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Mike Montgomery

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2018 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

4.82

WHIP

1.82

K

3

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Manager Joe Maddon said in August that Montgomery's future was as a starter, but it remains to be seen whether the Cubs will follow through and actually make the lefty a full-time member of the rotati...

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2018 ADP:  426.41

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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   DRAFTED: By KC In 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike Montgomery Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $611,250 contract with the Cubs in March of 2018.

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Montgomery allowed three earned runs on three hits and a walk over two innings in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates. He struck out one.

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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 CHC 17 5 0 38.3 30 12 5 38 20 1 1 0 0 2 2.82 1.30
2016 26 MAJ SEA 32 2 0 61.7 49 16 3 54 18 3 4 0 0 3 2.34 1.09
2016  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CHC/SEA 49 7 0 100.0 79 28 8 92 38 4 5 0 0 5 2.52 1.17
2017 27 MAJ CHC 44 14 0 130.7 103 49 10 100 55 7 8 3 0 1 3.38 1.21
2018 28 MAJ CHC 7 0 0 9.3 13 5 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 4.82 1.82
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3-Year Averages     36 12 0 106.9 91 41 9 85 43 5 6 1 0 2 3.45 1.25
Career  (View All)     116 37 2 330.0 287 128 30 259 134 15 20 3 3.49 1.28

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Mike Montgomery Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 20 @Col 3.0 5 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.82 1.82
Apr. 13 Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.68 1.74
Apr. 10 Pit 2.0 3 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 1.69
Apr. 6 @Mil 0.3 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.70 1.50
Mar. 31 @Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
Mar. 30 @Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
Mar. 29 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.6 IP/G
6.3 11 5 5 1 4 3 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 7.11 2.37
Last 30 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
9.3 13 5 5 1 4 3 1 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 4.82 1.82
Last 60 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
9.3 13 5 5 1 4 3 1 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 4.82 1.82

Mike Montgomery Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201814215000.417
2017150241131503.230
2016131311321702.183

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201828138101.320
20173907644721307.215
20162836125581216.236

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20183.00001219.002.00
201770.3343483443.711.34
201650.0220541642.341.16

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20186.30102202.841.74
201760.3440522162.981.06
201650.0230382242.701.18
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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 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 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  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CHC/SEA 49 7 100.0 8.28 3.42 2.42 0.72 3.58 81.7% 93.6 MPH 2.52 3.58 .272
2017 27 MAJ CHC 44 14 130.7 6.89 3.79 1.82 0.69 2.81 73.6% 92.2 MPH 3.38 4.11 .257
2018 28 MAJ CHC 7 0 9.3 2.89 3.86 0.75 0.96 4.17 75% 91.8 MPH 4.82 5.56 .340
Next 7 Days     0 0 4.3 7.44 3.82 1.95 0.86 74.9% 3.49 4.05 .271
Rest Of Season     0 6 89.0 7.26 3.68 1.98 0.78 75.6% 3.32 3.94 .271
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3-Year Averages     36 12 106.9 7.16 3.62 1.98 0.76 74.4% 3.45 3.91 .275
Career     116 37 330.0 7.06 3.65 1.93 0.82 74.9% 3.49 4.07 .277

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Mike Montgomery Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 90 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 61.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 61.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 38.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 38.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 130.7 -2 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 9.3 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Mike Montgomery    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.75 K/BB
TERRIBLE
2.89 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.86 BB/9
WEAK
91.8 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
4.17 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.82 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.82 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.56 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.340 BABIP
HIGH
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Montgomery (0-1) was tagged with the loss Friday against the Brewers, giving up an earned run on two hits and a walk while retiring just a single batter.

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Montgomery has adjusted his delivery during the offseason in an effort to have better command, especially with his breaking ball, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Cubs manager Joe Maddon reiterated earlier this week that Montgomery will serve as the team's sixth starter during spring training, but it's expected that the lefty will transition to the bullpen once Opening Day arrives, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Montgomery looks to be headed to the bullpen after the Cubs' acquisition of Yu Darvish.

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Montgomery is lined up as the Cubs' No. 5 starter as spring training approaches, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Montgomery allowed one hit while striking out two over three scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Sunday.

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Montgomery will take Jake Arrieta's place in the rotation for Sunday's contest against the Reds, Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM reports.

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Montgomery (7-8) held the Rays to a single hit -- a solo homer -- over six innings Tuesday, striking out six and earning the victory.

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2018

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2017

Acquired from Seattle in July, Montgomery made five starts and 12 relief appearances during the second half of the season, flashing the potential to be an intriguing sleeper if he's tasked with starting in 2017. Cubs fans will remember Montgomery regardless of how he's utilized going forward, as he threw the final pitch in Game 7 of the World Series. Other than a spike in home runs allowed, Montgomery's peripherals between the rotation and bullpen were nearly identical last season, and his greatest obstacle in becoming a good starter will be control, as he walked batters at a 12.2 percent clip following the move to Chicago. That surge was accompanied by a spike in his swinging-strike rate, and his overall mark in 2016 (11.6 percent) points to a pitcher with good weapons and a strong understanding of how to use them. Barring an unexpected addition to the rotation, Montgomery is the frontrunner to begin 2017 as the Cubs' No. 5 starter.

2016

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 through his first seven starts, becoming the 12th rookie since 1980 to pitch consecutive shutouts. Ominous signs loomed, however. His impressive ERA was built on an unsustainable 0.4 HR/9 and .221 BABIP, fueling a low 6.1 H/9, while his K/9 was a weak 5.6. Sure enough, regression came calling in his next nine starts. A 2.0 HR/9 and .368 BABIP, which more than doubled his H/9 to 13.1, resulted in an 8.33 ERA. Not only did he lose his command (and pay for it with 22 XBH allowed), he also lost his control, as his BB/9 ballooned to 5.40. But as unsustainable as his early numbers were, his latter numbers are probably on the other side of the regression axis. He'll compete for a rotation spot, but his best shot to make the roster is in the bullpen.

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.