Cardinals Prospect #19 - Cory Doyne

Doyne advanced three levels in 2005, going from low Class A Quad Cities to Double-A Springfield. Player Profile

Position: RHP

DOB: 8/13/1981

Height: 6-2

Weight: 210

Bats: R

Throws: R

School: Land O' Lakes High School (Land O' Lakes, FL) 

Became a Cardinal: Signed as a previously released free agent on June 14, 2004.

2005 G W-L IP Hits BB K ERA
Quad Cities (Low-A) 2 0-0 2.1 0 0 5 0.00
Palm Beach (High-A) 6 1-0 9 3 2 11 0.00
Springfield (AA) 48 2-1 55.1 37 36 53 1.95
Surprise (AFL) 12 2-1 14.2 19 11 9 6.75

Staff Comments

JS (18): "Doyne had a breakout season in 2005 and the Cardinals liked him enough to send him to the Arizona Fall League. The 23-year-old has a pretty good fastball that sits in the low-to-mid 90s. He needs to get the walks down, but I could see him getting a call-up to St. Louis in September next season if he continues to progress."

LM (28): "Doyne moved quickly this season, going from class A Quad Cities to Double-A Springfield.  Some of his peripherals at Springfield were very good.  Doyne held opposing batters to a .188 average and he allowed only thirty-seven hits in fifty-five and one-third innings.  However, his continuing control issues while in Double-A and his performance in the Arizona Fall League dropped him a bit down on my list.  Doyne averaged 5.86 BB/9 IP in Springfield and that number actual rose to 6.40 over the last twenty-eight games of the season.  Doyne's woes continued in the AFL where he walked more batters (11) than he struck out (9) in the fourteen and two-thirds innings pitched.  Opposing hitters teed off on him to the tune of a .317 average.  Still, Doyne was 23 this season so he still has time.  If he can work out his control problems he will move way up on next year's list."

RM (19): "I really like Doyne. He is probably the best reliever in the Cardinals' minor league system, as far as I'm concern. Of course the same could have been said about Scotty Layfield, a couple of seasons ago. For some reason, it doesn't appear that relievers get promoted through the ranks as quickly as starters. With the anticipated promotions coming in spring training with Tyler Johnson and perhaps Carmen Cali getting called up to be part of the bullpen in St. Louis. Doyne could be in AAA Memphis, either when the season starts or soon afterwards."

BW (20): "Doyne is on his third baseball life after starting in the Astros and Padres organizations. As a closer in 2005, he spent a majority of his time at the Double-A level, saving 19 games in 48 appearances. Doyne posted a tidy 1.95 ERA, fanning 53 in 55-1/3 innings. However, he also walked 36. He then went to the Arizona Fall League, where he was scored on in his first nine outings before steadily lowering his ERA to 6.25. On second thought, I am not sure Doyne should be ranked this high."

STAFF COMMENTS KEY: Staff Member (Individual Ranking); JS = Jason Scott; LM = Leonda Markee; BW = Brian Walton; RM = Ray Mileur; NR = Not Rated

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