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Montenegro Looking To Get Ahead

Montenegro can hit the mid-90s with his fastball

ORLANDO, FL - The case of 21-year-old Panamanian pitcher Jorge Montenegro is a tale of two virtues. While he leads the team with 18 walks allowed during this season, Montenegro just climbed into third-place in strikeouts amongst his fellow pitchers when he recorded his 34th strikeout on Wednesday.

"He needs to be consistent in the strike zone. He has a great arm, but it's hard to gather that when he is constantly behind in the count," GCL Braves manager Rocket Wheeler said. Although the 170-pound 6-footer has unleashed his ability to strike out the opposition at a high rate, it isn't until he has put runners on base that Montenegro has no choice but to throw strikes to get out of...

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