Connor Scott hit a three-run home run this past Sunday for the Altoona Curve. It was the first time he cleared the fence in 78 days, his second overall of the season.
I was there when he hit his first home run with the Curve, and I would have never of guessed it would have taken him this long to do it again.
— Anthony Murphy (@__Murphy88) April 16, 2022
I was at the last four games of Altoona’s series against the Flying Squirrels in Richmond in April, and Scott was hands down the best player on the field during that time.
It was four games, I get it, but the guy slashed .500/.588/.929 with three doubles and a home run in front of my eyes. You want to talk about making a good first impression? That’s about as good as it could be from a guy new to the system.
We knew that kind of performance was maintainable throughout a full season, but the depths that he has struggled since then has been a little shocking.
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The BABIP alone screamed regression, but again, he seemed to show enough to where the drop off shouldn’t have been this drastic.
Not for a former first round pick, taken three picks after Travis Swaggerty in 2018. Not a guy who stands at 6’3” with some raw power to play with.
He’s also played great defensively, making some big plays in the outfield in key situations. In fact, there are times where I do think of a younger Swaggerty with Scott. Maybe the defense and arm are good enough to get him to the majors, it just depends on how much the bat comes along that determines his overall value.
DO IT @connorscott24! Connor saves multiple runs to get us out of the frame!
— Altoona Curve (@AltoonaCurve) June 24, 2022
Kyle Nicolas got off to a great start but has been a little up and down as of late, also dealing with an injury. Zach Thompson has been one of the Pirates better starting pitchers after a rough start, meaning if Scott can right the ship Ben Cherington could very well get contributions from all three pieces of the Jacob Stallings trade.
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