Elehuris Montero

Elehuris Montero

24-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Colorado Rockies
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Montero made his MLB debut in 2022 and was solid in his first taste of the majors with a .233/.270/.432 slash line in 53 games. He struggled with strikeouts at time in the minors, which carried over to the big leagues with a 32.4 percent strikeout rate, and his 4.3 percent walk rate was also poor. However, those numbers at Triple-A were manageable, and he likely doesn't have much else to prove at the highest level of the minors. Colorado's infield appears mostly set with C.J. Cron at first base, Brendan Rodgers at second and Ryan McMahon at third, while top prospect Ezequiel Tovar appears primed to start at shortstop. Montero doesn't have a clear path to regular playing time to open 2023, so he may need to settle for a bench role early on, assuming he's able to crack the Opening Day roster. Read Past Outlooks
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#554
ADP
$Traded to the Rockies in February of 2021.
Ends season in slump
3BColorado Rockies
October 6, 2022
Montero went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers.
ANALYSIS
Montero ended his season with a hitless performance and batted only .150 across his last 12 games. He made his big-league debut in 2022 and maintained a solid .199 ISO, but he also had a .233/.270/.432 line thanks to a 32.4 percent strikeout rate. Montero will be a candidate to earn playing time at the corner infield spots and designated hitter to begin the 2023 campaign.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+28%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+28%
OPS vs LHP
2021
No Stats
2020
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .809 73 9 3 10 0 .261 .301 .507
Since 2020vs Right .633 112 12 3 10 0 .215 .250 .383
2022vs Left .809 73 9 3 10 0 .261 .301 .507
2022vs Right .633 112 12 3 10 0 .215 .250 .383
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+52%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+52%
OPS at Home
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .856 89 15 5 13 0 .277 .326 .530
Since 2020Away .563 96 6 1 7 0 .194 .219 .344
2022Home .856 89 15 5 13 0 .277 .326 .530
2022Away .563 96 6 1 7 0 .194 .219 .344
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Elehuris Montero compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.13
 
BB Rate
4.3%
 
K Rate
32.4%
 
BABIP
.318
 
ISO
.199
 
AVG
.233
 
OBP
.270
 
SLG
.432
 
OPS
.702
 
wOBA
.305
 
Exit Velocity
89.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.6%
 
Barrels/PA
5.4%
 
Expected BA
.213
 
Expected SLG
.338
 
Sprint Speed
23.1 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
37.1%
 
Line Drive %
21.6%
 
Fly Ball %
41.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2021
2019
The top hitter the Rockies got back in last offseason's trade that sent Nolan Arenado to St. Louis, Montero made a strong impression in his first season with his new organization. He hit .278/.360/.529 with 28 home runs, a 21.8 K% and a 10.6 BB% in 499 PA across Double-A and Triple-A. Montero is an aggressive hitter and a shaky defender at the infield corners, but with the designated hitter likely coming to the National League, there will be another way for him to get in the lineup. He has plus raw power, and while he may only have a 40-grade hit tool, Coors Field could help him hit for a passable average. The Rockies' depth chart is very fluid, but given that Montero is on the 40-man roster, he will likely make his big-league debut sometime this season.
Montero thrived in the lower levels of the minors before hitting a roadblock at Double-A in 2019, slashing .188/.235/.317 with a 31.1 K% in his first stint at that level. That Montero was overmatched may have had more to do with his age (he was 20 at the time of his promotion) and a pair of injuries (including a broken hamate bone in his left hand) than his skillset, and his struggles did not prevent the Cardinals from adding him to their 40-man roster the following November. Whether Montero's contact returns at the upper levels with more seasoning will be key; despite an aggressive approach at the plate, he demonstrated solid bat-to-ball skills and posted strikeout rates mostly in the teens prior to reaching Double-A. With that in mind, 2021 will be an important year for Montero. A strong showing early could lead to a callup to the big club, while further stumbles may stoke talk of his bust potential.
Sometimes a unique skill allows a hitter to have success even when it seems he should be an easy out. Montero is an uber-aggressive hitter with length in his swing that should, in theory, lead to hard contact that is mitigated by a lot of swing and miss. Fortunately, Montero has elite hand-eye coordination and barrel awareness that has allowed him to have immense success thus far, particularly as a 19-year-old at Low-A. He won the Midwest League batting title (.322 AVG) and took home MVP honors while finishing second in the league with a 157 wRC+. He maintained an impressive all-fields, line-drive-oriented approach after a promotion to High-A. All but one of his 16 home runs went to the pull side, but if he can maintain a strikeout rate around 20% while lacing line drives to all fields, he should continue to have a lot of success. Double-A will be a big test. He may outgrow third base, so it is imperative that he continues to rake.
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Homers in loss
3BColorado Rockies
September 22, 2022
Montero went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Wednesday night's loss to the Giants.
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Slugs fifth homer
3BColorado Rockies
September 7, 2022
Montero went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, a walk and two runs scored Tuesday against the Brewers.
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Playing time dwindling
3BColorado Rockies
September 6, 2022
Montero has started only five of Colorado's last 13 games entering Tuesday's matchup against Milwaukee.
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Not in Wednesday's lineup
3BColorado Rockies
August 31, 2022
Montero isn't starting Wednesday against Atlanta.
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Sitting in series finale
3BColorado Rockies
August 28, 2022
Montero is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
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