Cubs April 11 Minor League Recap

Corey Black tossed five no-hit innings, Dustin Geiger launched his third homer, but Tennessee needed a walk-off single by Stephen Bruno for the 6-5 win. Yasiel Balaguert extended his hit streak to six games and added two RBI to his league-leading total as Kane County defeated Lake County 6-4. Daytona’s woes continued at Tampa and Iowa lost at Memphis 7-5.
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2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Corey Black

The 5-11, 175 pound righty was acquired from the Yankees in the Alfonso Soriano trade on July 26th. Corey Black was selected in the 4th round in the 2012 Draft our of Faulkner University. He was born on on August 4, 1991. Player ages in baseball are the age of the player before August 1st so this is technically Black's age 21 season. Performance Corey Black split time (mostly...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Instinct | Corey Black, RHP Chicago Cubs

Prospect Instinct | Scouting Report Corey Black, RHP Chicago Cubs 8/4/1991 H: 5’11″ W:175 Corey Black was drafted by the New York Yankees in  2012 as a 4th rounder out of Faulkner in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports: Chicago Cubs trade Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees

Last night, Alfonso Soriano was scratched from the Cubs’ lineup in anticipation of the slugging outfielder being traded to the Yankees. Manager Dale Sveum even said that a deal with the Yankees was “99 percent done.” After the game was over it was also reported that he had boarded a red-eye flight to New York, expecting to join the Yankees for their three game series against...
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs trade Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees for Corey Black

The Cubs and Yankees finalized a deal this morning/early afternoon in which Alfonso Soriano will be headed back to the Bronx for minor league pitcher Corey Black. This may seem like it's unrelated to the Pirates save that it's part of the Cub Fire Sale that could give the Pirates some wins down the stretch this year, but I think it's worth noting for a couple of reasons...
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Corey Black Scouting Report

The Cubs were close to trading Alfonso Soriano last night before the Cubs and Diamondbacks gone, but didn't complete the trade until this morning. It wasn't known who the Cubs had received in return until a bit later when we learned the Cubs got RHP Corey Black.  Black was ranked the 157th best draft prospect prior to the 2012 season and the Yankees selected him with the...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs acquire RHP Corey Black in Alfonso Soriano trade

Joel Sherman is tweeting that the Cubs have acquired 21 year old (soon to be 22) right-handed pitcher Corey Black in the Alfonso Soriano trade. Black's FanGraphs page is here and you can read a thorough scouting report on him at River Ave. Blues.  Corey Black is prospect going for Soriano. #Cubs see as power rlvr in future, up to 97 mph, good curve. #Yankees — Joel Sherman...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano deal to Yankees simply needs Selig’s approval

  Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America The trade of Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees is simply waiting on the approval of Bud Selig. Soriano, 37, is set to be traded by the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Corey Black. According to Buster Onley the Cubs will pick up $17.7 million of the $24.5 million left on the outfielders contract. That leaves the Yankees on the...
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Video: Corey Black

Kiley brings us video of Yankees prospect Corey Black. The hard-throwing righty peaked at 96 mph with a four-pitch mix.
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

9 Yankees Leave Camp in 1st Round of Cuts

Black pitching for the Staten Island Yankees last season (Photo courtesy of That seemingly endless string of Yankees threading the baseline during the National Anthem just got a little shorter. The LoHud Yankee Blog reports that the first round of Yankee cuts are in: Corey Black | RHP Matt Daley | RHP Nick Goody | RHP Shane Greene | RHP Bryan Mitchell | RHP Zach Nuding...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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