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Every fresh day yields a little more good news about Colson Montgomery, and this one involves his biggest jump yet.
While Montgomery cracked Baseball America’s Top 100 list earlier this month upon graduations of previously ranked prospects, the cursory nature of the update meant he could only dip a toe into the waters at No. 99.
Now that BA officially revised its top 100 list for at the season’s halfway point, Montgomery has garnered far more consideration — 46 spots’ worth of consideration, to be specific. He now ranks No. 53, , he shot up a few tiers upon the outlet’s grand midseason revision.
Here’s the blurb:
Tools: Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 55
Skinny: While Montgomery wasnt ranked among the “big four” shortstops in the 2021 high school draft class he’s been very productive over the first half of the season. Montgomery possesses plus bat-to-ball skills and approach, as well as blossoming power—his max exit velocity in 2022 is over 112 mph.
The “big four” prep shortstops comprised Marcelo Mayer (4th, Red Sox), Jordan Lawlar (6th, Diamondbacks), Brady House (11th, Nationals) and Kahlil Watson (16th, Marlins). Here’s how they stack up so far this year:
- Cam Butler went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and strikeout.
- Luis Pineda was 2-for-4 with a homer.
- Chase Krogman, 0-for-1 with three walks.
- Dario Borrero, 1-for-4 with a double.
- Victor Quezada singled twice, struck out twice and was caught stealing.
- Alvaro Aguero went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo shots and a strikeout.
- Manuel Veloz: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K
- Erick Bello: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
- Guillermo Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with two walks and strikeout, and was 1-for-2 on the basepaths.
- Erick Hernandez was 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
- Ryan Burrowes, 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base.
- Loidel Chapelli went 3-for-4 with a homer, a walk and two stolen bases.
- Carlos Jimenez was 1-for-5.