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Lou MontanezTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2014 MLB Years: 2008-2011
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PositionsOF-482, SS-297, LF-172, RF-134, 2B-124, CF-36, DH-7Position when DraftedIFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLuis Anibal Montanez
Height6-2Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 15,1981 [36.307]PlaceBayamon,Puerto Rico
High SchoolCoral Park (Miami,FL)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 2000 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$2,750,000Signing ScoutsMike SoperService Time2.066 (2011)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2001-MLB-#73 ... 2001-CHN-#6 ... 2002-CHN-#10
MLB DebutAugust 5,2008 [26.233]
OrganizationsCHN [8] BAL [4] ANA [1] PHI [1] SLN [1] Awards7
TBC Player ID6327Retrosheet IDmontl001MLBAM ID428642
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed52Power55Contact71XBH55RBIs65Runs56Hitting67Durability60Team.495Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2000Arizona CubsArizRkchn-ss18501925066167237116254283115.344.438.531.96910225229.430.187.344.42210.9218.341.680.8796.0037.88
2000Lansing LugnutsMidwAchn-ss18829241000013600000.138.219.172.3915132.174.034.103.1919.3818.752.000.000.0025.00
2000Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         582215270177237117284883115.317.411.484.89510726261.395.167.312.39310.7318.391.710.77110.5037.14
2001Lansing LugnutsMidwAchn1ss1912449970127336554207341211233012.255.316.375.69118744551.324.120.214.3046.1721.963.560.9199.8034.65
2002Daytona CubsFSLA+chn7ss20124487691292154591484489907016.265.333.353.68617230547.312.088.191.3088.0416.272.020.73121.7523.26
2003Daytona CubsFSLA+chn62b21126486511231835381143389666011.253.305.333.63816226537.296.080.163.2856.1516.572.700.9397.2021.14
2004Boise HawksNwstA-chn21of2272266477915784855355332325.297.381.496.87713230309.341.199.331.37611.3317.151.512.5933.2537.97
2004Daytona CubsFSLA+chn112b22217981742172371621100.215.292.354.64628790.254.139.215.2857.7817.782.291.1179.0041.18
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         93345559619995578426953425.278.361.464.82516037399.321.186.304.35510.5317.291.642.2638.3338.54
2005Peoria ChiefsMidwAchn21of2382315549628212481043246102216.305.384.521.90516442361.324.216.337.3908.8612.741.443.3226.2543.75
2005West Tennessee Diamond JaSouAAchn28of234515320419121402122122211.268.325.379.7045812171.295.111.176.3097.0212.281.751.1776.5029.27
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1274687413737314621064467124427.293.366.474.84022254532.315.181.284.3648.2712.591.522.6333.4339.42
2006West Tennessee Diamond JaSouAAchn28of2438141245211022553152632112.369.438.489.9276913162.439.120.241.4059.2616.051.731.2370.5025.00
2006Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-of2482245235512083101174432208.224.281.371.6529120269.241.147.212.2856.3216.362.592.9730.6336.36
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         120386471072301056543270643110.277.340.415.75516033431.314.138.223.3307.4216.242.192.3238.6030.84
2007Bowie BaysoxEastAAbal23of253112124412031132101622001.339.398.430.828525135.373.091.182.3717.4111.851.602.2240.3312.20
2007Norfolk TidesILAAAbal21of2569212275511072613223523209.259.332.410.7428718241.279.151.245.3289.1314.521.592.9030.2932.73
2007Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         10033351961301037453251452010.288.356.417.77313923376.314.129.222.3438.5113.561.592.6633.3023.96
2008Bowie BaysoxEastAAbal21of2611645190151325269744366360829.335.385.601.98627163501.338.266.346.4177.1912.571.755.1917.3541.72
2008Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3lf26381121833613140042000100.295.316.446.7625010117.333.151.188.3303.4217.095.002.5637.3330.30
2009Gulf Coast OriolesGCLRkbal-lf2726020001000010000.333.429.333.762207.333.000.000.3610.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009Frederick KeysCaroA+bal-cf2729030002000000100.333.300.333.6333010.300.000.000.2680.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009Bowie BaysoxEastAAbal-lf2728230002000000000.375.375.375.750308.375.000.000.3360.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009Norfolk TidesILAAAbal23rf2710428183003305910000.429.500.5001.00021348.545.071.262.44710.4218.751.800.000.0016.67
2009Minor Totals (4 teams)Minor         166510263008305920100.400.452.446.89829373.456.046.169.4026.8512.331.800.000.0011.54
2009Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2lf27298251550160151621100.183.244.280.52423691.212.097.146.2385.4917.583.201.1082.0040.00
2010Gulf Coast OriolesGCLRkbal1lf28415130001000200000.200.200.200.4003015.231.000.000.1790.0013.330.000.000.000.00
2010Bowie BaysoxEastAAbal-lf2829241000000100000.444.444.5561.000519.500.112.111.4390.0011.110.000.000.0025.00
2010Norfolk TidesILAAAbal23rf2824971428522202141200000.289.317.443.760439101.313.154.206.3323.9611.883.001.9848.5032.14
