Mike Montgomery
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 5" 220LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2008 | Rd: C-A, #36, Kansas City Royals | Hart HS
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 5.06 3 1 0 5.1 4 1.31
6 Seasons 23 34 3.84 183 70 3 541.0 415 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 3 0-0 5.06 5.1 4 1.31
6 Seasons 183 23-34 3.84 541.0 415 1.35

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 25 1453 289 17 5.9 4.3 89.3 112.0 7.9 31.8 .269 .436 .330 .345 .374 36.3 16.2 9.4 4.60 5.03
2016 26 1513 274 12 4.4 2.9 89.4 112.4 2.8 27.0 .247 .364 .289 .313 .355 34.7 22.2 9.2 2.52 4.13
2017 27 2075 377 12 3.2 2.2 86.0 114.1 3.8 30.5 .238 .352 .280 .301 .319 28.5 18.5 10.2 3.38 3.87
2018 28 1947 402 15 3.7 2.8 87.9 112.9 7.7 31.1 .274 .406 .315 .325 .357 38.7 16.1 7.3 3.99 4.51
2019 29 1579 294 24 8.2 6 90.4 112.6 7.1 35.0 .308 .525 .382 .382 .433 44.7 17.2 8.5 4.95 6.83
2020 30 97 18 2 11.1 8.7 90.1 109.8 8.0 38.9 .353 .621 .338 .425 .505 38.9 17.4 4.3 5.06 8.58
Player 8664 1654 82 5 3.6 88.4 114.1 5.9 31.2 .267 .415 .317 .332 .366 36.3 18.0 8.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Montgomery relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(29.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(22.7%) ,
Changeup
(21.6%) ,
Sinker
(15.5%) ,
Curveball
(10.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 52.9 17.3 24.2 5.5 42.6 36.3 20.8 2.8 40.5 18.7 24.2 6.2 5.9 4.3
2016 59.9 14.2 23.0 2.9 45.3 35.0 19.3 1.8 47.1 13.1 28.1 2.9 4.4 2.9
2017 58.9 15.1 23.1 2.9 34.0 45.1 21.0 6.6 41.6 17.5 24.4 4.5 3.2 2.2
2018 53.0 16.2 26.1 4.7 38.8 33.8 26.4 4.5 36.6 17.9 27.6 7.7 3.7 2.8
2019 49.7 19.0 28.6 2.7 39.1 39.1 21.8 3.4 36.1 16.3 28.9 6.1 8.2 6.0
2020 55.6 11.1 33.3 0.0 50.0 38.9 11.1 5.6 33.3 16.7 22.2 11.1 11.1 8.7
Player 54.9 16.3 25.1 3.7 39.6 38.0 22.0 4.1 40.0 16.9 26.5 5.7 5.0 3.6
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 4-Seamer KC L 22 89.2 23.0 -6.0 -35 9.0 3.3 57
2020 Cutter KC L 29 85.0 31.7 -1.0 -3 1.1 -2.3 -68
2020 Curveball KC L 10 76.7 50.5 -8.3 -14 3.1 -5.5 -64
2020 Sinker KC L 15 90.2 23.9 1.1 5 13.9 -0.3 -2
2020 Changeup KC L 21 82.4 33.9 3.8 13 14.9 2.7 22
2019 Changeup KC L 334 84.3 31.5 1.6 5 14.7 2.1 17
2019 4-Seamer KC L 217 91.6 20.3 -4.2 -26 6.3 0.2 3
2019 Cutter KC L 268 87.7 28.9 -1.4 -5 1.7 -0.3 -13
2019 Curveball KC L 334 77.7 54.2 -2.3 -4 6.7 -1.5 -18
2019 Sinker KC L 422 92.3 21.9 0.3 1 13.4 -0.7 -5
2018 4-Seamer CHC L 363 91.3 20.9 -4.4 -27 9.3 3.1 51
2018 Sinker CHC L 625 91.5 23.7 1.8 8 14.2 0.1 1
2018 Cutter CHC L 145 87.5 29.5 -1.4 -5 3.6 -6.0 -253
2018 Changeup CHC L 387 83.1 33.9 2.1 6 15.8 2.9 23
2018 Curveball CHC L 424 77.2 55.2 -2.3 -4 7.9 -0.5 -6
2017 Cutter CHC L 226 88.2 28.6 -3.2 -13 4.1 -5.7 -371
2017 4-Seamer CHC L 1,098 92.3 20.5 -6.1 -42 12.1 5.0 70
2017 Curveball CHC L 495 77.2 55.2 0.1 0 9.0 0.5 6
2017 Changeup CHC L 248 83.3 32.6 3.5 12 16.1 3.1 24
