By Jordan Coover, Mariners Correspondent, Fri, Feb 20th 5:12pm EST
Just as he promised, Montero was able to shed off 40 pounds this offseason. According to the Seattle Times "his footwork has improved and he’s more agile for obvious reasons.", and "his swing looks much better". (Source: seattletimes.com
Fantasy Impact: For now this has no fantasy impact. But seeing as Montero came into last season 40 pounds overweight this is a great sign. Last season he batted .235, hit one home run, and had 2 RBI in six games. It will probably take an injury for him to get much playing time at first base this season, but maybe the weight loss will help improve his game.