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Mike Montgomery
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 5" 220LBS | Age: 31

Draft: 2008 | Rd: CA, #36, Kansas City Royals | Hart HS
Poor Avg Great

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 Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 1453 289 17 5.9 89.2 112 7.8 31.8 .266 .431 .330 .341 .368 36.6 16.2 9.4 4.60 5.11
2016 1513 274 12 4.4 89.4 112.4 2.8 27 .243 .358 .289 .309 .348 35.2 22.2 9.2 2.52 4.16
2017 2075 377 12 3.2 86 114.1 3.8 30.5 .236 .350 .282 .300 .316 28.5 18.5 10.2 3.38 3.89
2018 1947 402 15 3.7 87.9 112.9 7.7 31.1 .270 .401 .316 .323 .352 38.7 16.1 7.3 3.99 4.48
2019 1579 294 24 8.2 90.4 112.6 7.1 35 .306 .521 .382 .380 .430 44.7 17.2 8.5 4.95 6.89
2020 97 18 2 11.1 90.1 109.8 8 38.9 .352 .621 .338 .424 .504 38.9 17.4 4.3 5.06 8.60
8664 1654 82 5 88.4 114.1 5.9 31.2 .264 .410 .317 .329 .361 36.5 18 8.8
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

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

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Cutter 29 25 4 29.9 85.0 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .152 .000 .159 .000 .188 84.1 -6 1985 6.1 25.0 20.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 22 17 5 22.7 89.2 5 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 .500 .521 .500 .594 .493 .530 84.4 10 1869 6.1 0.0 0.0
2020 Changeup 21 18 3 21.6 82.4 6 6 2 1 0 0 1 1 5 .333 .476 .833 1.176 .477 .677 99.1 13 1714 6.1 25.0 12.5
2020 Sinker 15 11 4 15.5 90.2 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 .200 .219 .200 .325 .177 .236 88.3 15 1823 6.1 20.0 40.0
2020 Curveball 10 9 1 10.3 76.7 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1.000 .607 3.000 1.188 1.558 .746 104.0 19 2170 6.0 0.0
2019 Sinker 422 294 128 26.8 92.3 134 115 42 25 10 1 6 15 102 .365 .369 .626 .652 .442 .465 94.8 7 1888 6.3 12.1 16.7
2019 Changeup 334 286 48 21.2 84.3 98 95 24 19 2 0 3 17 79 .253 .243 .368 .374 .270 .271 84.5 1 1787 6.3 26.4 13.1
2019 Curveball 334 255 79 21.2 77.7 62 58 18 9 4 0 5 19 40 .310 .268 .638 .492 .396 .328 86.9 8 2281 6.0 34.4 19.8
2019 Cutter 268 210 58 17.0 87.7 55 51 15 10 4 0 1 14 37 .294 .280 .431 .467 .333 .338 86.9 11 2050 6.2 24.4 17.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball 217 172 45 13.8 91.6 51 39 14 8 3 0 3 4 35 .359 .367 .667 .617 .485 .478 95.3 13 1978 6.2 12.2 7.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 52.9 17.3 24.2 5.5 42.6 36.3 21.1 2.8 40.8 18.7 24.2 6.2 5.9
2016 59.9 14.2 23 2.9 45.3 35.4 19.3 1.8 47.1 13.1 28.1 2.9 4.4
2017 58.9 15.1 23.1 2.9 34 45.1 21 6.6 41.6 17.5 24.4 4.5 3.2
2018 53 16.2 26.1 4.7 38.8 34.6 26.6 4.5 36.6 17.9 27.6 7.7 3.7
2019 49.7 19 28.6 2.7 39.1 39.1 21.8 3.4 36.1 16.3 28.9 6.1 8.2
