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Mike Montgomery

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

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4-5

ERA

2.52

WHIP

1.17

K

92

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Once a top prospect for the Royals, Montgomery joined his third team in four years when the Mariners acquired him in late March. He made his major-league debut in early June and posted a 1.62 ERA thro...

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2016 ADP:  673.35

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 215   DOB: 7/1/1989   BORN: Mission Hills, CA   COLLEGE: None      Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike Montgomery Contract Information:

Drafted in the 2008 First Year Player Draft by the Royals, and agreed to a deal in June 2008 that included a $988,000 signing bonus.

September 26, 2016  –  Mike Montgomery News

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Montgomery will not make a start the final week of the season as he'll stay in the bullpen, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Mike Montgomery Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 18 A AZL 12 9 0 42.2 31 8 2 34 12 2 1 0 1.69 1.02
2009 19 A BUR 12 12 0 58.0 42 14 1 52 24 2 3 0 2.17 1.14
2009 19 A WIL 9 9 0 52.0 38 13 0 46 12 4 1 0 2.25 0.96
2010 20 R SUR 3 3 0 8.2 6 1 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.04 0.85
2010 20 A WIL 3 4 0 24.2 14 3 0 33 4 2 0 0 0 0 1.09 0.74
2010 20 AA NOR 3 13 0 59.2 56 23 4 48 26 5 4 0 0 0 3.47 1.39
2011 21 AAA OMA 28 27 0 150.2 157 89 15 129 69 5 11 0 0 0 5.32 1.50
2012 22 AA NOR 10 10 0 58.0 69 43 12 44 21 2 6 0 0 0 6.67 1.55
2012 22 AAA OMA 10 17 0 91.2 110 58 12 67 43 3 6 0 0 0 5.69 1.68
2013 23 A+ CHA 2 2 0 8.2 9 6 0 10 3 0 1 0 0 0 6.23 1.46
2013 23 AAA DUR 2 19 0 108.2 111 57 9 77 48 7 8 0 0 0 4.72 1.47
2014 24 AAA DUR 25 25 0 126.0 117 60 9 98 48 10 5 0 0 0 4.29 1.31
2015 25 AAA TAC 11 11 0 65.1 59 30 3 58 19 4 3 0 0 0 4.13 1.20
2015 25 MAJ SEA 16 16 2 90.0 92 46 11 64 37 4 6 0 0 0 4.60 1.43
2016 26 MAJ SEA 32 2 0 61.7 49 16 3 54 18 3 4 0 0 3 2.34 1.09
2016 26 MAJ CHC 17 5 0 38.3 30 12 5 38 20 1 1 0 0 2 2.82 1.30
2016  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ SEA/CHC 49 7 0 100.0 79 28 8 92 38 4 5 0 0 5 2.52 1.17
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3-Year Averages     32 11 1 95.0 85 37 9 78 37 4 5 0 0 2 3.51 1.28
Career  (View All)     65 23 2 190.0 171 74 19 156 75 8 11 0 3.51 1.29

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Mike Montgomery Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Oct. 2 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.82 1.30
Sep. 28 @Pit 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.89 1.31
Sep. 27 @Pit 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 2.97 1.32
Sep. 24 StL 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.03 1.32
Sep. 21 Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.18 1.32
Sep. 15 Mil 6.0 4 3 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.27 1.33
Sep. 7 @Mil 5.0 2 1 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.67 1.44
Sep. 1 SF 4.0 3 4 3 1 3 1 1 2 0 - 0 0 0 4.09 1.59
Aug. 26 @LAD 5.0 6 3 3 0 4 5 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.50 1.61
Aug. 20 @Col 4.3 1 1 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.77 1.46
Aug. 16 Mil 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.12 1.85
Aug. 13 StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.05 2.10
Aug. 11 StL 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 4 1 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.76 2.29
Jul. 31 Sea 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.36 2.73
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.3 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 1 0.00 1.13
Last 30 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 2.5 IP/G
20.3 12 8 5 3 9 16 1 3 0 0-0 0 0 1 2.21 1.03
Last 60 Games (Team)
14 Games Pitched:  Avg. 2.5 IP/G
35.7 24 12 9 4 18 36 4 5 0 1-0 0 0 2 2.27 1.18

