Connor Seabold

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Connor Gregory Seabold

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Pitcher Connor Seabold was a 3rd-round selection by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2017 amateur draft out of Cal State Fullerton, after having been drafted in the 19th round by the Baltimore Orioles in 2014 out of high school.

He had a very good first pro season with the Williamsport Crosscutters of the New York-Penn League in 2017, going 1-0, 0.90 in 5 games, although he was facing relatively weak competition for a pitcher coming out of a top college program. In 2018, he went 5-8, 4.28 between the Class A Clearwater Threshers and AA Reading Fightin' Phils. He was a starter in all 23 of his appearances and struck out 132 batters in 130 1/3 innings while walking just 33. However, he was set back by injuries in 2019, being limited to just 12 outings, including 3 on rehabilitation assignments in the Gulf Coast League. He was very good when he could pitch, however, going 4-2, 2.24 and once again striking out just over one batter per inning.

With the minor leagues shut down by the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, he was sent to the Phillies' alternative training site when the season finally began in July. On August 21st, he was traded to the Boston Red Sox alongside major leaguer Nick Pivetta in return for two experienced relief pitchers, Heath Hembree and Brandon Workman. He was joining a team in desperate need of starting pitching.

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