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Jul 12, 2004 - Jul 18, 2004   Reds Scout Team
  33

East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Connor Graham
RHP 1B 6-6 245   R/R

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Oct 24, 2003 - Oct 27, 2003   Marlins Scout Team Midland
  12

Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Connor Graham
RHP 1B 6-6 235   R/R

FB
92
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
90-92
CB
74
SL
80
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Jun 13, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003   White
  24

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE
Connor Graham
RHP 1B 6-6 245   R/R

FB
86
60
7.73
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
86
CB
73
SL
CH
79
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
We’ve seen Graham before and the first thing that impressed us was that it looked like he’d worked hard to bring his big body under control and get in better baseball shape. He listed himself on the program at 6-6, 245 lb. but he looked to be significantly lighter than both that weight and what we’ve seen him in the past. No mistake, Graham is still a big boy, but it was a good first impression in Lincoln. The other thing that we liked was Graham’s sinker and his ability to throw consistent strikes with it. He has a big hip and shoulder rotation in his delivery and comes around the ball from a mid ¾’s release point, getting very effective sinking and boring action on his fastball. Graham probably throws about 75% sinkers in the 84-87 mph range and throws a very, very high percentage of those for strikes. His approach says “here’s my pitch, let’s see if you can lift it out of the infield”. Graham allowed a number of ground ball base hits during his three innings but also got just as many ground balls that were fielded. Graham’s second best pitch is his 78-80 mph change up, which utilizes the same arm action, release point and spin as his sinker. It’s an effective pitch that he could probably use more often. Graham’s breaking ball is a 71-73 mph curve, but realistically it’s very difficult to get good spin on the ball from his arm action and release point. He’ll be searching for an effective third pitch to get hitters to move their eyes and bat head the other direction from his other two offerings. Connor is on the way up, it will be interesting to see him right up until the draft. He could be a big sleeper for the draft or he might be one of those who really blossoms at the college level. He's a good student.
PG Grade 8.5




Mar 01, 2003 - Mar 02, 2003   Maroon
  23

Perfect Game Indoor Facility - Cedar Rapids, IA
Connor Graham
RHP 1B 6-6 265   R/R

FB
89
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
86-89
CB
75
SL
79
CH
83
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Graham is a giant figure on the mound at 6 foot 6 and 255 pounds. He uses that powerful body on the hill very well. He is a right-hander with a quick arm and threw 3 pitches from a 3/4 arm slot. His fastball was clocked at 87-89 mph and at times showed good life. His last fastball was 87 mph indicating that he can sustain his velocity for a good amount of time. His curveball was a very good one with a sharp break and nice downward action. It was sitting between 76-79 mph. It is a Big League pitch now and has potential to be a plus. He never got a good feel for his change-up but his arm worked well with that pitch and he showed 80-83 mph velocity with it. If he were to gain command of that pitch he could have 3 very good ones. Although Graham has a very large frame he still looks young in the face and will have time to mature. There is no telling how good he might end up and we think Graham could be a potential good draft pick in 2004. He's already a top college prospect.