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#1 jon abbey


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:31 PM

Mark Montgomery is a name to keep an eye on, a reliever prospect who may challenge to make the team next year. A 2011 11th round pick who will turn 22 in August, he has flown through the system, just promoted to his fourth team in two seasons, AA Trenton.

He has an insane 114 Ks in 70 IP (29 BBs) so far as a pro, no HRs allowed as of yet. RAB has him as NY's #16 prospect currently, between Betances and DJ Mitchell.

http://www.milb.com/..._pbp&pid=605384

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:53 PM

Montgomery still dominating despite the move up to AA, a combined 5 1 0 0 0 8 in three outings, 23 strikes in 29 pitches tonight. He has to be close to earning a September callup at this point, I'd think.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:11 AM

NY AA manager Tony Franklin on the burgeoning legend that is Mark Montgomery (another 2 0 0 0 0 4 outing tonight):

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Tony Franklin on Mark Montgomery: "Wow. Yeah, wow."

On whether Montgomery's slider is the same as the one Joba Chamberlain used in 2007, Franklin said ...

"It is. It is, in '07 when Joba was here. No question about it. I try to skirt a lot of issues with you, but yeah, it's every bit as good."

#4 jon abbey


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:38 PM

RAB jumping on the Montgomery bandwagon:

"I don’t know when Montgomery will make his Major League debut, however, if I were Brian Cashman I would have to think long and hard about giving Montgomery a taste of the majors to see if he could be an asset on the postseason roster."

http://riveraveblues...reliever-73298/

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:06 PM

Montgomery finds someone in AA who can hit him, top 5 overall prospect Manny Machado finishes off his 4-4 cycle by going deep with a 2 run HR to give Montgomery the loss 8-7.

4 more Ks in 2 innings, though, that's 17 in 10 IP in AA now.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:57 AM

I split out the Montgomery posts from the NY prospects thread, since tonight's game made it increasingly clear that NY needs help in the bullpen, and barring a miracle turnaround by Joba, they need to give Montgomery a shot in September to see if he can contribute down the stretch. His K/9 as a pro (over four leagues in two years) is a ridiculous 14.7, 14.8 in his current stint in AA (28 Ks in 17 IP).

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:12 AM

I wouldn't be surprised to see the Yankees make that move.

#8 jon abbey


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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:53 AM

They said somewhere about a week ago that he was in AA for the rest of the season, I think Newman said it, but that was a lot of line drives ago for Joba.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:09 PM

Four more outings for our hero since the last post here, a combined 7 1 0 0 1 10, 38/6 K/BB now in 24 IP in AA. He pitched two perfect innings just now, please bring him up for the TB series on Monday. Thanks in advance.

#10 fren123

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:45 PM

With all the shit/mediocreness in the bullpen (Lowe/Eppley/Rapada/Logan/Chamberlain), you'd figure they'd have him up. Mid-season 2013 seems like a better bet..which is fucking stupid.

Tom Kahnle is another guy that's moving slow as mollases even though he's missing a ton of bats.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:29 PM

Another scoreless inning for Montgomery in the AA playoffs tonight, his line in AA is now 25 12 5 5 7 39. Have I mentioned how happy I am that he is still in AA and Logan and Robertson pitch EVERY SINGLE GAME?

#12 terrynever


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:46 PM

Maybe he comes up after the playoffs are over? For your sanity, I hope so.

#13 jon abbey


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:12 PM

No, I think it's that they don't want to put him on the 40 man roster yet and lose the spot over the winter.

#14 terrynever


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:43 PM

No, I think it's that they don't want to put him on the 40 man roster yet and lose the spot over the winter.

Couldn't they release Freddy right now to make room for someone who might help them?

Edited by terrynever, 16 September 2012 - 05:43 PM.


#15 jon abbey


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:44 PM

It's not the spot now that's the problem, it's that if they add him now, they have to keep him there this winter or expose him to other teams, whereas if they don't add him, they can keep someone additional who they'd lose otherwise. Once the season starts, guys can always be stashed on the 60 day DL and it's less of an issue. I am not a fan of this rationale in this case, but I'm pretty sure that's what it is.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:09 AM

It's not the spot now that's the problem, it's that if they add him now, they have to keep him there this winter or expose him to other teams, whereas if they don't add him, they can keep someone additional who they'd lose otherwise. Once the season starts, guys can always be stashed on the 60 day DL and it's less of an issue. I am not a fan of this rationale in this case, but I'm pretty sure that's what it is.

