SF Giants southpaw Conner Menez has had quite the year. After bouncing between the big-league club and alternate site, he just became a married man.
2020 has been quite a year for everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic has noticably changed life for nearly every member of society. Yet, that has been far from the only thing that’s felt like an earth-shattering development. For SF Giants pitcher Conner Menez though, 2020 will forever be the year he got married. Per his Instagram, he and Breanna Danielle got married on Monday.
Menez made his big-league debut with the Giants in 2019 and made 8 appearances (3 starts), completed 17 innings, struck out 22, and recorded a 5.29 ERA. Following the season, he proposed to Danielle on Christmas’ Eve. Close to a year later, they officially tied the knot.
Menez has been a prospect on the rise in the Giants system since he was drafted in the 14th round out of The Master’s College. Last season, he ranked as the 20th best prospect in the system prior to exhausting his prospect eligibility. While he still technically is considered a rookie by MLB, ATF’s rookie eligiblity system is much stricter.
In 2020, Menez made the team’s Opening Day roster and was very effective in 7 appearances, holding opponents to a 2.38 ERA and 0.97 WHIP. However, some concerning peripherals and the Giants glut of lefthanders led the team to option him to the alternate site for the majority of the season.
While he’s primarily pitched out of the bullpen, he was drafted and developed as a starter and could be competing for a spot in the Giants starting rotation this Spring Training. Of course, that will depend on the moves the organization makes through the rest of the offseason.
The entire Around the Foghorn team would like to wish a special congratulations to newlyweds Conner Menez and Breanna Danielle. In a year that has been difficult for many, it’s great to see one SF Giants player having a day he will never forget. We assume (and hope) that COVID-19 protocols were followed.