• Full name Connor Rex Bennett
  • Born 04/10/1997 in Buford, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 212 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Buford
  • Drafted in the 34th round (1,015th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2015 (signed for $250,000).
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    Bennett dominated hitters this spring, averaging nearly two strikeouts per inning, and was part of a deep, hard-throwing pitching staff that helped lead Buford High to a state championship. Bennett has good arm strength and throws his fastball 88-94 mph. He pairs it with a good breaking ball and isn't afraid to come right after hitters. But his professional potential is limited because he's listed at just 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, and has an effortful delivery, the combination of which means he's likely to end up as a reliever at the next level. Bennett is committed to West Virginia.

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