This may be a long shot since this 23-year old is not on the 40-man roster as we speak but Jordan Montgomery turned into an incredibly promising arm in the Yankees’ farm this season.
After going 9-4 with a 2.55 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 19 starts for the Trenton Thunder (AA), the lefty out of South Carolina has maintained a 0.97 ERA with 37 strikeouts in as many innings in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
He has flown under the radar, as the monstrous 6’6″ starter is ranked as the 20th prospect in the system and only the eighth-best pitcher in the farm despite his massive improvements since joining professional baseball.
There is one major roadblock other than the 40-man issue.
Jordan has hurled 139.1 innings in 2016 which is already above his career-high of 134.1 innings pitched in 2015, so the chances he makes it to “the show” at the same time his readiness says it will (2017) seems more likely.