05/12/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Tampa, FL
Conner continues to shine on the diamond with improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 2B, he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active but needs to attack balls more and play through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared / athletic setup. Hands are loose and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. On the mound, delivery is sound / repeatable allowing his arm action to work free to the plate. Arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 67 mph. Breaking ball displays 12/6 shape with good downward action. He maintains arm speed on his changeup and shows a feel for pitch. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City
Conner continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 66 mph. Arm action is loose / easy and works well to the plate. Fastball showed a range of 68-70 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Getting on a long toss program will help to increase arm strength which will aid in his development on the mound. At 2B, defensive abilities have improved as he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is sure and presents well out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. Power will continue to improve as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
01/07/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Bradenton (Tampa Bay), FL
Conner is a young, 2-way player who plays 2B and RHP. Defensively, Conner has efficient footwork, soft hands, and he fields in a square position. He fields out in front, funnels well, and throws with accuracy from a quick arm action across the diamond. On the mound, Conner has good balance, he separates on-time, and lands with good direction toward home. At the plate, Conner has a square/balanced set-up, a short stride, and he tracks the ball well. He uses his lower 1/2 well and hits hard to the pull side. Conner can improve with work on the following.
1. Quicken feet
3. Loosen arm action
1. Barrel accuracy