Oakland A’s, Minor League Pitching Coach
Bryan Corey is a veteran major league relief pitcher, baseball scout, and coach. He is currently the minor league pitching coach for the Oakland As’ Vermont Lake Monsters in the short-season New York-Penn League. Bryan has served as an advisor to YSPN360.com since its inception and we are delighted to have him as part of our coaching staff.
Bryan was selected in the 12th round of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft by the Detroit Tigers. Prior to coming the majors, he played on the AAA teams for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tiger, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox.
Bryan made his Major-League debut in 1998 after being selected 63rd in the MLB expansion draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He appeared in 91 games, mostly as a middle inning relief pitcher, where he gained expertise at evaluating pitching talent and techniques. His contract was purchased in 2006 by the Texas Rangers where he was a reliever until being traded to the Boston Red Sox where he helped the Red Sox win the 2006 World Series. He finished his major league career in 2008 with the San Diego Padres before taking his talents overseas.
He also pitched in the Japan Central League with the Yomiuri Giants in 2004. In 2010 and 2011 he played professionally in Japan and Korea. His love and experience in the game continued when he became a Pro Scout for the Cleveland Indians for 2 years then for the Milwaukee Brewers in the Arizona region scouting amateur players for the MLB first year player draft. He then moved into teaching and coaching becoming Pitching Coordinator for Arizona Future Stars Baseball group in 2016 before being appointed pitching coach for the As’ Vermont farm team.
Bryan is a California native and attended Pierce College in California.