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Frankie Montas PAthletics

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
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Birth Date3-21-1993
Height6' 2"
Weight245 lbs
Age26 years, 7 months, 29 days
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0.32015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2015 CHA MLB 7 2 15.0 0 2 0 14 9 20 1 105 8.4 5.4 0.6 12.0 0% .361 1.53 3.10 4.80 84 3.17 74.0 0.3
2017 OAK MLB 23 0 32.0 1 1 0 39 20 36 10 11.0 5.6 2.8 10.1 35% .349 1.84 7.11 7.03 119 6.69 142.4 -0.5
2018 OAK MLB 13 11 65.0 5 4 0 74 21 43 5 99 10.2 2.9 0.7 6.0 44% .325 1.46 3.93 3.88 114 5.59 124.8 -0.2
2019 OAK MLB 16 16 96.0 9 2 0 84 23 103 8 101 7.9 2.2 0.8 9.7 50% .297 1.11 3.02 2.63 78 3.16 64.8 2.7
CareerMLB5929208.015902117320224859.13.21.08.745%.3161.373.943.85974.4696.12.3

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2011 DSX Rk DSL 5 5 12.7 0 1 0 7 12 12 0 85 5.0 8.5 0.0 8.5 0% .219 1.50 4.24 4.26 133 9.29 189.6
2012 LOW A- NYP 1 1 3.7 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 86 12.3 2.5 0.0 9.8 0% .455 1.64 1.96 0.00 85 5.89 122.7
2012 RSX Rk GCL 12 9 40.7 1 5 0 34 12 41 0 102 7.5 2.7 0.0 9.1 0% .309 1.13 2.52 3.98 87 3.51 73.2
2013 GRN A SAL 19 18 85.3 2 9 0 94 32 96 10 96 9.9 3.4 1.1 10.1 0% .349 1.48 3.97 5.70 94 5.56 120.8
2013 KAN A SAL 5 5 25.7 3 2 0 20 18 31 1 89 7.0 6.3 0.4 10.9 0% .302 1.48 3.67 4.56 94 6.08 132.2
2014 WNS A+ CAR 10 10 62.0 4 0 0 45 14 56 2 104 6.5 2.0 0.3 8.1 0% .256 0.95 2.90 1.60 79 2.77 58.7
2014 BIR AA SOU 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 103 1.8 1.8 0.0 1.8 0% .067 0.40 3.38 0.00 118 3.19 67.5
2014 WSX Rk AZL 4 4 14.0 1 0 0 6 7 23 1 3.9 4.5 0.6 14.8 0% .217 0.93 3.15 1.29 0 0.00 0.0
2015 CHA MLB AL 7 2 15.0 0 2 0 14 9 20 1 105 8.4 5.4 0.6 12.0 0% .361 1.53 3.10 4.80 84 3.17 74.0
2015 BIR AA SOU 23 23 112.0 5 5 0 89 48 108 3 95 7.2 3.9 0.2 8.7 0% .282 1.22 3.03 2.97 88 3.71 81.3
2016 TUL AA TEX 3 1 4.7 0 0 0 2 1 7 1 95 3.9 1.9 1.9 13.5 56% .125 0.64 3.60 1.93 82 2.37 52.4
2016 OKL AAA PCL 4 3 11.3 0 0 0 12 2 15 0 95 9.5 1.6 0.0 11.9 63% .400 1.24 1.60 2.38 64 3.10 68.4
2016 MSS Wnt AFL 6 0 17.0 1 0 0 7 8 9 0 3.7 4.2 0.0 4.8 0% .156 0.88 4.13 0.53 0 0.00 0.0
2017 OAK MLB AL 23 0 32.0 1 1 0 39 20 36 10 11.0 5.6 2.8 10.1 35% .349 1.84 7.11 7.03 119 6.69 142.4
2017 NAS AAA PCL 9 8 29.3 0 2 0 25 7 37 4 92 7.7 2.1 1.2 11.4 53% .296 1.09 3.69 5.22 77 2.53 53.9
2018 OAK MLB AL 13 11 65.0 5 4 0 74 21 43 5 99 10.2 2.9 0.7 6.0 44% .325 1.46 3.93 3.88 114 5.59 124.8
2018 NAS AAA PCL 15 15 71.7 4 5 0 69 26 61 7 85 8.7 3.3 0.9 7.7 48% .300 1.33 4.48 4.65 101 4.42 93.4
2019 OAK MLB AL 16 16 96.0 9 2 0 84 23 103 8 101 7.9 2.2 0.8 9.7 50% .297 1.11 3.02 2.63 78 3.16 64.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2015 284 0.4683 0.4824 0.7007 0.6917 0.2980 0.7500 0.6000 0.2993
2017 617 0.4862 0.4538 0.7286 0.6567 0.2618 0.8173 0.5181 0.2714
2018 992 0.5050 0.4839 0.8063 0.6966 0.2668 0.8797 0.6107 0.1938
2019 1484 0.4825 0.4906 0.7404 0.6760 0.3177 0.8264 0.5697 0.2596
Career33770.48860.48120.75430.67980.29090.83400.57490.2458

