Colson Montgomery looks to be a great White Sox draft pick
The Chicago White Sox have made some solid draft picks in recent years. Andrew Vaughn, Garrett Crochet, Jake Burger, and Nick Madrigal are all very good players who have a chance to make an impact in Major League Baseball at one point or another. The Sox traded Madrigal to acquire Craig Kimbrel but the other three are still with the organization looking to make an impact.
Their 2021 pick, Colson Montgomery, is no different. Chicago drafted him out of high school with the 22nd pick of the first round in the 2021 MLB Draft. He is a shortstop that bats left and throws right. His estimated time of arrival to the big leagues is 2025 according to MLB dot com.
A shortstop isn’t really something that is on the minds of the White Sox right now with Tim Anderson as one of their franchise players. However, Montgomery isn’t a college kid kicking on the door of AAA already. He is a high school kid that has a long way to go before he even sniffs Major League Baseball. We have no clue where the White Sox or Anderson will be at that point in time.
This is a player that grades out as a pretty good hitter and fielder. He isn’t more dynamic at one thing over the other but he is just a solid all-around baseball player. The White Sox made a very good pick when they drafted him in 2021.
Colson Montgomery figures to be a big key to the future of the Chicago White Sox.
In 2021, he played in 26 games for the White Sox Arizona Complex League team. He didn’t hit a home run but he had 7 RBIs and a slash of .287/.396/.362/ for an OPS of .758. Now, his trip to the Minor Leagues is next.
As mentioned before, he is a shortstop for now. Regardless of what happens with anyone on the current Major League roster, the White Sox are going to give him a chance to hold that position down and continue learning it at the pro level.
However, his speed is an issue that has some people thinking he will move over to third base and that is okay if it happens. For right now, even if he slows down with more man muscle, he just needs to keep doing what he is doing.
For offense, according to MLB, he is known as more of a power hitter than a contact hitter. However, his approach suggests that he might be able to hit for average which is something that everyone wants to see from the best power hitters. Those that can do both are extremely valuable to a team. We all want to see Montgomery do amazing things so that he can reach the show.
Corey Seager is a solid comparison that MLB has for him but that isn’t always the best thing to do. We want to see Colson Montgomery earn his own reputation so that we can see him become the player that helps the White Sox win games. For now, this is looking like an outstanding draft pick.