2016 4-Seamer CHC L 784 94.3 16.5 -3.6 -28 12.2 3.9 47
2016 Curveball CHC L 358 77.5 58.1 3.1 6 9.7 1.7 22
2016 Cutter CHC L 188 89.8 26.8 -3.9 -17 5.2 -5.7 -1122
2016 Changeup CHC L 148 84.4 30.0 1.6 6 15.6 2.7 21
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Cutter -3.8 -1 29 29.9 6 .000 .000 .150 25.0 16.7 20.0 .159 .166 .194 20.0
2020 4-Seamer 5.2 1 22 22.7 5 .500 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 .521 .594 .530 25.0
2020 Changeup 6.1 1 21 21.6 6 .333 .833 .483 25.0 16.7 12.5 .476 1.176 .677 60.0
2020 Sinker -3.5 -1 15 15.5 5 .200 .200 .180 20.0 40.0 40.0 .215 .321 .232 33.3
2020 Curveball 6.2 1 10 10.3 1 1.000 3.000 1.600 0.0 0.0 -- .607 1.188 .746 100.0
2019 Sinker 1.3 5 422 26.7 134 .365 .626 .462 12.1 11.2 16.7 .370 .656 .468 57.8
2019 Changeup 0.8 3 334 21.2 98 .253 .368 .300 26.4 17.3 13.1 .246 .378 .274 27.8
2019 Curveball 1.6 5 334 21.2 62 .310 .638 .413 34.4 30.6 19.8 .268 .492 .334 37.5
2019 Cutter 1.2 3 268 17.0 55 .294 .431 .342 24.4 25.5 17.3 .279 .467 .337 45.9
2019 4-Seamer 0.7 1 217 13.7 51 .359 .667 .515 12.2 7.8 7.8 .367 .617 .480 51.4
2018 Sinker 1.1 7 625 32.1 183 .343 .473 .399 9.6 6.6 10.7 .331 .501 .384 43.0
2018 Curveball -0.3 -1 424 21.8 86 .215 .304 .272 29.0 26.7 20.0 .247 .417 .307 36.2
2018 Changeup -2.9 -11 387 19.9 124 .140 .228 .201 38.0 26.6 24.6 .170 .216 .205 20.2
2018 4-Seamer 1.1 4 363 18.6 101 .365 .518 .444 8.9 10.9 11.7 .322 .457 .392 48.0
2018 Cutter -0.2 0 145 7.4 35 .242 .394 .297 24.2 20.0 17.9 .272 .415 .320 50.0
2017 4-Seamer -1.5 -17 1,103 53.2 285 .231 .318 .306 10.9 11.6 15.2 .260 .398 .336 31.6
2017 Curveball 0.1 0 495 23.9 108 .204 .296 .269 32.6 34.3 21.9 .205 .271 .251 27.9
2017 Changeup -2.6 -6 248 12.0 82 .147 .227 .212 35.6 24.4 19.6 .206 .293 .250 17.9
2017 Cutter 1.8 4 228 11.0 60 .278 .500 .383 21.4 16.7 17.5 .243 .383 .309 27.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 21 82.4 98 16.6 9:45 9:30 15
2020 Cutter 24 84.7 36 5.1 10:45 12:30 -105
2020 4-Seam Fastball 22 89.2 86 14.1 10:45 10:30 15
2020 Sinker 15 90.2 92 16.9 10:30 10:00 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 393 1,448 2 -10 6 8 4
2016 475 1,733 -8 -22 9 10 -11
2017 566 2,195 -9 -27 14 12 -10
2018 529 1,944 -9 -14 10 11 -2
2019 400 1,575 -1 1 11 8 18
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,453 46.6 67.2 85.3 28.0 64.1 39.5 63.0 46.3 20.2 8.3 77.5
2016 1,513 46.6 63.2 82.2 29.2 52.5 40.3 55.8 45.0 27.2 7.1 61.1
2017 2,075 48.2 64.1 85.8 24.7 59.8 42.0 60.0 43.7 20.4 6.5 76.9
2018 1,947 50.7 65.4 82.9 26.9 62.8 42.5 61.6 46.4 21.3 5.9 73.9
2019 1,579 42.9 64.9 88.6 30.3 59.6 41.2 62.8 45.2 21.6 5.9 76.3
2020 97 43.3 64.3 96.3 27.3 53.3 37.1 43.5 43.3 19.0 4.1 75.0
Player 8,664 47.2 64.9 85.0 27.7 59.7 41.2 60.5 45.2 22.0 6.6 73.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 11 17 16 21 8 41 27 17 20 21 15 29 32 25 4 63 57
2016 48 49 72 83 22 61 79 26 50 61 29 80 53 61 4 54 69