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-27 2014-08-30 Minors 64 0 Right Knee Not Disclosed -
2014-04-03 2014-05-05 Minors 32 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 OAK $560,000
2018 OAK $
2017 OAK $537,500
2016 LAN $510,000
2015 CHA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,047,500
2019Current$560,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,607,500
3 yrTotal$1,607,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 89 dWasserman Media1 year/$560,000 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$560,000 (2019). Re-signed by Oakland 3/19. Suspended 6/21/19 (80-game suspension for positive PED test).
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Oakland 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Oakland 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2016). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/16. Acquired by Oakland in trade from LA Dodgers 8/1/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/20/14. Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/16/15.
  • Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Boston 7/31/13.
  • Signed by Boston 12/14/09 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 21.2 0 0.1 35 22 126.2 96 39 110 14 .242 1.07 3.43 3.78 -7.6 -0.8
80o 19.5 0 0.1 33 21 119.6 97 39 105 14 .254 1.14 3.78 4.17 -12.1 -1.3
70o 18.3 0 0 32 20 115.0 98 39 100 15 .262 1.19 4.04 4.46 -15.1 -1.6
60o 17.3 0 0 31 19 111.1 98 40 97 15 .270 1.24 4.26 4.71 -17.5 -1.9
50o 16.4 0 0 30 19 107.5 98 40 94 15 .276 1.28 4.47 4.94 -19.5 -2.1
40o 15.5 0 0 29 18 104.0 98 40 91 15 .283 1.33 4.68 5.18 -21.5 -2.3
30o 14.5 0 0 28 17 100.3 98 40 88 15 .291 1.38 4.90 5.44 -23.4 -2.5
20o 13.5 0 0 26 17 96.0 98 40 84 15 .299 1.43 5.18 5.75 -25.5 -2.8
10o 12 0 0 25 16 90.2 98 39 79 15 .311 1.52 5.56 6.18 -28.0 -3.0
Weighted Mean16.4003019107.397399414.2751.274.444.91-19.1-2.1

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-11-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)The A's 2020 rotation already has Mike Fiers, Frankie Montas, Sean Manaea as locks and Jesus Luzardo, Chris Bassitt, AJ Puk vying for the remaining spots. How do you fit Dallas Keuchel and Homer Bailey into this mix?
(grover from California)
Well, Dallas Keuchel is better than any of the six guys you mentioned right now. Wouldn't really worry about how he'll fit in, because the answer is "in the front." Bailey is more about depth, which is important because while you mentioned six viable SP candidates, this is a team trying to win now and are you confident in any of them? Fiers was the team's best starter last year and his nice 3.90 ERA was backed up by a 5.06 DRA. Luzardo and Puk are exciting as hell, but could easily be relievers. (Free Agent Chat w/Collin Whitchurch)
2019-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you ever picked up a spot starter, just to jinx him? I'm picking up Frankie Montas in the championship round here, just to get The Rays into the Wild Card spot. I feel like my sacrifice should be recognized.
(Rotolando from Cloud City)
I haven't but I love the idea. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have a need for pitching and too many bench hitters who shouldn't be on the bench....ie Amed Rosario. I want to trade Ohtani for SP help. Can you please offer 5 targets? David Price? And who?
(Vic from Baltimore)
You'll need to add another piece, but Gerrit Cole should be a target. Walker Buehler. I'd be inquiring on Zack Wheeler and Eduardo Rodriguez. I'm also buying Frankie Montas's early-season breakout. (J.P. Breen)
2019-04-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who a waiver wire pitcher in a 15 team league with limited add/drops that may be useful for the next 5 months? Homer?
(Vic from Baltimore)
Ugh, Homer. He waited until I shouted his name from the mountain tops before he turned back into Homer Bailey. I still like him, though, as the profile has gotten better.

