Date of Birth: 05/25/1986
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 200 lbs
Resides: Davenport, FL
Previous Team: Somerset (Atl.)
Highest Level: AAA
Cory Riordan makes his way to New Britain for his fourth season in the Atlantic League and 13th of professional baseball. The Connecticut native pitched for the Somerset Patriots last year, making 14 starts and earning three victories with a 3.13 ERA and 62 strikeouts across 83.1 innings pitched.
The 32-year-old made his Atlantic League debut with the Bridgeport Bluefish in 2015, and then returned to the club again in 2017 following a stint with the Detroit Tigers organization. In 32 combined appearances (31 starts) with the Bluefish, he posted a 12-9 record with a 3.47 ERA and 170 strikeouts over the course of 210.0 innings of work. Cory was also named to the Atlantic League All-Star team in 2017 prior to having his contract purchased by Fubon of the Chinese Professional Baseball League.
The righthander was originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies and spent seven years within the organization, reaching as high as the Triple-A level. He also spent the 2014 campaign overseas in the KBO with the LG Twins.
In 289 career minor league appearances (230 starts), Riordan owns 73 victories with a 4.21 ERA and 1,151 strikeouts across 1,512.2 innings.