Recently signed to the Baltimore Orioles, Conner Greene was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh round of the Major League Draft in June 2013 as Greene then made the jump to professional baseball the same week he graduated from Santa Monica High School.
With a fastball clocking in at over 98 mph, the 6′ 4″ 210 pound right-handed pitcher finished his senior year for the SaMo High Vikings with a 1.63 ERA and 76 strikeouts, batting .477 with 12 RBI’s in 44 plate appearances.
Greene was originally assigned to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, Toronto’s Rookie level affiliate. In his first two seasons, (2013 & 2014), Greene split his time between the GLC Blue Jays as well as the Bluefield Blue Jays in the Appalachian League.
Greene began the 2015 season with the Midwest League’s Lansing Lugnuts, but advanced thru the system quickly and ended the season pitching for the AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats. In 2016, Greene opened the season with the Dunedin Blue Jays A and finished the season up with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
Greene also played in the 2016 Arizona Fall League which is reserved for some of the biggest names in the minor leagues.
Considered one of the Blue Jays top pitching prospects, Greene played the entire 2017 season with the AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
In 2018 Greene the Blue Jays traded him to the St. Louis Cardinals. He began the season with the Double-A Springfield Cardinals and was later promoted to the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds later that season. The Cardinals then designated Greene for assignment. He was later claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Royals
In November 2020, he became a free agent and the following month he signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles and has been assigned to the Orioles roster for their alternate site in Bowie starting in May, 2021.
“Being a professional ballplayer has always been my dream,” says Greene. “My ambition is to not only be known as a great pitcher, but as an above average hitter as well.”
While applying his baseball talent and skill in hopes of a career in the Major Leagues, Greene is simultaneously fielding offers from the entertainment industry and several high profile modeling agencies including Ford and Wilhelmina.
Greene appeared in television commercials as a youngster and was featured in several episodes of the hit FOX-TV comedy series “Anger Management.” He was also profiled as “one to watch” on the entertainment TV show “EXTRA.”
Clearly, Conner is as comfortable in front of a camera as he is on the pitching mound.