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Connor Hughes

Connor Hughes C/1B

  • Olathe, KS
  • Olathe North High School
  • Travel Team: Mac N Seitz Black Sox Basham 17U
  • Commitment: State Fair Community College
  • Grad 2018
  • Ht 5'11''
  • Wt 190 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 76 mph
  • 60 Yd 7.84 Sec
  • Class

Running

  • N/A sec 10 Yds
  • N/A sec 40 Yds
  • 7.84 sec 60 Yds
  • 4.13 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • 5.20 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 4.91 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 8'2'' Broad Jump
  • N/A Lateral Jump (L)
  • N/A Lateral Jump (R)
  • 130 psi Grip (L)
  • 114 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 76 mph mph Velocity
  • 42 Arm Grade

Position - 1B

  • N/A Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 45 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 48 Power Grade (R)
  • 82 mph mph Exit Velocity

Catching

  • 45 Receiving Grade
  • 42 Blocking Grade
  • 2.18 sec Release Time

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • C/RHPPosition Projection

01/13/2017 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament Connor has a strong catcher's frame at 5'11/185 lbs. At the plate, he has good balance and delivers a level barrel through contact generating plus bat speed. He flashed pop with his consistent, fluid approach and has more on the horizon when he begins using all fields. Behind the dish, he presented his hands in front to receive. On the mound, he competed with his FB that had run and his 11/5 CB that he showed with signs of command. He brought a great pace and energy to the mound and gathered himself well, using his body with rhythm to deliver. In all - Connor is prepared to jump into his junior season as a leader on either side of the battery.

09/06/2015 - National Tryout Plus - Kansas City, KS Connor continues to show a lot of improvements in his baseball abilities both as a catcher and on the mound. Behind the plate pop times are showing in the low 2.30 range. Throws are accurate with carry through a clean transfer/exchange. Times will continue to drop as he works to get rid of the baseball quicker. Receiving/blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields and shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered, displaying gap to gap pop. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 76 mph. Fastball shows a range of 72-76 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup but needs to develop more movement on the pitch. Off speed stuff shows a lot of potential. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength. With 3 years to further develop, Hughes has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities, possibly as a two-way guy.

12/27/2014 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 2 Connor is a very coachable player who has a willingness to learn. Behind the plate, he has a solid setup while presenting a low target sticking pitches out front. Pop times remain in the 2.3 range as he makes accurate throws to 2B. Developing his lateral footwork will help to improve his blocking abilities. At the plate, he shows fluid rhythm working back into a loaded position. He maintains good balance and tracks the ball into the zone. Ball jumps off of his barrel when centered as he hits line-drives. Engaging his lower half more into his swing will help him to increase power at the plate. On the mound, he works quickly and attacks hitters. He throws strikes and works ahead in the count. Breaking ball has 12/6 shape showing to be a solid out pitch. Connor (2018 grad) works hard every day and still has a ton of time to develop his skills.

06/16/2014 - College PREP - Liberty (Kansas City), MO Connor showed very good improvements in his game during his last workout in Kansas City. Behind the plate, Connor has good body control, soft hands, and he fields on-time. He looks the ball in, keeps the ball in front when blocking, and he throws with good direction to his target. Catching can get better with a lower set-up, looser actions, and a quicker release. On the hill, Connor is a strike thrower who stands over the rubber well. He keeps his eyes on target, separates on time, and he rotates through to his target. Mound effectiveness will get better if Connor can loosen his arm, sharpen his off-speed, and add arm strength. Offensively is where Connor showed his biggest improvements. He raised his hitting and power grades to 45 and 48. Connor has a balanced set-up, an aggressive swing, and he stays inside the baseball well. He has a good load, solid bat speed, and he squares the ball up consistently on the barrel. More lower 1/2 and more extension through the ball should help hitting continue to get better.

12/27/2013 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic Connor is a respectful and coachable young ballplayer. Behind the plate he showed good knowledge of the position, solid mechanics, footwork and soft hands. Areas for improvement would be shortening his arm action, staying lower on his exchange/transfer and lateral quickness. On the mound, Connor pounds the zone, works quickly and gathers himself well. He needs to get more length on his glove side and more extension out front on finish. At the plate he displayed good bat speed, balance and very good power. Connor can improve by shortening/leveling his swing path and driving the backside more.

09/01/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Indianapolis, IN Connor is a tall, 2-way player who catches and pitches. Behind the plate, Connor has quiet actions, he tracks the ball well, and his hands are sure. He is quick to block, he gains ground, and he throws with consistency to 2nd base from a loose arm action. On the mound, Connor has a long arm action, a controlled balance point, and level shoulders. He works in good rhythm, lands in a sound position, and he competes in the zone. Offensively, Connor has an athletic set-up, good balance, and good strength in his swing. He has power in his stick, and he gets his lower body through. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.

