Juan Montes

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Juan Diego Montes Incer

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Juan Montes has played in the minors and for the Guatemalan national team.

Montes was signed by Baltimore Orioles scouts Fred Ferreira and Ronald Hurtarte in November 2013. He hit .216/.339/.284 for the DSL Orioles 2 in 2014, his pro debut, with 21 runs and 19 RBI in 44 games. He drew 22 walks but was only 1-for-6 in steal attempts. He fielded .967 as their primary left fielder.

Juan started in right for Guatemala in the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games, going 4 for 15 with a walk and a run. He had 9 putouts, one assist and one error. Only Manuel Hernández had more hits for Guatemala. He saw scant action for the 2015 DSL Orioles 1, going 9 for 48 with two triples, two homers and four walks. In 2016, he batted .234/.337/.316 for the DSL Orioles 1 and went 14-for-18 in steal tries. He was hit by 12 pitches, tying for 10th in the Dominican Summer League. In 2017, he produced at a .251/.402/.309 clip for the DSL Orioles and stole 25 bases while being caught just 7 times. He tied for 9th in the DSL in swipes and was third with 19 times plunked (behind only Reinaldo Ugueto and Fernando Kelli). In the 2017 Central American Games, he hit .222/.364/.222 with five runs for Guatemala as they took the Bronze Medal.