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Conner Uselton

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Conner Uselton
Name: Conner James Uselton
Born: May 20, 1998 in Oklahoma City, Okla. USA
High School: Southmoore HS, Moore, Okla.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career167.234.286.2630
Drafted in the supplemental 2nd round (72nd overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017 (signed for $900,000)
In 2011, Oklahoma produced the best high school draft class the state has seen, with four future big leaguers--Dylan Bundy, Archie Bradley, Michael Fulmer and Adrian Houser--all being selected in the top 70 picks. Just two Oklahoma preps have been drafted in the top 70 picks since. But Uselton, Ryan Vilade and Mitchell Stone could make this the best Sooner draft class since 2011. Uselton had plenty of potential as a football star as well, but after starting for his high school team at quarterback as a freshman, he quit to focus on baseball as a sophomore. He has the athleticism one would expect from a former two-sport star. He is an above-average runner who runs well enough to start out as a center fielder, although most evaluators expect he'll slide to right field long-term, where his above-average arm will play well. He has plus power thanks to above-average bat speed and present strength. His ability to hit for average is more open to interpretation. He hits stinging line drives, but there's some swing-and-miss in his approach. It's geared for power as he has a significant load to start his swing. As a righthanded hitting outfielder who likely ends up in a corner, a team will have to be sold on his offensive potential to buy him out of his commitment to Oklahoma State.
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