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Connor Graham

RHP | RockiesCOL
Connor Graham
Name: Connor Robert Graham
Born: Dec 30, 1985 in Bowling Green, Ohio USA
High School: St. John's Jesuit HS, Toledo
College: Miami (Ohio)
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career363.22.991.405.078.59
Drafted in the 5th round (162nd overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2007 (signed for $143,000)
For the second straight year, Miami (Ohio) should have two pitchers selected in the first three rounds. In 2006, the White Sox took Matt Long in the second round and the Rockies grabbed Keith Weiser in the third. This June, John Ely and Graham will go in about the same territory. On the right day, Graham can look like a first-rounder. He's 6-foot-6 and 233 pounds, and he can show a 94-96 mph fastball and a swing-and-miss slider. He usually works at 92-93 and his slider is inconsistent, and most scouts think his stuff will play up if he's a reliever, his full-time role as a freshman. His fastball could creep into the high 90s if he comes out of the bullpen. His third pitch is a splitter that he uses as a change of pace, but hitters know Graham is mostly coming at them with hard stuff. He still needs polish, as he could do a better job with his secondary pitches, command and conditioning. He's not soft, but he's not as tenacious as Ely.
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