|Tampa Bay Rays|
March 31, 1992 |
O'Conner attended Cowan High School in Cowan, Indiana. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round, 31st overall, of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his professional debut that season with the Gulf Coast Rays. He played in only 48 games for the Princeton Rays in 2011 after suffering a torn hip labrum. He played for the Hudson Valley Renegades in 2012 and the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2013. After the season, he played in the Australian Baseball League. O'Conner started 2014 with the Charlotte Stone Crabs. He was selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game in July.
The Rays designated O'Conner for assignment after the 2016 season. He was outrighted to the minors in December.
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