Miguel Montero has been a very productive player for the Arizona Diamondbacks since he became their full-time catcher in the 2009. When he first came up for them, he showed the ability to drive the ball to all fields, but he has struggled out of the gate this season, as indicated by his .194/.295/.542 triple-slash in the first month of the 2013 MLB season.
Montero always had the ability to be an offensive force at the plate, but he is struggling to break out of his slump. This is one of the reasons why Arizona has struggled to score runs in their past several games.
Another area they need his bat are when they have runners in scoring position, because they have struggled in this aspect so far this season. He also has had issues in this area, as indicated by his .059/.310/.428 line when men are on base.
The Diamondbacks are depending on him more this season because they are still without their starting second baseman Aaron Hill and outfield prospect Adam Eaton, who were expected to provide a great combination of power and speed to their line up.
Montero did show signs in the recent series against the San Francisco Giants that he was about to break out of his offensive slump. He was driving the ball to the opposite field and the timing on his swing was improving.
Montero is crucial for Arizona to have success this season, and he will break out of the slump that he is currently in.