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Mike Montgomery

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

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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 ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 200   DOB: 7/1/1989   BORN: Mission Hills, CA   COLLEGE: None      Show ContractHide Contract

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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.

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Montgomery was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Josh Vitale of the Charlotte Sun reports.

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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

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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

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Montgomery went 7-8 with a 4.72 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 20 games (19 starts) with Triple-A Durham this season.

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Mongomery (forearm) has pitched four games since returning from the DL at Triple-A Durham, the latest a seven-inning, no-hit outing where he allowed one run. Overall he has a 4.05 ERA and a 19:11 K:BB in 26.2 innings.

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Montgomery has pitched in just one game so far for Triple-A Durham before going on the DL there with a forearm strain.

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Montgomery has been traded to Tampa Bay from the Royals along with Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, and another prospect in exchange for James Shields, Wade Davis, and a player to be named or cash from Tampa Bay.

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The Royals selected the contract of Montgomery from Double-A Northwest Arkansas and added him to the 40-man roster, according to the team's official site.

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Montgomery, 23, has a 7.13 ERA and 11:7 K:BB ratio in 17.2 innings since being demoted to Double-A.

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Montgomery was demoted to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, the Kansas City Star's Bob Dutton reports.

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Montgomery was tagged for eight runs off 10 hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over five innings against Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.

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Montgomery is under consideration for a promotion, but the Royals have reiterated that he is more of a back-burner option at present, the Kansas City Star reports.

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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.