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Connor Donohue

Connor Donohue C/1B

  • Missoula, MT
  • Homeschool
  • Travel Team: Missoula Mavericks
  • Grad 2019
  • Ht 6'3''
  • Wt 225 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 80 mph
  • 60 Yd 7.45 Sec
  • Class 3

Running

  • 4.1230 Yds
  • 7.4560 Yds
  • 4.31 RH

    Home > 1B
  • 4.63Shuttle
  • 8'11''Broad Jump

Throwing

  • 80 mphVelocity
  • 50Arm Strength

Position

  • 50Fielding

Catching

  • 55Receiving
  • 52Blocking
  • 2.02Release Time

Hitting RH

  • 52Hitting
  • 58Power
  • 91 mphExit Velo
  • 186.00Grip

Official Scouting Report

  • 3Class Rating
  • C/1BPosition Projection

10/10/2018 - Arizona Senior Fall Classic Connor is an athletic and strong 2019 Catching prospect. Behind the dish, Connor presents a low target and works behind the ball. He leads with his glove and controls the ball with his chest when blocking. He creates momentum and good direction when he throws to 2B. Continuing to exchange the ball in front of his body will allow him to have a quicker release. At the plate, Connor starts in an athletic stance and gets his hands back into the drive position. He stays balanced through contact and shows the ability to have pull side lift. Connor had a 2 good Abs during the week but needs to be more consistent swinging at pitches in the strike zone. Connor will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.

10/07/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Spokane, WA Connor is a talented C/1B prospect who has a strong, projectable build. As a right-handed hitter, Connor has a square setup with a centered balance. He has smooth rhythm with a short stride as his lower half leads his swing. Connor shows explosive bat speed with a direct swing path. His hips explode and he gets good extension producing hard contact. Connor has the ability to spray the ball to all fields with good power. Behind the plate, Connor plays the position athletically with quick actions. He presents a low target and receives the ball well. Connor is quick to his knees and has a down angle with his chest when blocking the baseball. He has a quick exchange leading into a short arm action throwing from a 3/4 arm slot. He has a quick release showing online carry to 2B. In the field, Connor plays with active footwork and presents his glove. He fields the ball in a low position and shows a smooth backhand. Connor has a clean exchange leading into a loose arm action throwing from a low 3/4 arm slot. He has momentum through his release showing online strength across the diamond. Overall, Connor has an above average skill set and potential to make an impact at the next level.

05/13/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Spokane, WA Connor continues to show as a prospect on the diamond with improvements in his baseball abilities. This powerful RHH backstop continues to shine. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through a squared setup. He has fluid rhythm while getting good hand separation. Barrel is whipped (91 mph exit velocity) through the zone as he connects with strength. The ball jumps off of his bar-rel as he crushes it to the gaps. With flexion and good sway he pockets pitches with a soft/sure mitt. Pop times showed in the 2.10 range. Receiving / blocking skills show as outstanding tools that will play well at the next level. He did show at 3B, displaying a low approach. Glove ac-tion is clean but will benefit by presenting hands more out front. A talented prospect - he will make things happen both behind the dish as well as with the bat. He has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.

01/12/2018 - 2018 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament Connor continues to show progress in baseball tools. Behind the plate, pop times were in the 2.06 range with accuracy and on line carry on his throws. Feet are active, working in line to his target as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. He plays with a ton of energy and shows the ability to handle a pitching staff. Glove action is soft / sure and he sticks balls well in zone. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to improve flexibility to improve grade. At the plate, hands works inside the baseball as he utilizes all fields. Barrel accuracy is a plus with baseball jumping off the bat when centered with power showing best to the pull side. Power will continue to increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. Connor has a ton of potential and is a sure player to follow.

10/18/2017 - Arizona Junior Fall Classic Connor is a big, strong C/1B prospect with plus makeup who is a leader on the field. He Can really swing it with huge power at the dish to drive the ball to all fields. He commits to his approach to using the whole field, and stay balanced to react to any pitch in any spot. His lower half works well and he generates good bat speed to make consistent solid contact. He has active feet behind the plate to slide well and drop to block. He presents a good target and works around the ball to stick pitches in the zone, with a clean exchange to throw accurately down to second. Connor is a big-time talent who looks to have a lot of baseball ahead of him.

