Clay Conn
Clay Conn
Clay Conn

CLASS OF 2020

SS
2B

Clay
Conn

Illinois-Chicago
St. Charles East (HS) • IL
5-8 • 155LBS • S/R
Travel Team: Triboh

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7/20/19

Verbally committed to UIC.

6/18/19

Positional Profile: SS/2B. Recent UIC commit. Advanced defensive actions.
Body: 5-foot-8, 155-pounds. Athleticism in frame.
Hit: SH. Balanced setup, smooth load, short, leg lift stride, maintains balance and rhythm throughout. Level, compact path path, loose hands, repeated barreled contact to all fields, fluid rhythm through contact, Showed more polish from the left side.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, over the top slot, can drop slot, accurate throws across with carry.
Defense: Easy actions, fluid footwork, sure hands, quick and clean exchange to release, athletically plays through.
Run: 6.80 runner in the 60. Short, quick strider.

3/23/19

5-foot-8, 155-pound, well-proportioned, switch-hitting middle infielder. Started at second base and led off for St. Charles East. Prototypical leadoff man; works counts, feel for the strike zone, does not try to do too much and controls the barrel. Stays short to the ball uses the whole field. Lined a fastball right back up the middle in his second at-bat of the day. Thinks two out of the box, aggressive turn around first and ended up stealing second. Defensively, smooth infield actions, soft hands and fluid footwork. Leader on the field, made all the routine plays also handled a couple of tweener pop ups with ease. Follow 2020 infielder.

2/10/19 - 5-foot-8, 155-pound, athletically-built, switch-hitting infielder. Ran a 6.74 laser-timed 60. At the plate, handles the bat equally as well from both sides of the plate. Balanced setup, smooth load, short stride. Simple swing, lets the ball travel, short bat path, looks to control the barrel and line-drive spray approach. 88 mph exit velocity from a tee. On the infield, quick active feet, natural infield actions, ranges well to both sides and maintains body control. Clean, easy release, short arm action and throws topped at 74 mph across the diamond.

7.18.18 - 5-foot-8, 155-pound, switch hitting infielder, athleticism in frame, translates to the field. Defensively advanced middle infielder, natural athletic actions, fleet footed, super soft hands, exchanges are quick and clean, gets rid of it, plays through the baseball under control. Smooth, short arm action, clean over the top slot, can drop slot, plus body control, accurate throws topped 74 mph across the diamond. Present foot speed, 6.85 runner in the 60. At the plate, balanced setup, smooth bar load, short stride, maintains control, loose/rhythmic hands. From the right side, compact/contact approach, short to the ball, line drives to the middle of the field. From the left, more uphill, similar approach, works middle. Present bat speed, exit velocity topped 86 mph from the right side, 84 mph from the left.

5.15.18 - 5-foot-6, 145-pound, switch-hitting middle infielder. Started at second base and hit in the two-hole for St. Charles East. Advanced defensive second baseman; natural infield actions, confident soft hands, smooth defender, fluid footwork, play with bounce and feel. Short, clean arm action, accurate throws. Adept at picking short hops, turning double plays, quick release and athletic on the move. Offensively, can handle the bat from both sides of the plate. Hit three times from the right side and once from the left. Top of the order type of hitter; compact swing from both sides, controls the barrel and stays short to the ball. Flashed strength in swing for size and is aggressive to pitches in the zone. Finished 1-for-3 with a sharp single to center field, 4.60 on the turn from the right side. Follow 2020 middle infielder.

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