In Part Two of our lengthy, season-end conversation with Oakland A's Director of Player Development…
Q&A With A's 28th Round Pick Conner Crumbliss
In his first professional season, Conner Crumbliss was a force all over the field for the Oakland A's short-season affiliate, the Vancouver Canadians, and their Low-A affiliate, the Kane County Cougars. The Emporia State alum batted .290 with 20 extra-base hits, a .427 OBP, 13 stolen bases and an 831 OPS in 71 games. He also was a valuable player on defense, getting time in both the outfield and at second base. David Malamut spoke with Crumbliss over the weekend about his first pro season, his adjustments to wood bats, his off-season plans, and more... David Malamut: How do you feel? Conner Crumbliss: I feel pretty good. I started dragging here a little bit, but I had a couple of days off when I got here to Kane County and got going with a little bit of energy, so I feel good. DM: What was your first baseball experience? CC: With my brothers. I watched them play games when I was in diapers. DM: What was it like playing at Emporia State? CC: Kind of a small school. Good...
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