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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
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Birth Date7-1-1989
Height6' 4"
Weight200 lbs
Age25 years, 0 months, 25 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
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2013
-0.22014
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 OMA AAA 28 27 150.7 5.19 101 .260 .284 .357 .448 .268 .320 99 23.6 2.2 23.6 2.2
2012 NWA AA 10 10 58.0 7.27 37 .301 .260 .324 .395 .266 .318 100 -9.1 -1.0 -9.1 -1.0
2012 OMA AAA 17 17 91.7 6.10 74 .301 .276 .341 .435 .272 .323 98 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2013 PCH A+ 2 2 8.7 2.80 141 .257 .280 .353 .429 .281 .391 101 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2013 DUR AAA 20 19 108.7 5.75 87 .254 .250 .320 .373 .248 .305 112 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2014 DUR AAA 19 19 102.7 4.54 108 .226 .264 .331 .396 .254 .278 104 12.1 1.2 12.1 1.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2011 OMA AAA 5 11 0 28 27 150.7 157 69 129 15 51% .320 9.4 4.1 0.9 7.7 1.50 5.32 23.6 2.2
2012 NWA AA 2 6 0 10 10 58.0 69 21 44 12 49% .318 10.7 3.3 1.9 6.8 1.55 6.67 -9.1 -1.0
2012 OMA AAA 3 6 0 17 17 91.7 110 43 67 12 49% .323 10.8 4.2 1.2 6.6 1.67 5.69 0.8 0.1
2013 DUR AAA 7 8 0 20 19 108.7 111 48 77 9 50% .305 9.2 4.0 0.7 6.4 1.46 4.72 1.3 0.1
2013 PCH A+ 0 1 0 2 2 8.7 9 3 10 0 39% .391 9.3 3.1 0.0 10.4 1.38 6.23 2.6 0.3
2014 DUR AAA 9 3 0 19 19 102.7 89 32 83 5 55% .278 7.8 2.8 0.4 7.3 1.18 3.77 12.1 1.2

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YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-06-16 2010-08-04 Minors 49 0 Left Forearm Strain -
2010-05-22 2010-06-15 Minors 24 0 Left Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TBA $
2013 TBA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/12. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 12/9/12.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2008 (1s-36) (Hart HS, Newhall, Calif.). Signed 6/08, $0.988M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Edition, SellersMike Gianella2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 25-27Jeff Moore2014-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 21Jeff Moore2014-04-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: A Mock Supplemental DraftIan Lefkowitz2014-04-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: A Mock Supplemental DraftJared Weiss2014-04-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: A Mock Supplemental DraftBen Murphy2014-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Weekend Games of April 11-13Jeff Moore2014-04-14
Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/21BP Prospect Staff2014-03-21
Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/21Jason Parks2014-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 4Jeff Moore2014-03-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dude (Looks Like a Grady)Mauricio Rubio2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dude (Looks Like a Grady)R.J. Anderson2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dude (Looks Like a Grady)Steffan Segui2014-01-23
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Fall Stars Game RecapJeff Moore2013-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 10Jeff Moore2013-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Astros Distributed ElsewhereBen Lindbergh2013-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Astros Distributed ElsewhereJason Parks2013-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Astros Distributed ElsewhereSam Miller2013-08-01
BP Unfiltered: 2013 Mock Draft (Final Version) Jason Parks2013-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 13Zach Mortimer2013-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: The Future Cost of Present ImprovementZachary Levine2013-03-28
The Lineup Card: 12 Least-Favorite Off-Season MovesBaseball Prospectus2013-02-27
The Lineup Card: 11 Favorite Off-Season MovesBaseball Prospectus2013-02-20
The Lineup Card: 9 Breakout CandidatesBaseball Prospectus2013-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Assessing Recent Pitching MovesDerek Carty2012-12-17
Prospect Push: Personal Favorites: Roberto OsunaJason Churchill2012-12-14
On the Beat: Moore ProblemsJohn Perrotto2012-12-13
Overthinking It: The Royals, the Rays, and the Problem with WindowsBen Lindbergh2012-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Tuesday, December 11Daniel Rathman2012-12-11
The Week in Quotes: December 3-9Jonah Birenbaum2012-12-10
The Week in Quotes: December 3-9Matthew Rocco2012-12-10
The Week in Quotes: December 3-9Hudson Belinsky2012-12-10
The Week in Quotes: December 3-9Andrew Koo2012-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Shields/Myers BlockbusterJason Parks2012-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Shields/Myers BlockbusterR.J. Anderson2012-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Kansas City Royals Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-12-03
The Lineup Card: 10 Picks for the 2015 World ChampsBaseball Prospectus2012-06-14
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 20Kevin Goldstein2012-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 9Kevin Goldstein2012-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Baseball is My Stereo: Royals ProspectsJason Parks2012-04-10
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL CentralR.J. Anderson2012-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Spring Training Diary, Days 8 and 9Jason Parks2012-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part TwoBen Lindbergh2012-02-29
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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top Nine High-Ceiling Prospect RotationsKevin Goldstein2012-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Can The Royals Take The Next Step?Kevin Goldstein2012-02-15
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Kansas City RoyalsJason Parks2012-02-02
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: 2011 Minor League Awards: PitchersJason Parks2011-09-22
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: Left-Handed PitchersJason Parks2011-06-09
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Royal Revolution: The Bullpen Youth MovementMike Petriello2011-05-18
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Everyone knows the big prospect names that will be called up between now and July (e.g., Polanco, Bradley, Singleton. etc.), but are there less heralded MILB guys you think are on the cusp of helping MLB teams?
