CONNOR SCOTT, CENTER FIELDER
Born: October 8, 1999
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 187
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 1st Round, 13th Overall, 2018
How Acquired: Trade (with Marlins)
High School: H.B. Plant HS (Tampa, FL)
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Miami made Scott the 13th pick in the 2018 draft.  He’s a tall outfielder with five-tool potential.  He has enough speed to play center at this point, but scouts think he’ll probably shift to right eventually.  Because he has a plus arm, that should work fine.  He didn’t do much at the plate in his first two seasons, but improved in 2021, with a strong last two months.  The Pirates acquired him in the Jacob Stallings trade.

2018
R:  223/319/311, 103 AB, 1 2B, 4 3B, 14 BB, 29 K, 8-13 SB
A:  211/295/276, 76 AB, 2 2B, 1 HR, 10 BB, 27 K, 1-4 SB

After signing, Scott split his time between the Gulf Coast League and Low-A.  He played strictly in center at both stops and struggled to hit.  Baseball America ranked him sixth in the Marlins’ system after the season.

2019
A:  251/311/368, 378 AB, 24 2B, 4 3B, 4 HR, 31 BB, 91 K, 21-30 SB
A+:  235/306/327, 98 AB, 4 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 11 BB, 26 K, 2-3 SB

Scott spent most of the season in Low-A, where he just held his own at the plate.  He did, however, have a strong July, batting 313/382/434, which probably led Miami to promote him to the Florida State League for August.  He mostly struggled there.  LHPs were a problem, as he managed just a .582 OPS against them on the season.  Scott continued to play center exclusively except for one game.  BA ranked him 10th in the system after the season.

2020
DNP

2021
A+:  276/333/436, 395 AB, 25 2B, 6 3B, 10 HR, 31 BB, 92 K, 14-20 SB

Scott had a moderately good season in High-A, with his power starting to show up in games.  He finished strongly after tough months in June and July, with an .875 OPS in August and .954 in 13 September games.  This time he had a huge reverse platoon split, posting a 1.008 OPS against LHPs and .717 against RHPs.  Scott played all three outfield positions, more often right than the others.

Scott should open 2022 at Altoona, where he’ll join a large number of outfield prospects at the upper levels in the Pirates’ system.  All of them are well regarded, but other than Matt Fraizer none has broken out yet.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2022: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $4,038,200
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 4, 2018: Drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 14th round, 13th overall pick; signed on June 8.
November 29, 2022: Traded by the Miami Marlins with Zach Thompson and Kyle Nicolas to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jacob Stallings.
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