Connor Wong Portland Sea Dogs Catcher - Infield

       
 
Age: 23
Born: May 9, 1996
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 3rd round, 2017 by LAD
How Acquired: Acquired from LAD with Alex Verdugo and Jeter Downs for Mookie Betts, David Price, and cash considerations (Feb. 2020)
College: Houston
High School: Pearland (TX)
ETA: Mid-2021

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Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: July 7, 2017 (LAD)
Signing Scout: Clint Bowers
Signing Bonus: $550,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2020
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
   
Pro Debut: July 17, 2017 (AZL Dodgers)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/20): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @connorwong10

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Solid, athletic frame. Moves well. On the smaller side for a catcher. Minimal remaining projection.

Hit: Long swing with a lot of swing-and-miss at present. Approach needs work. Will need to cut down on the strikeouts.

Power: Likes to lift the ball and has shown all-fields power. How much his power actualizes in-game will depend on his ability to make adjustments and contact against more advanced pitching. Above-average raw power with average power potential.

Run: Average speed. Moves very well for a catcher and could steal a handful of bases.

Field: Very versatile defender. Has played catcher, second base and third base in pro ball. Even played some outfield in college. Moves well behind the plate, but still working on his receiving and framing skills. Shows soft hands in the infield. Potential average defender behind the plate.

Arm: Average arm strength for a catcher. Solid arm strength at second base, passable at third base.
  Career Notes: Played shortstop in college before moving to backstop. Played in the Cape Cod League in 2015 (Yarmouth-Dennis) and 2016 (Bourne). Stepfather, Matt Maysey, had a brief MLB career, pitching for Montreal and Milwaukee. Has shown increasing in-game power up the ladder. Excelled in 40 games at Double-A in late 2019, boosting his prospect status.

Summation: Projects as a super-utility player, capable of catching and playing both second and third base. Has the potential to be an MLB regular depending on how his hit tool develops. Will have to make more contact as he moves up the ladder. Power tool is better than hit right now, and he needs considerable refinement at the plate. Athletic, unique player who could be a very valuable roster piece due to potential positional flexibility.

Note: This page will be updated after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

Links
SoxProspects Podcast on Mookie Betts Trade (2-10-2020)
 
   
     
    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2015 Houston NCAA Coll --- 19 62 238 39 59 6 4 6 37 91 24 40 3 2 0.248 0.320 0.382 0.702
  2016 Houston NCAA Coll --- 20 59 230 52 70 13 1 5 30 100 43 44 9 2 0.304 0.415 0.435 0.850
  2017 Houston NCAA Coll --- 21 63 265 61 76 13 3 12 36 131 31 49 26 4 0.287 0.379 0.494 0.873
  2017 AZL Dodgers AZL Rk LAD 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
  2017 Great Lakes Loons Midw A LAD 21 27 97 19 27 6 0 5 18 48 7 26 1 1 0.278 0.336 0.495 0.831
  2018 Rancho Cuca. Quakes Cal A+ LAD 22 102 383 64 103 20 2 19 60 184 36 138 6 2 0.269 0.350 0.480 0.830
  2019 Rancho Cuca. Quakes Cal A+ LAD 23 71 274 39 67 15 6 15 51 139 21 93 9 2 0.245 0.306 0.507 0.813
  2019 Tulsa Drillers Tex AA LAD 23 40 149 17 52 9 1 9 31 90 11 50 2 1 0.349 0.393 0.604 0.997
   
     
    2020 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2020 - - - Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2018 California League All-Star
2019 California League All-Star
Texas League Player of the Week (Aug. 27 - Sept. 2, 2019)
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