• Full name Corey Jacob Avant
  • Born 11/06/2001 in Burlington, NC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Wingate
  • Drafted in the 9th round (256th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2023 (signed for $185,100).
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    A 6-foot-4, 225-pound righthander, Avant is a redshirt sophomore who posted a 5.31 ERA in 39 innings as a reliever for Wingate this spring. He struck out 57 batters and walked 27, then struggled significantly with his control after the season in the MLB Draft League, where he struck out 16 and walked 16 in just 13.2 innings. Avant has a bit of effort and funk in a delivery that looks like a straight reliever profile, and sits in the low 90s with his fastball and touches mid 90s velocity. His secondary is a low-80s slider with three-quarter shape.

Career Transactions

  • RHP Corey Avant assigned to ACL Athletics.
  • Oakland Athletics signed RHP Corey Avant.
  • RHP Corey Avant assigned to State College Spikes.

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