06/16/2019 - Omaha National World Series - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Connor continues to shine on the diamond. On the mound, he has a good overall delivery, a good arm action, and he rotates his hips through to his target. He stands over the rubber well, is around the plate with all of his pitches. Fastball showed a range of 74-78 mph. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Defensively, his feet play well, and he moves with good body control to the baseball, displaying proper footwork around bag. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared / athletic setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he works to utilize his lower half more efficiently through the swing. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
11/04/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Vinton (Roanoke), VA
Connor continues to improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best to time to date. At 1B, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he attacks balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. He displays proper footwork around the bag and he is a quality receiver. Range will continue to increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, hitting abilities have improved through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Working to get stride foot down sooner to work on time will aid in improving hitting. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 79 mph. Fastball shows a range of 72-79 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 2/8 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with tailing action. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength.
08/01/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Connor is an athletic and talented 2021 2-way prospect that worked hard and made several adjustments throughout the week at Pirate City. At 1B, Connor has good foot work off the bag and picks the ball. He needs to continue to presents a low/early glove, works from the ground up, and improve his footwork on double play feeds. At the plate, Connor starts in an open stance, loads his hands back, and his off a firm front side. He needs to continue to create backside rotation and attack the inside part of the ball with a middle approach. On the bump, Connor gathers over the rubber, separates on time, and works fasts. He needs to continue to have a strong front side and work north to south in his delivery. His fastball sits 71-73 and he has a 12-6 break in his curveball. He needs to continue to have the same arm speed as his fastball when throwing his changeup. Connor will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.