Montgomery, a member of the Georgia College Bobcats baseball program, has had a very successful summer playing in the New York Collegiate Baseball League and may be primed for a breakout season as a redshirt junior in the spring.
The New York Collegiate Baseball League is a summer wood bat development league for professional baseball. Major League Baseball funds a small portion of the league’s annual budget. The league gives college players who have not yet signed a professional contract the opportunity to develop their skills at a higher level of play, gain experience with wood bats and be evaluated by scouts.
Teams play a 40-game regular season schedule with games beginning in June and ending in the last week in July.
Montgomery played for the Syracuse Salt Cats. He hit .310 with 23 runs, a pair of home runs and 25 driven in. His RBI total ranked just outside the league’s top 10.
As a redshirt sophomore and outfielder, Montgomery played in seven games and started one. He had four hits and a walk in eight at-bats, including a double, home run and three RBIs.