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Birth Date12-15-1992
Height6' 4"
Weight175 lbs
Age26 years, 8 months, 8 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2014 BNC Rk APP 11 9 44.3 1 2 0 48 10 36 1 9.7 2.0 0.2 7.3 0% .341 1.31 2.88 3.05 0 0.00 0.0
2015 LEX A SAL 25 18 107.0 5 7 0 138 42 88 6 106 11.6 3.5 0.5 7.4 0% .372 1.68 3.85 6.06 101 6.86 150.5
2016 LEX A SAL 8 8 39.0 2 1 0 46 10 32 3 110 10.6 2.3 0.7 7.4 48% .336 1.44 3.52 3.92 95 5.79 127.7
2016 WIL A+ CAR 19 19 100.3 8 6 0 97 35 87 9 102 8.7 3.1 0.8 7.8 46% .289 1.32 4.08 4.13 98 3.70 81.8
2017 NWA AA TEX 29 29 143.0 6 12 0 170 59 93 20 99 10.7 3.7 1.3 5.9 43% .321 1.60 5.09 5.41 118 5.72 121.7
2018 WIL A+ CAR 17 0 32.0 2 1 0 30 25 28 4 8.4 7.0 1.1 7.9 30% .302 1.72 5.58 4.78 134 7.07 149.5
2018 NWA AA TEX 8 0 8.3 0 1 0 13 11 8 2 14.0 11.9 2.2 8.6 43% .393 2.88 8.60 10.80 132 8.56 181.1

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.3 4.1 0.2 16 11 66.6 65 34 48 9 .274 1.48 4.56 4.94 2.9 0.3
80o 2.9 4 0.2 15 10 60.5 63 33 44 9 .289 1.59 5.00 5.41 -0.3 0.0
70o 2.5 3.9 0.2 14 10 56.2 62 32 41 9 .299 1.67 5.32 5.76 -2.4 -0.3
60o 2.3 3.8 0.1 13 9 52.7 61 31 38 9 .308 1.74 5.60 6.07 -3.9 -0.4
50o 2.1 3.7 0.1 12 9 49.5 59 31 36 8 .317 1.81 5.87 6.36 -5.2 -0.6
40o 1.9 3.6 0.1 11 8 46.4 58 30 33 8 .325 1.89 6.14 6.66 -6.3 -0.7
30o 1.6 3.4 0.1 11 7 43.1 56 29 31 8 .334 1.97 6.43 6.98 -7.3 -0.8
20o 1.4 3.3 0.1 10 7 39.3 54 28 28 8 .345 2.07 6.79 7.37 -8.2 -0.9
10o 1.1 3 0.1 8 6 34.3 50 26 25 7 .360 2.21 7.30 7.92 -9.2 -1.0
Weighted Mean2.13.60.112848.95830358.3151.805.836.32-4.9-0.5

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Riley Pint to the Rockies? I feel like this organization is all in on high fastball usage guys given the altitude's impact on breaking balls. Would you have take Groome if you were the Rockies?
(Truganini from CO)
I think it's an interesting choice. I know there are plenty of great bats still out there (was going to shout out Corey Ray, but there we go), but the breaking ball could be a novel kind of weapon for Colorado. Some scouts have put a plus on it, and it's been termed a knuckle-slider. Not saying it can single-handedly solve the Coors problem, but it could have factored in on why the Rockies drafted him. -Will Haines (Live Draft Chat)
2016-06-13 23:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your top 10 fantasy prospects (in order) for this year's rookie class?
(Juan Pablo from Yanus)
I dunno if I got a Top 10 in me, but Bret'll have a Top 50 for you directly. Corey Ray's my top guy from the class. Lewis, Collins, Benson, Craig, Rutherford...Brett Cumberland's a dude whose swing I liked a LOT this spring. Peter Alonso from Florida can mash, and it wouldn't be an answer to a general question about fantasy prospects if I didn't mention at least one college first baseman. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is "Your GUY" in this draft? The guy that you would be beating the table for in the draft room to have your team get him. I mean sleeves rolled up, (assuming you weren't wearing a scouting polo), both fists clenched and pounding the table for.
(Shawn from Cubicle)
COREY RAY. COREY FREAKING RAY. IF COREY RAY FALL OUTSIDE OF THE TOP SIX I AM GOING TO GO ON A RANT THE LIKES OF WHICH HAVE NEVER BEEN SEEN. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)The top two names that seem to come up for the Brewers are Blake Rutherford and Corey Ray. What are your thoughts about them, especially at pick #5?
(Greg from Earth)
Either one would be a fine pick, but Ray would be the guy for me. I just think he's going to rake, and he's going to provide a ton of value on the bases. He's really fun. Rutherford is fine, too, a not unrealistic chance to hit for average and power, but Ray is my guy. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-06-16 21:00:00 (link to chat)In my dynasty league, last year I took Moncada 1, Rodgers 2. I will have the first 3 this year. Early top 3 are...
(daaskew from Ohio)
Corey Ray, Lourdes Gurriel and Nick Senzel. Not a great year to have elite picks though. (Bret Sayre)
2016-06-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm curious about the future outfield for Brewers. Does Brett Phillps presence mean Corey Ray has to be a corner OF? Or could Ray force Phillips to be moved or traded? Or does Ray's profile suggest he wouldn't make it in center even if Phillips wasn't there? Thanks, Lefty
(Lefty G. from San Diego)
From what I've read, I don't think Ray is a center fielder, and certainly not a plus defender there. My guess is Phillips in center and Ray in left. Ray might hit enough to be a first-division player even if he's relegated to the lesser OF corner. (Daniel Rathman)
2016-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Recently, Delvin Perez seems to be connected to Reds at #2. Thoughts on if you've heard similar things or anyone else connected to them ? If maturity issues check out ok for Reds, I love the upside pick with no clear cut, top 2-3 elite prospects in this draft.
(Bob from Cincy)
Certainly a player they're considering, along with Corey Ray and Groome. He'd be a fine pick, he's as talented as any player in the draft. High risk, high reward. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-05-31 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your top 5 prospects in this draft ? Thanks
(Bob from Cincy)
In no particular order; AJ Puk, Blake Rutherford, Corey Ray, Delvin Perez and Jason Groome. (James Fisher)
2016-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking for Corey Ray's most likely landing spot. Another 3SBs for him last night, now 34, with a .280 ISO and a 13% K rate. Amazing toolkit. Is the MLB comp Carl Crawford?
(Doclove from Ann Arbor)
This would be a good time for me to plug Chris Crawford's draft guide, because he loves Corey Ray. I don't think he has Crawford's pure speed (esp. young Carl Crawford). This is a laaaaaazy comp, but perfect world projection could be something like Denard Span? (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-04-19 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the ideal pick for Atlanta at 3?
(Brian from Atlanta)
Ideal? Let's say they hold true to their statements that they're looking to add a bat to the system this year given the wealth of pitching and inverse lack of hitting down on the farm. So...college bats, essentially. I would say Nick Senzel, because he's a safer bet to hit for both average AND power--not just power--than Corey Ray or Kyle Lewis. The ceiling is lower than those two guys, however, in terms of raw tools/upside/overall value (and value with the glove in Ray's case, especially). When you don't have much of something, I'm of the belief that ensuring you get it (IE--safety in prospects) is paramount. That's my thinking for Senzel. (Adam McInturff)
2016-04-19 12:00:00 (link to chat)With Corey Ray, are we talking about a .270/.350 guy with 20/20?
(Alex from Georgia)
That's the best-case, for sure. If a team thinks they can keep bringing out the hit tool, there's an argument to be made that he's perhaps the best college hitter in the draft. He's cut down on his strikeouts quite a bit, while basically equaling his HR and SB totals from his sophomore season in a little over half the games played.

