I’m pretty gun-shy about that profile too, it the one thing I’m confident in about Montgomery is that when he’s physically mature he is going to really stand out on the pro field. Whatever Anthony Hewitt looked like in a workout was never apparent in a game- Montgomery isn’t going to have that problem. It’s just going to be a question of is his ceiling Joc Pederson, or a star?
I’ve talked myself out of Painter- I love the build, pedigree, and combination of current stuff and projectability, but it doesn’t look like any of his pitches would be elite even with a bump in velo, so why not take a college guy who has the current stuff instead?
I like Madden but I’ve come to realize ECU rhp Gavin Williams is better - 95+ fastball, strong build, really good slider, and I think better command. With an improved change up he could shoot to the moon.