Connor Michael Brogdon… 2013 graduate of Liberty High School (CA)… 2017 graduate of Lewis-Clark State College (ID)… Also attended Fresno City College (CA)… Hobbies: Mountain biking, playing video games and playing pick-up basketball… Signed by: Hilton Richardson.
Was a non-roster invitee to ML spring training...Had his contract selected on 8/11 from Lehigh Valley and made his ML debut on 8/13 vs BAL...Earned his first ML win on 9/18 vs TOR (gm 2)...Tossed 8.2 scoreless innings with one hit allowed and 14 strikeouts in his final six appearances...His 8.2-inning scoreless streak (9/13-end of season) was the longest by a Phillies reliever during the season...Struck out each of his final six batters, becoming the only Phillies reliever ever to strike out all three batters faced in consecutive appearances and the only reliever in MLB to do so during the year...Opponents were just 5-for-39 (.128 AVG) against him and had one hit in their final 27 at-bats (.037 AVG) l Had four stints with PHI: 8/11-22, 9/7-9, 9/13, 9/16-end of season.
Opened the season with Clearwater (A)...Debuted with Reading (AA) on 5/9...Finished the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA)...Overall in 51 relief appearances, posted a 2.61 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, held opponents to a .173 AVG and averaged 12.55 SO/9.0 IP (106 SO, 76.0 IP)...Recorded at least one SO in 47 games and multiple SO in 32 relief appearances...Tossed 2.0 innings or more in 20 of his games.
Named Phillies Minor League Co-Pitcher of the Month for July (8 G, 2-1, 2 SV, 0.00 ERA, 12.0 IP, 16 SO)...Selected as Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week, 8/6-12...Spent entire season with Lakewood (A)...Posted a 61.0-inning homerless streak from 4/16 through the 8th inning on 8/17...Did not allow an earned run for 22.0 consecutive innings from 6/25 to the 8th inning on 8/17...Went 4-1 with a 1.42 ERA (6 ER, 38.0 IP), 51 SO, .194 OPP AVG and converted all five of his save opportunities in 24 games as a reliever.
Began professional career with Williamsport (A)...Among qualifying New York-Penn League relievers, ranked 3rd in lowest OPP AVG and 5th in SO/9.0 IP (11.68)...Registered multiple SO in 11 of his 16 relief outings, including four games with five SO...Held opponents to a .125 AVG (2-16) with RISP and two outs...Participated in Florida Instructional League.