Even though he didn’t stay for the entire season, he finished third in total bases (202, behind only Gomez and Chavez Young), sixth in on-base percentage (between Wells and Rosario), and sixth in RBI (between Ryan Costello and Hunter Hargrove).
Among his many minor league accomplishments, he was first in the Cardinals’ organization in doubles (seven ahead of Edmundo Sosa), runs (3rd, three behind Lane Thomas and Tommy Edman), hits (2nd, five ahead of Edman), home runs (8th, between Nolan Gorman and Patrick Wisdom), RBI (2nd, six ahead of Thomas) and total bases (2nd, six behind Thomas) (242, 2nd, 10 shy of Thomas).
He was voted the MWL MVP and All-Star third baseman. This is the first time in nearly a decade that a Cardinals player has won the MWL MVP award.
Between Jeter Downs and Luis Patino, he was ranked as the ninth-best prospect in the MWL by Baseball America.
In 2019, Baseball America ranked him as the number 5 Cardinals prospect. In 59 games for the Springfield Cardinals, he batted .188/.235/.317 despite dealing with a sprained wrist and a broken hamate bone.
This season, he was with the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League (AFL). Dominican Republic’s 2019 Premier 12 squad included him, despite a difficult summer.
As a backup third baseman/DH, he went 2 for 6 with a run (Jeison Guzman started at 3B). Eduardo Vera of Mexico and Orlando Yntema of the Netherlands were the victims of his blows.
Baseball America ranked him as the No. 10 prospect for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was unable to participate in any minor league baseball that year.
Who Drafted Elehuris Montero?
Elehuris Montero was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. Montero became an international free agent in August 2014, signing with the St. Louis Cardinals. With the Dominican Summer League Cardinals, he made his professional debut in 2015.