Found November 21, 2012 on
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: February 25, 1986
Drafted: 2nd round, 63rd overall, 2004 (Royals)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
High School: Southern Door HS, Brussels, WI
Agent: Rob Martin, Icon Sports Management
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Cordier was considered to have three potential plus pitches when the Royals drafted him: a 90-92 mph fastball, and a potentially good curve and change. By 2006 he was sitting at 92-95 and topping out at 98. The early stages of his career were plagued by injuries that caused him to miss two full seasons and parts of two others in his first four years. Still, Baseball America consistently placed him on top prospect lists. He ranked between 15th and 23rd for either the Royals or Braves every year from 2004 to 2007, then 13th and 26th for the Braves in 2010 and 2011. Cordier finally seemed to get healthy and make real progress in 2010, but he continued to ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Atlanta Braves are pursuing multiple options to fill
their void in center field, both through trade and the open market, but outfielder
B.J. Upton continues to be the team’s “top free agent choice,” according to
Carrol Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Braves are pursuing multiple options at center field,
both through free agency and the trade...
With Brian McCann out with a shoulder injury, could Christian Bethancourt win a job with the big club?
The Atlanta Braves have added catcher Christian Bethancourt and pitchers Zeke Spruill, David Hale, Aaron Northcraft and Cory Rasmus to their 40-man roster, protecting them from the December 6 Rule 5 draft.
Tuesday is the deadline for major league teams to solidify their 40-man rosters...
Just a couple years ago, it was Jason Heyward and Giancarlo Stanton that were tearing up baseball, looking like an unprecedented pair of rookie talents ready to continue on into the stratosphere together. Now, just two years later, we’ve got Mike Trout and Bryce Harper one-upping them. That’s just how it goes. With an injury (and a team deflation) taking some of the wind out...
The Braves love B.J. Upton.
And physically, whats not to love? He runs like the wind, swiping bases with ease. His power can be intimidating.His glove swallows fly balls destined for the gaps.And even though he just turned 28, Upton is an experienced postseason performer, having already played for Tampa Bay in the 2008 World Series and AL Division Series in two other years.
Seriously, we need to vote our fingers off for Eric O'Flaherty. As often as possible, with as many different email addresses as necessary, we need to ensure his win. He is wonderful and deserves ~all~ the awards.
Well, except the ones the other Braves are up for too. Like, how could you not vote for Meds? Simba? Freddie? JHey's gold glove performance?
Vote Braves! Vote now!
The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right-handed pitchers Brooks Brown and Erik Cordier and outfielder
Felix Pie (pronounced P-a) on minor league contracts with invitations to spring training as non-roster players. The club
also agreed to terms with right-handed pitchers David Bromberg and Luis Sanz, along with infielder Alex Valdez on
minor league deals.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of six minor league free agents, via a team press release. The six players are right-handed pitchers Brooks Brown, Erik Cordier, David Bromberg, and Luis Sanz, outfielder Felix Pie, and infielder Alex Valdez. All are minor league deals, and from that group, Brown, Cordier, and Pie received invites to Spring Training. We already heard...