• Full name Carson Luke Montgomery
  • Born 08/13/2002 in Windermere, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Florida State
  • Drafted in the 11th round (341st overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2023 (signed for $200,000).
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    School: Florida State Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 20.9
    BA Grade:40/High
    Tools:Fastball: 50. Slider: 55. Changeup: 45. Cutter: 45. Control: 45.

    Montgomery ranked as the No. 40 prospect in the 2020 draft class and was the highest-ranked prospect to make it to campus after going undrafted. He has flashed the solid stuff that made him such a prominent prep prospect, but he has also largely struggled in both a weekend starter and midweek starter role for the Seminoles in three seasons. His 2023 draft year was perhaps his worst season yet, as he posted a 7.00 ERA over 45 innings with a career-low 18.5% strikeout rate and career-high 16.3% walk rate. Listed at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, Montgomery has a muscular physique and solid arm speed and attacks hitters with a lower, three-quarter slot and some crossfiring action out in front. He has a four-pitch mix, led by a fastball in the 92-94 mph range that touches 97-98, but hitters have teed off on it and slashed .343/.482/.574 against the pitch in 2023. He doesn’t have much life on the pitch or deception overall, and it’s consistently played down from its above-average velocity. Montgomery’s best pitch is a mid-80s slider with solid spin and around 11 inches of horizontal movement. He has also thrown a mid-80s changeup and an upper-80s cutter. Previously a strong strike-thrower, Montgomery looked out of sorts this spring in terms of command. His stock has fallen significantly since his prep days, but there’s solid arm talent still here for a team that believes it can give him the necessary tweaks to unlock him in pro ball.

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  • RHP Carson Montgomery assigned to Lake Elsinore Storm from ACL Padres.
  • San Diego Padres signed RHP Carson Montgomery.

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