• Full name Riley John Thomas Cornelio
  • Born 06/06/2000 in Honolulu, HI
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Texas Christian
  • Drafted in the 7th round (201st overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2022 (signed for $241,600).
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    Cornelio was the primary workhorse for the Horned Frogs this spring. The redshirt sophomore logged 75 innings in 15 starts and found consistency with his pitches that was not always there in past years. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound righty has a firm 92-95 mph sinking fastball to go with an array of offspeed pitches that he competes with. His top weapon is his slider. The sinker/slider combination has long been a devastating 1-2 punch in baseball and it’s no different for Cornelio. The 84-86 mph slider is a pitch that will flash plus and serve as a knockout punch in two-strike counts. His changeup, in the same 84-86 mph range, has downward tumbling action that induces swing and miss as well. Cornelio has the ability to mix in a true 12-to-6 curveball used mostly as a strike one or middle-of-the-count offering, showing the batter something different.

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  • RHP Riley Cornelio assigned to Fredericksburg Nationals from FCL Nationals.

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