Cory Sullivan...has a daughter, Riley Dylan...played two seasons at Wake Forest University (2000-01)...received All-
Atlantic Coast Conference honors, named a first-team All-American and was the 2001 ACC Tournament's Most Valuable
Player...attended North Allegheny High School in Wexford, PA....led his team with a .460 average during senior season
and helped Tigers win the Pennsylvania state championship...named a USA Today honorable mention All-American in
Played 36 games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley (Philadelphia), batting .210 with four doubles a ... nd 14 RBI...at the time of
his final game (5/27), was leading all IronPig hitters with 20 walks...walked in five consecutive games from May 13-18
... Collected three hits in seven at-bats (.429) as a designated hitter...batted .357 (5-for-14) with a double and five RBI
with runners in scoring position and two outs
... Posted a perfect fielding percentage in all three outfield positions for the IronPigs...has not made an error in the minor
leagues since 2008.
in the Majors in 2010 with the Astros and batted .286 (6-for-21) as a starter.
Hit .250 (34x136) with two home runs and 15 RBI in 64 games
for the Mets...started 32 games at all three positions in the Mets
outfield and posted a .263 (31x118) average against right-handed
pitching...hit .321 (9x28) with 13 RBI with runners in scoring
position...posted a .304 average (17x56) with 13 runs scored, two
triples, two home runs and nine RBI at Citi Field...was recalled from
Triple A Buffalo on July 20 and made his Mets debut on July 22 at
WSH as the starting left fielder...had a 2x4 effort with two triples
on August 12 at ARI, marking the second time in his career that he
collected two triples in a game and the first since April 9, 2006 with
COL at SD...hit a home run in back-to-back games on Sept. 4 and 5
vs. CHI...it was the first time in his career that he hit home runs in
consecutive games...hit .245 in 21 games with the Mets during Spring Training before being optioned to Triple A on March 27...hit .325 (53x163)
between May 22-July 20, when he was promoted to the Mets, to raise his batting average from .202 to .290...made 70 starts in center field for
Buffalo and did not commit an error in 185 total chances.
Started the year at Triple A Colorado Springs and was recalled on May 25...in 18 total games for the Rockies, hit .217 (5x23) with four RBI...
started three games in center field for Colorado: June 1 at CHI (NL), Aug. 4 vs. WSH and Aug. 10 vs. SD...had two hits against the Padres...finished
the season at Triple A and hit .320 (122x381) with 32 doubles, and 47 RBI in his 94 games for the Sky Sox.
After spending the first two-and-a-half months of the season at Triple-A, Sullivan was called to the big
leagues in mid-June and batted .286 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 72 games for Colorado...was club's
starting centerfielder for much of late September...played primarily off the bench until his starts late in the
year, and batted .258 (8-for-31) as a pinch-hitter...hit .375 (12-for-32) with runners in scoring position,
including .625 (10-for-16) with RISP through the end of August...had a .500 (6-for-12) average with RISP
and two outs...a left-handed batter, he hit much higher against lefties (.353, 6-for-17)) than right-handers
(.276, 34-for-123)...hit higher on road (.315) than at Coors Field (.254)...had a .308 (12-for-39) average
with two outs...hit .462 (6-for-13) against the Cubs and .409 (9-for-22) against the Phillies...batted .269 (21-
for-78) with two strikes...saw bulk of his playing time in center field, but also appeared in left and right...did
not commit any errors in 78 total chances in the outfield...began the year at Colorado Springs, batting .262
with one homer, nine doubles, three triples, and 21 RBI in 53 games for the Sky Sox this season...had a .212 average
in PCL through June 1, but hit .559 (19-for-34) his final 10 games to raise his average 50 points over
the last two weeks with the Sky Sox...was recalled on June 16 and made his season debut that night with a
pinch single vs. TB...including consecutive three-hit
games July 4 vs. New York-NL and July 6 vs.
Philadelphia, batted .500 (11-for-22) over his first 12
games with Colorado through July 6...hit .214 (12-for-
56) over next 31 games from July 7-Aug. 24 to drop
season average from .500 to season-low
.295...beginning with a three-hit, two-double game on Aug.
