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Mike Montgomery | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Mike Montgomery continued to pitch well in Sunday's win over the A's, surrendering one run on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Montgomery had posted back-to-back complete game shutouts entering Sunday. While he didn't pitch to that level against the A's, he held his own, striking out two, walking one and allowing just a solo home run to Sam Fuld in the third inning. He has been fantastic over his first seven starts, pitching to a 1.62 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 31/13 K/BB ratio in 50 innings. Next up on the schedule, a home start against the Angels. Jul 5 - 6:59 PM

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Mike Montgomery flashed terrific stuff in a shutout of the Padres on Tuesday, losing a bid for a no-hitter in the seventh inning.

Montgomery has been on fire since debuting in the majors for the first time at the beginning of June. On Tuesday, he brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but lost it with one out when Yangervis Solarte doubled. It was the only hit he allowed in nine innings along with four walks and seven strikeouts. Montgomery now has tossed back-to-back shutouts. The left-hander, through six starts, owns a stellar 1.62 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and a 29/12 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings. He'll start in Oakland against the Athletics next.
Jul 1 - 12:35 AM

Mike Montgomery struck out 10 in a complete-game shutout Tuesday against the Royals.

Mike Montgomery! Who knew? The former Royals prospect, who was part of the Wil Myers-James Shields trade, was looked at as a reliever by the Rays this spring before being traded to the Mariners for Erasmo Ramirez. Give the Mariners some credit for the pickup, but it's not like they knew what they had here when they left him in Triple-A for the first two months of the season. Montgomery has a 2.05 ERA in five starts since his callup. He struck out just 12 batters in his first four starts, but he was missing bats tonight. He can't be this good, but he's showing enough to suggest that he'll be a fourth or fifth starter going forward.
Jun 24 - 12:55 AM

Mike Montgomery surrendered four runs on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

He struck out one and walked two. Acquired in March from the Rays in exchange for Erasmo Ramirez, Montgomery has been surprisingly effective over his first four starts, posting a 2.73 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. He's pitching over his head however, most obviously apparent in that 12/8 K/BB rate in 26-plus innings. Montgomery may finally see the clock strike midnight when he gets the Royals next time around.
Jun 19 - 1:04 AM

Mike Montgomery tossed a quality start against the Astros on Saturday, allowing just one run on six hits over six innings.

Montgomery's offensive teammates made this easy for the pitcher, as they scored five runs in the first inning and another three in the third. The Astros wouldn't touch Montgomery until a ground-rule double by George Springer in the fifth inning, which merely acted as a cosmetic run (it made the score 8-1). Montgomery has pitched well in his three starts this season following a June 2 call-up. We don't like him quite as much as his 1.89 ERA and 1.11 WHIP, but at this point, he's an interesting option for deeper AL-only formats. We'll hold off on recommending him for mixed league play until we see this a few more times, though. He'll try to keep his good roll going in a home start against the Giants next Thursday.
Jun 13 - 7:48 PM

Mike Montgomery pitched very well in a loss to the Rays on Sunday, hurling seven innings of two-run ball.

This was Montgomery's second start in the majors. Both outings have been strong ones. He threw 98 pitches (62 strikes) against the Rays, with a run scoring in the first inning via an RBI single by Logan Forsythe and another coming in the seventh on a solo homer by Mikie Mahtook. Despite the solid work, Montgomery was saddled with the loss thanks to a red-hot Chris Archer. In Triple-A, he held a 3.74 ERA and 47/15 K/BB ratio in 53 innings before being called up. If he continues to start, the 25-year-old southpaw could be useful in deeper leagues, particularly deeper AL-only formats. The Astros are up next on his schedule unless the Mariners announce differently.
Jun 7 - 7:12 PM

Mike Montgomery, making his major league debut, held the Yankees to one run in six innings, leaving with a no-decision as the Mariners lost in 11 innings on Tuesday.