In that range-ish, I'd also take a look at Frankie Montas, Mike Soroka and Pablo Lopez. Jordan Lyles has also been interesting so far in Pittsburgh. Sonny Gray is also somehow available on a lot of sites, and he probably shouldn't be. (Mark Barry)
2019-03-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)Is Frankie Montas the best SP in the Athletics rotation?
(Jerumiah from Newmakket)
I really hope that "Jesus Luzardo" is the answer to that question on March 28. Otherwise, sure, Montas, why not? (Jon Hegglund)
2017-10-12 20:00:00 (link to chat)How would you sort out the A's rotation next season? Sean Manaea and Kendall Graveman are the only two locks. You've got Frankie Montas, Raul Alcantara, and Jesse Hahn, who are all out of options. The 4A pitchers - Daniel Gossett, Paul Blackburn, and then Andrew Triggs and Daniel Mengden who showed promise in short stints. And Jharel Cotton who looks great when he isn't giving up homers by the truckload.
(Ken from Palo Alto)
I think Triggs / Blackburn / Mengden have at least earned a shot at it if they're healthy when the season starts. Montas has to be a reliever at this point, no? I might see how Cotton looks in relief also. (Nick Schaefer)
2016-12-08 23:00:00 (link to chat)Frankie Montas, Thyago Vieria, Mauricio Rubio. First to a sustained closer role, highest upside?
(Punchoutpappy from First in Flight)
Uh...well I'm sure Mau'd be flattered that you mentioned him in the same breath as those dudes, but I've heard he barely scrapes 70 on a good day and the command sucks, so...I assume you mean Mauricio Cabrera? I'll take Montas comfortably out of that crew, though it's still entirely possible Oakland continues working him as a starter for a while. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-01-18 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see the A's using Frankie Montas in the rotation or bullpen at the major league level? Where would you put him?
(Tom from San Francisco)
Reliever all the way for me. Think the A's use him that way as well. (Bret Sayre)
2016-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Anyone for A's fans to be excited about besides Puk, Barreto, and (maybe) Chapman?
(Ford from Flying cross country)
Despite his struggles after the trade, Grant Holmes is someone to be excited about. If he can figure out how to throw strikes, Dakota Chalmers is someone to be excited about. Frankie Montas could be a high-leverage reliever. It's not a good system, but, there's some stuff. There's always some stuff. Even the Angels have some stuff. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)Looking ahead to 2017, the A's appear to have 3/5 of their rotation, assuming health, locked in for before the trading deadline: Sonny Gray, Sean Manaea, and Kendall Graveman. Out of Jesse Hahn, Chris Bassitt, Henderson Alvarez, Daniel Mengden, Jharel Cotton, Raul Alcantara, Dillon Overton, and Frankie Montas, who can round out the rotation, who is more of a 4A player, and who just won't every be healthy enough again (looking at you, Jesse Hahn and Henderson Alvarez!)?
(Greg from San Francisco)
I'm mostly going to have to go off colleagues' reports, because I don't get any Oakland affiliates out here on the east coast. Seems to me like Mengden, Overton, and Alcantara have the best shots to be MLB starters, whereas Montas and Cotton might be better prospects but also probably profile best in relief. That may be completely wrong, though.

Hard not to feel for Henderson Alvarez given how his last couple years have went. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can you tell me a few prospects, outside the Top 101, with the highest upside for fantasy? Thanks for the chat!
(cracker73 from Florida)
Bobby Bradley, Cornelius Randolph, Kevin Newman (credit to Keith Law for nailing that on his preseason list), Frankie Montas. ANd I'm going out on a limb here, but I still like Carson Fulmer despite his atrocious walk rate. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-04-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Name 3 prospect hitters that you believe will break out and 3 prospect pitchers that you believe will break out. Both cannot be on BP's top 101 list.
(Bill Clinton from Las Vegas)
Hitters: Cornelius Randolph (I own him in my NL-only league), Bobby Bradley, Christian Arroyo (honorable mention to Dan Vogelbach)

Pitchers: Carson Fulmer, Tyler Jay, Frankie Montas (honorable mention to Franklyn Kilome) (Scooter Hotz)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)The White Sox system has been a mess for years now. Besides guys like Tim Anderson, Spencer Adams, and Carson Fulmer, is it really improving at all?
(Justin from Chicago, IL)
Well, the depth is still pretty awful, but lets remember that this system didn't have guys like that three years ago, so yes, it's improving. They've done a better job in the draft, they're starting to explore the international market more (Frankie Montas is in that group for me, as well) and these are good things. There's just a long way to go. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-13 14:30:00 (link to chat)Other than the marquee guys in today's game, name a player on the field today who WILL and WON'T reach their potential.
(Bart Bennison from Primantis)
Ketel Marte is a prospect that does not receive enough love. And he plays up the middle. It's an easy profile to like.

Frankie Montas has a huge arm, but how many guys throwing 100 mph end up in a rotation? It's just hard to command that type of velo and many don't get away with it. He's a backend RP for me in the long-run, and that's not a knock on him by any means. - Tucker Blair (Futures Game Chat)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Does Francellis Montas end up a SP or RP?
(SK from Boston)
I think he ends up a RP, yeah, but I haven't seen him in person. Better question for our talented prospect team. (Ben Carsley)


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