Jordan Montgomery
Jordan Montgomery
27-Year-Old PitcherSP
New York Yankees
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Montgomery spent 2019 recovering from mid-2018 Tommy John surgery. The lefty pitched all of 7.2 innings of real baseball over three levels last season, capped off by two appearances with the big-league club in September. Before the surgery, Montgomery was useful as a back-end starter in 2017, collecting strikeouts and enjoying the run support the Yankees can provide. Given he has thrown a combined 35 innings the past two seasons, there is only so much work Montgomery is going to be able to do in 2020. The last thing to return for every TJS recipient is command. Control is throwing it in the strike zone, while command is throwing it where the pitch is called for in the zone. He will be approximately the Yankees' No. 7 starter on the depth chart heading into camp, so the expectation should be that he will wait his turn while staying moderately stretched out at Triple-A. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $805,000 contract with the Yankees in January of 2020.
Locked in as No. 4 starter
PNew York Yankees
March 5, 2020
Montgomery is a lock to make the rotation, according to manager Aaron Boone, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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This isn't all that surprising, as Gerrit Cole, Masahiro Tanaka and J.A. Happ are the only established rotation members who will be healthy on Opening Day, and Montgomery has much more experience in the big-league rotation than guys like Michael King and Jonathan Loaisiga. It says as much about the Yankees' depth as it does Montgomery. The 27-year-old lefty has struck out seven without allowing a run in four innings this spring. He has a 3.91 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 172 strikeouts in 186.2 MLB innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
41
Last 10 Games
41
Last 5 Games
41
How many pitches does Jordan Montgomery generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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What part of the game does Jordan Montgomery generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-29%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-45%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .179 115 20 8 19 2 0 5
Since 2017vs Right .251 669 152 55 153 24 3 20
2019vs Left .250 8 2 0 2 0 0 0
2019vs Right .455 11 3 0 5 3 0 1
2018vs Left .000 11 2 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right .269 105 21 12 25 3 0 3
2017vs Left .195 96 16 8 17 2 0 5
2017vs Right .244 553 128 43 123 18 3 16
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-22%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-22%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.45 1.24 101.2 7 3 0 8.9 3.2 0.8
Since 2017Away 4.45 1.28 85.0 4 4 0 7.5 2.9 1.7
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 6.75 1.75 4.0 0 0 0 11.3 0.0 2.3
2018Home 3.54 1.57 20.1 1 0 0 8.4 5.3 0.9
2018Away 3.86 0.71 7.0 1 0 0 5.1 0.0 1.3
2017Home 3.43 1.16 81.1 6 3 0 9.1 2.7 0.8
2017Away 4.38 1.31 74.0 3 4 0 7.5 3.3 1.7
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Stat Review
How does Jordan Montgomery compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
0.00
 
K/9
11.3
 
BB/9
0.0
 
HR/9
2.3
 
Fastball
91.7 mph
 
ERA
6.75
 
WHIP
1.75
 
BABIP
.489
 
GB/FB
1.00
 
Left On Base
71.4%
 
Exit Velocity
92.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
14.3%
 
Spin Rate
2167 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
50.0%
 
Swinging Strike
12.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Montgomery's first five starts of the 2018 campaign were sluggish. He was walking more while fanning fewer than he did in his promising rookie season. The lefty was lifted after one inning in a May 1 start in Houston with what was initially diagnosed as a left elbow strain. A little over a month later, Montgomery went under the knife, undergoing Tommy John surgery. With a typical 12-to-14 month recovery time frame, it's possible Montgomery can return sometime during the second half of 2019. However, the Yankees aren't going to hold a rotation spot for him, so he's likely to return as a reliever, or perhaps spend extended time starting for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Unless you have deep reserves, Montgomery really isn't even a target for those in keeper leagues as a 2020 stash since his role is unclear.
Above-average control of four average offerings will take a pitcher a long way in Major League Baseball, as Montgomery showed last season. He only throws his fastball 92 mph and none of his secondary pitches (curveball, slider, change) are truly plus yet, but they all play against big-league hitters -- the offspeed is good enough for Montgomery to keep right-handed hitters in check (.241/.301/.386 last season). Montgomery limited the free passes in his first exposure to big-league hitters (3.0 BB/9), which was huge as he did have some issues with the long ball, especially on the road (1.7 HR/9). There may be room for growth in the strikeout department given his 12.2 percent swinging-strike rate, above-average chase rate and track record at the upper levels of the minors, but owners would be wise to simply pay for a repeat (of both production and workload), with anything beyond that being a bonus.
A big-bodied southpaw out of South Carolina, the 6-foot-6 Montgomery tormented the opposition in 2016. A polished college hurler drafted in the fourth round in 2014, Montgomery had no issues with Double-A Trenton to begin the year and performed even better with a promotion to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, recording a 0.97 ERA and 37:9 K:BB in six starts to finish the year. Montgomery doesn't have one standout pitch, and he may not be frontline starter material, but he uses a three-pitch combination of fastball, changeup and curveball extremely effectively. Tinkering with Montgomery's mechanics has also allowed him to register a few more ticks on the radar gun. Montgomery should start the year in Triple-A with a chance to make his MLB debut by midseason.
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Flashes improved velocity Monday
PNew York Yankees
February 25, 2020
Montgomery tossed two no-hit innings out of the bullpen in Monday's 3-3 tie with the Pirates. He struck out three and issued one walk in the outing.
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Temporary rotation spot opens up
PNew York Yankees
February 5, 2020
Montgomery appears to be a strong candidate to start the year in the Yankees' rotation following James Paxton's back surgery, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Avoids arbitration hearing
PNew York Yankees
January 10, 2020
Montgomery signed a one-year contract with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
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Two scoreless frames
PNew York Yankees
September 24, 2019
Montgomery logged two scoreless innings Tuesday against the Rays, allowing three hits with zero walks and three strikeouts. He did not factor in the decision.
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Starting Tuesday
PNew York Yankees
September 24, 2019
Montgomery will start Tuesday against the Rays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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