Corey Patterson

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Donald Corey Patterson

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Biographical Information[edit]

Corey Patterson stole 85 bases over his last two high school seasons. He was one of the most highly-touted prospects in baseball when he made his debut with the Chicago Cubs late in the 2000 season. However, he failed to reach the lofty expectations set for him, in large part because he could never draw enough walks to maintain a league-average on-base percentage. His younger brother, Eric Patterson, debuted in the major leagues in 2007.

He played for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles after starting with the Cubs and spending time with the Cincinnati Reds. On July 27, 2011, he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in an eight-player deal that saw the just-acquired Edwin Jackson accompany him to St. Louis, along with Marc Rzepczynski and Octavio Dotel, in return for OF Colby Rasmus and pitchers Trever Miller, Brian Tallet and P.J. Walters. He hit only .157 in 54 games for St. Louis and was left off the postseason roster as the Cardinals went on to win the 2011 World Series. He did not return to the majors after that season.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2004)
  • Won a World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 (he did not play in the World Series)

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