The Diamondbacks have lost Scouting Director Ray Montgomery to the Brewers Photo Courtesy of The Arizona Republic
The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost Scouting Director Ray Montgomery to the Brewers according to a report by Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.
After four years of running the Diamondbacks amateur scouting department, and the First Year Player Draft, Montgomery will serve as a special assistant to Brewers general manager Doug Melvin, and the vice-president of scouting.
Montgomery has always been really respected in the organization and around the majors.
When Tony La Russa was hired as the Diamondbacks first ever Chief Baseball Officer, he was really impressed with Montgomery during the draft. He was considered as a candidate for the teams vacant general manager position, before the club hired Dave Stewart.
A lot of Montgomery’s draft picks have gone on to play in the majors including Jake Lamb, Andrew Chafin, and Evan Marshall this season. Archie Bradley, Aaron Blair, and Braden Shipley were also drafted under Montgomery, and so was Trevor Bauer who was traded to Cleveland.
Montgomery also interviewed for the Padres general manager job, but they hired A.J. Preller. Going to the Brewers is a homecoming for Montgomery who worked in the Brewers amateur scouting department before joining the Dbacks in 2010.
It remains to be seen who will replace Montgomery. This is yet another shakeup in the Dbacks front office. General Manager Kevin Towers, assistant general manager Billy Ryan, and director of baseball operations Ryan Issac have all been let go recently.
This is a big loss for the Diamondbacks organization and their fans. He did amazing thugs with the Scouting Department. This is not the news Dbacks fans wanted on Halloween.