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
Maintains arm speed, quality velocity separation from FB; slight fade, solid drop; heavy use to armside, will leave it up in zone
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
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
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.