Mike Montgomery | LHP-SP | Kansas City Royals | DOB: 7-1-89 | 6’5” | 180 lbs | B/T: L/L | 2008 1st rd pk #36 | KC #1 ranked prospect according to Baseball America (2010) | MiLB Player Page

In the Kansas City Royals 2009 Minor League Review that I wrote this past off-season, here is what I mentioned about Montgomery:

His curveball is considered his best pitch, his 89 to 93 mph fastball has more potential to develop velocity and movement, also throws an average changeup and the rare palmball.

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Minor League Players of the Week (ending July 11). Names like Peter Bourjos (LAA), Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)), Kirk Nieuwenhuis (NYM), and Clint Robinson (KC) should start becoming familiar to your lexicon, well at least the first three for sure.  I’m nearly a week late and several [million] dollars short, but, as we all now know, fCliff Lee and Mark Lowe were traded to the Rangers for Justin Smoak, Blake Beavan, Josh Lueke, and Matthew Lawson.

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In the BP-esque All-Star game snubs op-ed’s, I’ve selected three – yes, three and not two like normal – minor league All-Stars who actually deserved that title. I couldn’t sleep at night knowing that I lied to commenter GopherDay when he asked if I would do a write up on Brett Jackson to which I replied, “I’d do a write up of him, but I did a Cubs player recently.

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Zach Britton | LHP-SP | Baltimore Orioles | DOB: 12-22-87 | 6’2” | 180 lbs | B/T: L/T | 3rd rd. 2006 from H.S. | BAL #3 ranked prospect according to Baseball America (2010) | MiLB Player Page

Equipped with a sinking fastball that sits between 88 to 92 mph and a four-seam fastball that tops out at 95 mph, Britton is Dave Duncan’s Krispy Kreme doughnut.

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What a week! The MLB Draft and Stephen Strasburg and Mike Stanton were promoted to the majors.  After weighing my options, I decided on a few prospects that might take a little longer to reach the majors, with the pitcher the closest to making “The Show.”  (I contemplated names like Freddie Freeman, Peter Bourgos, Eric Hosmer, Stolemy Pimental, Lonnie Chisenhall, Zach McAllister, Brett Lawrie, and Christian Friedrich for those of you who are curious).

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It’s June, and everyone is just waiting for the big name prospects to be called up. Definitely an exciting time. My friends in my competitive leagues keep asking me about Stephen Strasburg and what I think he’ll do. They always preface this with, “Honestly,” because they have come to know a critical point-of-view from my end when I attempt to predict rookie stats.

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