Originally written on i70baseball  |  Last updated 11/17/14
I attended the Futures Game at Kauffman stadium last year, hoping to catch a glimpse of the prospects that earned a #1 ranking for the Kansas City Royals by Baseball America. Photo Courtesy of Minda Haas Let me tell you, from that one exhibition, I came away with a new twist on an old phrase: “I have seen the future, and it is Mike Montgomery.” On that April 4 afternoon, all the top prospects were on display. Danny Duffy and John Lamb looked good, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Wil Myers looked ok, and Christian Colon looked awful. But Mike Montgomery stood head and shoulders above them all. No one was surprised. After all, he lit up spring training in Arizona and was only sent to Omaha for a little more seasoning. Fast-forward one year, and Montgomery now not only isn’t ready for the big leagues, he seems headed in the wrong direction. While all the news in Surprise this month swirled around contract extensions and injuries, Montgomery was quietly demoted to the minor league cam...
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