7  Connor Heady
Connor Heady


Prospect, Ky.

High School:
North Oldham

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170





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2014 Game-by-Game

• 2014 preseason 38th-best freshman in NCAA (Baseball America)
• 2014 preseason 12th-best freshman in SEC (Baseball America)
• 2012 USA Baseball National Team 18U

One of the top position player recruits in the nation, played on the 20-man USA Baseball U-18 National Team ... Is a slick-fielding middle infielder ... Had a great defensive fall practice season and has positioned himself to compete for playing time at second base ... Has a line-drive approach at the plate ... Has the ability to be a defensive weapon at shortstop in the future.

High School
Member of the USA Baseball 18-and-under national team after a rigorous tryout round that whittled the team down to a 20-man roster ... Coached on the 18U national team by Scott Brosius ... Played in the IBAF/AAA World Championship in Seoul, Korea, and traveled to play Chinese Taipei in Taichung, Taiwan ... The No. 3 overall prospect in the state, the No. 1 shortstop in the state ... Also ranked as the 88th-best recruit in the nation and the No. 13 shortstop by Perfect Game USA ... Before the 2013 MLB Draft, was ranked as the ninth-best prospect (including college and high school) available in the state, ahead of UK greats Jerad Grundy and J.T. Riddle ... Named 2013 Rawlings second-team All-American and first-team all-region ... Named honorable mention in 2011 and 2012 ... Tabbed first-team underclassmen All-America by Perfect Game ... Earned five varsity letters while attending North Oldham High School for coach Erik Phelps ...The 8th Region Player of the Year as a senior ... Helped lead team to back to back 8th region championships sophomore and junior years ... Broke single-season home run record at North Oldham with nine round trippers junior year ... Won a district championship as a senior ... Two-time all-state selection ... Selected all-region for three seasons ... Member of the all-district team all five seasons playing for North Oldham ... Batted .450 as a senior ... Played basketball his freshman year.

Full name is Connor Joseph Heady ... Born July 3, 1994 in Louisville, Ky. ... Son of Lee Heady and Tricia Walker ... Has an older brother, Quint (20), and a younger sister, Makena (11).

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