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Despite being under the spotlight for the past two years, the Corey Ray has continued to shine. As one of the most celebrated outfield prospects in the Class of 2013, he left-handed hitting Ray has produced on the biggest of stages. Verbally committed to the University of Louisville, Ray’s all-around play earned him a spot on the Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field in August. A high-energy player, Ray’s speed, baseball instincts and strong arm has made him one of the top defensive outfielders in the country. Offensively, Ray has a quick and explosive left-handed swing which he used to bat .429 as a junior. He finished with 5 home runs, 5 triples and 6 doubles. He drove in 35 runs, scored 35 runs and stole 5 bases. He finished with a .515 on-base percentage and an .814 slugging percentage. Ray’s all-around play helped the Wolverines to an extremely successful season which included a Chicago Public League championship.
Ray showed to be one of the top Class of 2013 prospects in the state, as he performed well in all aspects of the game. The 5-foot-10, 167-pound left-handed hitting showcased impressive arm strength at the event, firing accurate 87 mph strikes from the outfield. Ray moves athletically and takes good routes to the ball. At the plate, Ray continued to impress with a smooth, mechanically sound left-handed swing. Ray has quick, loose hands, takes a short path to the baseball and gets excellent extension through contact swing.
Two-way talent has pure left-handed swing. As a sophomore, he batted .415 with 45 runs and 14 stolen bases. Also a top-level defensive outfielder.