2017 Prospect Review: #12 Connor McCullough


Zac Bottoms
Arkansas Scouting Director

As the calendar turns to December, I want to review the top prospects from the 2017. These players have separated themselves as top prospect, with the potential at some point in their career to become professional prospects, if they are not already.

#12 Connor McCullough

 

Connor McCullough

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
    Commitment: Oklahoma
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Maumelle
    State: AR
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
87 - 90
FB
78 - 79
CB
77 - 78
CH
Position
7.41
60-yard
76
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

5.23.17 All State Game

McCullough is a 6-foot-1 170-pound right-hander with an athletic frame and a thin build. He uses a short quick arm action from a H ¾ slot. His drop and drive delivery is repeated consistently with regular effort. He commanded the strike zone with a fastball which worked 87-90 with slight sink. He complimented his fastball with a curveball thrown 78-79 with late break and 11/5 action. Overall McCullough is a solid athlete with a quick arm and a feel for two advanced pitches. 


McCullough is a 6-foot 160-pound right-hander with a slight frame and a thin build. He pitches 83-86 mph working as high as 87 mph with his fastball. He compliments his fastball with a change up and curveball. His changeup is thrown 76-77 mph with fade action. The curveball works 71-73 mph with sharp 10/4 break. He uses a ¾ arm slot with arm slot with a quick arm. He uses a simple delivery with a hesitation at his balance point. Overall McCullough has a quick arm with a feel for both secondary pitches. 

McCullough is a 5-foot-11 155-pound right hander with a medium frame and an athletic build. He struck out 6 in his 3 innings of work. He did this by locating his fastball 83-86 mph down in the strike zone and complimented it with a 11/5 curveball with depth thrown 71-73 mph. McCullough works with rhythm and balance throughout his delivery. His arm action is clean and loose from a H3/4 arm slot. As a 2018 grad the future looks bright for McCullough definitely a name to follow over the next three years.


Videos

5/23/17 Pitching

 

McCullough came onto the scene early in his career as he showed well in the 2015 Top Prospects Games at Arvest Ballpark. He flashed an advanced feel for the breaking ball with a quick arm action. After this event recruiting picked up and he shortly committed to Oklahoma. After coaching changes at Oklahoma he opened up his recruitment and later committed Arkansas.

Throughout his high school career, McCullough has shown an advanced feel to locate two pitches in the strike with an upper 80s fastball and a sharp breaking ball. He projects to throw harder and should be a nice addition to Arkansas roster in the fall of 2018, and through development turn himself into a high level draft prospect after a few years in college. 

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