Jordan Montgomery

Jordan Montgomery

29-Year-Old PitcherSP
New York Yankees
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Montgomery enjoyed his first full season of work since the 2017 season, and arguably had his best professional season to date. He had Tommy John surgery in June of 2018 -- the success of 2020 coupled with his 2021 efforts show he is completely recovered from the surgery, but not without flaws. Montgomery has rather large splits to date with a 4.59 ERA and a .261/.316/.416 slash line allowed versus righties the past two seasons compared to a 2.53 ERA and a .228/.280/.322 versus lefties. He does pitch better at home (3.84 ERA) than away (4.36 ERA), which is not surprising given how spacious Yankee Stadium plays to the left-center-field gap. Monty works like a modern day Jimmy Key in that his changeup and breaking ball are his preferred pitches, and the league hit below .200 against both offerings while smashing his sinker to the tune of a .359 average. The flaws limit his ceiling, so this is not the guy to target if you're looking for another level. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#211
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Yankees in March of 2022.
Goes just 4.1 innings Saturday
PNew York Yankees
May 14, 2022
Montgomery did not factor in the decision against the White Sox on Saturday, pitching 4.1 innings and allowing two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four.
ANALYSIS
Montgomery fell behind 2-0 after three innings, and he was pulled with one out in the fifth after throwing 86 pitches. The left-hander issued a season-high three free passes and yielded six hits for the second time this season, but he still managed to extend his streak of giving up two runs or fewer to six games. Montgomery has yet to find his way into the win column this season despite compiling a solid 3.06 ERA over 35.1 frames. He'll go for his first victory when he faces Baltimore on the road next week.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
73
Last 10 Games
73
Last 5 Games
76
How many pitches does Jordan Montgomery generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
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 2020
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-34%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .221 213 51 9 44 5 0 4
Since 2020vs Right .258 786 187 59 184 30 1 25
2022vs Left .158 20 8 0 3 0 0 0
2022vs Right .241 125 21 8 27 5 0 3
2021vs Left .227 140 31 6 30 1 0 4
2021vs Right .256 521 131 45 120 20 0 15
2020vs Left .229 53 12 3 11 4 0 0
2020vs Right .278 140 35 6 37 5 1 7
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-3%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-47%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-3%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-49%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.89 1.13 111.0 5 5 0 9.2 2.1 1.2
Since 2020Away 4.01 1.36 125.2 3 6 0 8.9 3.0 1.0
2022Home 4.20 0.87 15.0 0 0 0 7.8 0.6 1.2
2022Away 2.21 1.23 20.1 0 1 0 7.1 3.1 0.4
2021Home 3.89 1.20 69.1 3 4 0 9.3 2.7 1.2
2021Away 3.78 1.34 88.0 3 3 0 9.2 3.1 1.0
2020Home 3.71 1.09 26.2 2 1 0 9.8 1.4 1.4
2020Away 7.27 1.62 17.1 0 2 0 9.3 2.6 1.6
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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
3.63
 
K/9
7.4
 
BB/9
2.0
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
92.1 mph
 
ERA
3.06
 
WHIP
1.08
 
BABIP
.277
 
GB/FB
1.69
 
Left On Base
76.9%
 
Exit Velocity
80.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.3%
 
Spin Rate
2098 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.3%
 
Swinging Strike
13.8%
 
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Montgomery had a much better 2020 season than his 5.11 ERA suggests. The southpaw's 3.65 xFIP ranked second among Yankees starters and was supported by an outstanding 5.22 K/BB. In addition, Montgomery held opposing batters to an 84.6 mph average exit velocity, placing in the 95th percentile. Finally -- and perhaps most importantly -- the 6-foot-6 hurler remained healthy after missing most of the previous two seasons due to the Tommy John surgery he underwent in June of 2018. Montgomery doesn't throw hard (92.5 mph average fastball) but mixes up a four-pitch arsenal well, leading to a healthy 12.9 SwStr% and 24.4 K% last season. There's a good chance positive regression is coming, which should boost the left-hander's overall numbers and could make him a nice sleeper pick as a solid mid-rotation starter this season.
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.
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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Quality start in no-decision
PNew York Yankees
May 8, 2022
Montgomery didn't factor into the decision during Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers in Game 2 of a doubleheader, allowing two runs on four hits with five strikeouts in six innings.
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Solid in no-decision Monday
PNew York Yankees
May 3, 2022
Montgomery didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jays, giving up two runs on six hits over five-plus innings. He struck out five without walking a batter.
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Efficient in no-decision
PNew York Yankees
April 27, 2022
Montgomery struck out four in 5.2 innings while allowing two runs on four hits and two hit batsmen in a 5-2 victory Wednesday over Baltimore. He did not factor into the decision.
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Strong in losing effort
PNew York Yankees
April 21, 2022
Montgomery (0-1) allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out five across six innings to take the loss Thursday against the Tigers.
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Sharp in Friday's no-decision
PNew York Yankees
April 16, 2022
Montgomery didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 2-1, 11-inning loss to the Orioles, allowing three hits and two walks over five scoreless innings while striking out two.
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