Cory Vance
25
6-1, 190
LHP/OF
1998-2000
Bats: L; Throws L Vandalia, OH

2006: Did not pitch while under contract to the Texas Rangers organization.

2005: Did not pitch while continuing to rehab from previous arm problems....re-signed to a 2006 minor league contract by Texas 9/30.

2004: Bothered by tendinitis in his throwing shoulder during Spring Training with Colorado....Optioned to Class AAA Colorado Springs 3/24....Designated for assignment by Rockies 4/4....Claimed on waivers by Texas Rangers and optioned to Class AAA Oklahoma 4/8....Placed on disabled list in May (biceps tendinitis)....Designated for assignment 6/18 and released 6/29, then re-signed to minor league contract by Texas.

2003: Assigned to Class AAA Colorado Springs....selected for Class AAA All-Star Game 7/16 at Memphis....called up to Colorado on 8/19....allowed just one run over 5.1 innings of long relief to pick up first Major League win 8/20 vs. Florida.

2002: Assigned to Class AA Carolina....started the season by going just 1-5 while averaging 5.4 walks per nine innings....turned things around by posting 9-3 record over remainder of the campaign while not walking more than three in a game....did miss two starts in July due to soreness in left shoulder....also utilized as pinch-hitter on occasion....called up to Colorado on 9/17/2002 and made Major League debut 9/21 vs Arizona....made one start for Mesa Solar Sox of Arizona Fall League.

2001: Promoted to Class A Salem Avalanche.

2000: First-team All-ACC selection....registered decision in all 16 starts....allowed just one run and six hits over six innings to gain victory in season opener 2/12 at Georgia Southern....struck out 13 and walked none while allowing just one unearned run and five hits over eight innings to beat Oakland 2/19....named ACC Pitcher of the Week 2/21....named to ACC All-Tournament team....retired first 16 batters faced on way to NCAA tournament victory 5/27 vs. Stetson....selected to All-Tournament team for NCAA Atlanta Regional....Selected in fourth round (107th overall) of 2000 draft by Colorado Rockies....began professional career with Class A Portland Rockies (Northwest League).

1999: Closed the season strongly on the mound and earned an invitation to the USA Baseball team trials....Won his last three regular-season starts against fourth-ranked Florida State 4/30, Georgia Southern 5/9 and 15th-ranked North Carolina 5/15....In those three games, he had a 1.17 ERA (three earned runs) and 21 strikeouts in 23 innings with two complete games....stepped into lead-off spot in rotation for complete game three-hit effort to beat Florida State....follow that outing with strong seven innings (no earned runs) and nine K's against Georgia Southern, and a seven-inning complete game (five hits, eight K's) against North Carolina....Was Tech's leading pitcher in conference games, posting a 5-1 mark with a 4.42 ERA against league opposition, including wins against Maryland, Duke and Wake Forest....Has posted an 8-1 mark after losing his first two starts of the season against Oklahoma (Jan. 30) and at UCLA (Feb. 6)....In the ACC Tournament, struck out a season-high 11 batters in six innings against Florida State, but gave up three runs and did not figure in the decision in a 7-3 Tech loss....Struck out five in two innings of work against Georgia on March 10 to get a save in his only relief opportunity of the year....Worked at least six innings in 14 of 17 starts....Tech's toughest pitcher to run against, picked off eight baserunners, and opponents were only 4-for-14 trying to steal against him....Reduced his home run vulnerability to nine in 103.2 innings last season after surrendering 17 in 80 innings as a freshman....While his strikeouts per nine innings were off (11.48 as a freshman, 8.94 in 1999), he took one and a half runs off his ERA....Played during the summer for Falmouth in the Cape Cod League.

1998: First-team Freshman All-America by Collegiate Baseball....finished second the ACC and ranked 20th nationally in strikeouts with 11.47 per nine innings....not involved in decision in collegiate debut 2/6 vs. UCLA. Allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits in just three innings...bounced back striking out seven over six scoreless innings to notch first win 2/22 vs. Cincinnati...continued scoreless streak with six shutout innings 3/1 vs. Xavier...improved streak to 14 innings with an inning of scoreless relief 3/11 vs. Jacksonville start...took first collegiate loss allowing six runs on eight hits in five innings against North Carolina 3/15...struck out 11 batters while gaining win 3/31 vs. Winthrop...fanned staff-high 14 batters over eight innings to beat Southeast Missouri State 4/10...matched that with 14 strikeouts in seven innings 4/22 at Mercer....tossed 3.2 innings of shutout relief 4/26 vs. Miami....returned to starting role to beat Clemson 5/4....went distance on six-hitter for first collegiate complete game in 3-1 loss to Arizona State in championship game of Midwest Regional 5/25 at Wichita....also played in 12 games as an outfielder/DH....pitched for Falmouth of the Cape Cod Baseball League during summer of 1998.

High School: Selected in 11th round of 1997 June Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers...declined substantial bonus to attend Tech...pitched for USA Baseball Junior Olympic National Team during the summer of 1997. Posted 4-1 record suffering only loss in start against eventual Gold Medal winner Cuba in World Championship semi-finals...an All-America selection by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Street & Smith for Vandalia High...posted an 11-1 record with a 1.19 ERA and 144 strikeouts in 82.2 innings as a senior...also hit .479 with nine home runs and 38 RBI...a Mizuno all-Ohio selection...was the all-area Player of the Year, first team all-Ohio and the Division I Ohio Player of the Year...a two-time league MVP and two-time all-area selection.

Personal: Cory Wade Vance....Born June 20, 1979....Son of Stan and Bev Vance....Enjoys golf....Majored in Management.

 Professional Career
 YEAR  TEAM        W-L   ERA   G GS CG SHO GF SV   IP    H   R  ER HR  BB  SO  
 2000  Portland    0-2  1.11   7  3  0   0  1  0  24.1  11   5   3  1   8  26  
 2001  Salem      10-8  3.10  26 26  1   0  0  0 154.0 129  65  53  9  65 142
 2002  Carolina   10-8  3.77  25 25  1   0  0  0 150.1 142  73  63  8  76 114
       COLORADO    0-0  6.75   2  1  0   0  0  0   4.0   4   3   3  2   4   1
 2003  Col. Spgs   9-11 4.63  24 24  3   2  0  0 157.1 179  89  81 18  50  96
       COLORADO    1-3  5.60   9  3  0   0  1  0  27.1  31  19  17  6  10  12
 2004  Oklahoma    2-2  5.94   8  6  0   0  0  0  33.1  37  24  22  6  10  15
 2005  Rehab in Texas Rangers organization - Did Not Pitch 



Georgia Tech Statistics Pitching W-L SV ERA G GS CG IP H R ER BB SO 1998 6-4 0 5.96 19 11 1 80.0 95 68 53 39 102 1999 9-3 1 4.43 18 17 2 103.2 118 60 51 50 103 2000 13-3 0 3.40 16 16 5 119.0 97 49 45 36 123 CAREER 28-10 1 4.43 53 44 8 302.2 300 177 149 125 328 Batting AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO GDP SF SH SB-ATT 1998 .148 12-5 27 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0-0 2000 .000 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0

Summer Statistics Season W-L SV ERA G GS CG IP H R ER BB SO 1997 USA Jr. Nat'l 4-1 0 1.55 5 4 0 29.0 16 7 5 9 44 1998 Falmouth 2-2 0 3.45 7 4 - 28.2 28 12 11 12 23 1999 Falmouth 0-6 0 5.02 9 9 - 52.0 48 34 29 25 47