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A-Ball with Erik Oas Episode 6: Marlins first-round pick Connor Scott

Mature beyond his years, Scott talks about his Florida roots, early impressions of pro baseball, and his passion off the field.

Original photo by @LumberKings/Twitter

Finding his stroke after a slow start to the 2019 season, outfielder Connor Scott (11:15) talks adjustments to the Midwest, reacting to being drafted by the Marlins in the first round last summer, and his passion outside of baseball. You’ll also receive a full report on the Low-A Clinton LumberKings.

Enjoy Episode 6 of A-Ball!

Scott ranks as the No. 5 prospect in the Marlins farm system, according to MLB Pipeline. The toolsy teenager’s production does not jump off the page (.183/.276/.301, 1 HR, 6 SB in 24 G). However, he is clearly trending up at the plate. After piling up the Ks in his initial reps against Low-A competition dating back to 2018, Scott has dramatically improved his bat-to-ball skills in recent weeks (11.3 K% in last 16 games).

Highlighted briefly in this episode, first baseman Sean Reynolds launched a 456-foot home run for the LumberKings. He knew it right off the bat:

If accurate, that estimate comfortably tops any homer distance from a Marlins player at the major league level this year.

The Fish Stripes podcast is home to Miami Marlins shows Fish Bites, Earning Their Stripes and A-Ball with Erik Oas. All new episodes are posted to You can also find them on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Megaphone, PlayerFM or wherever you normally get your pods.

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