Corey Donte Ray
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.
- High School Simeon High School
- School University of Louisville
Before the 2016 amateur draft, OF Corey Ray of the University of Louisville was one of the players under consideration by the Philadelphia Phillies with the number one overall pick. In the end, the Phillies selected high school OF Mickey Moniak and Corey fell to the 5th slot in the draft, where the Milwaukee Brewers selected him. It was his second time being drafted; out of high school, he had been taken in the 33rd round in the 2013 draft by the Seattle Mariners but had decided to go on to college.
After signing, Corey played 3 games for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Midwest League then was promoted to Advanced Class A with the Brevard County Manatees of the Florida State League, where he played 57 games. Between the two stops, he hit .239/.307/.370 with 26 runs and 17 RBIs. He was back at the same level at the start of 2017, but the Brewers having switched affiliates, he was now with the Carolina Mudcats of the Carolina League. Even though he continued to hit for a low average in the first half, he was selected to play for the United States team in the 2017 Futures Game at Marlins Park in Miami, FL.