28 at San Francisco, had a .274 (17-for-62) average
over final 29 games to finish at .286...homer on Aug.
18 at Los Angeles was his first in nearly a year, snapping
a 90 at-bat drought...his last homer had also
come at Dodger Stadium, Sept. 3, 2006...also homered Sept. 12 at Philadelphia...recorded outfield assist
on Sept. 25 at Los Angeles, cutting down Jeff Kent at
the plate in the fifth inning during a key point in that
Rockies win...in day game on Aug. 19 at Los
Angeles, Sullivan had a 17-pitch at-bat in the 3rd
inning against Dodgers' Brad Penny, fouling off 12
consecutive pitches from Penny before flying out to
left on the 17th pitch.
Had just five starts in last 25 games ... Had most strikeouts of any ML player with two HR or less (100 K's). ... batted .154 (6-for-39) over his last 18 games to drop from .280 to .267. ... HR 9/3 at LA snapped 277 AB drought since other HR, 4/26 at Phi. ... Started team-high 92 of 160 in CF ... Ranked T2nd in Majors w/ 19 SH ... established ML record with seven sacrifice bunts over two games June 14-15 at Wsh, most sacrifice hits in a two-game span in ML history. ... T7th in NL with 10 triples, T5th-highest season total in franchise history.
After missing the 2004 season following "Tommy John" surgery, Cory made his Major League debut in '05 and became the Rockies' starting centerfielder by the end of the year...joined J.D. Closser and Luis Gonzalez as only position players to be on the 25-man roster for the entire season without a visit to Minors or disabled list...batted .294 with four home runs and 30 RBI in 139 games for the Rockies in his rookie season...went 12-for-15 in stolen base attempts...went 7-for-29 (.241) as a pinch-hitter, ranking second on the club in pinch at-bats...saw sporadic playing time throughout the year, but was the team's starting centerfielder beginning in late August...spent time at each outfield position, with 67 starts in center and 16 in left...beginning Aug. 31, hit .374 (40-for-107) over his final 28 games to raise his final average from .262 to .294...ranked among NL rookies leaders in triples (T1st, 4), runs (2nd, 64), average (3rd), hits (3rd, 111), stolen bases (4th, 12), total bases (5th, 146), multi-hit games (6th, 25), and on-base percentage (7th, .343)...also ranked T4th among league rookies with seven outfield assists...ranked among Rockies leaders in triples (2nd), steals (2nd), runs (3rd), and hits (5th)...led team with five sac flies and nine bunt hits, and tied for club highs with 10 sac bunts and 16 infield hits...had nine games with three or more hits, including a pair of four-hit games...batted .299 (100-for-334) against right-handers and .250 (11-for-44) vs. lefties...hit three of his four home runs on the road...batted .341 (14-for-41) with RISP and two outs...went 24-for-55 (.436) in 19 games against Los Angeles...made his Major League debut as a defensive replacement on Opening Day, April 4 vs. San Diego...hit RBI double in lone plate appearance in that game off Trevor Hoffman with two outs in ninth inning, bringing Rockies to within one run in his first Major League at-bat...made first start on April 10 at San Francisco as centerfielder and went 1-for-5...batted .407 (11-for-27) in April, making five starts in center...hit first ML home run on May 20 at Pittsburgh, a pinch-hit blast off Rick White...it was one of four pinch homers by Colorado batters in '05...hit .320 (16-for-50) in June, going 5-for-12 over final three games...saw consistent playing time in July, making 18 starts, but batted .237 (18-for-76) in the month...ended month with a five-game hit streak...went 3-for-4 with a homer and RBI on July 17 at Cincinnati...homer snapped a drought of 102 at-bats without an extra base hit since last homer on May 20...beginning Aug. 31, Sullivan batted .374 (40-for-107) over his final 28 games to raise his average from .262 to .294...posted his only career four-hit games during that stretch, Sept. 4 vs. Los Angeles and Sept. 14 at Los Angeles...final hit in the latter game was an eighth inning two-run homer that wound up being the game-winner...hit .387 (36-for-93) in September, sixth-highest average in the National League...posted career-high nine-game hit streak from Sept. 14-23, batting .485 (16-for-33) during that stretch...beginning Sept. 2, had 11 extra base hits over final 27 games after 12 extra base hits in the first five months of the year...hit safely in 14 of his final 15 games with an at-bat to end the season...was the 2005 Abby Greer Award winner as Colorado's spring training MVP...batted .396 (21-for-53) with 11 runs, four doubles, one triple, one HR, 11 RBI and a .450 OBP in team-high 24 games.
