American professional baseball pitcher Konnor Chase Pilkington, who plays for the Cleveland Guardians in Major League Baseball, was born on September 12, 1997.
In the third round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, the Chicago White Sox picked Pilkington, who signed a contract worth $650,000.
He made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Arizona League White Sox before moving up to the Rookie Advanced Pioneer League’s Great Falls Voyagers. He had a 7.07 ERA in 14 innings for the two teams, going 0-1 overall.
The Kannapolis Intimidators of the Class A South Atlantic League started the 2019 season for Pilkington.
Pilkington was promoted to the Winston-Salem Dash of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League where he concluded the year after going 1-0 with a 1.62 ERA in six outings.
He had 19 starts for the Dash, going 4-9 with a 4.99 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 95+2/3 innings.
He was given a job with the Double-A South’s Birmingham Barons to start the 2021 campaign. He made 14 starts for the Barons, going 4-4 with a 3.48 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 71 strikeouts in 62 innings pitched.
The White Sox dealt with Pilkington to the Cleveland Indians on July 29, 2021, in exchange for César Hernández. Pilkington was given to the Double-A Northeast Akron RubberDucks by the Indians after they acquired him.
With Akron, he had a 3-2 record, a 2.33 ERA, and 49 strikeouts over 38+2/3 innings in eight games (seven starts).
On November 19, 2021, Pilkington was chosen to join the 40-man roster of the Cleveland Guardians, the team’s new name. He was added to the Opening Day roster, the Guardians revealed on April 2, 2022.
Konnor Pilkington Prospect, MLB Debut, Stats, Height, Scouting Report, Trade, Salary, Net Worth
|MLB Debut||In the third round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, the Chicago White Sox picked Pilkington, who signed a contract worth $650,000. He made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Arizona League White Sox before moving up to the Rookie Advanced Pioneer League’s Great Falls Voyagers.|
|One of the draft class’s youngest collegiate pitchers was the 20-year-old. After his Sophomore season in the Bulldogs rotation, Konnor was mentioned as a potential top 10 overall choice. As a junior, his stuff backed up a little, and the Sox caught him later than anticipated.|
|The Cleveland Guardians have agreed to a one-year, $700,000 deal with Konnor Pilkington. He is thought to be worth $1 million.|
Konnor Pilkington Prospect