LaSalle University product Connor Hinchliffe was a noteworthy acquisition in the Phillies' developmental ranks last year when he posted standout numbers after signing as an undrafted free agent.
In 16 appearances in the Rookie level Gulf Coast League last year, the right-hander notched a 1-1 record, a save, a 1.82 ERA, a .163 batting average against as well as a 1.26 WHIP.
Last week I talked with Connor, who is not in attendance for the Phils' Fall Instructional League in Florida, about missing an entire year of competing, how he's staying in shape and more. Read ahead for that interview.
-How has the year been for you? Staying healthy?
My year has been great despite everything going on. Feeling great.
-Have you been able to find any silver lining in this missed 2020 season?
COVID has impacted the lives of many since its arrival. For myself, it meant a lost year of playing time with the Phillies. While it is true I won’t get this year back, that does not mean it was lost. This time off has given me so much insight in how I approach training and getting better as an athlete, on and off the field. It has given me time to develop my abilities and further my knowledge of the game.The complete version of this interview can be viewed over on my Patreon page. Supporters of my work on Patreon get access to exclusive interviews plus early access to features and news.