2020 55.6 11.1 33.3 0 50 38.9 11.1 5.6 33.3 16.7 22.2 11.1 11.1
54.9 16.3 25.1 3.7 39.6 38.3 22.1 4.1 40.1 16.9 26.5 5.7 5
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 -6 -35 9 3.3 57
2020 Cutter KC L 29 85 31.7 -1.3 -4 1.1 -2.2 -68
2020 Sinker KC L 15 90.2 23.9 1.1 5 13.9 -0.4 -3
2020 Curveball KC L 10 76.7 50.5 -8.2 -14 3.1 -5.5 -64
2020 Changeup KC L 21 82.4 33.9 3.7 12 14.9 2.7 22
2019 4-Seamer KC L 217 91.6 20.3 -4.2 -26 6.3 0.2 3
2019 Changeup KC L 334 84.3 31.5 1.6 5 14.7 2.1 17
2019 Cutter KC L 268 87.7 28.9 -1.4 -5 1.7 -0.3 -14
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 0.2 1 13.4 -0.7 -5
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 -253
2018 Curveball CHC L 424 77.2 55.2 -2.3 -4 7.9 -0.5 -6
2018 4-Seamer CHC L 363 91.3 20.9 -4.4 -27 9.3 3.1 51
2018 Changeup CHC L 387 83.1 33.9 2.1 6 15.8 2.9 23
2017 Changeup CHC L 248 83.3 32.6 3.5 12 16.1 3.1 24
2017 Curveball CHC L 495 77.2 55.2 0.1 0 9 0.5 6
2017 4-Seamer CHC L 1098 92.3 20.5 -6.1 -42 12.1 5 70
2017 Cutter CHC L 226 88.2 28.6 -3.2 -13 4.1 -5.7 -372
2016 Changeup CHC L 148 84.4 30 1.6 6 15.6 2.7 21
2016 Cutter CHC L 188 89.8 26.8 -3.9 -17 5.2 -5.7 -1123
2016 Curveball CHC L 358 77.5 58.1 3.1 6 9.7 1.7 22
2016 4-Seamer CHC L 784 94.3 16.5 -3.6 -28 12.2 3.9 47
! 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 Curveball 6.2 1 10 10.3 1 1 3 1.6 0 0 .607 1.188 .746 100
2020 4-Seamer 5.2 1 22 22.7 5 .5 .5 .5 0 0 0 .521 .594 .53 25
2020 Sinker -3.6 -1 15 15.5 5 .2 .2 .18 20 40 40 .219 .325 .236 33.3
2020 Cutter -2.7 -1 29 29.9 6 0 0 .15 25 16.7 20 .152 .159 .188 20
2020 Changeup 6 1 21 21.6 6 .333 .833 .483 25 16.7 12.5 .476 1.176 .677 60
2019 4-Seamer 0.7 2 217 13.7 51 .359 .667 .515 12.2 7.8 7.8 .367 .617 .48 51.4
2019 Cutter 1.3 3 268 17 55 .294 .431 .342 24.4 25.5 17.3 .28 .467 .338 45.9
2019 Curveball 1.7 6 334 21.2 62 .31 .638 .413 34.4 30.6 19.8 .268 .492 .334 37.5
2019 Changeup 0.2 1 334 21.2 98 .253 .368 .278 26.4 17.3 13.1 .243 .374 .271 27.8
2019 Sinker 1.1 5 422 26.7 134 .365 .626 .455 12.1 11.2 16.7 .369 .652 .466 57.8
2018 Cutter -0.1 0 145 7.4 35 .242 .394 .297 24.2 20 17.9 .273 .416 .321 50
2018 Curveball -0.8 -3 424 21.8 86 .215 .304 .251 29 26.7 20 .247 .417 .307 36.2
2018 4-Seamer 1.2 4 363 18.6 101 .365 .518 .44 8.9 10.9 11.7 .319 .452 .389 48
2018 Changeup -2.8 -11 387 19.9 124 .14 .228 .198 38 26.6 24.6 .167 .213 .202 20.2
2018 Sinker 1.2 8 625 32.1 183 .343 .473 .395 9.6 6.6 10.7 .327 .495 .38 43
2017 Cutter 1.9 4 228 11 60 .278 .5 .383 21.4 16.7 17.5 .243 .383 .309 27.3
2017 Changeup -2.5 -6 248 12 82 .147 .227 .212 35.6 24.4 19.6 .207 .293 .25 17.9
2017 Curveball 0.1 1 495 23.9 108 .204 .296 .269 32.6 34.3 21.9 .205 .27 .251 27.9
2017 4-Seamer -1.4 -16 1103 53.2 285 .231 .318 .307 10.9 11.6 15.2 .258 .394 .334 31.6
