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Frankie Montas | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / BOS
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Dodgers GM Andrew Friedman said that the team plans on initially developing RHP Frankie Montas as a starter.
The Dodgers acquired Montas as part of the three-team trade that sent Todd Frazier to the White Sox. While he's viewed by many scouts as a future late-inning reliever--Friedman himself called Montas a potential "impact bullpen arm"--they'll look to see if he can stick in the rotation initially. The 22-year-old right-hander has a dynamic fastball-slider combination, one that helped him rack up 108 strikeouts in 112 Double-A innings during the 2015 campaign. Wed, Dec 16, 2015 05:36:00 PM

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Dodgers acquired RHP Frankie Montas, OF Trayce Thompson, and INF Micah Johnson from the White Sox in the three-team Todd Frazier deal.

Known for his electric fastball, Montas made two starts and five relief appearances with the White Sox down the stretch this past season and posted a 2.97 ERA and 108/48 K/BB ratio over 112 innings in Double-A. He could still make it as a starter, but many see him as a late-inning arm in the long run. He turns 23 in March.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 01:23:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers will acquire right-hander Frankie Montas, outfielder Trayce Thompson and infielder Micah Johnson from the White Sox in the three-team Todd Frazier deal.

It was ultimately a three-for-three swap, as the Dodgers gave up Jose Peraza, Scott Schebler, and Brandon Dixon in the deal. Montas is a high-upside arm, even as a possible reliever. Meanwhile, Thompson is capable of playing center field and Johnson replaces Peraza in the Dodgers' infield. Los Angeles continues to collect young talent, perhaps setting them up for another big trade.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the White Sox and Dodgers are nearing a trade involving prospect right-hander Frankie Montas.

Passan speculates that it "could be pretty big," but he has confirmed that Yasiel Puig is not in the deal. The hard-throwing Montas made two starts and five relief appearances with the White Sox down the stretch this past season and had a 2.97 ERA and 108/48 K/BB ratio over 112 innings in Double-A. He turns 23 in March.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 11:57:00 AM

Frankie Montas pitched well but lost to the Tigers on Sunday, giving up only one run in four innings.

Montas allowed two hits and three walks while striking out seven. The lone run scored early on a Nick Castellanos RBI double. The right-hander has hammered in his first major league start on September 23 and finishes the season with a 4.80 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP, and a 20/9 K/BB ratio in 15 major league innings.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:30:00 PM

Frankie Montas was smacked around for six runs over just three innings against the Tigers Wednesday in his first major league start.

Montas has an electric arm but doesn’t have the command to go with it at this point and it showed in this one. The 22-year-old yielded six hits – including a Victor Martinez home run – while walking a pair and needing 72 pitches to cover his three frames. He was making a spot start due to a doubleheader earlier this week and will now return to the White Sox’ bullpen.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Frankie Montas will make a spot start for the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon in Detroit.

Montas has been working as a reliever since his September 1 promotion and probably isn't stretched out enough to go more than four or five innings. He's not a great fantasy streaming option versus the Tigers.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 04:11:00 PM

White Sox recalled RHP Frankie Montas from Double-A Birmingham.

In 112 Double-A innings, Montas owned a 2.97 ERA and 108/48 K/BB ratio. He's a hard-thrower and at just 22 years old, there's still plenty of time for him to cash in on his upside. He worked as a starter in the minors, though it's unknown whether he'll continue to see starts with the White Sox as we hit the home stretch. Double-A to the bigs is a pretty big jump for such a young guy.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 03:16:00 PM

White Sox optioned RHP Frankie Montas to Double-A Birmingham.

The 22-year-old hurler was only with the club as the 26th man for Friday's doubleheader against the Royals, though he didn't appear in either game. He owns a stellar 2.47 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 62/29 K/BB ratio over 73 frames at Double-A Birmingham this season.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 08:07:00 AM

White Sox recalled RHP Frankie Montas from Double-A Birmingham.

Montas will serve as the 26th man for Friday's doubleheader versus the Royals, giving them some length out of the bullpen. The 22-year-old hard-thrower holds a 2.47 ERA and 62/29 K/BB ratio over 73 innings at Birmingham this season.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the White Sox are expected to call up Frankie Montas for Friday's doubleheader versus the Royals.

It's unclear whether he'll start one of the games or be available out of the bullpen. Montas, 22, is one of the hardest throwers in the minors and has a bunch of upside. The young right-hander boasts a 2.47 ERA and 62/29 K/BB ratio over 73 innings at Double-A Birmingham this season. While undoubtedly an intriguing arm, he seems likely to be sent back down after the doubleheader for more seasoning.
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 03:49:00 PM

White Sox pitching prospect Frankie Montas delivered a seven-inning no-hitter Tuesday in a win for Double-A Birmingham.

It was Birmingham's first seven-inning no-hitter in 48 years. Montas topped out at 98 mph on his fastball and threw 47 of his 77 pitches for strikes. He walked three hitters and had the same number of strikeouts. MLB.com's No. 79 prospect had been winless in his previous 10 starts. Tuesday's outing lowered the right-hander's ERA from 2.87 to 2.50.
Source: MILB.com
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 02:50:00 PM

White Sox prospect Frankie Montas dazzled Sunday in his season debut for Double-A Birmingham.

Montas finished with eight punchouts and only two walks over 5 1/3 hitless innings. 47 of his 83 pitches went for strikes. Birmingham's offense didn't get going until later in the game, leaving Montas with a no-decision. The 22-year-old is considered Chicago's third-best prospect, according to MLB.com.
Source: MILB.com
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 03:38:00 PM

White Sox optioned RHP Francellis Montas to Double-A Birmingham; reassigned RHPs Logan Kensing, Nolan Sanburn, and LHP Joe Savery to minor league camp.

The most interesting name among Tuesday's cuts, Montas compiled a dominant 1.44 ERA and 80/22 K/BB ratio in 81 innings last season between three different levels in the minors. Over the winter, Baseball America ranked him as the organization's No. 5 prospect.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 03:21:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Francellis Montas from Double-A Birmingham.

Montas is now protected from December's Rule 5 Draft. The 21-year-old right-hander had a dominant 1.44 ERA and 80/22 K/BB ratio in 81 innings this past season between three different levels of the White Sox system.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 03:30:00 PM

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SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
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LF1Andre Ethier
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CF1Joc Pederson
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RF1Yasiel Puig
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S1Clayton Kershaw
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R1Kenley Jansen
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