Braden Montgomery eager for next step

Braden Montgomery, a prep outfielder and right-handed pitcher from Mississippi, is a talented two-way player who is a switch hitter and possesses above-average arm strength. He likely profiles better as a position player but offers intriguing potential on the mound.

Montgomery has a chance to be a five-tool player in pro ball. He is a well-regarded MLB draft prospect who could hear his name called in the early rounds of the draft on July 11.

You can read an in-depth feature story on Montgomery and his skills HERE.

Below is a follow-up conversation with Montgomery from my interview with him in October. In this interview, we discuss his senior season, experience at the MLB Draft Combine and what position he views himself at long-term. Montgomery also discusses his commitment to Stanford.

View this edition of the Baseball Prospect Journal Draft Conversation with Braden Montgomery here:

Read more in-depth stories on top 2021 MLB draft prospects at Baseball Prospect Journal.

Dan Zielinski III has covered the MLB draft for six years. He has interviewed 253 of the top draft prospects in that period, including three No. 1 overall picks. Multiple publications, including Baseball America, USA Today, and The Arizona Republic, have quoted his work, while he’s appeared on radio stations as a “MLB draft expert.” Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski III is the creator of the Baseball Prospect Journal and has covered the MLB draft since 2015. His draft work originally appeared on, a sports website he started in December 2011. He also covered the Milwaukee Brewers as a member of the credentialed media for four years. Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

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