Allen Montgomery

ALLEN MONTGOMERY, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: August 15, 1996
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Minor league free agent, 2018
How Acquired: Non-Drafted Free Agent
College: Southern Illinois University
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

The Pirates signed Montgomery as a non-drafted free agent.  He spent two years at a junior college, where he struggled badly, posting ERAs of 9.10 and 8.44.  From there he went to Southern Illinois, where he had an ERA of 9.89 his junior year, then improved to 5.44 as a senior.  His first three seasons he pitched as a swing man, but as a senior he pitched strictly in relief, making 27 appearances.  He walked 21 and struck out 27 in 43 innings.  Presumably, the Pirates see some ability that’s not evident from the numbers.

2018
R+:  0-1-3, 4.82 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, 18.2 IP, 4.8 BB/9, 9.2 K/9
A-:  1-0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.30 WHIP, 3.1 IP, 0.0 BB/9, 8.1 K/9

The Pirates used Montgomery to pitch in relief in the late innings for Bristol, then moved him up to Morgantown for two outings at the end of the season.  Between control issues and a little over a hit per inning, he allowed a lot of baserunners.

Montgomery figures to be an organizational pitcher.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2019: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 26, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a minor league free agent.