HR
and 33RBI in 44 games... homered in four straight games from 6/28-7/2, including 2HR on 6/30 at Erie... appeared for the World
Team in the 2009 Futures Game during All-Star Weekend at St. Louis' Busch Stadium on 7/12... was removed defensively in the third
inning on 8/1 at Altoona after being hit by a pitch while behind the plate, fracturing his middle finger... was placed on the disabled
list on 8/2 through the end of the season with the injury
Hit .326 with 86R, 34 doubles, 17HR and 87RBI in 132 games with Single-A Charleston... owned the eighth-most hits (171) among all minor leaguers and most among any catcher in 2008... led the
Yankees organization in batting average, runs, hits and RBI, while ranking fourth in home runs... was named the seventh-best prospect
in the South Atlantic League by Baseball America... led the SAL and ranked third among all Single-A batters in hits and led all SAL
catchers with a .993 fielding percentage (4E, 588TC)... was selected to the midseason All-Star team and the South Atlantic League's
postseason All-Star team as the league's top catcher... went 1-for-2 and caught the final four innings in the All-Star Futures Game at
Yankee Stadium, playing for the World Team... participated in the SAL All-Star Home Run Derby, totaling 11 homers for a second-place
finish... hit .360 (95-for-264) with 49R, 15 doubles, 8HR and 39RBI in 64 road games... recorded a career-high 15-game hitting streak
from 7/29-8/13, batting .414 (24-for-58) with 5 doubles, 4HR and 11RBI... attended spring training with the Yankees as a non-roster
invitee, hitting a solo-homer in his only at-bat... was named by Baseball America as the second-best prospect in the Yankees' system
following the season, as well as the organization's "Best Power Hitter".
Made his professional debut with the GCL Yankees,
batting .280 with 3HR and 19RBI in 33 games... was rated the Yankees' top catching prospect (sixth overall) and the organization's "Best Power Hitter" by Baseball America... committed just 1E in 182TC as catcher... went 2-for-5 on 8/31 at the GCL Dodgers, with a
game-tying home run to lead the Yankees in the decisive Game 3 win in the GCL Championship.