Transactions

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Right-Handed Pitcher Cory Rhodes

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Right-Handed Pitcher Cory Rhodes
John Dreker

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 40% discount on the 2017 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 tim@piratesprospects.com.

Transactions
John Dreker

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

Mitch Keller Placed on Disabled List Due to Back Tightness

John DrekerMay 26, 2017

Gregory Polanco Activated from Disabled List; Danny Ortiz Optioned to Indianapolis

John DrekerMay 25, 2017

Jhan Marinez Added to Active Roster; Josh Lindblom to Disabled List

John DrekerMay 20, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Claim RHP Jhan Marinez from Brewers

John DrekerMay 19, 2017

Minor Moves: Jin-De Jhang and Cam Vieaux Return to Action; Stephen Alemais to DL

John DrekerMay 19, 2017

Minor Moves: Sadler Assigned to Bradenton, Kingham to Indianapolis, Marvel to DL

John DrekerMay 15, 2017

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