2010Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         301211735622212141500000.289.312.421.7335110125.317.132.174.3213.2012.003.751.6060.5028.57
2010Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal16lf282657280003101900003.140.155.140.2958058.167.000.035.1361.7215.529.000.000.000.00
2011Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn17lf29923335210722776946384753317.321.396.492.88816436382.355.171.279.3879.9512.301.241.8347.5733.64
2011Chicago CubsNLMLBchn39rf-lf2936546124019012910000.222.263.352.61519557.250.130.148.2723.5115.794.501.7554.0041.67
2012Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln21rf308426332689022513343950409.259.350.316.6668311306.292.057.179.30411.1112.751.150.65131.5016.18
2012Lehigh Valley IronPigsILAAAphi7rf301744361001008900102.136.264.159.4237153.167.023.205.21115.0916.981.130.000.0016.67
2012Totals for AAA-AAA         1013073574100226134248505011.241.337.293.6309012359.275.052.182.29011.7013.371.140.56153.5016.22
2013Somerset PatriotsAtlInd-3152201396313164111132820110.313.359.478.8379620217.339.165.229.3645.9912.902.152.7633.5031.75
2013Arkansas TravelersTexAAana6lf-rf3122811423503143151000100.284.322.457.77937887.290.173.259.3385.7511.492.003.4527.0034.78
2014Somerset PatriotsAtlInd-32130491691423041774513850121710.289.350.470.82023151549.290.181.267.3606.929.111.323.1028.8835.92
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter129305316815153212125431203.223.258.328.58610021323.254.105.141.0003.7216.724.501.5561.0030.88
Minor League Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter124945836871301259479963399644197968031489103.284.351.426.77719514055161.322.142.241.0008.1215.421.901.9246.2931.13
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter378123615933763926175111412819516812135.273.346.401.747496981400.303.128.230.0009.1413.931.521.8647.5429.08
AA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter2569641763156063616315127813713612413.327.381.513.8944951021073.347.186.271.0007.2712.771.763.3626.7832.38
A+ Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter273106112827243101010627158419417715027.256.317.344.661365631184.300.088.178.0007.0916.392.310.84106.1023.16
A Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter214843126227628171023012691732255118.269.339.422.76135687944.319.153.256.0007.3118.332.511.8049.5938.33
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter72266477915784855355332325.297.381.496.87713230309.341.199.331.00011.3317.151.512.5933.2537.97
Rk Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter562135171167239116254493115.333.423.502.92510725251.411.169.310.0009.9617.531.760.80106.5035.21
Ind Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter18269210820543523115625178141820.296.353.473.82632771766.304.177.256.0006.6610.181.533.0030.0934.63
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter93251255611142311104521203.223.257.323.5808116266.255.100.139.0003.7616.924.501.5062.7528.57
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter36546124019012910000.222.263.352.61519557.250.130.148.0003.5115.794.501.7554.0041.67
Average MLB - Per 162 games162383398519164013156841304.223.258.328.58612626406.254.105.141.0003.7216.724.501.5561.0030.88
Average Minor - Per 162 games162594891693461382138541031046113.284.351.426.77725353669.322.142.241.0008.1215.421.901.9246.2931.13

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2000Arizona Cubs ArizRkchn18SS47--591412430224200.8934.26------5094.083.9
2000Lansing Lugnuts MidwAchn18SS4--620262826.9296.50------850.02.9
2001Lansing Lugnuts MidwAchn19SS112--1622893269483451.9344.03------12490.380.0
2002Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn20SS101--1622503252444412.9284.08------12481.573.7
2002Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn202B22--4182616129123.9535.59------12417.716.1
2003Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn212B82--1632131950395376.9524.59------12665.159.9
2003Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn21SS33--44841112139128.9213.88------12626.224.1
2004Boise Hawks NwstA-chn22OF58--647417571.9471.22------7280.676.3
2004Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn222B20--2556578681.9424.05------2195.215.9
2005Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn23OF76--1157-21221221.0001.61------8292.754.3
2005West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn23OF45--757118382.9881.82------45100.032.4
2006West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn24OF38--6032-6563.9691.66------38100.027.1
2006Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn24OF65--796318885.9661.31------8279.345.1
2007Bowie Baysox EastAAbal25OF30--734318077.9632.57------3196.821.4
2007Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal25OF64--102321107105.9811.64------6992.844.8
