Minor league prospect Seth Conner is the ultimate team player. At 21 years old, he already has played three positions — first base, third base and catcher — in his short pro career since being drafted in the 41st round by the Blue Jays in 2010. The highly coachable Rogersville, Mo., native began this training camp as a catcher, but relishes the opportunity to continue to study the game at any position his coaches see fit. “It’s not that I’m just a catcher or just a third baseman,” Conner was saying recently, outside of the Bobby Mattick Training Center. “I enjoy being able to play other positions and get different looks, and hopefully be able to play all of those positions at an above-average level.” As a hitter, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Conner hit .296 with 28 RBIs last season during a 49-game stint with the Bluefield Blue Jays of the class-A Appalachian League. Capable hitting and versatility notwithstanding, Conner possesses equally impressive traits away from the statistical profile. An interview with Brad Lotz, Conner’s baseball coach at Logan-Rogersville High School, in Missouri, revealed that the Jays signed a player who will also be an asset in the dressing room.
Wherever, whenever for Conner
Toronto Sun | Mar 8