Bio: The Yankees' 11th-round selection from 2011 started his college ball at Longwood University, where he began his career thinking his future was as a hitter. Things changed, however, and now he looks like he's on the fast track to the major league bullpen. For more on his transition, read this interview I did with him earlier in the winter.
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2011: After signing, Montgomery spent the rest of the season between Staten Island and Charleston, and absolutely dominated. After fanning five hitters in his Low-A debut, he finished the year with an average between the levels of nearly 17 strikeouts per nine. He has a low-90s heater and a devastating slider that has drawn excellent reviews this spring.
What's Next: It's not certain, but there's a good chance that Montgomery begins the year in Trenton's bullpen. If he does, there's also a decent chance he might not stay there for very long.