Conner Greene

Position: RHRP
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: New Hampshire Fisher Cats
League: Pacific Coast League
Age: 20
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

The Potential Tools: 60 FB, 55 CH, 50 CB, 50 Command

Strengths: Above-average athleticism; highly projectable frame; high ¾ arm slot; creates extreme downhill plane; loose wrist and repeatable delivery; FB works 90-to-94 mph; can touch higher when needed; arm-side life; Changeup plays well off of fastball; fading action and 10-to-12 mph separation from FB; arm speed replication from FB; it’s a go to secondary and will be effective vs. LHH; Curveball shows depth and 12-to-6 shape; low-70s velo; can show sharper bite at higher velocity; will flash above average; control around zone; command projects average with repetition.

Weaknesses: Curveball is often soft and loses bite; limited deception with the pitch; won’t miss bat at MLB at consistent rate; will slow arm speed; present command and future projection are far away; strength needed to handle SP workload; needs upper-minors experience.

Role Ceiling: 55; #3 SP.

Risk: High; command needs to take developmental step; upper-minors experience needed.

Summary: When Greene was first drafted in 2013, he was a highly projectable kid with an over-the-top arm slot and some feel for pitching. He’s developed into his frame and added good strength, and from that high ¾ arm slot, he pounds the bottom of the strike zone with a low-to-mid 90s fastball, a changeup that flashes plus, and a projectable curveball with 12-to-6 shape and with some bite.

Greene has quality pitchability and feel for all of his pitches, and above-average control presently. His repeatable delivery and command project to be at least average. He’s formerly a model and actor, but there’s no acting when it comes to Greene’s command and arsenal giving him a mid-rotation SP ceiling.