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Mets | Rafael Montero throws three scoreless

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:49:13 -0700

New York Mets SP Rafael Montero (shoulder) threw three scoreless innings Monday, July 20, in his second Minor League rehab start. Montero struck out four and walked zero batters.

Fantasy Tip: Montero ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) could be an option for the occasional spot start if the Mets decide to limit the innings of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and/or Noah Syndergaard. Montero has a 4.14 ERA over 15 MLB starts, but he was the Mets' No. 6 prospect just one year ago.

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Mets | Rafael Montero throws rehab inning

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 20:09:11 -0700

New York Mets SP Rafael Montero (shoulder) logged an inning in a rehab appearance with the Gulf Coast League Tuesday, July 14. He had not appeared in a game since April 28.

Fantasy Tip: Montero is working his way back from a rotator cuff issue. There was no report of a timetable, so FantasyScore players need not pay Montero any mind for a while. However, it appears he is making some progress.

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Mets | Rafael Montero quiets Miami bats

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:32:34 -0700

New York Mets SP Rafael Montero carried a shutout into the sixth inning Tuesday, April 28, against the Miami Marlins before running out of steam. He allowed three runs, five hits and a walk with six strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in the spot start, getting the call to allow the regulars an extra day of rest.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners need not bother with Montero, as he was optioned back to Triple-A Las Vegas after the game. However, remember him if he gets another chance later in the season, as he certainly proved he has the tools to success at the big-league level.

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Mets | Rafael Montero set to start April 28

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:14:48 -0700

New York Mets RP/SP Rafael Montero will start against the Miami Marlins Tuesday, April 28, according to manager Terry Collins. Collins noted it may only be a single start, but that SP Dillon Gee is on a short leash.

Fantasy Tip: While Montero flashed some strikeout potential through his eight starts last year, his results weren't impressive. He posted a 3.98 ERA, a 1.47 WHP and a 1-3 record. Add that it is unlikely he'll pitch deep into the game, and there is no reason to take a leap of faith with Montero in FantasyScore contests.

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Mets | Dillon Gee wins final rotation spot

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:58:59 -0700

New York Mets SP Dillon Gee has won the fifth starting spot to begin the 2015 season after a strong push from SP Rafael Montero. Gee will make his season debut against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta. Gee has a 2.49 ERA in 21 2/3 Grapefruit League innings this spring. Montero is expected to shift to the bullpen in a potential late-inning role.

Fantasy Tip: Gee went 7-8 with a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 137 1/3 innings over 22 starts in 2014, and he struck out 94 hitters while walking 43. Now that he's secured a rotation spot to open the season, he's worth a look in very deep mixed leagues and NL-only formats.

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Mets | Dillon Gee likely to enter rotation

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:55:02 -0700

New York Mets SP Dillon Gee is expected to start the year in the starting rotation after the injury to SP Zack Wheeler (elbow). Gee was a longtime starter that was going to be banished to the bullpen for the start of 2015. However, the Mets have several pitching prospects in SPs Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Rafael Montero that are close to the rotation and may be considered early in the season.

Fantasy Tip: Gee is the favorite to start the year in the rotation, but depending on how the prospects are looking, he may be bumped back to the bullpen in short order. That makes him not worthy of a selection in standard mixed leagues. However, he could make a difference early in the year in NL-only formats. Keep him in mind there.

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Mets | Rafael Montero to be used in relief?

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 11:36:26 -0800

New York Mets SP Rafael Montero could make the 25-man roster as a reliever, due to the club's surplus of starting pitching. Many scouts believe his future is as a full-time reliever, despite his success as a starter over the last few seasons.

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Mets | Jacob deGrom to be shut down

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0700

New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom will be shut down before his final start of the season, according to an organizational source. General manager Sandy Alderson is expected to announce the decision Tuesday, Sept. 23, according to the source. deGrom has pitched 140 1/3 innings in the majors and 178 2/3 innings overall from his time with Triple-A Las Vegas. That's 31 more innings than he threw in 2013. His 2.63 ERA is the fourth best in team history for rookie pitchers with at least 140 innings. SP Rafael Montero is expected to take deGrom's rotation spot against the Houston Astros Saturday, Sept. 27.

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Mets | Rafael Montero may see another start

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:11:28 -0700

New York Mets SP Rafael Montero may see a second start, but the team wants to see him pitch out of the bullpen, as well, according to general manager Sandy Alderson.

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Mets | Rafael Montero recalled

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 12:27:59 -0700

The New York Mets have recalled SP Rafael Montero from Triple-A Las Vegas. According to manager Terry Collins, he will make at least one more start this season and also see time out of the bullpen.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Mark Schmetzer