Rafael Montero

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Rafael Montero has thrown 8,424 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2024, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2024, they have relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Change (91mph), also mixing in a Sinker (95mph) and Slider (86mph).


In 2024, compared to other RHP:
Their fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action, has well above average velo and has slight armside run. Their change is thrown extremely hard, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, has an obvious armside fade and has some natural sink to it. Their sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo, has slight armside run and has some natural sinking action. Their slider results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, has short glove-side cut and has some two-plane movement.