• Full name Cory Nathanial Gearrin
  • Born 04/14/1986 in Chattanooga, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mercer University
  • Debut 04/25/2011
  • Drafted in the 4th round (138th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2007 (signed for $186,750).
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    After one year at Young Harris (Ga.) Junior College, Gearrin talked his way into a tryout in Cape Cod last summer and pitched his way into prospect status. He recorded 41 strikeouts in 27 innings for Cotuit and ranked as the Cape Cod League's No. 29 prospect. A sidearmer who uses a low-90s fastball and a sweeping slider that he can start at righthanders' back pocket and sweep back across the plate, Gearrin allowed just five hits in his first 30 innings of work at Mercer this spring and didn't allow a run until March 20. Though he allowed six earned runs over 1 2/3 innings in an April 6 loss to Lipscomb, he bolted down back-to-back saves against Miami to start the season. A high school middle infielder, Gearrin dropped his arm slot, moved to the mound and has gradually grown into his delivery. His fastball has late movement and deception at 88-91 mph, and he leans on his 76-79 mph slider for swings and misses. He profiles as a situational reliever and could be drafted as high as the third round.

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  • Rated Best Slider in the Atlanta Braves in 2010

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