After starting the 2013 fantasy baseball season off horrendously, Arizona Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero was on the verge of being cut by thousands of owners. He was being outperformed by nearly every other catcher in fantasy and left more than a couple owners wondering if he is still worth a roster spot.
Montero had a miserable .200 batting average through the month of April. He finished the first month of the season with just one home run and 10 RBIs.
In May, Montero was even worse. He hit just .198 and suffered through a 5-43 stretch in the middle of the month. Montero was swinging at everything and struck out an embarrassing 41 times over the first two months of the season.
However, ever since the first of June, the backstop has really turned things around. Montero is shockingly hitting .304 this month (17-56) and has finally earned his starting spot back atop fantasy lineups.
The catcher even had a four-hit game against the Los Angeles Dodgers last week, but it received little attention due the giant brawl in the series that caused numerous players to be suspended. However, the four-hit performance still shows that the veteran is slowly coming around with his bat and has gained ton of confidence in the batter’s box over the last couple weeks.
Montero has once again shown why he has been talked about as a top-five fantasy catcher in the past. He is hitting for power again and is slowly raising his average every game.