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Corey Ray Named To The 2017 U.S. Futures All Star Team

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Card forever and current Milwaukee Brewer, Corey Ray, was named to the 2017 U.S. team for the futures game to be played as part of the MLB All-Star weekend. Per mlb.com “The 2017 All-Star Game festivities, like they have every year since 1999, get rolling with the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. The prospect-laden exhibition takes place on Sunday, July 9 at Marlins Park in Miami at 4 p.m. ET.”

 

Prospect watch 2017 from MLB.com –
Corey Ray
Team: Carolina Mudcats (A Adv)ETA: 2018Position: OFAge: 22 DOB: 09/22/1994Bats: L Throws: LHeight: 5′ 11″ Weight: 185 lb.Drafted: 2016, 1st (5) – MILOther Lists: Top 100 Prospects (#22), Top 10 OF Prospects (#9)

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 55 | Run: 60 | Arm: 50 | Field: 55 | Overall: 55

Ray passed on an opportunity to turn pro as the Mariners’ 33rd-round pick in 2013 and instead honored his commitment to Louisville, where he enjoyed a breakout campaign as a sophomore and then continued to star during the summer for the U.S. collegiate national team. As a result, Ray ranked as the Dr aft’s top position prospect entering 2016 based on his combination of hitting and athletic ability, and he backed up that title by hitting 15 homers with 44 steals as a junior. The Brewers made him the fifth-overall pick in June, gave him $4,125,000 — the largest bonus in club history — and then an aggressive assignment to the Florida State League for his pro debut.

With a quick left-handed bat and a knack for making hard contact, Ray projects to hit for both power and average from the left side of the plate. There’s 20-homer potential in his bat, perhaps even more if he can become more comfortable driving the ball the other way. Ray did a better job of managing the strike zone last spring and then during his pro debut, but he still struggles at times to recognize spin, resulting in some swing-and-miss tendencies. Ray’s plus speed makes him a consistent threat on the basepaths and also serves him well in center field, where he spent his entire pro debut after manning right field exclusively at Louisville.

Ray suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee during instructional league and underwent subsequent surgery in October. After recovering, Ray’s combination of power and speed could help him to jump on the fast track to the big leagues in his first full season.

2017
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Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
CAR (A+) 58 238 32 60 17 2 4 31 28 85 18 .252 .331 .391 .722
Minors 58 238 32 60 17 2 4 31 28 85 18 .252 .331 .391 .722

Full future team rosters here – http://m.mlb.com/news/article/239464456/2017-mlb-futures-game-features-top-prospects/

Corey Ray Hits Walk Off For Mudcats

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Cardinal Forever and current Milwaukee Brewers prospect Corey Ray hasn’t changed much since we last saw him in a Cardinal uniform. Playing for the Carolina Mudcats, the  Class-A Advanced affiliate for the Brewers, Ray came through in the clutch and drove in a walk off double to win the game 5-4 for the Mudcats.

Corey Ray Highlight Video

 

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Baseball season starts today, but before that, who doesn’t want to see a highlight of one of our recent stars from last year?

Jeff Nunn blessed us with a highlight video of former U of L outfielder Corey Ray, who was drafted fifth overall to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2016. Ray finished his U of L career with a .318 batting average, 82 stolen bases (4th all-time in school history, and 27 home runs. Ray also added 133 RBI and 36 doubles as one of Louisville baseball’s greatest athletes of all-time.

Corey Ray Signs His MLB Contract

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Here’s the one we’ve been waiting for, Corey Ray.

Trio Of Cardinals Named ABCA All-Americans

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville baseball team added three more All-America honors on Saturday as the American Baseball Coaches Association named sophomore pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay and junior outfielder Corey Ray to its first team and included sophomore shortstop Devin Hairston as a third team selection.

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School Record Six Cardinals Receive NCBWA All-America Honors

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville baseball team set a school record Wednesday with six players receiving All-America recognition from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, including five first team honorees.

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Live MLB Draft Thread

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We are happy to bring you coverage of the 2016 MLB Draft. The draft starts at 7pm EST. We will update this page as players from UofL are drafted. Stay tuned throughout the night.

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Corey Ray: Drafted #5th To The Brewers (Video Reaction)

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Three Cardinals Receive All-America Honors From Baseball America

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UofL Baseball SID Garett Wall

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A trio of players from the Louisville baseball team received 2016 Baseball America All-America honors on Tuesday with sophomore pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay leading the way with first team recognition as a utility player. Junior outfielder Corey Ray was named to the second team, while junior second baseman Nick Solak received third team accolades.

 

Tuesday’s announcement marked the second All-American honors this season for McKay and Ray, who were Louisville Slugger All-Americans, while Solak was chosen as an All-American for the first time in his collegiate career. Including Solak, five Cardinals have received All-America honors in 2016 as junior lefty Drew Harrington and junior righty Zack Burdi was also named Louisville Slugger All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

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Cardinals Advance To Regional Final With 15-3 Win Over Buckeyes

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Danny Rosenbaum connected for a pair of two-run homers and Brendan McKay had 10 strikeouts to lead the No. 2 national seed Louisville baseball team in a 15-3 win over Ohio State in Saturday’s NCAA Regional winners bracket game at Jim Patterson Stadium.

