Conor Biggio 2015 Bowman Draft Future Watch, Astros – Conor Biggio was selected in the 34th round of the 2015 MLB Draft as the 1009th overall pick by the Houston Astros. You can tell by the last name why we are covering this young man. His dad is Hall of Fame catcher/second baseman Craig Biggio and for that reason he’s a player worth drafting. Funny that the Astros, who drafted his dad, stepped up to the plate.
Conor attends the University of Notre Dame he he’s the first Irish ballplayer to be drafted since Brad Lidge was in the 17th overall pick in 1998. Conor was used as a late-inning guy and pinch runner with Notre Dame. He did play in 101 games; he had 40 outfield starts. He had 18 steals, scored 33 runs, walked 26 times and got hit 8 times. Sounds a lot like his dad.
At 5-9, 155 the Houston, Texas native has a lot of work to do. He has to bulk up and get into more games. The Astros will give him every chance to make it to the majors because of his name, but he’s going to have to put in the hard work and earn a call up someday like any other drafted player.
Conor’s first MLB licensed autographed baseball card debuted with the release of 2015 Bowman Draft Baseball, card number BCA-CBI. A lot of Biggio collectors will want to get this card just to have in their collection, just in case.
To show what kind of long shot the kid is. Some outlets don’t have him listed as one of the teams top prospects, yet, that could change.
Here’s a look at one of his scouting videos:
At, 22, time is on his side right now. He will get more chances than most so keep an eye out for him down the road.