College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 51 on our Top 100 Countdown is Vanderbilt’s Conrad Gregor. The 6’3 first baseman from Carmel, Indiana was a 40th-round draft pick by the White Sox in 2010.
As a freshman, Gregor saw action in 58 games for the Commodores, 49 of which he started. During the 2011 season, Gregor posted a batting average of .353 including 11 doubles and 32 RBI as well as a slugging percentage of .471 and an on base percentage of .456. His success earned him a variety of honors including being named to the 2011 SEC All-Freshman Team, Second Team All-SEC and First Team Freshman All-American.
Gregor’s success continued in 2012 as he was batting .328 through 63 games with 20 doubles and 35 RBI. He also posted a slugging percentage of .463 as well as an on base percentage of .438. In addition to being successful at the plate, Gregor was also successful defensively and on the base paths as he posted a fielding percentage of .988 with 36 double plays as well as going 10-10 in stolen base attempts. Gregor spent the summer of 2012 with the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod League where he was hitting .329 with seven doubles, eight home runs and 21 RBI. His success with Orleans earned him a spot on the East roster of the 2012 CCBL All Star Game.
From a scouting perspective, Gregor has a solid frame with great strength and the ability to consistently get on base. In addition to his consistency he has quick hands and a great swing which also help out his power numbers. As far as intangibles go, Gregor is in a league of his own with extreme focus and dedication that really benefit both his team and his individual play from both offensive and defensive stand points, making him one of the top players to watch for in 2013.