Mike Montgomery Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016131311321702.183
2015100191027802.303

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20162836125581216.236
20152954527651219.246

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201650.0220541642.341.16
201546.3130301464.271.29

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201650.0230382242.701.18
201543.7330342354.951.58
Mike Montgomery Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 18 A AZL 12 9 42.2 7.25 2.56 2.83 0.43 85.4% 1.69 3.06 .254
2009 19 A BUR 12 12 58.0 8.07 3.72 2.17 0.16 80% 2.17 2.87 .269
2009 19 A WIL 9 9 52.0 7.96 2.08 3.83 0.00 74% 2.25 2.12 .274
2010 20 R SUR 3 3 8.2 7.68 1.10 7.00 0.00 85.7% 1.04 2.59 .271
2010 20 A WIL 3 4 24.2 12.27 1.49 8.25 0.00 83.3% 1.09 0.97 .284
2010 20 AA NOR 3 13 59.2 7.30 3.95 1.85 0.61 75.6% 3.47 3.98 .304
2011 21 AAA OMA 28 27 150.2 7.73 4.13 1.87 0.90 64.9% 5.32 4.30 .325
2012 22 AA NOR 10 10 58.0 6.83 3.26 2.10 1.86 60.3% 6.67 5.61 .323
2012 22 AAA OMA 10 17 91.2 6.61 4.24 1.56 1.18 67.4% 5.69 4.95 .340
2013 23 A+ CHA 2 2 8.2 10.98 3.29 3.33 0.00 50% 6.23 2.22 .407
2013 23 AAA DUR 2 19 108.2 6.40 3.99 1.60 0.75 68% 4.72 4.36 .309
2014 24 AAA DUR 25 25 126.0 7.00 3.43 2.04 0.64 67.3% 4.29 3.83 .296
2015 25 AAA TAC 11 11 65.1 8.02 2.63 3.05 0.41 64% 4.13 3.03 .308
2015 25 MAJ SEA 16 16 90.0 6.40 3.70 1.73 1.10 2.07 70.3% 90.9 MPH 4.60 4.73 .299
2016 26 MAJ SEA 32 2 61.7 7.88 2.63 3.00 0.44 3.06 79.7% 93.6 MPH 2.34 3.25 .277
2016 26 MAJ CHC 17 5 38.3 8.92 4.70 1.90 1.17 5.00 84.4% 93.6 MPH 2.82 4.79 .263
2016  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ SEA/CHC 49 7 100.0 8.28 3.42 2.42 0.72 3.58 81.7% 93.6 MPH 2.52 3.58 .272
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3-Year Averages     32 11 95.0 7.39 3.51 2.11 0.85 75.2% 3.51 3.96 .286
Career     65 23 190.0 7.39 3.55 2.08 0.90 75.8% 3.51 4.08 .286

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2016 Stat Review for Mike Montgomery    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.42 K/BB
WEAK
8.28 K/9
GOOD
3.42 BB/9
POOR
93.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
GREAT
3.58 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.52 ERA
ELITE
1.17 WHIP
GOOD
3.58 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.272 BABIP
LOW
81.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Mike Montgomery: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Montgomery took a no-decision after allowing three runs on four hits and one walk with seven strikeouts in six innings in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Brewers.

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Montgomery allowed one run on just two hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in Wednesday's no-decision against the Brewers.

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Montgomery will remain in a starting role for the time being as the Cubs go with a six-man rotation, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Montgomery will start for the Cubs on Wednesday against the Brewers, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Montgomery will move back to a relief role following confirmation that John Lackey will be able to return to the rotation Sunday against the Giants.

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Montgomery gave up four runs (three earned) on three hits and three walks over four innings Thursday against the Giants. He also hit a batter and threw two wild pitches.