Catching
1. Widen base
2. Lower target
3. Added quickness
Pitching
1. Use more lower body
2. More extension
3. Long toss
Offense
1. Load
2. Shorten swing
3. Narrow up base
								

Profile

Connor Hughes Olathe, KS info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position C
Grad Year 2018 Secondary Position 1B
High School Olathe North High School Bats Right
Height 5'11'' Throws Right
Weight 190 LBS Arm 76 mph
60 YD 7.84

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 (what he can do today), 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. However, for High School players we use only grades 20-70 (grades 10-18 do not apply), while for Middle School players we use only grades 10-52 (grades 55-70 do not apply).

Grade Middle School (Ages 11-13) Description High School (Ages 14-18) Description 10 Yard Dash (seconds) 40 Yard Dash (seconds) 60 Yard Dash (seconds) Home-1B LHH (seconds) Home-1B RHH (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [LEFT] (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [RIGHT] (seconds) Broad Jump (inches) Lateral Broad [LEFT] (inches) Lateral Broad [RIGHT] (inches) Grip Strength [LEFT] (psi) Grip Strength [RIGHT] (psi) FB & Raw Velocity (mph) Bat Exit Velocity (mph) Catcher Release (seconds)
10 Poor -----N/A----- 2.50+ 7.50+ 10.50+ 6.70+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 35- 35- 35- 30- 30- 40- 30- 3.70+
12 Well Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.40 7.40 10.00 6.40 6.50 6.60 6.60 40 38 38 35 35 42 35 3.50
15   -----N/A----- 2.35 7.30 9.75 6.10 6.20 6.40 6.40 45 42 42 40 40 45 38 3.25
18 Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.30 7.20 9.50 6.00 6.10 6.20 6.20 50 46 46 45 45 48 40 3.15
20   Poor 2.25 7.00 9.25 5.90 6.00 6.00 6.00 55 50 50 50 50 51 45 3.10
22 Near Avg   2.15 6.50 9.00 5.80 5.90 5.85 5.85 60 54 54 55 55 54 50 3.00
25   Well Below Avg 2.10 6.25 8.75 5.70 5.80 5.75 5.75 64 58 58 60 60 58 55 2.90
28 MS Average   2.05 6.15 8.50 5.45 5.55 5.50 5.50 68 62 62 65 65 62 60 2.80
30   Below Avg 2.00 5.95 8.25 5.40 5.50 5.25 5.25 74 64 64 70 70 63 62 2.70
32 Solid Avg   1.95 5.80 8.00 5.20 5.30 5.10 5.10 78 68 68 80 80 67 65 2.60
35   Near Avg 1.90 5.65 7.75 4.90 5.00 5.00 5.00 82 72 72 90 90 71 70 2.50
38 Above Avg   1.88 5.45 7.50 4.80 4.90 4.95 4.95 86 74 74 100 100 75 75 2.40
40   HS Average 1.85 5.25 7.40 4.70 4.80 4.90 4.90 93 76 76 110 112 79 80 2.25
42 Well Above Avg   1.82 5.20 7.30 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.80 98 80 80 115 115 81 82 2.15
45   Solid Avg 1.80 5.18 7.20 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.70 103 84 84 118 118 83 84 2.10
48 Excellent   1.78 5.16 7.10 4.45 4.55 4.60 4.60 108 88 88 120 120 85 86 2.05
50   Above Avg 1.76 5.14 7.05 4.40 4.50 4.50 4.50 113 92 92 125 125 86 88 2.00
52 Outstanding   1.74 5.12 7.00 4.35 4.45 4.40 4.40 118 96 96 128 128 87 90 1.98
55 -----N/A----- Well Above Avg 1.72 5.10 6.95 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.30 123 100 100 130 130 88 92 1.95
58 -----N/A-----   1.70 5.05 6.90 4.25 4.35 4.25 4.25 128 104 104 135 135 89 94 1.93
60 -----N/A----- Excellent 1.68 5.00 6.85 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.20 133 106 106 138 138 90 95 1.90
62 -----N/A-----   1.66 4.95 6.80 4.15 4.25 4.15 4.15 138 108 108 140 140 91 96 1.88
65 -----N/A----- Outstanding 1.64 4.90 6.70 4.10 4.20 4.10 4.10 143 110 110 145 145 93 97 1.85
68 -----N/A-----   1.62 4.85 6.60 4.05 4.15 4.05 4.05 148 112 112 150 150 94 98 1.82
70 -----N/A----- Superior 1.60- 4.80- 6.50- 4.00- 4.10- 4.00- 4.00- 150+ 115+ 115+ 155+ 155+ 95+ 99+ 1.80-
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