Conner Greene

Position: RHRP
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: New Hampshire Fisher Cats
League: Eastern League
Born: 04/04/1995 (Age: 28)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 7th Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR); Traded to STL 1/19/2018; Claimed off waivers (KCR), 11/26/2018

Prospect Spotlight

Greene is a big-time power arm who worked two innings out of the bullpen, and he performed well in the role, allowing just two hits and striking out four, but importantly he also did not allow a walk, though the free passes remain an issue in his starter’s role (52 over 90 2.3 innings prior to the All-Star break). Over these two innings, he showed three plus-or-better pitches, including an 80-grade heater that played up in the relief role, topping out at 100 mph several times while sitting 97 mph, and showing heavy sink to both sides of the plate and late life. His plus curveball sat 76-to-81 mph, maintaining solid two-plane depth throughout the velo range. His changeup was also plus, with late fade and tumble. While the Jays are wise to give him a long leash in developing as a starter, and he does well to keep the ball on the ground (1.94 GO:AO ratio this year) the control numbers have regressed to 5.4 BB/9, which is an unsustainable number for a starter. If he can rein it in to even fringe-average, he can still hold down a rotation spot, but at this point in his development, I see a higher ceiling as a Role 70, impact closer.