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Montgomery's next start has been pushed back to Thursday against the Giants, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Montgomery allowed three runs on six hits and four walks Friday versus the Dodgers. He struck out five and did not factor into the decision.

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Montgomery will start Saturday's game in Colorado, WSCR-AM radio's Bruce Levine reports.

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Montgomery earned the win with two scoreless innings against the Cardinals on Thursday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Montgomery was once a highly-rated prospect for the Royals who ended up being a throw-in to the Wil Myers/James Shields trade. He has spent all of his time within the organization at Triple-A Durham, where he has posted a 4.98 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP over 44 starts. With better talent all around him, there is little chance Montgomery makes the Rays as a starter unless he has to fill in for an injury. His potential ceiling is that of a swing man that spot starts and works long relief, much like the recently-departed Cesar Ramos. Montgomery does do a good job of limiting home runs, but his walk rate is below average and his strikeout rate is barely league average. Leave him in the free agent pile.

2014

Montgomery was looking for a change of scenery in a new start in the Rays' organization in 2013, but he did not show a ton of progress. He mainly pitched at Triple-A Durham and had his season briefly interrupted by a forearm strain. His K:BB ratio was a poor 87:51 in 117.1 innings. He remains a pitch-to-contact thrower on the mound and it appears that the big left-hander has stalled a bit on his rise to the major leagues. He will likely remain at Triple-A Durham to begin 2014 as a starter.

2013

Once a prized jewel of the Royals' pitching prospects, Montgomery has fallen off immensely over the last two years after battling elbow problems back in 2010. He opted to avoid surgery, but has not been the same since, as both his strikeout and walk rates have worsened significantly. He no longer pitches with the same confidence he once had at the lower levels and has lost most of the command he helped build up with his moves through both Double and Triple-A. In fact, things got so bad at Triple-A last season with a career-low 6.6 K/9 and a career-worst 4.2 BB/9 that the organization moved him back down a level where he continued to struggle. Montgomery was included in the blockbuster deal between the Royals and Rays in December, and could benefit from the change of scenery, especially given the Rays' track record of developing young pitching. Look for him to spend most of 2013 in the minors if he is still viewed as a starter by his new organization.

2012

A first-round pick in 2008, Montgomery's development hit a speed bump in 2011 as he spent the entire season trying to overcome control issues. He had 129 strikeouts and 69 walks with a 5.32 ERA over 150.2 innings at Triple-A Omaha. His penchant for walks isn't something new as walked almost 4.0 BB/9IP while at Double-A Northwest Arkansas in 2010. Only 22 years old, there's still time for Montgomery to figure things out and capitalize upon the skills that made him a top pitching prospect entering the 2011 season.

2011

One of the Royals' biggest hopes for the future, Montgomery still has just 245 innings of minor league experience and is way off from being a major contributor for the parent club. He is, however, a bona fide ace prospect with stellar numbers as he's ascended through the minors at a rapid rate. A forearm injury knocked Montgomery out for two months of the 2010 season, but there are no long-term concerns about his health with respect to his mechanics. In his arsenal, Montgomery offers an excellent fastball, improving curveball and a good changeup. A late 2011 debut in Kansas City is possible, but we wouldn't be surprised to see him split the season between Double- and Triple-A before making the leap in 2012.

2010

Montgomery is a big left-handed starting pitcher who went a combined 6-4 with 2.21 ERA between Low-A and High-A last season. His command was good as well -- 2.08 BB/9IP and 7.96 K/9IP -- particularly for his age. Montgomery is a groundball pitcher with late life on 89-94 mph fastball (his out pitch). He is developing his curve and changeup. And he's also working on a palm ball which can add yet another pitch to his impressive arsenal. Montgomery has a competitive nature that led to some "dust ups" and interpersonal issues in his past, but he's got an effortless delivery and he may even be the organization's best prospect. Look for him at some point in 2010 as a back of the rotation starter with big upside. He's a definite keeper and a pitcher that can dominate a game when he's on.