Elehuris Montero made his MLB debut in 2022 after winning a Minor League MVP award and playing for the Dominican national team. In the minor leagues, his father Francisco Montero was a pitcher.
The St. Louis Cardinals signed Montero in the fall of 2014. During the 2015 DSL Cardinals season, he slugged 253/328/339 with a .902 fielding percentage while playing third base.
Improved his fielding percentage to .917 (.260/.349/.352), with 41 runs scored in 61 appearances. He hit .277/.370/.468 with 30 hits and 16 doubles in 52 games with the GCL Cardinals after arriving in the United States.
Aside from being 4th in doubles (behind Yunior Severino and Pedro Castellanos) in the Gulf Coast League, he had six sacrifice flies, 22 extra-base hits (tied with Rodolfo Castro), and 36 RBI (4 behind Ben Rodriguez and Will Robertson).
Between Jonathan Guzman and Mark Vientos, he was ranked as Baseball America’s ninth-best prospect in the GCL.
Peoria Chiefs (.322/.381/.529), Palm Beach Cardinals (.286/.330/.408), and Peoria Chiefs (.381/.330/.408 in 103 games) were the two teams he played for in 2018.
A 37-double season and a .890 fielding percentage in the hot corner earned him the title of the league’s most valuable player.
He ranked first in the Midwest League in batting average (.099), slugging (.026 ahead of Moises Gomez), and on-base percentage (.099). (5 ahead of Ryan Noda).
What Is Elehuris Montero Nationality?
Elehuris Montero is Dominican.