Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Right-Handed Pitcher Cory Rhodes

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Right-Handed Pitcher Cory Rhodes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Cory Rhodes as a non-drafted free agent. He pitched as a senior at King University this season, posting a 4.08 ERA in 92.2 innings, with a 29/96 BB/SO ratio. The ERA sounds high, but the team plays in a high offense environment, with a team ERA of 5.30 and opponent ERA of 5.54 this season. Rhodes led King University with a 3.65 ERA over 56.2 innings in 2013 and a 3.09 ERA in 84.1 innings in 2012.

Rhodes pitched as recently as Wednesday in the National Baseball Congress World Series. He pitched three times over a six day span, including a complete game shutout in which he had 13 strikeouts on Tuesday. Rhodes is a big kid at 6'4", 240 pounds and one source lists him as being 22 years old. He should be assigned to one of the short-sea...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail


John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

More in Transactions

So far, Casey Sadler is the best late round pick of the Pirates in the last seven years (Photo by: David Hague)

Pirates Re-Sign Casey Sadler and Angel Sanchez

John DrekerOctober 14, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Acquire RHP Brady Dragmire From Toronto, DFA Phil Coke

Tim WilliamsOctober 5, 2016
Taylor Gushue TW 71116

Pirates Acquire Chris Bostick for Taylor Gushue and Cash

Tim WilliamsSeptember 26, 2016
(Photo credit: David Hague)

Pirates Acquire Phil Coke For Cash Considerations

Tim WilliamsSeptember 22, 2016
Dan Gamache TW 51916

Pirates Release Infielder Dan Gamache

John DrekerSeptember 16, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Acquire Wade LeBlanc, Cole and Stewart to 60-Day DL, Stallings Up

Tim WilliamsSeptember 13, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects