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Offline Burgess

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Luke Montz
« Topic Start: April 27, 2008, 11:39:42 AM »
Our organization has always slowly promoted this guy into our minor leaguue teams and I don't see why? He is a catcher with above average defence and an above average bat (for a catcher). This season, he started really strong in AA( (Avg: .382, 55AB, 21H, 5HR, 23 RBI), that is just sick for a catcher. Our solution behind the plate is maybe this guy?

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #1: April 27, 2008, 12:04:26 PM »
Jesus > Montz

Montz has never been this good before.  Maybe if he keeps it up we can trade him. 

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #2: April 27, 2008, 01:37:00 PM »
Jesus > Montz

Montz has never been this good before.  Maybe if he keeps it up we can trade him. 



http://thebaseballcube.com/players/M/Luke-Montz.shtml

Montz always has hit good where ever he has played. He's had problems with his batting average but still, he has good power for a catcher. I don't see why we should trade him.

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #3: April 27, 2008, 02:41:36 PM »
Montz has been on fire so far this year! 

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #4: April 27, 2008, 03:44:41 PM »
Jesus > Montz

Montz has never been this good before.  Maybe if he keeps it up we can trade him. 

you're starting to sound like AZ a bit when it comes to Flores......

Offline Kenz aFan

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #5: April 28, 2008, 09:05:22 PM »
Jesus > Montz

Montz has never been this good before.  Maybe if Montz keeps it up we can trade Jesus.

Corrected... Only because both Montz and Flores are nothing but potential right now...

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #6: May 08, 2008, 11:02:04 AM »
Bad News...

C Luke Montz, one of the top hitters in the Eastern League this season, was placed on the Disabled List on Wednesday, retroactive to May 5th. C Pat Nichols fills his spot on the Senators’ roster.

Montz, 24, is tied for first in the EL in RBI (31), tied for second in HR (7), is second in batting average (.364), and leads the league in slugging percentage (.701).

Nichols, 23, returns for his second stint with the Senators this year. He was with the club for a week in late April. Nichols was sent from Harrisburg to extended Spring Training just over a week ago.

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #7: May 08, 2008, 11:27:16 AM »
^ Great!! :(

Offline First Base Lady

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #8: May 08, 2008, 01:37:50 PM »
Yea - he has a grade 2 concussion.  Took a foul ball off the face mask during live batting practice.  He could be out a week or better.  Although, lets hope not. 

Offline Kenz aFan

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #9: May 10, 2008, 11:02:13 AM »
When it comes to concussion's, taking a little extra time to recover is always a smart move.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #10: May 17, 2008, 12:07:30 AM »
This should get Montz a little more attention. He might be one of the best available trading chips we have right now.

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Young impressed by Double-A catcher
Nationals first baseman likes Montz's ability to call a game

BALTIMORE -- After playing three rehab games for Double-A Harrisburg, first baseman Dmitri Young came away impressed with the Minor League team, which has a 25-14 record entering Friday's action.

Young was especially impressed with catcher Luke Montz, who is hitting .341 with seven home runs and 32 RBIs, which leads the Senators in all three categories. Entering the 2008 season, Montz was a career .237 hitter. He was drafted in the 17th round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.

"He is a very underrated catcher. I don't know if the team knows anything about him," Young said. "He was calling great games down there. That's one of the things you look at from a catcher's standpoint. How do you handle a pitching staff? He did a wonderful job."


http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080516&content_id=2712264&vkey=news_was&fext=.jsp&c_id=was&partnered=rss_was

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #11: May 17, 2008, 02:25:57 PM »
Great! Never hurts to have catching depth. I think I am feeling pretty good about our depth behind Flores in the Minor leagues (we have to cut LoDouchebag and Estrada now!)

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #12: May 17, 2008, 03:12:21 PM »
Great! Never hurts to have catching depth. I think I am feeling pretty good about our depth behind Flores in the Minor leagues (we have to cut LoDouchebag and Estrada now!)
Eh, I say trade 'em to somebody for cash considerations, or maybe a couple boxes of peanuts. As long as we get SOMETHING for the trouble.

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #13: June 03, 2008, 09:19:14 PM »
This guy is unbelievable. He hit 11th homer of the year tonight for Harrisburg.

His numbers in AA this year: 11 HR, 8 Doubles, 44 RBI, 18 BB, 23 SO, (.353 AVG/.426 OBP) in 136 ABs.

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #14: June 03, 2008, 09:36:38 PM »
TRADE HIM

Offline Skinz72

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #15: June 04, 2008, 01:06:42 PM »
Montz is potentially a perfect long term back up for Florez.  Leave him in AA to finish the year, release Lo Duca in the off season, and move Montz to Columbus next year with a spot on the 40 man roster.  Nieves is expendable, eventhough he may be a fan favorite.  If Montz can finish the year with a high RBI and batting average, it should be a sign that he has improved and is worthy of competing for back up time for Florez.

If this isn't in the plans, then I see no reason to hold onto him after this year.  I think we could get a really decent pitcher or IF'er for him for a team that needs a potential MLB backup catcher.

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #16: June 04, 2008, 03:52:36 PM »
Why not move Montz to first base?  We seem to have a bunch of catching prospects. 

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #17: June 04, 2008, 04:01:04 PM »
Why not move Montz to first base?  We seem to have a bunch of catching prospects. 

Huh?

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #18: June 05, 2008, 04:47:41 PM »
Why not move Montz to first base?  We seem to have a bunch of catching prospects. 

Huh?

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #19: June 05, 2008, 06:05:13 PM »
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Is that evidence for or against moving him to first base? :lol:

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #20: June 05, 2008, 06:07:28 PM »
Is that evidence for or against moving him to first base? :lol:

Believe it or not, Hatteberg has been pretty darn productive throughout his career.

Offline daveb32

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #21: June 05, 2008, 06:16:20 PM »
Why not move Montz to first base?  We seem to have a bunch of catching prospects. 

We have more prospects at first then at catcher.

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #22: June 06, 2008, 10:38:16 AM »
Is that evidence for or against moving him to first base? :lol:

Hatteberg was a highly productive offensive player at first base, and improved his defense enough to field his position competently.  I just mentioned him as a precedent for a catcher moving to 1st base successfully, though of course the circumstances were different.   Hatteberg's career was essentially finished as a catcher, it took Beane's vision to salvage the OBP by converting him.

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #23: June 06, 2008, 10:43:42 AM »
Hatteberg was a highly productive offensive player at first base, and improved his defense enough to field his position competently.  I just mentioned him as a precedent for a catcher moving to 1st base successfully, though of course the circumstances were different.   Hatteberg's career was essentially finished as a catcher, it took Beane's vision to salvage the OBP by converting him.

I don't understand why the Nats would want to change his position.

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Re: Luke Montz
« Reply #24: June 06, 2008, 10:48:16 AM »
I don't understand why the Nats would want to change his position.

I don't either, but I'm just saying it's possible sometimes.