12/27/2016 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic Connor continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he improved the most, now displaying well above average hitting abilities with solid power potential. Hands are quick (87 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing with power showing best to the pull side. Behind the plate, feet are active as he gains ground and works through a clean / transfer exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Leadership traits are a plus as he takes control of a game behind the plate. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.19. Times will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft as he lets the ball travel and tracks well, sticking in the zone through the receiving process. He uses his body well in the blocking process and moves well laterally. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable with a big upside. He works hard to be the best player he can be.