10/01/2017 - College PREP - Spokane, WA Connor continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities with the makings of a special type player at the next level. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. Behind the plate, pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.02 as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Arm strength is well above average with throws displaying life, accuracy, and carry to his target. Hands are soft / sure and he sticks balls in the zone. He shows off his athletic abilities through the blocking process as he utilizes his body well and is a wall behind dish. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are clean but needs to present more out front. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls but will benefit by playing through with his body. At the plate, he continues to shine through an open setup. Hands are quick and work to and through a level swing path, creating extension. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. Power will increase as he works to utilize his lower half more efficiently.

10/05/2016 - Arizona Freshman/Sophomore Fall Classic Connor continues to show steady progress in his baseball abilities with a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows good barrel accuracy with power showing best to the pull side. Behind the plate, feet are aggressive and active as he works in line to his target, through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times showed in the 2.19 range. Throws display accuracy with pop times improving as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills show as playable tools as he continues to develop and get more reps. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great attitude and is very coachable wanting to be the best player he can be.

09/18/2016 - College PREP - Boise, ID Connor continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities with a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as indicated by his 60 time. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest pop time with accuracy / carry on his throws. Receiving / blocking skills continue to show as outstanding tools that will play well at the next level. He tracks balls well, displaying a soft glove and is quick to recover through the blocking process. Defensive abilities at 1B are now well above average, displaying smooth / fluid actions. He shows proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. He moves well laterally and displays soft / sure hands. At the plate he improved his hitting abilities through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and work to and through an aggressive approach, creating extension. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. Barrel accuracy is a plus with the baseball coming off the bat a little differently.

06/25/2016 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2 Connor has the makings of a special type player at the next level. At the plate, power potential has improved, now showing outstanding abilities through a squared / athletic setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing with the baseball exploding off the bat when centered. Behind the plate, pop times showed in the 2.25 range. Feet are active in gaining ground through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Arm strength is solid displaying accuracy, and carry to his throws. He will control the running game at the next level. Receiving / blocking skills show as outstanding tools that will play well at the next level. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be. He will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.

11/05/2015 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona Connor has a promising future on the diamond as he continues to progress in his game and baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At the plate is where he has improved the most through a closed / athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing the whole field and has strength in his swing with baseball jumping off bat when centered. Power numbers will continue to increase as he works to utilize his lower half more aggressively. Pop times behind the plate have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.23. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills are quality tools that will play well at the next level. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and plays the game hard.

10/04/2015 - College PREP - Spokane, WA Connor continues to show as a C/1B and has improved his baseball abilities. Behind the plate, pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.34. Feet work in line through a clean / transfer exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills show as playable tools as he continues to develop and get more reps. At 1B, he works to square balls up, displaying clean hands. Defensive grade will continue to improve as improves footwork around the bag and presents hands more front. At the plate, hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel and makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will increase as he works to utilize his lower half more aggressively.

07/24/2015 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 Connor is an awesome player with a knack for making adjustments. He works very hard and has progressed nicely on the diamond. Behind the dish, Connor presents a large target and sticks pitches in the zone. He has leadership qualities and takes charge on the field. Continuing to work on his blocking technique will help him to grow behind the dish. As a RHH, Connor showed a closed stance with some pull side pop. He connects with strength and drives the ball. Working to stay inside the ball and engaging his lower 1/2 will allow Connor to drive balls with authority to all fields. Connor has showed he can make adjustments and improve his quickness over time. Only a 2019 grad - the future is bright for this hard worker.

06/16/2015 - Baseball Factory Select Training at the College World Series Connor is a very respectful, coachable & hard working player who leaves it all on the field. He asks questions and proves that he wants to get the best out of himself. Offensively, this strong righty works back into a loaded position as he has good bat leverage. Quick hands whip the barrel through he zone with speed as he connects and makes consistent hard contact. Utilizing all of his strong lower 1/2 through the swing will help to increase power at the plate. Behind the dish, Connor shows leadership type qualities and takes control on the field communicating well. He is quick laterally and works to keep pitches in the dirt in front. Increasing his arm strength and gaining more ground toward 2B will help pop times to continue to drop. Connor (2019 grad) will continue to make adjustments to get to where he wants to be.

12/27/2014 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 2 Connor is young catcher with good potential at the position. Defensively, he is hard working, tracks the ball well to his glove and tucks his chin properly when blocking balls in the dirt. He also covers holes well to ensure the ball stays in front of him around the plate. He can continue to work on his wrist actions when receiving and making sure his hips and feet get turned when throwing to bases. Offensively, Connor flashes very good pop at times, has very good size and utilizes his frame well. He connects and drives the ball on a line. Seeing the ball deeper in the zone and becoming more fluid will help him take the next step at the plate. Connor is the type of player who wants to get better and asks a lot of questions to improve his understanding of the game.

