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Is Mark Montgomery the Heir to Mariano Rivera’s Yankees Closer Throne?

I traveled out to Arizona last weekend to scout the Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars Game, there was admittedly only a few pitchers I was genuinely excited to see.

One name toward the top of my very short list was New York Yankees’ right-hander Mark Montgomery, a player who I’ve grown increasingly fond of over the last year.

After he posted a 0.89 ERA and 14.2 K/9 at Longwood University in 2011, the Yankees made Montgomery their 11th-round draft pick in June and signed him for $65,000 shortly thereafter.

Assigned to Short-Season Staten Island to begin his career, the right-hander’s ability to miss bats was immediately apparent as he posted a 2.25 ERA and 22.50 K/9 in four innings.

Montgomery was ...

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