Griffin Conine a Standout at Duke

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.

For more information about Griffin Conine, follow the link below from The Chronicle:

http://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2017/04/like-father-like-son-griffin-conine-bursts-onto-the-scene-for-duke-baseball-in-2017