Ryan Cordell
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A fractured clavicle cost Cordell three months and wound up delaying his big-league debut until September. After posting strong numbers in the minors the previous two years, he seemed to hit a wall last season, hitting just .239/.281/.364 in 44 games for Triple-A Charlotte. In 40 plate appearances in the big leagues, he looked completely overmatched, hitting just 108/.125/.216, striking out 15 times without drawing a single walk. Cordell wasn't projected to be great as a prospect, but scouting reports had him as at least a competent bench piece. His speed is probably his best tool, though he'll have to actually reach base to show off his wheels. He is not a great fielder and will have to take steps forward across the board if he's to earn even a limited role this season. Read Past Outlooks
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Finishes year as starting center fielder
OFChicago White Sox
September 30, 2018
Cordell will start in center field and bat ninth Sunday against the Twins, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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He'll close the campaign with three consecutive starts, effectively unseating Adam Engel as the White Sox's everyday center fielder. The 26-year-old Cordell offers a higher offensive ceiling than the defensive-minded Engel, but that upside has yet to be realized since he was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Sept. 3. Cordell has managed just three hits while striking out 14 times (38.9 percent) in his first 36 big-league plate appearances.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+220%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+220%
OPS vs LHP
2017
No Stats
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .631 14 2 1 2 0 .167 .214 .417
Since 2016vs Right .197 26 1 0 2 0 .080 .077 .120
2018vs Left .631 14 2 1 2 0 .167 .214 .417
2018vs Right .197 26 1 0 2 0 .080 .077 .120
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+119%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+119%
OPS on Road
2017
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2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .196 16 2 0 1 0 .071 .125 .071
Since 2016Away .429 24 1 1 3 0 .130 .125 .304
2018Home .196 16 2 0 1 0 .071 .125 .071
2018Away .429 24 1 1 3 0 .130 .125 .304
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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How does Ryan Cordell compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.00
 
BB Rate
0.0%
 
K Rate
37.5%
 
BABIP
.130
 
ISO
.108
 
AVG
.108
 
OBP
.125
 
SLG
.216
 
OPS
.341
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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While he was dealt to the White Sox in a late-July trade that sent Anthony Swarzak to the Brewers, Cordell has yet to play a game for his new organization. He was on the shelf with a back injury at the time of the trade and never returned. Information regarding the injury has been sparse, but assuming he arrives at spring training healthy, he will have a chance to make the Opening Day roster. He put up solid numbers at Triple-A, but he really took advantage of the home park at Colorado Springs, slashing just .230/.291/.381 with four home runs in 36 road games. Cordell has above-average raw power and above-average speed, which makes him much more appealing than most players who project as bench outfielders. Fortunately for Cordell, he is in an organization that lacks legitimate big-league-ready starting outfielders, so he could get everyday at-bats at some point in 2018, which makes him a nice endgame option in AL-only leagues.
In September, Cordell became the player to be named later heading to Milwaukee from Texas as part of the Jeremy Jeffress trade. Cordell is a nice fit in the Brewers' rebuilding effort; yet another player with little name recognition as a prospect but a sneaky good statistical profile. He hit 19 home runs (.220 ISO) and stole 12 bases in 107 games for the Rangers' Double-A squad last year, redeeming himself for a brutal 56-game stint at that level in 2015 in which he mustered just a .597 OPS. While Cordell has never received especially high marks from scouts, he does a little bit of everything and there's not a glaring flaw in his game that he has to overcome. He can play all three outfield positions and has been picking up experience at shortstop, third base and first base as well.
The most fascinating minor league player page of 2015 may belong to Cordell. At the plate, he was a dominant player in 68 games at High-A, posting a .311/.376/.528 line with 13 homers and 10 steals. Then he was a completely different player in 56 games at Double-A, slashing just .217/.263/.335, while his strikeout rate almost doubled from 16.6% at High-A to 30.2% at Double-A. Adding to the intrigue, Cordell redefined what it means to be a utility player across both levels, starting 31 games at third base, 14 games at shortstop, two games at first base, and another 72 games in the outfield, with most of those starts coming in center. Had Cordell punished Double-A pitching the way he handled High-A pitching, it would be a lot easier to project him as an everyday player, considering his ability to play a number of premium positions. However, given his struggles after the promotion, that outcome is far less certain.
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Starts in right field
OFChicago White Sox
September 5, 2018
Cordell started in right field and went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and an RBI in Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Tigers.
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Moves up to big leagues
OFChicago White Sox
September 3, 2018
The White Sox recalled Cordell from Triple-A Charlotte prior to Monday's game against the Tigers.
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Activated from DL; moved to Double-A
OFChicago White Sox
July 23, 2018
Cordell (collarbone) was reinstated from the 7-day disabled list and assigned to Double-A Birmingham on Monday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Out eight weeks with fractured clavicle
OFChicago White Sox
Collarbone
April 17, 2018
Cordell will be out for at least eight weeks after fracturing his clavicle, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.
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Sent to minors
OFChicago White Sox
March 22, 2018
Cordell was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday.
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