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New York Yankees prospects who could make their MLB debuts in 2017

Jordan Montgomery

Before being an underrated prospect in the Yankees’ system, Jordan Montgomery was a big-time ace during his collegiate days at South Carolina.

In five career NCAA tournament starts, the lefty went 5-0 with a 0.93 ERA and since being drafted in 2014, he has flown under-the-radar until now.

Between Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last season, Montgomery registered a 14-5 record featuring a 2.13 ERA and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings en route to earning a spring training invite.

Montgomery’s ERA dipped to 0.97 in his six Triple-A starts and he’s now obtained massive attention from the organization, and rightfully so as he’s a southpaw who has demonstrated the ability to be a workhorse (273.2 IP in last two seasons) — and boy the Yankees could use one of those.

He’ll enter big league camp as a non-roster invitee this spring, and while, like Enns, I don’t presume he’ll win an Opening Day roster spot, it’s all but guaranteed he’ll make his debut at some point in 2017.