At the beginning of the season it didn’t look like Montero, someone that has always been a good option at catcher, would be on many fantasy owner’s radar. Jon Lester being exclusively caught by David Ross, dating back to their Red Sox days together, and Kyle Schwarber cutting into a lot of the other catching opportunities didn’t leave much for Montero.
All of that changed when Schwarber collided with fellow teammate Dexter Fowler tearing his ACL and LCL. A crushing blow to the Cubs and a devastating injury for such a young player.
As bad as that is for Schwarber, it bodes very well for anyone in need of a catcher because now Montero will definitely see his fair share of games behind the plate. Ross is not going to cut into too much because of his age and Montero is far better offensively.
Montero is always a solid RBI guy (506 in 11 years) and is a solid bet for 15 to 20 home runs. Quality catchers are hard finds in fantasy baseball, but Montero should produce in a loaded Chicago lineup.
So far this season Montero is hitting .278 with one home run and five runs driven in and with the added chances to catch on a more regular basis, he is someone that would definitely do you some good throughout this long season.