2009 Offseason: Sox inquired on Montero
November 21, 2008 Leave a comment
Nick Piecoro reports that the Sox have been poking around about young catcher Miguel Montero. So far, they have not been able to match up on a deal, so to get this done, a three-way deal would be needed. The Dbacks need middle infielders, but the only tradeable piece we have is Julio Lugo, unless we want to trade Jed Lowrie.
The 25-year old has a good track record in the minors, posting high OBPs and showing decent power, though he’s kind of squat and has an uppercut swing. He could develop to be a good offensive catcher. He’s considered an adequate defender, but nothing special behind the plate.
2009 Oliver Projection: Miguel Montero
.250/.312/.413 with 8 HR in 217 AB
I’ve suggested that we should acquire his platoon-mate Chris Snyder, as Arizona is seeking salary relief. He’s a better defender and more experienced at the Major League level, though there isn’t much ceiling with him.