Connor Panas

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Biographical Information[edit]

OF/1B Connor Panas was drafted in the 9th round of the 2015 amateur draft by his hometown team, the Toronto Blue Jays. He began his pro carrer that year with the GCL Blue Jays and Vancouver Canadians, hitting .270 with 5 homers and 29 RBIs in 51 games. In 2016, he moved to the Lansing Lugnuts of the Midwest League where he played 98 games and hit .231/.343/.430 with 16 homers and 50 RBIs. In 2017, he continued his slow progression up the organizational ladder, moving the Advanced Class A with the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League. He played 114 games and his best season with the bat, hitting .276/.364/.475, with 20 doubles, 18 homers and 55 RBIs. He was named to the FSL post-season All-Star team.

After playing winter ball with the Canberra Cavalry of the Australian Baseball League in 2017-18, he was with the AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Eastern League. He played in the shadow of much higher profile prospects that season, such as Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio, who led the team to a league title. His own numbers were rather modest: in 105 games, he hit .232 with an OBP below .300 and 9 homers and 39 RBIs. Following the season, on December 30th, he was traded to the San Diego Padres in return for P Clayton Richard, who had been designated for assignment ten days earlier.

He is the son of former replacement umpire Rich Panas.

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