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Mark Montgomery (baseball)

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Mark Montgomery
New York Yankees – No. 84
Relief pitcher
Born: (1990-08-30) August 30, 1990 (age 26)
Williamsburg, Virginia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Mark Montgomery (born August 30, 1990) is a minor league baseball pitcher for the Double-A Trenton Thunder in the New York Yankees organization.

A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, Montgomery attended Bruton High School,[1] and was drafted by the Yankees out of Longwood University in the 11th round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He is quickly rising through the Yankees organization and could make his debut some time in 2015. His career strikeouts per 9 innings pitched s 14.3. He won the Kevin Lawn Award for 2012.

Career

Montgomery began his career with the Class A- Staten Island Yankees of the New York-Penn League in 2011 where he pitched four games before being promoted to the Class A Charleston Riverdogs for the rest of the year. Between the two teams, he had a 1.91 ERA, 51 strikeouts, 13 walks, and 15 saves in 26 games with 28.1 innings pitched, with no win-loss record.

The next year, Montgomery pitched for the Yankees' A+ and AA teams, the Tampa Yankees and Trenton Thunder. He went 7-2 with a stellar 1.54 ERA in 46 games/64.1 innings pitched with 99 strikeouts, 22 walks, and 15 saves once again.

In 2013, Montgomery started the year with the AAA club of the Yankees, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Besides a four game stint with the GCL Yankees, he spent the whole season with the RailRiders. For the season, his ERA regressed slightly from his first two years, settling at a still-respectable 3.38 in 29 games (four of which were starts with the GCL Yankees) and 45.1 innings pitched to go along with his 59 strikeouts, 25 walks, and 2-3 record.

Montgomery's 2014 season was split between Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, with 17 appearances in AA and 22 in AAA. For the season between the two teams, he held a 2-1 record, 2.10 ERA (including a microscopic 0.81 for Trenton), 51 strikeouts, 26 walks, and 4 saves in 51.1 innings pitched.

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