NEW YORK CITY - Sporting Chance Magazine is reporting that the New York Yankees organization has just offered 16-year-old Shreveport, Louisiana pitching sensation Corey Buttonbox a 2-year, $3 million contract.
Buttonbox who is a freshman at Shreveport's Stonewall Jackson High School has an unbelievably amazing 109 mph fastball.
In the last game of the season he struck out 21 opposing batters. His coach Cooper Riffinmeister told SCM's Hercules Confetti that Corey's curveball has been clocked at 93 mph.
Corey's catcher nicknamed him Bullets and he remarked that he also has an astoundingly wicked 89 mph knuckleball, which noted Major League Baseball knuckleballers like Hoyt Wilhelm and the Niekro Brothers, Phil and Joe didn't even have.
When the New York Yankee scouts saw Corey pitch they wanted to sign him on the spot, but since he is only 16, Louisiana sports laws prohibit him talking about contracts without a legal representative.
SIDENOTE: New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi says if young Corey agrees to the contract and signs with the Yankees he should be available to pitch in the MLB playoffs.