Recently traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, Conner Greene was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh round of the Major League Draft in June 2013, Conner Greene made the jump to professional baseball the same week he graduated from Santa Monica High School.
With a fastball clocking in at over 98 mph, the 6′ 4″ 210 pound right-handed pitcher finished his senior year for the SaMo High Vikings with a 1.63 ERA and 76 strikeouts, batting .477 with 12 RBI’s in 44 plate appearances.
Greene was originally assigned to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, Toronto’s Rookie level affiliate. In his first two seasons, (2013 & 2014), Greene split his time between the GLC Blue Jays as well as the Bluefield Blue Jays in the Appalachian League.
Greene began the 2015 season with the Midwest League’s Lansing Lugnuts, but advanced thru the system quickly and ended the season pitching for the AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats. In 2016, Greene opened the season with the Dunedin Blue Jays A and finished the season up with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
Greene also played in the 2016 Arizona Fall League which is reserved for some of the biggest names in the minor leagues.
Considered one of the Blue Jays top pitching prospects, Greene played the entire 2017 season with the AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
“Being a professional ballplayer has always been my dream,” says Greene. “My ambition is to not only be known as a great pitcher, but as an above average hitter as well.”
While applying his baseball talent and skill in hopes of a career in the Major Leagues, Greene is simultaneously fielding offers from the entertainment industry and several high profile modeling agencies including Ford and Wilhelmina.
Greene appeared in television commercials as a youngster and was recently featured in several episodes of the hit FOX-TV comedy series “Anger Management.” He was also profiled as “one to watch” on the entertainment TV show “EXTRA.”
Clearly, Conner is as comfortable in front of a camera as he is on the pitching mound.