- Full name Connor Matthew Pavolony
- Born 10/25/1999 in Atlanta, GA
- Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Tennessee
Drafted in the 7th round (197th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2021 (signed for $325,000).
View Draft ReportPavolony is a 6-foot-1, 195-pound catcher who can really catch and throw. Defensively scouts think he has all the tools necessary to get to the bigs, with a plus throwing arm and a chance to be an above-average defender behind the dish. The bat is the question mark with him, though. He’s a career .259/.378/.454 hitter who will show flashes of power at times, but scouts seem to think his swing has a ways to go.
A 6-foot, 185-pound catcher committed to Tennessee, Pavolony showed off some exciting tools over the summer, including above-average bat speed and raw power. Pavolony sets up with a slightly wide stance at the plate and generates power with a sharp leg kick and aggressive weight transfer that could create timing issues in the future. Despite those moving parts, he's shown an impressive ability to sync everything up and backspin the baseball regularly. Behind the plate, Pavolony has plus arm strength but needs to clean up his footwork and improve his accuracy.