Cory Jordan – Hard throwing, 1.96m former MiLB right handed pitcher
Cory Jordan is a 1.96m former minor league pitcher with the New York Yankees (Rk) and Tampa Bay Rays (A-), throwing a total of 51.2 innings, striking out 51 while holding down an of 4.70. He was released in 2015 and spent all of 2016 working on his game, trying to get back into affiliated ball.
A product of Grambling State University (NCAA I), in 2017 Cory decided forego the MLB dream and took his career overseas to Germany in 2017 to play with the Mannheim Tornados in the Bundesliga 1 South. He only spent a couple of months with the club but managed to pitch against the top clubs in Germany, holding Regensburg to one earned run while holding Mainz and Heidenheim to two runs apiece.
Cory describes his pitching repertoire as a 88-90 mph fastball complimented by a slurve and a splitter. He has good control and in his past three seasons has averaged one strikeout per inning pitched.
Cory was a hitter in high school (see video below) and is open to hitting and playing position in addition to pitching. Of course it would take Cory some time to find his swing but he feels confident he could help out a club offensively as well.
Any club seeking a starting pitcher with professional experience is encouraged to reach out to Cory with any questions or expressions of interest.
Date of birth: 1991-01-17
Birthplace / Current Residence: Houston, TX, USA
Passports held: USA
Height and weight: 6’5″ / 230lbs
Bats / Throws: R/R
Primary position(s): Starting pitcher
Secondary position(s): 1st base, Left field, Center Field, Right Field
Education: Criminal Justice
Hobbies and Interests: Music
Post baseball career plans: Music Career
Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world
Recent injuries or illnesses: None
2010-2011: San Jac College, NJCAA
2012-2013: Grambling State University, Southwestern Athletic Conference (NCAA I)
2017: Mannheim Tornados, German Bundesliga 1 South
2013: New York Penn League (Rays)
2015: Gulf Coast League (Yankees)
Financial arrangement: Fights paid, accommodations provided, and monthly salary
Availability: Is available anytime after March 18th, 2018.
Living arrangement: Apartment, Shared living space with own room
Summer and winter ball: Anywhere