Aside from a few of relief appearances with the Mets in April, he spent most of 2016 with AAA Las Vegas, where he went 4-6 with an 8.20 ERA in 16 starts.
On August 29, he took over for Jacob deGrom in an emergency start against the Miami Marlins and their ace, Jose Fernandez, and pitched significantly better (4-2, 1.70) while pitching at AA Binghamton than he had at the major league level (4-2, 1.70).
Instead of crumbling under the pressure, he pitched five shutout innings while fending off six walks, helping the Mets win 2-1 in extra innings. In total, he had a 0-1, 8.01 ERA across nine appearances, including three starts, and 19 innings.
The Mets had one of the strongest starting rotations in the majors, so he wasn’t anticipated to be a huge contributor in 2017, but injuries rapidly took their toll and he was forced to step up.
At the end of May, he had an ERA of 8.24 and was 0-4 in four starts. Even if his performance improved over the following months, on August 27th he was still only 2-9 with a 5.64 ERA.
Rafael Montero Contract
The Houston Astros signed Rafael Montero to a one-year, $2,725,000 deal, with $2,725,000 guaranteed.
Rafael Montero Salary
Rafael Montero earns an average of $2,725,000 each year. Montero will be paid a base salary of $2,725,00 in 2022.
Rafael Montero Net Worth
Rafael Montero has an estimated net worth of $3 million.