Cory missed the entire season due to a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his left elbow...underwent
UCL reconstruction surgery on March 15 at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Denver, performed by Dr.
Thomas Noonan and Dr. Richard Hawkins...was optioned to Colorado Springs March 16 and placed on the
seven-day minor league disabled list April 8...had his contract purchased by the Rockies on May 17 and
placed on the 60-day major league DL that day...was reinstated on Oct. 27 and participated in the Arizona
Fall League...played in 22 games for the Mesa Solar Sox, batting .203 (23-for-64) with 0 HR and 2 RBI.
Led the organization in hits for the second straight year as he paced the Texas
League with 167 base knocks...it was the third highest total ever by a
Rockies minor leaguer, trailing only Juan Pierre's 187 for Asheville in 1999
and Neifi Perez's 180 with Colorado Springs in 1996...Sullivan also led the
league in at-bats (557)...he was fifth in both doubles (34) and total bases
(232), tied for fifth in triples (8) and ranked sixth with a career-best
.300 batting average...led the Drillers with 17 stolen bases...the
left-handed hitter batted .338 vs. LHB (48-for-142) but .287 vs. righties
(119-for-415)...got off to a slow start in his first season at Class AA, as
he opened just 4-for-28...he then went on to hit .308 from April 11 through
the end of the year (163-for-529)...got hotter as the year progressed,
batting a combined .323 (111-for-344) over the final three months, including
a .307 clip in June, .344 in July and .314 in August...compiled a league and
organization-high 22-game hitting streak from Aug. 5-27, batting .340
throughout that stretch (32-for-94)...also reached base safely in 27
straight games, July 29-Aug. 27...Tulsa's everyday centerfielder and leadoff
batter, Cory wracked up 47 multi-hit games, including three 4-hit affairs.
One of the organization's top centerfield prospects and leadoff hitters, Cory
Sullivan makes his first appearance in a major league camp...has led the
Rockies system in hits for each of the past two years...only Joe Thurston
(352), Josh Barfield (351), Chad Tracy (346) and fellow-Rockie prospect
Aaron Miles (337) have combined for more hits over the past two minor league
seasons than Sullivan (328)...Baseball America tabbed Cory as having the
best outfield arm in the Texas League last summer and rated him as the 22nd
best prospect in the organization heading into 2004.
Enjoyed an outstanding collegiate career at Wake Forest, where in
2001 alone he was all-ACC, a first-team All-American and MVP of the ACC
Tournament...batted leadoff in each of the school's 124 games during his two
seasons (2000-01), compiling a .382 career average...also went 7-0 with a
3.52 ERA as a left-hander starter for the Demon Deacons in 2001...was a
teammate of Corey Slavik, who is also in the Rox system, and Kyle Sleeth,
the Detroit Tigers' No. 1 pick from Westminster, Colo....Sullivan enrolled
at Wake after two years at Cypress (Calif.) JC.
Led all Rockies minor leaguers in games (138), at-bats (560), hits
(161), and doubles (42)...led the Carolina League in doubles, runs and
at-bats, finished third in hits and total bases (251) and fourth in
extra-base hits (60)...named league Player of the Week May 9-15, during
which he was 12-for-23 (.522), including a 5-for-6 effort on May 13 vs.
Frederick...from June 1 until Aug. 31, Cory batted a combined .313
(105-for-336)...hit safely in 12 straight games June 3-14 (.353, 18-for-51).
Signed with the Rockies on June 7 and made his pro debut with Single A
Asheville two days later...went on to play in 67 regular season games and in all five of the Tourists' playoff contests...he went 4-for-14 (.286) with 2 steals in Asheville's series victory over Augusta in the semifinals.