Connor Michael Brogdon was born on January 29, 1995, he is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Brogdon was born in Clovis, California, and attended Liberty High School in Madera. Although he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2013, he made the decision to attend Fresno City College rather than sign with the team.
After two seasons there, he transferred to Lewis–Clark State College, where he was part of the 2017 NAIA World Series championship team.
The Phillies drafted Brogdon in the 10th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. He was originally intended to be a starting pitcher but became a reliever in the minor leagues to make room in the starting rotation.
Brogdon played for three seasons in the Phillies’ farm system and was invited to an alternative training site after the 2020 minor league season was cancelled.
He made his MLB debut on August 13, 2020, giving up three runs to the Baltimore Orioles, but he improved his performance in September.
Going into the 2022 season, some sportswriters expressed concern about Brogdon’s performance in spring training: his fastball velocity had decreased from 96.1 mph (154.7 km/h) to 92–93 mph (148–150 km/h), while he had trouble commanding breaking balls.
He told The Philadelphia Inquirer that the 2021–22 MLB lockout had negatively impacted his practice regimen because he did not know when the 2022 MLB season would begin and that he was “just treading water” in spring training.
Connor Brogdon is currently not married, at his age, he may be in a romantic relationship, but he has kept his personal affairs private.