For now, I'll say that 20/20 is more to be expected than .270+ year in/year out, but I won't say that the high averages WON'T come about, either. These types of outstanding athletes make adjustments later and more continually than the average hitter's development path. (Adam McInturff)
2016-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of stat line do you think Corey Ray puts up as a big leaguer?
(Alex from Orlando)
I love Corey Ray. I'd knit a sweater for Corey Ray if I knew how to knit. There are still quite a few questions about him--does he swing and miss too much? Can he legitimately play center?--but I see a 20-20 player with good secondary skills if everything goes the way it's supposed to. (Michael Baumann)
2016-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jeremy Kendall....seems like a beast. Is he ahead of Corey Ray, development-wise?
(Howard from NewCastle)
I presume you mean Vanderbilt OF Jeren Kendall. I would say no, if only because he's a year younger than Ray. Though I love Kendall's game--he almost exudes a special energy when he's on the field. I think he'll be a quality big leaguer, and if that's what he ends up being, he'll be a fan favorite. (Michael Baumann)
2016-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where are you at on Corey Ray this year? Is his future in CF or a corner? Will his bat be a big enough impact in a corner? It seems like the power is coming on this year.
(Alex from Tennessee)
Just answered one about Corey Ray, so I'll stick with this theme.

There's no denying the athleticism and chance for impact power/speed toolset. He accelerates as well as any player I've ever scouted at the amateur level that has a loft-oriented, power-based stroke. It says a ton about his natural strength and the 'athlete' tool.

I worry about his pure hitting ability, though, both because of his profile and because there's not much track record of him really being a 'hitter hitter.' Mechanically, I don't care for the degree he doesn't really get quiet before the swing begins. I've seen him drift to the front foot routinely throughout this season and in years past, and I think that could be a larger deterrent to his ability to hit for average when he beings facing both better velocity and breaking stuff.

Now, it's important to mention that's a pretty easy fix, especially for someone with his athleticism and body control. I would give him the chance to stick in CF, and I think the bat plays better there because it could be WAY more impactful at a premium position given the degree I can see him being slump-prone. (Adam McInturff)
2016-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)I appreciate the answer about Lewis at 3. If he's not the guy at 3 and the Braves have said they'd prefer a college bat, do you see one at 3 which would make sense? I'm guessing Corey Ray is the only other one that would?
(Brian from Atlanta)
Just wrapping this up and reiterating: Ray or Senzel. Not sure if a college bat is really deserving of #3 pick this year--though it should be mentioned that if they're willing to take a discount, that changes a lot. The Braves could save 1, 2 million if they find the right guy at #3 who they like but also really just wants like...4 million. That's still a lot of money--but it also gives Atlanta another 2million to play with in this hypothetical. (Adam McInturff)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Just for fun, about where would guys like Jason Groome, Blake Rutherford, Alec Hanson, Corey Ray, Buddy Reed and Delvin Perez rank within this list?
(Ben from NY)
I turned to Chris Crawford for this, as I've not focused on 2016 guys in depth at this point. He said it's safe to say Groome, Perez, Hanson and Ray all would be in the 101 somewhere. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2016-01-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Buddy Reed or Corey Ray the better prospect?
(Karl from San Angelo)
I like Ray substantially more than Reed, though that is not necessarily the industry consensus. Reed's the better athlete and more likely to stick in center, but I just don't see either the hit or power tool above 50 at this point. Ray can really hit and can play center, and he starts the year as my best collegiate bat by a considerable margin. (Christopher Crawford)


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