Nate Cornejo

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Nate Cornejo
Born: (1979-09-24) September 24, 1979 (age 37)
Wellington, Kansas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 8, 2001, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
May 2, 2004, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 12–29
Earned run average 5.41
Strikeouts 103

Nathan John Cornejo (born September 24, 1979) is a former professional baseball player who was a pitcher in the major leagues from 2001 to 2004. Nate Cornejo was drafted in the first round of the 1998 MLB draft by the Detroit Tigers, number 34 overall.[1] Prior to being called up the Tigers, Cornejo was considered to be the Tigers' best prospect and was among the top 100 prospects in baseball.[2]

In his lone full season with Detroit in 2003, Cornejo finished the season with a 6-17 record. He had the lowest strikeout rate of any starting pitcher in over 20 years, striking out just 46 batters in 194.2 innings.

Cornejo played for the Detroit Tigers until 2005. He then was signed by the Chicago White Sox. Cornejo pitched four games in the minors before officially retiring on July 2, 2006. He is the son of reliever Mardie Cornejo.

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  1. ^ "Nate Cornejo". Nate Cornejo Stats. Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "All-Time Top 100 Prospects". All-Time Top 100 Prospects. Baseball America. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 

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