11/06/2014 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 12-14) Connor is a versatile young catcher who tries to improve each and every time he steps onto the field. He asks great questions and does a good job of translating what he learns into improved play behind the plate. He gives a nice big target, blocks well and recovers well with errant hops and bad bounces. He can improve his quickness behind the plate with his feet and hands. Offensively, he is a big strong hitter who flashes good power at times but can reach a stronger load and hone in on his approach and plate discipline to ensure he swings at hittable pitches. Connor is very polite and is a very good teammate and continues to soak up tons of baseball information.

10/05/2014 - Interactive Video Program - Parker, CO Connor is a skilled 2-way player (C/1B) who can swing it. At the plate, this RHH shows a square setup with good balance. He swings on a level path, hits the ball where it's pitched. He connects and drives the ball with power. Behind the plate, Connor sits in well and tracks the ball into his mitt. He has a clean exchange to throw and fires accurate throws down to 2B (pop times of 2.91). At 1B, he hustles into a square fielding position and makes the plays. He is a big target and can get to almost anything thrown his way. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.

Offense
1. Level out swing path
2. More lower 1/2 drive
Catching
1. Arm strength
2. Exchange to throw
2. Blocking
Infield
1. Footwork/quickness
2. Work from the ground-up

Profile

Connor Donohue Missoula, MT info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position C
Grad Year 2019 Secondary Position 1B
High School Homeschool Bats Right
Height 6'3'' Throws Right
Weight 225 LBS Arm 80 mph
60 YD 7.45

The chart below shows the levels of college baseball, along with the range of players with potential to be recruited at that level.

Division I Class 1 – 4
Division II Class 1 – 5
Division III Class 1 – 8
NAIA Class 1 – 6
JUCO Class 1 – 8

Tool Grade Scale

Our main goals with the BF "10-70" Scouting Scale are to provide the player with a realistic evaluation of his "present" abilities (tools), and to provide college coaches with information they can use to identify and/or compare potential recruits.

Tools are graded for all players and pitchers, regardless of age or graduation year, using the scale below. However, grades 10-18 are not available for use with High School players (ages 14-18), while grades 55-70 are not available for use with Pre High School players (ages 12-14). These instances are marked as "--- N/A ---" in the "Description" fields below.


Grade
Description Pre High School (Ages 12-14)Description High School (Ages 15-18)
60 Yds (seconds)

30 Yds (seconds)
Home-1B LHH (seconds)Home -1B RHH (seconds)5-10-5Shuttle (seconds)Broad Jump (inches)Grip Strength (psi)FB & Raw Velocity (mph)Bat Exit Velocity (mph)Catcher Release (seconds)
10Poor----- N/A -----10.50 +7.00 +7.00 +7.10 +6.80 -51.0 -45 -42 -40 -3.75 +
12Well Below Avg----- N/A -----10.006.506.756.856.6054.05045433.50
15----- N/A -----9.756.006.506.606.4057.05548463.25
18Below Avg----- N/A -----9.505.756.256.356.2060.06051493.00
20Poor9.255.506.006.106.0063.06554522.90
22Near Avg9.005.255.805.905.8066.07057552.80
25Well Below Avg8.754.905.605.705.6069.07560582.70
28Average8.504.705.405.505.4072.08063612.60
30Below Avg8.254.605.205.305.2575.08566642.55
32Solid Avg8.004.505.005.105.1078.09069672.50
35Near Avg7.754.404.905.005.0081.09572702.45
38Above Avg7.504.304.804.904.9084.010075732.40
40Average7.404.204.704.804.8087.010578752.30
42Well Above Avg7.304.104.604.704.7091.011080772.25
45Solid Avg7.204.004.504.604.6095.011582792.20
48Excellent7.103.954.454.554.5099.012084812.15
50Above Avg7.053.904.404.504.40103.012585832.10
52Outstanding7.003.854.354.454.35107.013086852.05
55----- N/A -----Well Above Avg6.953.804.304.404.30111.013587872.00
58----- N/A -----6.903.754.254.354.25115.014088891.95
60----- N/A -----Excellent6.853.704.204.304.20119.014590911.90
62----- N/A -----6.803.654.154.254.15123.015091931.85
65----- N/A -----Outstanding6.703.604.104.204.10127.015593951.80
68----- N/A -----6.603.554.054.154.05131.016094971.75
70----- N/A -----Superior6.50 -3.50 -4.00 -4.10 -4.00 -135.0 +165 +95 +99 +1.70 -
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