2008Bowie Baysox EastAAbal26OF106--190841202198.9801.87------11691.474.6
2008Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26LF26201743012-3331.9391.190.18-----3868.416.1
2008Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26CF52194---441.0000.800.21-----3813.23.1
2008Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26RF52231---111.0000.200.04-----3813.23.1
2008Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26DH3---------------387.91.9
2009Gulf Coast Orioles GCLRkbal27LF1---------------250.01.8
2009Frederick Keys CaroA+bal27CF1--2---221.0002.00------250.00.7
2009Bowie Baysox EastAAbal27LF2--6---661.0003.00------2100.01.4
2009Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal27RF10--121--13131.0001.30------10100.07.0
2009Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27LF191413534---34341.0001.790.25-----2965.511.7
2009Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27DH3---------------2910.31.9
2009Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27RF21121---111.0000.500.08-----296.91.2
2009Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27CF2192---221.0001.000.22-----296.91.2
2010Gulf Coast Orioles GCLRkbal28LF2---------------450.03.4
2010Bowie Baysox EastAAbal28LF1---------------250.00.7
2010Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal28RF16--2722-3129.9351.81------2466.711.1
2010Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal28LF7--171-118181.0002.57------2429.24.9
2010Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28LF178892311-2524.9601.410.27-----2665.410.5
2010Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28RF21101---111.0000.500.10-----267.71.2
2010Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28CF11841--551.0005.000.63-----263.80.6
2010Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28DH1---------------263.80.6
2011Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn29LF58--924119796.9901.66------9263.040.6
2011Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn29CF17--373--40401.0002.35------9218.511.9
2011Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn29RF16--341--35351.0002.19------9217.411.2
2011Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29RF141085201--21211.0001.500.25-----3638.98.6
2011Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29LF102315---551.0000.500.16-----3627.86.2
2011Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29CF1-1-------------362.80.6
2012Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln30RF50--7332-7876.9741.52------8459.534.7
2012Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln30LF17--231-124241.0001.41------8420.211.8
2012Lehigh Valley IronPigs ILAAAphi30RF12--181212119.9051.58------1770.68.4
2012Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln30CF9--201--21211.0002.33------8410.76.3
2013Arkansas Travelers TexAAana31LF12--361113837.9743.08------2254.58.6
2013Arkansas Travelers TexAAana31RF7--8---881.0001.14------2231.85.0
MLB Totals for LF - 4 season(s)-   LF72444299223-9794.9691.310.22-----720.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 4 season(s)-   RF2314130231--24241.0001.040.18-----230.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 4 season(s)-   CF9437101--11111.0001.220.30-----90.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH7---------------70.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF129--181952195190.9741.47------1290.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 4 season(s)-   RF104--164861178172.9661.65------1040.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF82--132613139138.9931.68------820.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 2 season(s)-   CF26--574--61611.0002.35------260.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF219--39822103430420.9771.92------2190.00.0
AA Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF15--421114443.9772.87------150.00.0
AA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF7--8---881.0001.14------70.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS134--2063344364583540.9264.03------1340.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B124--2293513073610580.9514.68------1240.00.0
A+ Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF1--2---221.0002.00------10.00.0
A Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS116--1683093475511477.9334.11------1160.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF76--1157-21221221.0001.61------760.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF58--647417571.9471.22------580.00.0
Rk Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS47--591412430224200.8934.26------470.00.0
Rk Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF3---------------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2000Arizona Cubs ArizRkchn18----47------
2000Lansing Lugnuts MidwAchn18----4------
2001Lansing Lugnuts MidwAchn19----112------
2002Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn20---22101------
