This morning the Chicago White Sox traded right-handed pitcher Anthony Swarzak to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfield prospect Ryan Cordell. Here’s a quick summary of Cordell.
Ryan Cordell, OF: Cordell was originally drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 11th round in 2013 from Liberty University. He was traded to the Brewers in September of 2016 as the player to be named later in last summer’s Jonathan Lucroy deal. Assigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs for 2017, he’s hit .284/.349/.506 with 10 homers, nine steals, 25 walks, and 65 strikeouts in 261 at-bats. He has been on the disabled list with June 30th with a back injury.
Cordell is listed at 6-4, 195, a right-handed hitter and thrower born March 31st, 1992. He features above-average speed, power, and arm strength, rating 60s in all three categories, but has had problems with plate discipline and keeping his swing mechanics consistent.
He’s made slow but steady progress closing up the holes in his game and has more physical upside than the typical 25-year-old farmhand.