Montanez was a first round selection of the Chicago Cubs in 2000. He would play the 2000-2006 seasons with the Cubs organization before being picked up by the Orioles. He split the 2007 season between Bowie and AAA Norfolk.
To say Montanez had the single most amazing season in Baysox history wouldn’t be saying enough. In 2008, Montanez returned to Bowie where in 116 games, he hit .335 with 26 HR’s and 97 RBI. He would win the Eastern League’s “Triple Crown” without playing a game in Bowie during the month of August. He would also be named the league MVP for the 2008 season. He would also be called up to Baltimore at the beginning of August to make his MLB Debut and played 38 games hitting .295 with 3 HR and 14 RBI.
There are a very limited quantity of these autographed baseballs available. Each baseball is inscribed with “MVP 08” and will come with a letter of authenticity provided by the Bowie Baysox.