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Justin O'Conner

24-Year-Old Catcher – Tampa Bay Rays

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O'Conner played just 20 games in 2016 between rookie ball and Double-A after being sidelined until August with a back strain. He got off to a strong start in the former, slashing .325/.400/.525 over 4...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  7/1/2017
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 190   DOB: 3/31/1992
BORN: Indianapolis, IN   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

December 16, 2016  –  Justin O'Conner News

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O'Conner (back) cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Justin O'Conner Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 18 R GUL 48 187 161 18 34 16 13 0 3 29 1 0 18 46 1 3 4 .211 .301 .348 .649
2011 19 R PRI 48 197 178 18 28 17 8 0 9 29 4 1 17 78 0 1 1 .157 .234 .354 .588
2012 20 A HUD 59 257 238 39 53 24 18 1 5 29 2 0 18 73 0 1 0 .223 .276 .370 .646
2013 21 A BOW 102 439 399 49 93 31 17 0 14 56 5 0 31 111 1 5 3 .233 .290 .381 .671
2014 22 A+ CHA 80 340 319 40 90 43 31 2 10 44 0 0 15 78 0 2 4 .282 .321 .486 .807
2014 22 AA MON 21 84 80 9 21 6 4 0 2 3 0 0 1 20 0 0 3 .263 .298 .388 .686
2015 23 AA MON 107 444 429 50 99 39 27 3 9 53 10 2 13 129 0 1 1 .231 .255 .371 .626
2016 24 R GUL 12 45 40 8 13 4 2 0 2 5 0 0 5 7 0 0 0 .325 .400 .525 .925
2016 24 AA MON 8 26 25 2 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 .160 .154 .280 .434

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Justin O'Conner: Minor League Games Played By Position

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2015 92

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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 18 R GUL 187 161 9.6% 24.6% 0.39 71% .277 .137
2011 19 R PRI 197 178 8.6% 39.6% 0.22 56% .209 .197
2012 20 A HUD 257 238 7% 28.4% 0.25 69% .300 .147
2013 21 A BOW 439 399 7.1% 25.3% 0.28 72% .288 .148
2014 22 A+ CHA 340 319 4.4% 22.9% 0.19 76% .346 .204
2014 22 AA MON 84 80 1.2% 23.8% 0.05 75% .328 .125
2015 23 AA MON 444 429 2.9% 29.1% 0.10 70% .309 .140
2016 24 R GUL 45 40 11.1% 15.6% 0.71 83% .355 .200
2016 24 AA MON 26 25 0% 34.6% 0.00 64% .200 .120

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Justin O'Conner: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

O'Conner was DFA'd by the Rays on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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O'Conner, who has been sidelined the entire season with a back strain, returned to action with the GCL Rays on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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O'Conner (back) was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports.

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O'Conner received an epidural recently to help treat a herniated disk in his back, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports.

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O'Conner will be sidelined for the start of spring training with a back injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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O'Conner, 23, is batting .225/.251/.370 with nine home runs, 52 RBI and eight steals in 99 games with Double-A Montgomery.

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O'Conner has been optioned to Triple-A Durham.

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O'Conner was added to the Rays' 40-man roster on Thursday.

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O'Conner put up a .303/.361/.439 slash line with one home run, six doubles and 10 RBI in 17 games during the 2014 Arizona Fall League.

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O'Conner hit .211/.301/.348 for the GCL Rays.

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The Rays will sign O'Conner, their first-round pick, to a contract on Thursday, the Muncie Star Press reports.

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2016

O’Conner simply cannot hit. It may seem harsh to say that about a prospect who has not yet played above Double-A, but at this point it is a fair statement. Even when he was taken with the 31st pick in the 2010 draft, there were major questions about his hit tool, and those concerns have been validated many times since. He has the best arm of any catcher in the minor leagues, and he could be a plus defensive catcher in the big leagues, but if he is hitting .200 then fantasy owners will be unable to chase the counting stats that could come with his being in the lineup on most days. Unlike players like Christian Bethancourt and Austin Hedges, who have similar all-defense profiles behind the dish, O’Conner actually has above average power, so he could run into 18 homers if he played 130 games. But that still would not be enough production for his low batting average to be palatable in most formats.