! 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 Cutter 24 84.7 36 5.1 10:45 12:30 -105
2020 Sinker 15 90.2 92 16.9 10:30 10:00 30
2020 Changeup 21 82.4 98 16.6 9:45 9:30 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 22 89.2 86 14.1 10:45 10:30 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 390 1442 0 -11 4 8 2
2016 469 1718 -8 -20 9 10 -9
2017 566 2195 -8 -26 14 12 -8
2018 529 1944 -9 -15 11 11 -2
2019 400 1575 -2 0 11 8 16
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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 1453 46.4 67.2 85.4 28 64.1 39.5 63.2 46.3 20.2 8.2 78.2
2016 1513 46.7 63.1 82.3 29.2 52.8 40.4 55.8 45 27.2 7.2 61.7
2017 2075 48.2 64.1 85.8 24.7 59.8 42 59.8 43.7 20.4 6.5 76.9
2018 1947 50.7 65.4 82.9 26.9 62.8 42.5 61.6 46.4 21.3 5.9 73.9
2019 1579 42.9 64.9 88.6 30.3 59.6 41.2 62.7 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 4.1 75
8664 47.2 64.9 85 27.7 59.7 41.2 60.4 45.2 22 6.6 73.6
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 9 15 14 20 6 41 27 18 22 21 15 29 9 25 4 68
2016 46 51 71 82 21 61 79 26 49 61 29 80 46 60 3 58
2017 64 60 80 85 35 57 93 80 84 26 21 20 64 34 1 34
2018 29 11 40 71 22 53 94 65 21 10 66 26 29 25 2 30
2019 2 1 4 9 2 34 26 9 2 13 43 21 2 21 3 22
2020
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.2 18 17.4 1 8 10 10 55.6
2020 22.2 1 1 0 1 0 1 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 18 20 19 20 20 16 17 20 16 16 18 19 13 15 15 18 14 17 17 19 13 17 16 17 19 18 20 17 19 17 20
2020 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
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 89.2 89.4 0.2 86 -3.4 87.9 1.9 90.4 2.5 90.1 -0.3
Launch Angle 7.8 2.8 -5 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 % 36.6 35.2 -1.4 28.5 -6.7 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 0.266 0.243 -0.023 0.236 -0.007 0.27 0.034 0.306 0.036 0.352 0.046
BA 0.261 0.219 -0.042 0.219 0 0.272 0.053 0.315 0.043 0.286 -0.029
xwOBA 0.341 0.309 -0.032 0.3 -0.009 0.323 0.023 0.38 0.057 0.424 0.044
wOBA 0.33 0.289 -0.041 0.282 -0.007 0.316 0.034 0.382 0.066 0.338 -0.044
xSLG 0.431 0.358 -0.073 0.35 -0.008 0.401 0.051 0.521 0.12 0.621 0.1
SLG 0.416 0.343 -0.073 0.321 -0.022 0.391 0.07 0.535 0.144 0.524 -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 Swing % 46.4 46.7 0.3 48.2 1.5 50.7 2.5 42.9 -7.8 43.3 0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 53.6 53.3 -0.3 51.8 -1.5 49.3 -2.5 57.1 7.8 56.7 -0.4
First Pitch Swing % 27.7 27.8 0.1 29.3 1.5 27.2 -2.1 29.1 1.9 21.7 -7.4
First Pitch Strike % 63.2 55.8 -7.4 59.8 4 61.6 1.8 62.7 1.1 43.5 -19.2
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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 .281 386 1 0.3 149 11 7.4
2018 530 .316 382 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 Distribution