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Cory Riordan

RHP
Cory Riordan
Name: Cory Shia Riordan
Born: May 25, 1986 in Killingworth, Conn. USA
College: Fordham
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 6th round (192nd overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2007 (signed for $120,000)
Riordan impressed scouts last summer in the Cape Cod League, where he went 3-1, 2.70, but he has been inconsistent this spring, as he was a year ago at Fordham. The word "enigma" often comes up when scouts talk about Riordan, who is capable of dominating--he became the first Fordham pitcher to strike out 100 batters in a season since 1939--but has also put together some very bad outings. With a loose arm and a smooth delivery, Riordan works with a four-pitch mix. His 89-92 mph fastball has late movement, and he commands it well. His soft curveball is below-average, but he has relied more heavily upon an 84-86 mph slider with late bite that could be a slightly above-average pitch, and he has feel for a changeup. Despite his stuff, Riordan struggles to put hitters away when he's ahead in the count. Makeup is also a concern. One scout called Riordan a "low-energy, low-enthusiasm guy" whose poor body language turned him off, while another called him hyper.
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