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Griffin Conine

#38 | OF | Blue JaysTOR
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Griffin Conine
Name: Griffin Riley Conine
Born: Jul 11, 1997 in Plantation, Fla. USA
High School: Pine Crest HS, Boca Raton, Fla.
College: Duke
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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201965.369.423.7856
Career279.272.339.51313
Drafted in the 2nd round (52nd overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018 (signed for $1,350,000)
The son of two-time All-Star and 17-year major league veteran Jeff Conine, Griffin entered the spring as one of the best college power hitters in the 2018 class. He hit 13 home runs during his sophomore season with Duke and had a loud summer in the Cape Cod League, where he hit .329/.406/.537 with nine home runs in 42 games. His junior campaign has been disappointing, however, as Conine hit just .211/.344/.436 through his first 38 games with significant strikeout concerns. In that same span of games, Conine has struck out 45 times (27.6 percent) and has struggled to make contact with offspeed offerings of varying quality, frequently expanding his zone and swinging over the top of pitches below the strike zone. When he does hit the ball, he usually hits it hard. The plus raw power that he possesses hasn't disappeared, as evidenced by a laser beam home run that he hit in March against Virginia--which left the bat at 111 mph with an 18-degree launch angle. Conine's impressive summer on the Cape and bloodlines will keep him in consideration as a day one selection, but his swing-and-miss concerns have only grown as he's striking out at the worst rate in his career. As an outfielder limited to a corner, much of his value will come from his bat. Some scouts even wonder if Conine might eventually have to move to first base, although he does possess an above-average to plus arm.
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