Griffin Conine, the son of former major-leaguer Jeff Conine, is having a breakout season at Duke University. The sophomore outfielder is leading the Blue Devils diamond squad in almost every offensive category this year, after playing sparingly as a freshman.
Conine was drafted out of high school by the Miami Marlins in 2015, but elected to attend Duke. He attributes his summer league season last year with providing him with a new level of confidence. He will play in the highly-touted Cape Cod League this summer, where he will continue to hone his skills.
Jeff Conine played 17 seasons in the majors during 1990 to 2007. He was a member of the Florida Marlins’ two World Series championship teams in 1997 and 2003. During his career he hit .285, with 1,982 hits, 214 home runs, and 1,071 RBI.
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