Jordan Montgomery

Born: 12/27/1992 (Age: 26)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 225
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 4th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYY)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 12th, 2016
Dates Seen: 4/23/16
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Trenton Thunder
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Physical Description
XL frame with long levers; high waist; projectable frame; strength needed for durability.
Mechanical Notes
Works from third base edge of rubber; balanced; moderate effort; high leg kick; high 3/4 arm slot; long arm action; above-average arm speed; stays over front side; spine tilt at foot strike; slight crossfire; limited deception.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2017 40 50 Role 50: #5 starting pitcher Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 55 55 89-92 93 Extreme downhill plane with some arm-side life; changes eye level and plays up; average command to both sides of the plate.
Extreme downhill plane with some arm-side life; changes eye level and plays up; average command to both sides of the plate.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 77-79 80 11-to-5 shape; shows feel for pitch; some depth but can lack bite; Inconsistent offering at present, below-average control; flashes tighter spin and bite; needs to consistently get on top and use early in counts effectively.
11-to-5 shape; shows feel for pitch; some depth but can lack bite; Inconsistent offering at present, below-average control; flashes tighter spin and bite; needs to consistently get on top and use early in counts effectively.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 55 80-83 83 Late arm-side fade with vertical action; has FB deception; consistent arm speed; shows ability to turn over out front; ability to throw in all counts.
Late arm-side fade with vertical action; has FB deception; consistent arm speed; shows ability to turn over out front; ability to throw in all counts.
Cut FB
Cut FB 45 45 85-88 89 Late, small horizontal movement; plays well off of FB; fourth pitch; needs more command to armside to be effective.
Late, small horizontal movement; plays well off of FB; fourth pitch; needs more command to armside to be effective.
Overall Command
Overall Command 45 50  
Overall Control
Overall Control 50 55  
Overall Summary
Montgomery is every bit his 6'6" listed height with smooth, athletic movements on the mound. The combination of his FB and CH show the potential to be average-or-better offerings coming from extreme downhill plane, and they'll consistently keep big league hitters off balance. He lacks a consistent CB but showed feel for spinning the pitch, and if he can stay on top of it more consistently, it has the potential to play fringe-average. He controls the running game well, with consistently above-average 1.29-to-1.32 second release times. He's pitching to more contact in his limited Double-A innings, and he'll need to improve his CB and sequencing to get hitters out at the big league level consistently. He’ll benefit from some additional seasoning at Trenton for now, building his innings count, working on his curveball. If the CB can get to fringe-average and his sequencing improves, his arsenal should project to a role as a back-end starter in the big leagues.