Adam Conley Named Top MLB Prospect
Dec. 14, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. - Former Washington State pitcher Adam Conley has been recognized as a top MLB prospect by Baseball America.
The publication listed the southpaw as the No. 10 MLB prospect in the Miami Marlins' organization. The Marlins selected Conley in the second round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
A junior, Conley was the 72nd overall pick, making him the seventh-highest Cougar selected in the June Amateur Draft since its inception in 1965.
After signing a contract with the Marlins in mid-August, Conley made two appearances in relief for the Gulf Coast League (Rookie) Marlins. In two shutout innings, he struck out two, gave up one hit, and did not walk a batter.
In 2012, Conley opened the season with the Greensboro Grasshoppers (A) in the South Atlantic League and was named to the circuit's all-star game. He finished 7-3 with a 2.78 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 74 1/3 innings during 14 starts. His performance earned him a promotion to the Jupiter Hammerheads (Advanced A) in the Florida State League where he was 4-2 with a 4.44 ERA in 12 starts while fanning 51 in 52 2/3 innings.
A native of Olympia, Wash., Conley set a Washington State freshman record when he appeared in 25 games during the 2009 season while going 1-1 with one save. As a sophomore, Conley was 5-4 and tied a Cougar single-season record with 12 saves. His 29 appearances are tied for third on the Washington State single-season list.
In 2011, Conley recorded a team-leading six victories and struck out 83 with a 3.50 ERA. His 13-career saves are tied for third all-time at Washington State and his 70 appearances are sixth-best on the Cougar career list.
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