When you meet Seth Conner, you quickly notice his passion for the game of baseball. And that passion comes in handy in his new role, as the Position Coach of the Low-A Great Lakes Loons.
After officially joining the Loons during the offseason, Conner discusses what he likes best about his role with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Midwest League affiliate.
“I really enjoy the Dodgers organization,” said Conner. “It’s a great organization, an historic organization, and I’ve really enjoyed coaching and being around the guys. I didn’t make it to the major leagues as a player, so I like helping others achieve that dream.”
While Conner enjoys helping the players he mentors, he also hopes they realize just how fast their time in professional baseball can go by.
“I really hope the players realize that it goes by fast,” explained Conner. “I was 23 when my playing career stopped. It’s important to realize how much work it takes. You want to have fun, but ultimately it’s all about getting to the big leagues, and not wasting your time in the minors.”
At just 26 years old himself and just a couple years older than the players he coaches, Conner sees an advantage in the clubhouse.
“I feel the players can really relate to me,” stated Conner. “I’m only a couple years removed from their situation, so I feel they can really relate to what I’m saying.”
Hopefully, everything Seth Conner shares with these young prospects will translate to their game as members of the Great Lakes Loons and will give them the knowledge and confidence needed to take their careers to the highest level possible.