Connor Scott

Position: CF
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Greensboro Grasshoppers
League: South Atlantic League
Born: 10/08/1999 (Age: 19)
Height: 6'4''
Weight: 180
B/T: Left / Left
Acquired: 1st Rd., (#13 overall), 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIA)

Prospect Spotlight

Scott was the Marlins’ first pick this past June, and they’ve challenged him with a promotion to Class A Greensboro despite some early struggles in the GCL. Scott looked overmatched at times across a recent four-game look against pitchers that were up to five years his senior, but an extremely projectable and well-rounded set of raw tools showed through.

He’s very athletic for a 6-foot-4 and 180-pound frame, and while Scott is fairly narrow and lacking much present strength, it’s a body type that could legitimately add 30 pounds of good muscle as he fills out. He has a sweet left-handed swing with loose hands and balance, showing signs of strike zone awareness and situational hitting. Scott’s raw power is below average right now, but the body and swing are projectable enough to double-jump the future power grade two grades higher. He struggled to stay on pitches away in this look, consistently leaking his front hip and drifting open before the swing. While he showed advanced pitch recognition for a young hitter, there was less actual contact ability against off-speed stuff. Considering Scott’s age and the fact he was facing high school pitching just a few months ago, some of the offensive nicks are a function of his youth and inexperience and will iron out naturally as he adjusts to pro ball.

Scott is a plus runner with extremely long strides. His wheels show up on both sides of the ball, though he has the body type that will lose a step up the line with strength gains. He plays centerfield now and has a chance to stay there at higher levels. Scott ranged well to both gaps with an easy glide and good closing speed, showing an above-average arm with natural strength and low carry.

It requires projection and will likely take a few years, but Scott looks like at least a four-tool player with hitting ability, speed, defense, and arm strength. He comes with the ceiling of a solid everyday big league and could turn into a legitimate five-tool talent if he’s able to grow into above-average power.