fbpx
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Interviews

[Interview] Connor Pellerin Talks Signing with the Yankees, Cape League, Pitching and More

When the non-drafted free agent period opened this year, the Yankees jumped on the chance to sign right-handed pitcher Connor Pellerin out of Tulane University. Connor had a tremendous season in the Cape Cod League in 2019 where he did not allow a run in 14 1/3 innings but also struck out 27 batters.

With Tulane, he appeared in 49 games, mostly out of the bullpen over three seasons, and pitched to a 6.15 ERA with 84 strikeouts over 70 2/3 innings of work. We had the chance to talk with him about signing with the Yankees and learn more about him as pitcher.

Pinstriped Prospects: This year is a little bit different with the coronavirus cutting the college season short, and the drastic cut in the MLB Draft.  What was your mindset coming into June?

Connor Pellerin: So, I knew that I was kind of a bubble guy, I mean, I don’t know how it would have played if it was 10 or 15 rounds. I knew I was kind of on the brink of that five rounds. I talked with a couple of teams about maybe getting taken in the draft so I had some sort of hope for it, especially in those later rounds for like maybe sign for a little bit below slot and but I’d also I’ve talked with the Yankees before the draft kind of happened. They like set out a whole, a whole, presentation on me. and I was like, super impressed with it, but and then they kind of informed me that they only had three picks this year, which I completely understood where they were, where they were going with it. I was like, Okay, we’ll see how this draft plays out. For them to have that presentation before the draft and be kind of upfront with you. For them to like, be upfront with me about like, chances are we may not take you in this draft, but we would look for you. When it came to like the non-drafted free agent stuff. So, I kind of I knew kind of in the back of my head that that was an option for me, especially with them and I really liked the Yankees and everything that they had to say. So yeah, it was Yeah, I mean, I think that was pretty much the whole deal.

The rest of this interview is exclusive to Pinstriped Prospects Dugout MembersDugout Members get complete access to scouting reports, interviews, and more all with limited advertisements on the website. Click here to sign up!

Home Forums Interview with Connor Pellerin

Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)
Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Written By

You May Also Like

Sticky Post

With the draft now behind us it is time to take a look at how the Yankees prospects rank throughout the system. Like our...

Features

Spring training is just around the corner.  Which means our new Yankees top prospect list is here.  Released early this morning we bring you...

Features

The Yankees came into 2018 with a gluttony of players that were eligible for the Rule 5 draft, many that were among the team’s...

News

It is that time again, as we prepare for pitchers and catchers to report to Tampa for Spring Training we will take a look...

Skip to toolbar