Jordan Montgomery

Team: New York Yankees
Position: Pitcher
Entered League: 2014 Amateur Draft | Round 4, Pick 17, 122nd overall
Signing Bonus: $424,000

Personal Notes

  • Workhorse Frame (6-4/225) Lefty
  • 2015: 22nd in xRA+ in Florida State League (347 batters faced); 21.4% strikeout rate
  • 2015: 3rd in xRA+ in South Atlantic League (175 batters faced); 31.1% strikeout rate

Article Title: Yankees Top Prospect #36 – Jordan Montgomery
Author: Robert M. Pimpsner
Publication: Pinstriped Prospects
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
Rank / Grade: 36 (Yankees prospects)
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“not a power pitcher…uses command and control of his 90-miles per hour fastball to set up an above average change up while also mixing in a curveball and cutter”

Article Title: The Suddenly Productive Farm System
Author: Mike Axisa
Publication: River Ave Blues
Publication Date: December 16, 2015
Rank / Grade:
Relevant Excerpts: N/A

“one of the best pitchers in the farm system this season” [FBGM note: 4 of top SP in system out all year]

“four-pitch guy (fastball, cutter, curve, change)”

Article Title: Severino and Judge among’s midseason top 100 prospects
Author: Mike Axisa
Publication: BP Bronx
Publication Date: August 5, 2015
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“regularly sitting in low 90s”

“four-pitch guy with command, making him a safe bet to contribute at the MLB level”

Article Title: Yankees Top 50 Prospects: Post 2015 Draft
Author: Greg Corcoran
Publication: Bronx Baseball Daily
Publication Date: July 20, 2015
Rank / Grade: 29 (Yankees prospects)
Relevant Excerpts:

“above 90 on his fastball, which is more than enough for a lefty”
“secondary offerings are above average”
“as a college draftee his true challenge will be when he reaches the upper minors”

Article Title: Pinstripe Pundits’ 2015 Top 100 Yankees Prospects
Author: Chris Mitchell
Publication: Pinstripe Pundits
Publication Date: January 28, 2015
Rank / Grade: 64 (2015 Yankees Preseason prosepcts)
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Article Title: Evaluating the Prospects: New York Yankees
Author: Kiley McDaniel
Publication: FanGraphs
Publication Date: January 26, 2015
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Relevant Excerpts:

“command guy”

“88-92 mph heater, fringy slider and above average changeup with feel to pitch”

Article Title: MLB Draft 2014: Yankees select LHP Jordan Montgomery 122nd overall
Author: Tanya Bondurant
Publication: Pinstripe Alley
Publication Date: June 6, 2014
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“generally seen as a player with an easily obtained floor and a limited ceiling (backend starter)”

“best pitch is his changeup”

Baseball America scouting report (excerpt in article):

“locates his fastball inside, he’s able to pitch away with his above-average changeup. It’s his best pitch thanks mostly to his exceptional feel for it”

“fringy, slow curveball and has mixed in a cutter”

“no power pitcher, despite his 6-foot-5, 225 pound frame”