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Connor Kaiser

#18 | SS | PiratesPIT
Greensboro Grasshoppers Greensboro Grasshoppers
Connor Kaiser
Name: Connor William Kaiser
Born: Nov 20, 1996 in Shawnee Mission, Kan. USA
High School: Blue Valley West HS, Overland Park, Kan.
College: Vanderbilt
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (86th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2018 (signed for $625,000)
There's nothing flashy about Kaiser, but he's a reliable shortstop who has average range and an above-average arm with a long track record of modest success while playing in the Southeastern Conference, which makes him a useful day two pick. Kaiser has a good frame with solid strength. He has the swing of a power hitter with a large load and a big leg kick to shift his weight. But the balls leaving the bat are more frequently ground balls and line drives than big flies. He had three home runs at the end of the regular season to go with a .284/.388/.402 stat line. He was also productive in the Cape Cod League last summer (.300/.403/.470).
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