Corey Ray Milwaukee Brewers

Age: 24 (September 22, 1994) | 5' 11" | 185lbs. | Bats: Left Minors: of-135 lf-6 cf-126 rf-3 ph-1
MIL A+ 2017 112 449 56 107 48 156 29 4 7 48 24 10 .238 .311 .367 10 31 .346 n/a
MIL AFL 2017 23 78 11 18 8 19 4 0 1 7 6 3 .231 .302 .321 9 22 .293 n/a
MIL AA 2018 135 532 86 127 60 176 32 7 27 74 37 7 .239 .323 .477 10 29 .303 n/a
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Corey Ray, RF, Brewers. Ray hit his second home run of the spring and added a walk. He's hitting .500 (5-for-10).

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 28

From Sleepers Outside the HQ100 in the new Minor League Baseball Analyst:

Corey Ray (OF, MIL): The fifth overall pick from 2016’s
amateur draft, Ray’s bat sputtered a bit in the low minors before
a major breakthrough in AA last summer, as he muscled 27 HR
and slashed .239/.323/.477 with 37 SB in the Southern League.
Ray is a premium athlete whose plus speed should morph into SB
value in the majors, while the bat speed and added leverage to his
swing projects to at least 22-25 HR annually. The concern is that
Ray did not make many significant strides with his overall contact
ability during his AA breakout, which could be a major roadblock
once his debuts. If things break right, though, the HR/SB upside
here is real.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 11

Moved back to No. 3 in the prospect rankings on the Brewers, after dropping to No. 10 last season.

SCOUTING REPORT: With his swing back in order, Ray displayed tremendous bat speed and power with plenty of hard contact. He still has considerable work to do in pitch recognition and plate discipline after striking out 176 times. Strikeouts likely will remain a part of Ray’s game due to his aggressiveness and long swing at times, but it’s a fair trade-off for the all-fields power he generates. Ray’s plus speed makes him a threat to steal any time he reaches base, and it also allows him to chase down balls in center field, where he is above-average with an average arm.

His batting average didn't keep him from being the league MVP, but it might be why Baseball America rates 12 other prospects ahead of him in the Southern League.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 19 '18