Is married...wife’s name is Lena...the couple has a daughter named Cori and a son named Casey...Graduated from Simeon Career Academy, where he was classmates with current NBA player Jabari Parker...Attended the University of Louisville, where he was a 2015 and 2016 All-ACC First Team selection...Was a finalist for the 2016 Golden Spikes Award, which goes to the top amateur baseball player in the United States...Growing up participated in the Jackie Robinson West Little League and Chicago White Sox Amateur City Elite program...Considers former Brewers outfielder Curtis Granderson, who also hails from Chicago, to be a mentor...His cousin, Anthony Ray, was an outfielder in the Cardinals organization and introduced Corey to Curtis Granderson...Hosts the CRay Baseball Camp each January for local Chicago kids...Enjoys reading and video games.
Entered 2020 as the fourth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America... Spent the season at the Alternate Training Site in Appleton, WI.
Entered 2019 as the third-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America... Batted .198 with 7 HR and 21 RBI in 64 games between Triple-A San Antonio (53g) and Double-A Biloxi (11g)...Had a pair of stints on San Antonio's injured list (4/17-5/2 and 5/23-7/10) due to right middle finger inflammation... Was added to the 40-man roster on 11/20... Enters 2020 as the fourth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America.
Entered 2018 as the seventh-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America ... Was named Brewers Minor League Player of the Year and Southern League Most Valuable Player after batting .239 with 27 HR, 74 RBI and 37 stolen bases in 135 games at Double-A Biloxi ... The Southern League midseason and postseason All-Star led the league in at-bats (532), doubles (32 - tied), HR (27), extra-base hits (66), total bases (254) and stolen bases (37).....was second in slugging percentage (.477) and runs (86) and also ranked among the league leaders in hits (3rd, 127), RBI (4th, 74) and triples (4th, 7) ... Became the first player in Southern League history to lead the league in both home runs and stolen bases ... Was Southern League Player of the Week for 7/16-7/22 after batting .478 (11-for-23) with 3 HR and 5 RBI in 6 games.
Entered 2017 as the fourth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America ... Batted .238 with 7 HR, 48 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 112 games at Class-A Carolina ... Was a Carolina League All-Star ... Following the season played for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League (23g, .231, 1hr, 7rbi, 6sb).
Spent most of his first professional season at Class-A Brevard County and batted .247 with 5 HR and 17 RBI in 57 games ... Also appeared in 3 games at Class-A Wisconsin.