2023 Player Outlook
2023 Recap: Montas has had issues with his right shoulder most notably over the past two seasons, which limited him to just 41 regular season innings with the New York Yankees. When healthy, Montas has a sinker and splitter that will generate a ton of ground balls, which are two weapons he should utilize to keep him out of harm's way in Great American Ball Park. He has a career 24.2 percent strikeout rate, which is solid, but when you look at some of his other metrics, i.e. his swinging strike rate and O-Swing rate, there seems to be some meat left on the bone in the strikeout department.
2024 Outlook: It’s going to come down to health with Montas, as he’s pitched in more than 100 innings just twice since entering the bigs back in 2015. The strikeout/groundout build is optimal for Great American Ball Park and Montas is a value at his current ADP, but of course, he carries considerable risk. Health willing, if things go well, we could see the 2021 version of Montas again, and the Reds would be ecstatic to get that. I'm more bullish than most on Montas, and I'll take the risk this year.