Once KC made that first round pick, Mike Montgomery was on the fast track to the majors.
Ranking in as the franchises' third best prospect, Montgomery found himself in Triple-A Omaha in just his fourth professional season, at the age of 21.
But he hit a bump in the road, the size of a pitchers mound. Now... Monty is back in Double-A with the Naturals, which doesn't sound nearly as bad as what you would think.
He's here to learn, finally taking a rewind in his fast forwarding career.
And remember, Montgomery is still only 23 years old. So Royals fans, his ceiling is still as high as ever.
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