Montero Named Midwest League Player of the Week

photo: Elehuris Montero (Allison Rhoades/Peoria Chiefs)

Elehuris Montero (Peoria Chiefs)

Elehuris Montero has been named the Midwest League Player of the Week for the period of July 2-8 after batting a cool .400 (10-for-25), including two home runs (in each of his last two games), nine RBI and six runs scored in six games.

Montero comes into Tuesday with a 13-game hit streak, the longest on the Class-A Peoria Chiefs this season and carries a 17-game on base streak as well. The 19-year old has 22 hits during the streak. For the season, the right-handed hitter is second in the MWL in total bases (148) and hits (93), third in average (.325) and fourth in RBI (54).

The Cardinal Nation’s Derek Shore offers a very impressive view of the third baseman from a career perspective.

Last month, Montero was TCN’s no. 18 prospect with a bullet after ranking 36th over the winter and earned MWL mid-season All-Star honors.

The native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic was TCN’s Gulf Coast League Cardinals 2017 Player of the Year and was also an all-star in that rookie league last season.

Montero was signed by the Cardinals as an international free agent on August 29, 2014.

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