 

With their 21st consecutive win at home, the Cardinals (49-12) advance to the championship round of an NCAA Regional for the fifth straight season and the seventh time in the last eight years. Ohio State (44-19-1) will face Wright State (45-16) in an elimination game on Sunday at noon ET and the winner will meet Louisville at 4 p.m.

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Dominant Funkhouser Leads Louisville Past Western Michigan

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior righthander Kyle Funkhouser twirled eight strong innings and sophomore Blake Tiberi homered as the No. 2 national seed Louisville baseball team cruised to a 6-1 win against Western Michigan on Friday during the opening day of action at the 2016 NCAA Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium.

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Four Cardinals Tabbed As Louisville Slugger All-Americans

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Garett Wall UofL Baseball SID

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A school record four members of the Louisville baseball team earned 2016 Louisville Slugger All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball newspaper on Thursday, highlighted by junior pitcher Drew Harrington receiving first team recognition. Junior pitcher Zack Burdi and junior outfielder Corey Ray were named to the second team, while sophomore pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay earned third team accolades.

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Corey Ray Highlight Reel

In case you forgot just how great he was, here are the highlights of the projected top 5 and possible #1 pick in the MLB Draft Corey Ray. Enjoy!

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Corey Ray Press Conference

Here is footage from the presser yesterday involving Corey Ray after the NCAA Baseball Tournament field was revealed. The video was taken by CSZ Baseball correspondent Justin Krueger. Enjoy!

Winning Streak Ends at 10 with No. 3 Louisville’s 5-3 Loss to Clemson

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DURHAM, N.C. – The third-ranked Louisville baseball team suffered its first loss of the 2016 ACC Championship and ended its 10-game winning streak with Friday’s 5-3 decision against No. 12 Clemson at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

The Cardinals (47-11) fell to 1-1 in Pool B action at the championship with the loss, while the sixth-seeded Tigers (40-18) avenged their series loss at Louisville in April and moved to 2-0 this week. The second-seeded Cardinals will conclude their preliminary schedule against seventh-ranked and third-seeded Virginia on Saturday at 7 p.m., ET.

****Cards can still make title game with a win vs Virginia at 7pm and a win for Wake vs Clemson tomorrow morning at 11****

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Louisville Powers Past Wake Forest in ACC Championship Opener

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Cardinals set season highs with 17 strikeouts on the mound and four home runs at the plate

 

DURHAM, N.C. – Kade McClure had a career-high 11 strikeouts while Will Smith homered twice and drove in five runs as the third-ranked Louisville baseball team opened the 2016 ACC Championship with an 9-5 victory over Wake Forest on Wednesday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

 

The second-seeded Cardinals (47-10) registered season highs in with 17 strikeouts on the mound and four home runs at the plate as they extended their winning streak to 10 games. In four games against the Demon Deacons (33-24), all in the last seven days, Louisville connected for nine home runs, the most for the Cardinals against any opponent this season.

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Devin Hairston: Accepts Invite To Team USA Baseball

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DURHAM, N.C. – Louisville sophomore shortstop Devin Hairston has earned and accepted an invitation to compete for a roster spot on the 2016 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Hairston is scheduled to participate in the team’s training camp starting June 27 in Southern California and will compete for one of the openings on the final 24-player roster. Hairston is the second member of the Cardinals to receive the call from Team USA this spring joining sophomore pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay, who accepted a roster spot in March.

An All-ACC Third Team selection, Hairston started all 56 regular season games hitting for a .368 average with three home runs, 44 RBI, 13 doubles and 50 runs scored. The defensive whiz up the middle also leads the Cardinals with 27 multiple-hit games and enters the postseason on an 11-game hitting streak.

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UofL Baseball Schedule & TONS Of Great Info From Garett Wall

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DURHAM, N.C. – The third-ranked Louisville baseball team enters the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship as the No. 2 seed and will begin its Pool B schedule against No. 10 Wake Forest (4-3 winner against No. 7 Duke on Tuesday) on Wednesday at 7 p.m., ET at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Following an off day, the Cardinals continue the week against No. 6 Clemson on Friday at 11 a.m., before concluding pool play against No. 3 Virginia on Saturday at 7 p.m. The two teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to the title game on Sunday at noon with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Championship.

Radio coverage for all Louisville baseball games at the ACC Championship and throughout the postseason will be provided by 93.9 The Ville. Regional Sports Networks from across the conference footprint and across the nation will carry all 14 games on Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday’s championship game will be televised nationally by ESPN2. All games will also be available on ESPN3.
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No. 4 Louisville Closes Regular Season With Sweep At Wake Forest

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Brendan McKay and Danny Rosenbaum connected for home runs and Kyle Funkhouser won his fifth consecutive start as the No. 4 Louisville baseball team closed the regular season with a 9-3 road victory over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon at David F. Couch Ballpark.

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More @UofLBaseball Accolades

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Garett Wall UofL Baseball SID

DALLAS – The Louisville baseball team led all programs with four players named as semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy as announced Friday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Junior pitcher Drew Harrington, sophomore pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay, junior outfielder Corey Ray and junior second baseman Nick Solak were among the 43 semifinalists for the award, given to the top player in collegiate baseball.

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