2024 MLB Draft Deep Dive: Braden Montgomery, OF/ RHP, Texas A&M.   

The 2024 MLB draft is set for Sunday, July 14, 2024, in Arlington Texas. Part of the 2024 MLB All-Star Weekend festivities. The Phillies will pick at number 27 in the 1st round. Currently, the Phillies have 17 picks in the 2024 draft.

The baseball people here at EOP will keep you updated on the top prospects in this year’s draft. This week we look at our projected number seven player (pick owned by the St. Louis Cardinals) in the 2024 MLB Draft. Braden Montgomery, OF/ RHP, Texas A&M.

Montgomery is a 6-foot-2 outfielder and righthanded pitcher who is more than capable of contributing on both sides of the ball in college but has greater upside as a hitter in pro ball.

 He spent his first two seasons with Stanford and made significant strides with his approach year-over-year. After posting a 6.5% walk rate as a freshman in 2022 that figure jumped to 16% in 2023 and he slashed .336/.461/.611 with 17 home runs and 14 doubles.

 Montgomery is a better hitter from the left side but has some swing-and-miss tendencies. Both a lefty and a righty. His greatest tool is a borderline 80-grade throwing arm. This affords him a prototypical right-field profile and has manifested on the mound with a fastball that has been up to 97-98 mph.

 He transferred to Texas A&M for his 2024 draft season. He is expected to contribute as an everyday outfielder, hitter in the middle of the lineup, and occasional hard-throwing reliever.

Matt Bednarczyk
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