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[Photos] Jordan Montgomery Rising Through the Yankees Farm System

The New York Yankees drafted Jordan Montgomery in the fourth round of the 2014 draft.  The lefty made his professional debut in the Gulf Coast League with the GCL Yankees but quickly was promoted to Staten Island to pitch for the Staten Island Yankees.

Jordan Montgomery kicked off his journey through the Yankees minor leagues in 2014, pitching first for the GCL Yankees and then for the Staten Island Yankees. (Robert M. Pimpsner)

Montgomery threw just 19 innings in his first season, earning a combined 3.79 ERA between the two teams. That would be his highest ERA in the minors. (Robert M. Pimpsner)

Montgomery began the 2015 season with the Charleston RiverDogs where in nine games he struck out 55 batters in 43 2/3 innings pitched. (Jerry Coli)

On June 1, 2015, he earned a promotion to the Tampa Yankees of the Florida State League where he began to experience a velocity increase due to changes in his pitching mechanics (Tom Hagerty)

In 2016 Montgomery got his first taste of the upper levels of the minors, starting the season with the Trenton Thunder where he was 9-4 with a 2.55 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 102 1/3 innings of work. (Martin Griff)

Montgomery earned his first All-Star nod that season as well as being named to Baseball America’s Double-A All-Star team (Martin Griff)

 

On August 1, 2016, Montgomery was promoted to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders where he pitched to a 0..97 ERA in six games. (Cheryl Pursell)

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