2003Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn21---8233------
2004Boise Hawks NwstA-chn22---------58-
2004Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn22---20-------
2005Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn23---------76-
2005West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn23---------45-
2006West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn24---------38-
2006Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn24---------65-
2007Bowie Baysox EastAAbal25---------30-
2007Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal25---------64-
2008Bowie Baysox EastAAbal26---------106-
2008Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26------2655-3
2009Gulf Coast Orioles GCLRkbal27------1----
2009Frederick Keys CaroA+bal27-------1---
2009Bowie Baysox EastAAbal27------2----
2009Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal27--------10--
2009Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27------1922-3
2010Gulf Coast Orioles GCLRkbal28------2----
2010Bowie Baysox EastAAbal28------1----
2010Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal28------7-16--
2010Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28------1712-1
2011Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn29------581716--
2011Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29------10114--
2012Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln30------17950--
2012Lehigh Valley IronPigs ILAAAphi30--------12--
2013Arkansas Travelers TexAAana31------12-7--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2434120013000100000.500.5001.2501.750514.500.750.7500.0025.000.0025.004.0050.00
2007Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2577010002000000000.143.143.143.286107.143.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2008Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2611000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB27235010174007115500004.340.400.420.82021455.378.080.1809.099.091.000.000.0023.53
2010Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2820475153108103700000.319.360.426.78620450.375.107.1916.0014.002.330.000.0026.67
2011Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB291730273001001400101.233.250.333.58310332.259.100.1333.1312.504.000.000.0042.86
2012Philadelphia PhilliesMLB Spring TrainingMLB30264910174016106702101.347.411.490.90124558.381.143.28610.3412.071.171.7249.0029.41
MLB Spring Training Totals - 7 yrs97188285914122731152402206.314.361.431.7928117207.348.117.2077.2511.591.600.9794.0028.81

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2000Arizona League All-Star (SS) ... Arizona League Most Valuable Player ... Rookie League All-Star (SS)3
2004Minor League Short-Season All-Star Team (OF) ... Northwest League All-Star Team (OF)2
2008Eastern League All-Star Team (OF) ... Eastern League Most Valuable Player2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2013-11-07RFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency31.327  
2013-09-19RFLos Angeles AngelsArkansas (AA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL31.278Team Roster on 2013-09-19
2013-07-17RFLos Angeles AngelsArkansas (AA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured31.214Team Roster on 2013-07-17
2013-06-20RFLos Angeles AngelsArkansas (AA)-MinorsMLB ActiveContract purchased from Somerset (Atl)31.187Team Roster on 2013-06-20
2013-04-05RFFree Agent -Indy LeagueContractInd Signed by Somerset (Atlantic)31.111  
2012-11-18RFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency30.338  
2012-07-22LFSt. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL30.219Team Roster on 2012-07-22
2012-07-14LFSt. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured30.211Team Roster on 2012-07-14
2012-06-09LFSt. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)-Minors--30.176Team Roster on 2012-06-09
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-12-21ContractSigned by Phillies 
2010-06-21InjuredDisabled -- Strained Left Oblique 
2009-09-19InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-09-08InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2009-05-26InjuredDisabled -- Torn ligaments in right thumb 
2009-04-21InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-11-07ContractSigned by Orioles (minor) 
2000-06-06Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2000Chicago Cubs-182,750,000-------2,750,000Signing Bonus out of 2000 Draft (1st round - 3rd overall)
2008Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll26390,000-75328-2,696,252390,0003,140,000
2009Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll27400,000-72428-2,746,792400,0003,540,000
2010Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll28400,000-75725-2,812,412400,0003,940,000
2011Chicago CubsTeam Payroll29414,0002.06678928-2,722,607414,0004,354,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red