Okay. See your point about not having to put Monty on the 40-man yet and saving that space for someone else.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:02 AM

He's right back at it in the AFL, 9 Ks in 5 IP so far.

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#18 jon abbey


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

AFL update: 8.1 2 1 1 4 15

And for the hell of it, here is his combined line across all leagues this year (A, AA, AFL):

72.2 37 12 12 26 114, 1.48 ERA, .867 WHIP, and a ridiculous 14.1K/9.

#19 StuckOnYouk

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:58 PM

What is he supposed to have for stuff? Is he a fireballer? Does he rely on filthy off-speed stuff?

#20 jon abbey


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

Slider seems to be his main K pitch by far coupled with a 93-95 MPH fastball, latest scouting report I see is here:

http://bronxbaseball...ark-montgomery/

#21 terrynever


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

He seems too good to be true. But dreaming about players like Montgomery is what gets us thru the winter.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:30 AM

Some GIFs:

http://riveraveblues...ntgomery-78697/

#23 ThePrideofShiner

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:10 AM

That slider is nasty. Crazy movement. I hope he is the real deal.

#24 jon abbey


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:55 PM

First appearance of 2013, he is starting in AAA:

 

1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 1 k. 6 pitches. 5 strikes.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:12 PM

Scoops Bolling in the general prospect thread updating the numbers for us:
 

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Mark Montgomery so far in 2013:

7 IP, 4 hits, 1 ER, 0 BBs, 12 Ks.

 

Minor league career to date:

99.2 IP, 60 hits, 19 ER, 38 BBs, 162 Ks (401 total batters faced).
 

Craig Kimbrel career minor league numbers:

151 IP, 74 hits, 31 ER, 95 BBs, 242 Ks.

 

It is simply unfair that the Yankees will have this kid replacing Rivera.

 



#26 Curll

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:37 PM

Just added him in two leagues, thanks for the scoop :)



#27 jon abbey


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:18 PM

My man Montgomery finally got hit today, giving up as many ER (3) as he had previously all year.



#28 BigMike


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:18 PM

My man Montgomery finally got hit today, giving up as many ER (3) as he had previously all year.

 

Is that because they have suddenly apparently decided to make him a long man, and have used him for absurd pitch counts his last few times out.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

Is that because they have suddenly apparently decided to make him a long man, and have used him for absurd pitch counts his last few times out.

 

Sorry if the answer to this is obvious, but where are you getting minor league pitch count numbers from? I don't see them at either milb.com or minorleaguecentral.com, thanks.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:25 PM

Sorry if the answer to this is obvious, but where are you getting minor league pitch count numbers from? I don't see them at either milb.com or minorleaguecentral.com, thanks.

 

I scan the minors thread on nyyfans once a week or so to stay up on what they have, and they are bellyaching on nyyfans about it.  He threw 50 on May 12, and then 39 on May 19, he didn't throw in the week in between.  

 

His numbers are outstanding.  His usage seems a bit odd, when you look at it. A kid with numbers like that you expect would be throwing near the end of the game.  yet his last 3 times he has been used it has been 5th inning, 3rd inning, 5th inning, and that seems the norm that he is generally the first man out of the pen when he pitches,   and generally middle relievers in the minors aren't prospects.    Maybe it is intentional.  Maybe they have a plan and basically use him more like a starter, and tell him when he will pitch, and make the conscious decision to tell him a day ahead of time you will be first man out of the pen tomorrow, and that happens whether it is 3rd inning or 7th



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:47 PM

Oh, OK. I used to do that too (nyyfans minors thread) but haven't done it for a while, thanks.

 

My guess is that they are trying to make him a multi-inning guy if possible, and the extended pitch count the last time was just because he couldn't get out of the inning. I'm just guessing, though. I didn't expect Claiborne to come up before him, but he's been great so far, so clearly I was wrong on that one.



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:02 PM

Onto the minor league DL for the third time today with shoulder issues, just like everyone else in the organization. 






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