Wander Montero Suero...Is married to wife, Warilet...They have a son, Jadiell and a daughter, Wenderlie...Tall right-handed pitcher with an electric arm was an integral part of Washington’s bullpen in 2019, his first full Major League season...Took another step in his development in 2020...Over the last two seasons, left-handed hitters have a .297 slugging percentage against him with just eight doubles and zero home runs...Entering 2021, has not allowed a homer to a left-handed batter in 140 career Major League outings... Is a product of Washington’s revamped scouting efforts in the Dominican Republic, having signed with the organization in Feb. 2010.
Went 2-0 with a 3.80 ERA in 22 relief outings...Allowed just one home run...Struck out 28 batters in 23.2 innings pitched...Pitched to a 1.69 ERA (2 ER/10.2 IP) with 15 strikeouts, one home run and a .114 opponents average (4-for-35) in 11 September outings...Lefties hit .163 (7-for-43) with two doubles and 13 strikeouts...Lefties posted a .280 on-base percentage and a .209 slugging percentage...2020 Pitch Mix: Cutter (81.1%), Changeup (13.6%), Curve (5.2%).
Lead Nationals relievers with 19 holds, 78 games and 81 strikeouts...The 78 appearances ranked second among National League relievers and fourth in MLB...Went 6-0 with one save, 19 holds and a 2.05 ERA in 69 games in which he earned a win or no-decision (35.44 ERA in his nine losses)... Offered scoreless relief in 59 of his 78 appearances...Recorded strikeouts in 55 of the 78 games and recorded two or more strikeouts in 19 of his 78 games...Went 4-4 with nine holds, 3.19 ERA (11 ER/31.0 IP), 12 walks, 31 strikeouts and a .227 opp. AVG (25-for-110) in his last 34 games of the season...Held right-handed batters to a .207 AVG. (28-for-135)...Appeared in four Postseason games, including three World Series appearances...In his three World Series appearances he pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless, hitless relief with two strikeouts.
Began the season with Triple-A Syracuse, but would enjoy four stints with the Nationals...Was first recalled on April 30 and made his Major League debut on May 1 vs. Pittsburgh...Opened his career with five straight scoreless appearances...In his first 11 outings, pitched to a 2.38 ERA (3 ER/11.1 IP) and pitched scoreless relief in nine of the 11 outings...Provided more than one inning of relief in 15 of his 40 appearances ...Allowed just five of 31 inherited runners to score...His 16.1 IRS% ranked second among National League relievers...Offered scoreless relief in 10 of his final 11 Major League appearances of the season...Went 1-2 with a 3.71 ERA in 14 games for Triple-A Syracuse.
Led Washington's Minor League system with a career-high 20 saves between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse...Was promoted to Triple-A Syracuse in early June...From July 17 through the end of the season, recorded a 0.39 ERA (1 ER/23.0 IP) while going 2-0 with seven saves in 19 ap- pearances for the Chiefs...Pitched for Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League following the season (0-2, 7.56 ERA).
Appeared in a career-high 39 games for Double-A Harrisburg...From May 3 to June 16, posted a 0.51 ERA (1 ER/17.2 IP) with 16 strikeouts in 14 appearances...Pitched for Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League following the season (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 14.1 IP, 10 SO).
Went 7-4 with two saves and a 3.90 ERA in a career-high 33 games (five starts) between Single-A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg.
Went 6-2 with a 3.62 ERA in 29 games (six starts) between Single-A Hagerstown and Single-A Potomac.
In his first domestic season, paced the Gulf Coast League in wins (8), ERA (1.65), and ranked among league leaders in WHIP (2nd, 0.82) and strikeouts (6th, 46)...His .156 batting average against was tops among all short-season league hurlers and his 0.82 WHIP was good for third.
Appeared in just nine games for the DSL Nationals, going 4-2 with a 3.41 ERA.
Went 3-2 with one save and a 5.49 ERA in 16 games (two starts) for the DSL Nationals.
Began his professional career with the DSL Nationals, going 2-3 with a 4.98 ERA in 15 games (four starts).