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Conner Greene

Born: 04/04/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 185
Mechanics
Body: Long, wiry frame, spindly levers; long, narrow torso with room to add; broad shoulders with moderate slope, narrow at waist

Delivery: High leg kick, lower-leg tuck, slight body coil; long stride, lead arm pulls torso open early, three-quarter release; mild effort, mild body tilt, recoil after release a bit violent

Arm Action: Slight wrist and arm wrap, otherwise free and easy action; plus arm speed
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 09/12/2016
Affiliate New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA, Blue Jays)
Dates Seen 8/27/16
OFP 55
Realistic 45: No. 5 Starter/Power Reliever
MLB ETA 2017
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 65 70 94-96 97 Generates sink to both sides of plate, run can be inconsistent, will flash plus movement; works side to side, keeps it down in zone consistently; command over control presently, maintained sitting velocity through start, touched 97 in 5th inning; maintains velocity from stretch
CH 50 60 85 86 Advanced feel, flashes plus fade with drop, healthy velocity separation from FB, can throw hitters off balance; lowers arm slot at release, tendency to elevate in zone
CB 45 50 83 85 12-6 shape, limited horizontal break, mostly vertical depth with sharp bite; shape can be inconsistent, flatten; uses low in zone, frequent low misses, release point raises when throwing
CONTROL 30 45     Struggles to limit walks; capable of throwing all pitches for strikes, tends to play off corners too much

COMMAND: 45/55
Feel to spot pitches, works effectively to both sides with the fastball, keeps the ball down
Overall

A seventh-round pick in 2013, Greene is a lanky right-hander with two plus pitches and a third average offering. The fastball can get to plus-plus, with sink and run to both sides of the plate and feel for manipulating it in spite of some struggles to control it at times. The fastball, changeup, and curve all come from different release points, which can impact deception. Limiting self-inflicted damage will be greatest impediment to success, and the control issues will limit the likely role to the back half of a rotation.

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