Montgomery looked solid, limiting the Yankees to four hits and two walks while striking out four. The only run came across in the third inning on a Mark Teixeira double. The Mariners may let him start again. If they do, Montgomery would be on track to take on the Rays at home on Sunday.
Jun 3 - 2:16 AM

Mariners recalled LHP Mike Montgomery from Triple-A Tacoma.

Montgomery will make his major league debut Tuesday at home against the Yankees and could be up for an extended period if the outing goes well. The 25-year-old left-hander has lost his top-prospect status, but he's put up a decent 3.74 ERA and 47/15 K/BB ratio in 53 innings this season at the Triple-A level. There may be some value here for deep mixed-leaguers.
Jun 2 - 5:16 PM

Mariners pitching prospect Mike Montgomery will be recalled to make his major league debut on Tuesday against the Yankees.

He's taking James Paxton's (finger) spot in the rotation. A former top-50 prospect, Montgomery has seen his star fade dramatically the last couple years but has had a nice season at Triple-A Tacoma, posting a 3.74 ERA and 47/15 K/BB ratio over 53 innings. He could stick around for a bit if he pitches well.
Jun 1 - 6:45 PM

Mariners optioned LHP Mike Montgomery to Triple-A Tacoma.

Montgomery was acquired from the Rays on Tuesday for Erasmo Ramirez. The Rays had planned to move the left-hander to relief, but it's not clear whether the Mariners will do the same or keep him as a starter.
Apr 2 - 7:53 PM

Mariners acquired LHP Mike Montgomery from the Rays in exchange for RHP Erasmo Ramirez.

The former top prospect had been converted to relief early in camp by the Rays only to move back to starting when injuries hit. With the Mariners, Montgomery is almost surely headed to Triple-A. He's still just 25 but looks like a long shot at this point to ever reach his former potential.
Mar 31 - 10:22 PM

Mike Montgomery gave up three runs in an inning of work before Friday's game against the Orioles was cut short due to rain.

Montgomery opened camp as a reliever, only to be thrust into the rotation mix because of the Rays' myriad injuries. If the season started tomorrow, either Montgomery or Everett Teaford, who started today and allowed one run in two innings, would be the Rays' fifth starter. Still, our guess is that the Rays will grab a veteran cut by another team to round out their rotation.
Mar 27 - 3:55 PM

Mike Montgomery pitched a perfect ninth for the save as the Rays edged the Twins 2-1 on Friday.

Montgomery, once a top prospect in the Royals chain before coming over in the James Shields trade, is getting a look as a reliever this spring. It's hard to see him winning a spot in the crowded Tampa Bay pen, but he has a better chance of helping out later as a reliever than he did as a starter.
Mar 6 - 4:24 PM

Rays pitching prospect Mike Montgomery will be used as a reliever during spring training.

The former top prospect just hasn't developed as hoped as a starter and the Rays have decided to finally try him out in the bullpen. Montgomery's stuff figures to play up in relief, giving him a shot to be an impact arm in Tampa's bullpen. With Jake McGee (elbow) slated to miss the first month of the season, Montgomery could be a dark horse to crack the Opening Day roster.
Mar 1 - 1:18 PM

Rays left-handed pitching prospect Mike Montgomery struck out nine in 8 1/3 innings as part of a no-hitter that was completed by Brad Boxberger.

Montgomery was a top-25 prospect when he reached Triple-A in 2011, then as part of the Kansas City Royals organization. He has a 2.81 ERA and 1.130 WHIP to go with a 9.8 K/9 through his first five starts of the season. He still walks too many (4.2 BB/9 in 2014 and 3.6 BB/9 for his career), but he could be a solid high-strikeout lefty at the back of a rotation.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 10:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad Miller
2Chris Taylor
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Seth Smith
2Dustin Ackley
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Nelson Cruz
DH1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Taijuan Walker
6Mike Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
R1Carson Smith
2Fernando Rodney
3Charlie Furbush
4Mark Lowe
5Joe Beimel
6David Rollins
7Mayckol Guaipe