Division 1 Baseball At Canisius A Reality For Foley


Bruce Hefflinger
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Division 1 Baseball At Canisius A Reality For Foley

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Connor Foley

Class of 2022 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Forest Hills Northern
    State: MI
  • Summer Team: Powerballers
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(06/13/21)
82 - 84
FB
(02/25/21)
69 - 71
CB
(02/25/21)
75 - 77
CH
(02/25/21)
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
77 - 80
CB
64 - 66
CH
70 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 84
CB
68 - 70
CH
75 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 84
CB
69 - 71
CH
75 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 82
CB
64 - 66
CH
70 - 73
Position
7.33
60-yard
(06/13/21)
80
INF Velo
(06/13/21)
94
Exit Velo
(08/18/20)
Position
60-yard
7.33
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.73
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
94
Trackman - Fastball
84.4
Velocity (max)
(06/13/21)
80.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/25/21)
2109
Spin Rate (max)
(06/13/21)
1948
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/18/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
80.2
Velo Range
77.7 - 80.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.3
Spin Rate (max)
2077
Spin Rate (avg)
1911
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.4
Velo Range
77.1 - 82
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.3
Spin Rate (max)
2109
Spin Rate (avg)
1928
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.2
Velo Range
82.6 - 84.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.1
Spin Rate (max)
1996
Spin Rate (avg)
1883
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.2
Velo Range
79.8 - 81.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.8
Spin Rate (max)
2107
Spin Rate (avg)
1948
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
70.2
Velocity (max)
(02/25/21)
65.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/25/21)
2148
Spin Rate (max)
(06/13/21)
2029
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/25/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
66.2
Velo Range
64.1 - 65.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
62.5
Spin Rate (max)
2017
Spin Rate (avg)
1940
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
69.5
Velo Range
63.7 - 67.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
63
Spin Rate (max)
2148
Spin Rate (avg)
2001
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.2
Velo Range
69 - 70.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
65.4
Spin Rate (max)
2093
Spin Rate (avg)
2029
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
66.5
Velo Range
64.8 - 66.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.5
Spin Rate (max)
2022
Spin Rate (avg)
1963
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.0
Velocity (max)
(02/25/21)
73.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/13/21)
1718
Spin Rate (max)
(06/13/21)
1641
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/18/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
72.4
Velo Range
70.6 - 72.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
70
Spin Rate (max)
1438
Spin Rate (avg)
1390
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.9
Velo Range
72.9 - 76.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.1
Spin Rate (max)
1718
Spin Rate (avg)
1544
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
77
Velo Range
75.3 - 77
Spin Rate (max)
1559
Spin Rate (avg)
1514
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
72.7
Velo Range
70.1 - 72.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.5
Spin Rate (max)
1689
Spin Rate (avg)
1641
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
95.0
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/25/21)
84.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
(08/18/20)
222
Distance (avg)
(08/18/20)
359
Distance (max)
(02/25/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
80
Distance (avg)
209
Distance (max)
318
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95
Exit Velocity (avg)
81.4
Distance (avg)
186
Distance (max)
359
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.4
Distance (avg)
222
Distance (max)
342
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.7
Hand Speed (max)
(02/25/21)
19.4
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/25/21)
77.0
Bat Speed (max)
(02/25/21)
69.0
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/25/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
18.8
Hand Speed (avg)
18.3
Bat Speed (max)
68.3
Bat Speed (avg)
65.7
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
20.7
Hand Speed (avg)
19.4
Bat Speed (max)
77
Bat Speed (avg)
69
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
19.7
Hand Speed (avg)
19.2
Bat Speed (max)
70.1
Bat Speed (avg)
67.9
On Plane Eff (avg)

Division 1 Baseball At Canisius A Reality For Foley

GRAND RAPIDS - The recruiting process was more than just baseball for Connor Foley. It had a little history and geography lesson in it.

“I had never heard of the school,” the Forest Hills Northern senior said of Canisius, which contacted Foley after a PBR event back in June.  “I had to look it up after they texted me. I saw it was in Buffalo and I’d never been there.”

The 12th-rated 2022 left-handed pitcher in Michigan will see plenty of Canisius in the future after a commitment to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference school.

“A couple days after the PBR State Games in Pennsylvania they sent me a text about who they are and let me know about the program,” Foley related. “A week later I had a phone call with an assistant coach. At the beginning of July I visited there with my dad and met the coaching staff. We talked about what they had to offer with playing time and financial stuff. I liked the offer and took it right away. This past month I went there to check everything out.”

The coaching staff and campus were to the liking of the 17-year-old southpaw, who had previously had the most interest from smaller division colleges.

“To be honest, last summer I was shooting more for D-II schools, but then when I got a text from a D-I I’m like, is this happening?” Foley reflected. “I didn’t know if it would fall through, but I’m really excited about it.”

Foley began reaching out to coaches at the next level when he was a sophomore..

“Junior year is when I started getting texts from coaches to come on a visit or set up phone calls,” Foley noted. “I wasn’t really aiming for D-I, I was thinking D-II or D-III.”

The 101st-ranked senior in the state pointed to travel coach Kevin Moyzan as a major help.

“I’ve been playing with him since I was 13 or 14,” Foley said. “He put me in the right position to get noticed.”

Sport management is the planned major for Foley, a 3.0 student who impressed Canisius when seen at the Pa. State Games for 2022 graduates.

“They like the way I use my offspeed,” Foley noted. “They also like the way I mix in my fastball and my tempo on the mound. In their conference high-80s left-handed pitchers are successful.”

The 5-9 205-pounder is confident about being a major asset to the program at Canisius.

“On the field I’m hoping to come out of the bullpen and pitch to the best of my ability,” Foley said. “Off the field I want to be the best teammate I can be and fit in with the guys.”

That is just part of what Foley is looking forward to at a university 51/2 hours from home (when Canada is open, 71/2 hours if not).

“I can’t wait to face the competition in D-I,” Foley related. “The work ethic you have to put in when nobody’s watching will be important.”

To make a commitment to play Division I college baseball is as good as it gets according to Foley, who was the seventh-rated uncommitted 2022 left-handed pitcher in Michigan prior to his decision to make Canisius his college home.

“It was one of the most exciting moments of my life,” Foley said. “I couldn’t stop smiling. I was in Pennsylvania staying with my grandparents and on the phone with my parents telling them. It was awesome. What a great moment.”



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