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Jordan Montgomery

Born: 12/27/1992 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 6" Weight: 225
Mechanics
Arm Action: Abbreviated extension in arm swing, mild arm wrap, free and easy action, full vertical extension at release

Delivery: Over-the-top slot, severe body tilt; average leg kick, average stride adds to height at release; moderate effort

Body: XL frame, filled-out; long, sturdy lower half, high waist; broad shoulders with mild slope; long levers

Control: 55/60
history of limiting walks; consistent throwing FB and CH for strikes, CB not far behind; improvement locating SL where most gains to be made

Command: 50/55
utilizes FB to both sides of the plate; advanced feel for CB and CH--meeds to minimize use up in zone; some feel for SL, though likely remains a fringe offering
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 09/07/2016
Affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA, Yankees)
Dates Seen 8/2/16
OFP 50
Realistic 45: No. 5 Starter
MLB ETA 2017
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 60 91-92 93 Heavy downhill angle from high release, maintains angle up in zone; slight cut, run at times; worked to all quadrants of zone, misses most frequently to glove-side; held velocity into later innings, maintained velocity from stretch
CH 50 55 82 84 Maintains arm speed, quality velocity separation from FB; slight fade, solid drop; heavy use to armside, will leave it up in zone
CB 45 50 80 81 12-6 break, mostly vertical depth, slight horizontal sweep at times; will work to both sides of plate, inconsistent command, will leave elevated, miss high
SL 40 45 87 89 Two-plane break, more vertical tilt than sweeping action, mild bite; heavy glove-side use, struggles to control; throws early in counts as a strike-stealer
Overall

Montgomery was a fourth-round pick in 2014. He's a large-framed left-hander with a high release point and three average-or-better pitches, along with a fourth that shows some utility. The fastball plays up as a plus pitch, sitting 92 with pronounced downward plane; there's two-way action to it, and demonstrates the ability to work it effectively to both sides of the plate. The change is his best off-speed pitch, playing well off the fastball to generate swings and misses. The breakers are both functional, with the curve flashing as a potentially consistent average third pitch. This is a low-risk arm with enough stuff, control, and size to be a durable rotation piece. Likely role in the back of a rotation, with fallback potential of a tough-look lefty out of the bullpen.

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