Johnny Monell

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Johnny Monell
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Monell with the New York Mets
New York Mets
Catcher
Born: (1986-03-04) March 4, 1986 (age 33)
Bronx, New York
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 5, 2013, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Batting average .161
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 5
Teams

Johnny Monell (born March 4, 1986) is an American professional baseball catcher in the New York Mets organization. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants in 2013.

High school career

Born and raised in the Pelham Park section of the Bronx, New York, Monell attended Christopher Columbus High School. Monell's father, Johnny Sr., spent 17 years in professional baseball but never made it to the major league level. Monell was originally drafted out of high school by the San Francisco Giants but decided to attend Seminole Community College. Monell was then drafted by the New York Mets in the 49th round in 2006, but turned it down. In 2007, Monell was drafted again by the Giants, this time in the 30th round, and he finally signed.[1]

Professional career

San Francisco Giants

Monell was originally drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 27th round of the 2005 MLB Draft out of Christopher Columbus High School in Bronx, New York. He did not sign, and instead played at Seminole Community College. The New York Mets then drafted him in the 49th round of the 2006 MLB Draft but he returned to college. Finally he was drafted by the Giants in the 30th round of the 2007 MLB Draft and signed.

Monell was called up to the majors for the first time on September 2, 2013 by the Giants.[2] He flew out to left center field in his debut as a pinch hitter against the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 5. His first Major League hit was a single off of Peter Moylan of the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 14. That was his only hit in 8 at-bats for the Giants that September. He was designated for assignment on November 27.[3]

Baltimore Orioles / Los Angeles Dodgers

Monell was sold to the Baltimore Orioles on November 30, 2013,[4] who then designated him for assignment again on March 24, 2014.[5] He was outrighted to the AAA Norfolk Tides, where he hit .209 in 30 games.

On May 28, 2014, Monell was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash, and assigned to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes.[6] In 38 games for the Isotopes, he hit .261.

New York Mets

Monell signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets on November 6, 2014.[7] He was called up to the Mets on May 5, 2015.[8] Monell finished the 2015 season appearing in 27 games with .167 batting average in 48 at-bats in 52 plate appearances while compiling 8 hits, 4 walks, 4 RBIs, and 5 runs scored. On December 18, 2015, Monell was designated for assignment to make room for Bartolo Colón.[9] On December 23, 2015, Monell was outrighted to the Las Vegas 51s.[10][11]

References

  1. Martin, Dan (March 26, 2015). "Mets' Johnny Monell is a Bronx-born version of Crash Davis". New York Post.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Cassavell, AJ (September 2, 2013). "Hembree, Monell among eight Giants callups". MLB.com. Retrieved November 7, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Haft, Chris (November 27, 2014). "Giants add two pitchers in roster shuffle". MLB.com. Retrieved November 7, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Connolly, Dan (November 30, 2013). "Orioles acquire catcher Johnny Monell from the Giants for cash considerations". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved November 7, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Orioles acquire Lombardozzi for Gonzalez". San Francisco Chronicle. Associated Press. March 24, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Encina, Eduardo A. (May 28, 2014). "Orioles trade Triple-A Norfolk catcher Johnny Monell to Dodgers for cash considerations". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved November 7, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Mets agree to minor league deal with Johnny Monell". ESPN.com. Associated Press. November 6, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Vorkunov, Mike (May 5, 2015). "Mets send down Eric Campbell to make room for Johnny Monell". NJ.com. Retrieved May 6, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Mets officially sign Colon, DFA Monell". SNY. Retrieved 27 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Andrew Gould (23 December 2015). "Mets outright Johnny Monell to Las Vegas after clearing waivers". Amazin' Avenue. Retrieved 27 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Kristie Ackert on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 27 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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