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Cory Abbott
Name: Cory James Abbott
Born: Sep 20, 1995 in San Diego, CA
College: Loyola Marymount
High School: Serra HS, San Diego
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (67th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2017 (signed for $901,900)
Abbott was a generic college righthander coming into the year, but learned a slider grip after watching video of Noah Syndergaard and rocketed to new heights. With his new slider proving to be unhittable almost immediately, Abbott pitched the first perfect game in Loyola Marymount history against BYU on March 25 and put together one the most impressive seasons in the country, going 11-1, 1.58 with 119 strikeouts and 25 walks in 91.1 innings in the regular season. Abbot's fastball sits 90-93 mph and his 86-88 mph slider draws average grades for its velocity and movement, but both play way up with deception. Abbott moved to the third base side of the rubber and features both a leg kick and slight turn of his back, hiding the ball well and making it difficult to pick up. With a strong 6-foot-2, 210-pound frame two pitches that play above-average and a dominant season on his resume, Abbott is a candidate to go in the top five rounds.
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