(PaulR from Queens)
Ian literally talks about nothing else. Less heralded MILB guys are the vital backbone of a savvy Scoresheeter. Letís offer Tim Cooney and Jake deGrom in the NL, and Mike Montgomery and Sean Nolin in the AL. Draft and follow Triple A guys are much more versatile than all but the best Low-A prospects in all but trade bait ability. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Mike Montgomery's start for real?
(Boogie from Auburn)
I'm not sure how we're defining for real. I dont' believe he can continue to allow hits at such a miniscule rate, but I do believe he is better than his numbers have been the last couple of years. The key for Montgomery has always been his ability to locate in and around the zone. If that's taken a step forward -- which scouts have not suggested when I've spoken to them about his spring performance or during one of his recent starts -- then it is certainly possible he could still become a quality MLB starter. I wouldn't get too excited just yet, though. (Mark Anderson)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)I'm still on the Mike Montgomery (and John Lamb for that matter) bandwagon. It's lonely here. I'm prepared to jump, but I just can't quite make myself. What should I look for to keep my seat or finally bail?
(JoeTetreault from Carrollton, TX)
Not sure what is keeping you on the John Lamb bandwagon. At least Montgomery has a fresh start in Tampa. Lamb was throwing 86-88 with an upper 60s CB and just looked bad. (Jason Parks)
2012-12-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Rays manage to "fix" Mike Montgomery, is it more of an indictment on how bad things are in KC's player development dept. or is it another success story on how good the Rays are at developing pitchers? Also, what is Montgomery's upside?
(jlarsen from chicago)
It would probably be more a change of scenery and getting a fresh start than anything else. Sometimes, things either just become stale or a new voice finds an opening. Montgomery's struggled with his delivery and release point quite a bit. Bad results have a tendency to snowball too. If he turns things around, I lean towards it working out as a later inning reliever. (Chris Mellen)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chances that the trade to Tampa Bay was exactly what the doctor ordered for Mike Montgomery?
(Ian from Easton, PA)
It can't hurt, I guess. But I think Montgomery's problems exist within Montgomery. Perhaps a new approach in a new environment will help. (Jason Parks)
2012-11-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's wrong with Mike Montgomery? Do you think he will ever be able to make it in the majors as a SP?
(Nils from Stamford)
Well, we're talking about the team of Kyle Davies and Luke Hochevar here. You don't necessarily have to to be a good pitcher to be a Royals pitcher for a long time. So I'll say that he makes it in the sense that he is a major-league starter for a while, but not necessarily a good one. For that, you'll have to wait for the Royals prospect list, which will be out soon.

Since that wasn't a very satisfying answer, I'm just going to pretend you asked about Mark Montgomery instead. In which case: Nothing! Nothing is wrong with Mark Montgomery. (I really like Mark Montgomery, mostly because he reminds me of David Robertson.) (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is Mike Montgomery's biggest issue, in your opinion, other than trying to look like a robot on the mound instead of just letting the ball fly with his natural throwing motion...
(Nelly from OK)
Well, the issue you mentioned is pretty legit. I think a lot of Montgomery's issues are mental. I've seen the stuff look solid-avg to plus, but the execution just wasn't there. It was a bit schizophrenic (Jason Parks)
2012-04-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've finished brewing the beer for the podcast, but KG won't respond to my email asking for shipping instructions. Did I call your bluff on this or something? How soon should I give up on Mike Montgomery?
(matt from kansas city)
Tell him you are a fedora salesman with a noisy punk band that plays three chords. I bet he responds with urgency. Don't give up on Montgomery. It takes time. He has a chance to be a solid number two/three starter at the major league level. It just might not happen in 2012. He has a few mechanical hurdles to scale, but the stuff is there. (Jason Parks)
2012-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Montgomery failed to make your list. Has he lost his prospect hype?
(Ken from Ontario)
A LOT of people some really torn up over two players not being on the list: Montgomery and Nick Franklin. I like Montgomery plenty, but he hasn't been really good since the first half of 2010, and that's a very real concern. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was surprised to see that Mike Montgomery slipped to a 3 star prospect,but you rated Bret Jackson as a 5 star guy could you explain?
(brett from nashville )
Sure. I didn't. Kevin did. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Mike Montgomery threw 250 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2013, including pitches thrown in Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (77mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph).