Thursday, June 05, 2008

Royals Select Michael Montgomery in Second Round

In the second round, the Royals selected Michael Montgomery, a 6-4, 190 lb. left handed pitcher out of William S. Hart High School in California. ESPN reports that he has the ability to throw strikes, but he only has two pitches. His fastball ranges from 89-92 mph.

According to this blog, Montgomery has been offered a scholarship to Cal State Fullerton. Also according to the same source, he was 8-2 with a 1.41 ERA this past season. He also had 99 strikeouts in 69 innings.

According to this Los Angeles Times article, Montgomery was dismissed from his high school basketball team his year. The article doesn't really give a reason, although it seems to hint at one.

Update 10:05 pm: This pick actually ended up being a sandwich pick, so technically, Montgomery was taken at the end of the first round.

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