OUTMiguel Montero
C CHC
2 weeks ago

Montero went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double during Sunday's win over Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has settled into a predictable role with the Cubs this season. He's starting a couple of games a week and coming off the bench to pinch hit. Montero has made the most of his 90 plate appearances with a .300/.367/.488 slash line, but his four homers, eight RBI and 12 runs are hardly tilting the fantasy scales.

OUTMiguel Montero
C CHC
2 months ago

Montero went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Saturday's win over Boston.

EDGE Analysis

The backstop has been seeing semi-regular playing time and producing when in the lineup. Montero sports an impressive .394/.429/.606 slash line over 35 plate appearances. However, without more consistent at-bats, his counting stats aren't going to add up very fast.

OUTMiguel Montero
C CHC
2 months ago

Montero went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 9-7 win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

The fourth-inning blast off Jeff Nelson was Montero's first of the season. He's been hitting well to begin the season, slashing .278/.316/.444 through six games, but with Willson Contreras locked into the starting role Montero's utility is limited to NL-only and deeper two-catcher formats.

OUTMiguel Montero
C CHC
3 months ago

Despite pairing with Kyle Hendricks most of spring training, Montero's starts during the regular season will depend more on the opposing pitcher, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was looking like Montero might be a personal catcher for Hendricks, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon dismissed that notion. "It benefits (Montero) and us to put him out there with the right pitcher," Maddon said. "Willson (Contreras) has Jon Lester, but otherwise it's wide open." Expect Contreras to get the bulk of the starts behind the plate for Chicago, with Montero spelling him on occasion.

OUTMiguel Montero
C CHC
3 months ago

Montero is impressing Cubs manager Joe Maddon this spring, but that doesn't mean he's going to get a bigger role once the regular season starts, the Chicago Sun-TImes reports.

EDGE Analysis

Maddon said he likes how Montero is moving and throwing this spring, but the veteran is still looking at just a start or two a week in place of Willson Contreras in 2017. "Willson is the guy, and Miggy knows that," Maddon said. Montero's only real path to fantasy relevance this season appears to be a Conteras injury.

OUTMiguel Montero
C CHC
8 months ago

Montero is out of the lineup for Game 6 of the NLCS.

EDGE Analysis

Montero has started just one game in the Championship Series and two games this postseason. He has one hit in eight postseason at-bats -- the pinch-hit, go-ahead grand slam in Game 1 against Los Angeles.

OUTMiguel Montero
C CHC
8 months ago

Montero (back) is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the NLCS.

EDGE Analysis

This comes as no surprise, as David Ross always catches Jon Lester. The fact that Montero was included on the NLCS roster suggests he'll get a start behind the dish at some point in the next couple games.

OUTMiguel Montero
C CHC
8 months ago

Montero (back) made the NLCS roster.

EDGE Analysis

His status for the NLCS was up in the air due to back pain, but the outlook is bright enough that he was included on the series roster. It's not clear yet whether he will be in the lineup for Game 1.

OUTMiguel Montero
C CHC
8 months ago

Montero is dealing with back pain, which could cause him to miss the NLCS, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.

EDGE Analysis

Montero dealt with back issues all season, and it seems that those problems have represented themselves at the worst possible time. It's unclear how severe the issue is, but his status for the series should become clear as Saturday's game time approaches. If the catcher is left off the roster, there's speculation that his spot would be filled by a relief pitcher.

OUTMiguel Montero
C CHC
9 months ago

Montero is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Montero has started two of the last three games for Chicago, but will take a seat Sunday to give way to Jon Lester's personal catcher, David Ross.