Height: 6 – 0
Age: 21 (3/17/95)
The New York Yankees selected Corey Dempster in the 37th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The University of Southern California product is currently in his junior season. Baseball America ranked Corey as the 82nd best prospect in the state of California.
The South Pasadena, California native hit at a .290/.368/.485 clip in 2016. He hit six home runs, 11 doubles, and two triples while driving in 24 runs over 169 at bats. Dempster started in 41 games this season, and played in 49 of the 56 Trojan contests. Corey also stole 10 bags in 12 attempts.
Evaluators have praised Dempster’s strength, bat speed, athleticism, and speed. On Dempster’s bio on usctrojans.com, he lists Derek Jeter as his favorite sports hero “because he plays with class and for his teammates each and every day”.