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  Cory Bannister
Cory Bannister

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Paradise Valley, AZ

High School:
Chaparral HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
RHP

Experience:
3V

Bats/Throws:
R/R

At Stanford: Right-handed pitcher will miss entire 2009 season after undergoing successful "Tommy John" surgery...is in line to return in 2010...has appeared in 15 games (one start) over his first two seasons, with no record and a 7.29 ERA (17er, 21.0ip)...when healthy, can throw any of four pitches for strikes.

As a Sophomore in 2008: Pitched in seven games, including one start...posted an 8.22 ERA (7er, 7.2ip); however, overall numbers were skewed by final appearance April 28 at Santa Clara (3er, 1.1ip)...made his first career start April 9 vs. UC Davis, working the first 1.1 innings of the mid-week contest...all seven outings came in non-conference play, including 0.1-scoreless frame in a 6-5 victory at Cal State Fullerton on March 2.

As a Freshman in 2007: Worked his way into eight games in relief...did not record a decision and posted a 6.75 ERA (10er, 13.1ip) with nine strikeouts...made six of his eight appearances over the final six weeks of the campaign.

High School: Graduated in 2006 from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was a teammate of fellow Stanford player Jake Schlander and former Cardinal standout Austin Yount...was a three-time letterwinner, while helping his club to three consecutive 4-A state titles...earned second-team all-region honors as a senior in 2006, when he posted a 5-0 record and a 2.90 ERA with 42 strikeouts in 35.0 innings...team finished ranked No. 4 in the nation by Baseball America during his senior year...coached by Jerry Dawson.

Other Amateur Baseball: Spent his 2008 summer campaign with the Spokane RiverHawks of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League...did not record a decision in 10 appearances (one start), while posting a 3.70 ERA (10er, 24.1ip) and 19 strikeouts...pitched in just one game for the Amsterdam Mohawks of the New York Collegiate Baseball League during the summer of 2007 before shutting it down for the remainder of the season...played for the Arizona Summer Collegiate League Braves in 2006, posting a 6-0 record and a 1.75 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 36.0 innings...spent two summers (2004, '05) with the Connie Mack Firebirds, helping the team to the state championship in 2005.

Personal Information: Son of Floyd and Jana Bannister...father played collegiate baseball at Arizona State and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1976 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros...Floyd fashioned a 15-year Major League career (1977-89, '91-92) with six organizations (Houston, Seattle, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City, California and Texas) that included an All-Star selection in 1982...older brothers Brian (2000-03) and Brett (2002-05) both pitched collegiately at USC...Brian was drafted by the New York Mets in 2003 and was a 12-game winner with the Kansas City Royals in 2007...Brett was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2005 and is currently in the organization's farm system...lists SportsCenter as his favorite TV show and Red Hot Chili Peppers as his favorite musical artist...majoring in urban studies.

Bannister's Career Stats
YEAR	ERA	W-L	APP	GS	CG	SHO/CBO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	2B	3B	HR	BF	B/AVG	WP	HBP	BK	SFA	SHA
2007	6.75	0-0	8	0	0	0/0	0	13.1	19	10	10	8	9	4	0	2	68	.339	1	3	0	1	0
2008	8.22	0-0	7	1	0	0/0	0	7.2	14	9	7	6	3	3	0	1	44	.400	0	0	2	1	0
TOTALS	7.29	0-0	15	1	0	0/0	0	21.0	33	19	17	14	12	7	0	3	112	.363	1	3	2	2	0

Bannister's Career Highs Innings Pitched (Starter): 1.1, April 9, 2008 vs. UC Davis Innings Pitched (Reliever): 3.1, April 22, 2007 at California Strikeouts: 5, April 22, 2007 at California Winning Streak: No career wins

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