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Meet Triple Threat: Conner Greene

August 18, 2015

For Fisher Cats newcomer, Conner Greene it has always been about his performance on the mound. This season, Greene has moved rapidly through three different levels of professional ball.

Greene began the year with the Lansing Lugnuts going 7-3. After fourteen starts with Lansing, Greene was promoted to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays for seven starts. Last week, the twenty-year-old was called up to make his Double-A debut with the Fisher Cats. On the mound, he paved the way to a big 1-0 team victory over the hot-swinging Akron RubberDucks.

Greene was masterful for six innings, as he impressed his new teammates and coaches. He cruised to his first Double-A victory, allowing three hits, walking three, and striking out a batter. He kept the ball low, had high velocity on his fastball, and remained in command of his pitches.

Not only has Greene spent his life preparing and pursuing a career in baseball, but on the side he has also done some modeling and acting. Talk about being a triple threat.

Since being drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 draft out of high school, Greene has carved a unique friendship with Charlie Sheen. He met Charlie Sheen through his "high school coach, Tony Todd. One of the best coaches and great friends I've ever had. Charlie and Tony are high school buddies. Tony knew that I was a fan and promised me that once I got drafted that I could meet Charlie," Greene explained with a grin. "Charlie helps me out by getting me some side jobs with acting."

The two hit it off easily. "I'm a big fan of his work, and he's a big fan of baseball. We had a lot of questions for one another. We became good friends and talk baseball all the time. He loves to hear a good baseball story."

Conner has appeared in a few episodes of She's television show, "Anger Management." Greene also had a small role in the movie "A Better Way to Die" that was released in 2000.

Acting and baseball are two completely different worlds for Greene. He's learned a lot from both of them. "I'm probably more nervous acting than I am on the field," Greene admitted. "It's something different. I've met cool people and get to see a different industry. My whole life has been baseball and having acting keeps everything interesting. It's a good change."

Not only has Greene acted, but he has also done a fair share of modeling. He has modeled for several clothing companies and anything else that comes his way. "My Mom got me into child modeling when I was tiny for some companies. I thought, 'hey, it's a good way to make some money during the offseason.' It's a hard industry and I understand that. If it works out, it works out, and if it doesn't, it doesn't. I still have my heart set on the game no matter what."

While Greene enjoys being in front of the camera every now and then, it's baseball that's his true passion. "In ten years, I hope to be in the major leagues and having a great time. I want to be living in California, training and working hard. Maybe I'll do some small commercials. Nothing big. I just see myself as a baseball player."

Conner Greene wants to keep improving and growing as a player. He's excited to see where he is headed next and so are the Fisher Cats. He is scheduled to make his next home start on Sunday, August 23.