Connor Mendell
Connor Mendell
Connor Mendell
Connor Mendell




Fort Zumwalt South (HS) • MO
6-0 • 155LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Stl Force National 16U


2024 National

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Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-foot-11, 155-pounds.
Hit: RH. Wide stance, preloaded weight on the back leg, short, smooth stride. Flashes bat speed, short, level swing plane, hits the ball where it's pitched.
Power: 80.91 max exit velocity, averaged 74.68 mph. 245’ max distance.
Arm: R. C - 70 mph. INF - 74 mph. Short arm angle, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.26.-2.34 pop times. Catcher: Athletic, balanced setup, quiet, soft hands receiving, plus blocking, throws are playing to the bag. Infield: quick first step, sure handed, clean exchange.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60. 


Lean 5-foot-10, 142-pound catcher with room to add size and strength. The right-handed hitter starts in a wide stance with his weight slightly on his backside and active hands. Leg kick and short stride into a level swing plane through the zone. Solid line-drive contact to all fields, registering a 77 mph bat-exit velocity. Ran a 7.40 60-yard dash. Behind the plate, quiet receiver with ability to block laterally. Quick transfers and footwork with good momentum on throwdowns. Made accurate 72 mph throws to second, yielding pop times between 2.09-2.20 seconds. In the infield, active footwork with sure hands to field. Made 75 mph throws across the diamond from a short high-¾ arm action.


Connor Mendell: C/2B, (2024) Fort Zumwalt South, MO. 5-foot-9, 142-pound slim frame. In the box, Mendells best exit velocity was 74 mph. Started in a wide stance with a small load, then used a leg kick just before his swing. Bat speed is quick, has level swing plane and high finish. Found some barrels in his round. Line drive approach. While catching, he had a pop time of 2.22-2.39, above average in the infield, displayed a velocity of 71 mph; has a clean exchange, sure hands and consistent feet. He produced a position velocity of 71 mph during throw downs; has a clean exchange, average feet and consistent hands. Calm setup with average flexibility. Showed decent accuracy to the bag with a short arm action and a high ¾ slot. During the event, recorded a 60 time of 7.69. Had a high ¾ arm angle and a short arm action with good arm speed. Up-tempo type pitcher who uses easy effort. Tall balance point with in line shoulders. Lands closed with a clean finish. Fastball keeps its plane at 70-73 mph. His curveball showed some action and in the zone command at 61-62.


Mendell is a 5-foot-8 135-pound right-handed hitting catcher, right-handed pitcher and second baseman in Missouri’s 2024 class. He ran a 4.56 home to first and had a 70 mph exit velocity.  At the plate, starts slightly open, minimal load, controlled in line stride, simple and repeatable swing, showed ability to hit to all fields, stays balanced, hand controlled the barrel.  Behind the plate, balanced set up, quick transfer and throw, high exchange, short over the top arm slot, footwork creates momentum to throw, 67 mph positional velocity. On the infield, short over the top arm slot, quick transfer and throw, fluid footwork to the ball, soft hands, 76 mph positional velocity. On the mound, clean over the top arm slot, repeats well, has feel for there three pitches, lands slightly closed, stays under control throwing with regular effort, 70-72 mph fastball, breaking ball has 11-to-5 shape, flashes sharpness 59-62 mph, throws change up with near fastball arm speed down in zone, 60-61 mph.  

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