2017 64 61 80 87 36 57 93 80 85 26 21 20 20 33 1 30 76
2018 30 10 39 69 20 53 95 63 22 10 66 26 37 25 2 27 52
2019 2 1 4 10 3 34 27 9 2 13 43 21 63 20 3 19 66
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.1 8 8.3 0 1 4 5 62.5
2017 23.2 13 9.5 4 7 11 3 23.1
2018 21.1 10 11.3 -1 12 7 5 50.0
2019 24.2 18 17.8 0 6 10 10 55.6
2020 22.2 1 1.1 0 1 0 1 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 9 7 8 8 9 8 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 9 8 8 9 7 9 9 7 7 8 9 9 10 9 7 9 9
2017 13 7 12 9 10 8 10 9 12 7 11 10 6 5 8 13 7 12 5 9 11 9 9 14 10 9 11 6 12 9 14
2018 10 15 18 9 9 12 9 15 10 7 14 10 8 8 10 11 9 15 9 10 13 9 10 12 14 17 12 8 10 8 17
2019 18 21 18 19 17 17 17 20 17 15 17 19 13 15 15 19 14 22 15 18 18 18 16 17 20 18 22 17 19 19 21
2020 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.7 93.4 2.7 91.6 -1.8 90.9 -0.7 90.8 -0.1 87.6 -3.2
Offspeed Velocity 81.5 84.4 2.9 83.3 -1.1 83.1 -0.2 84.3 1.2 82.4 -1.9
Breaking Velocity 75.7 77.5 1.8 77.2 -0.3 77.2 0 77.7 0.5 76.7 -1
Exit Velocity 89.3 89.4 0.1 86 -3.4 87.9 1.9 90.4 2.5 90.1 -0.3
Launch Angle 7.9 2.8 -5.1 3.8 1 7.7 3.9 7.1 -0.6 8 0.9
Barrel % 5.9 4.4 -1.5 3.2 -1.2 3.7 0.5 8.2 4.5 11.1 2.9
Hard Hit % 36.3 34.7 -1.6 28.5 -6.2 38.7 10.2 44.7 6 38.9 -5.8
Sweet Spot % 31.8 27 -4.8 30.5 3.5 31.1 0.6 35 3.9 38.9 3.9
xBA .269 .247 -0.022 .238 -0.009 .274 0.036 .308 0.034 .353 0.045
BA .261 .219 -0.042 .219 0 .272 0.053 .315 0.043 .286 -0.029
xwOBA .345 .313 -0.032 .301 -0.012 .325 0.024 .382 0.057 .425 0.043
wOBA .33 .289 -0.041 .28 -0.009 .315 0.035 .382 0.067 .338 -0.044
xSLG .436 .364 -0.072 .352 -0.012 .406 0.054 .525 0.119 .621 0.096
SLG .416 .343 -0.073 .321 -0.022 .391 0.07 .535 0.144 .524 -0.011
K% 16.2 22.2 6 18.5 -3.7 16.1 -2.4 17.2 1.1 17.4 0.2
BB% 9.4 9.2 -0.2 10.2 1 7.3 -2.9 8.5 1.2 4.3 -4.2
Swing % 46.3 45 -1.3 43.7 -1.3 46.4 2.7 45.2 -1.2 43.3 -1.9
Whiff% 20.2 27.2 7 20.4 -6.8 21.3 0.9 21.6 0.3 19 -2.6
In Zone % 46.6 46.6 0 48.2 1.6 50.7 2.5 42.9 -7.8 43.3 0.4
Out of Zone % 53.4 53.4 0 51.8 -1.6 49.3 -2.5 57.1 7.8 56.7 -0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 28 29.2 1.2 24.7 -4.5 26.9 2.2 30.3 3.4 27.3 -3
First Pitch Swing % 27.6 27.8 0.2 29.4 1.6 27.2 -2.2 29.2 2 21.7 -7.5
First Pitch Strike % 63 55.8 -7.2 60 4.2 61.6 1.6 62.8 1.2 43.5 -19.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 400 .293 274 20 7.3 126 40 31.7
2017 535 .279 386 1 0.3 149 11 7.4
2018 530 .315 382 9 2.4 148 6 4.1
2019 401 .382 310 26 8.4 91 18 19.8
2020 23 .338 20 4 20.0 3 1 33.3

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2015 434 15.5 45.9% 1.8% 228 22.4 11.8% 16.7%
2016 445 16.4 36.4% 2.7% 266 21.0 9.4% 15.0%
2017 671 16.8 24.6% 1.0% 347 21.7 0.9% 11.8%
2018 559 17.1 21.3% 1.8% 329 22.5 0.9% 14.0%
2019 501 17.7 17.8% 2.0% 241 23.0 0.0% 7.5%
2020 32 15.9 40.6% 0.0% 15 22.1 0.0% 13.3%
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Pitch Distribution