Rafael Montero is a described by Savannah pitching coach Frank Viola as a "strike thrower." Viola…
Montero Finding His Way
In his debut with St. Lucie on June 23rd after a promotion from low-A Savannah, Rafael Montero held the Fort Myers Miracle scoreless through six innings. He departed after loading the bases with one out in the seventh, and was ultimately tagged with three earned runs and three hits over 6 1/3 innings of work. He also had seven strikeouts. Not bad for a first impression. "I was nervous but after I made a couple of pitches and got people out, I started to gain my confidence," Montero said. "Baseball is the same anywhere for me." "He has good stuff," St. Lucie Manager Ryan Ellis said. "He as a good fastball, and a good slider and changeup. As a young kid it's a work in progress but he has a very good arm." The transition from...
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