Connor graduated from Atlee High School where he played shortstop and pitched at the varsity level for 3 years. In late May of 2011 He committed to Old Dominion University where he would focus more of his time on pitching. After his freshman year, He had shoulder surgery which led him to sit out his sophomore season. After making major beneficial adjustments, and finishing his redshirt sophomore year with a 2.79 ERA striking out more batters than innings pitched, he was drafted in the 15th round by the Miami Marlins. He recently finished up his first year of pro ball in the New York Penn League with Class A short season affiliate, the Batavia Muckdogs.