The DockHounds have announced the signing of Wisconsin native Connor Bagnieski to the 2022 roster. Bagnieski, who grew up in Green Bay, WI, joins the team after spending last season in the United Shores Professional Baseball League (USPBL) with the Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers.
Bagnieski is a 2B who played his college ball for the Radford University Highlanders. Prior to that, he spent time in the Northwoods League with the Green Bay Bullfrogs and the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League with the St. Clair Green Giants.
“Connor had himself a nice year last season in the USPBL. He was a spark plug for his team hitting at the top of their lineup,” said Manager Jim Bennett. “He’s a guy that can run and create havoc on the bases. He’s a solid defender at second base and just a good all-around athlete.”
In his lone season at Radford, Bagnieski was a nightmare for opposing teams on the bases, stealing 11 bases in just 45 games. At the plate, he’s often hit leadoff or near the top of the order as a great contact hitter who poses a serious threat once on base. Bagnieski was a USPBL league MVP candidate last season with a .346 batting average and a .954 OPS. On the defensive side, Bagnieski has been rock-solid as a 2B with a good glove and great positional awareness.