Colson Montgomery has had an excellent first full season in the White Sox organization, and evaluators across the league continue to take notice of just how good he may be.
Following the MLB Draft late last month, talent evaluators are putting out their Top 100 MLB Prospects lists that include any draft picks from this year. One of the first ones to come out is Baseball America’s list. You’ll remember that this is the same list that previously saw Colson Montgomery rise in the ranks all the way from unranked to start the season to #53 on their mid-season list prior to the draft. Impressively, Montgomery has seen a rise of 15 spots since the last Baseball America ranking back in June, as he is now the 38th ranked prospect in all of baseball.
Baseball America updated his tools to the following values (on a 20-80 scale) – Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 55. Evaluators are still high on his bat-to-ball skills and especially his approach.
From the June 11 ranking to today, Montgomery has hit .295/.417/.420 with four home runs and has been promoted from Low-A to High-A. At one point during this season, Montgomery had a 50-game on-base streak, and while he hasn’t hit for much power as of late, he has shown that he has plenty of power in his bat and may just need some time to re-adjust back to High-A pitching. In total in Winston-Salem, Montgomery has an .819 OPS, which includes an impressive .400 OBP. With the way his season is going, Montgomery could see AA Birmingham as early as late this year, or at the latest, the beginning of the 2023 season.
Montgomery is the only current top 100 prospect for the White Sox, though several players have made a case for current and future recognition this season, including Oscar Colas, Bryan Ramos, Carlos Perez, Lenyn Sosa, and Cristian Mena, among others. He is the first Top 100 Prospect the Sox have had in quite some time, as the group of Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Dylan Cease, Andrew Vaughn, and Luis Robert has long graduated from prospect status. Hopefully, the White Sox begin to see a few additional names added to that list by the end-of-year prospect rankings.
However, for now, the White Sox are surely thrilled to be back on the top 100 rankings of such a reputable site.
We will have our updated Top 30 prospects list out tomorrow! In the meantime, make sure to check out our own Mid-Season Top 30 White Sox Prospect series as well!
- Mid-Season Top 30 White Sox Prospects: Honorable Mentions
- Mid-Season Top 30 White Sox Prospects: #30-16
- Mid-Season Top 30 White Sox Prospects: #15-1
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