Cornelius Randolph
Kane County Cougars – No. 2
Born: (1997-07-02) July 2, 1997 (age 25)
Brunswick, Georgia
Bats: Left
Throws: Right

Cornelius Cleopatrick Randolph (born July 2, 1997) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Kane County Cougars of the American Association of Professional Baseball.


Randolph attended Griffin High School in Griffin, Georgia. During Randolph's senior year, he hit .533 with eight home runs and a 1.631 OPS.[1] He committed to play college baseball for the Clemson Tigers,[2] but after the Philadelphia Phillies selected him with the 10th pick in the first round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft,[3] he signed with the Phillies, receiving a $3,231,300 signing bonus.[4]

Philadelphia Phillies

Randolph made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Phillies, batting .302 with one home run and 24 RBIs over 53 games.[5] In 2016, he played with the Lakewood BlueClaws where he hit .274 with two home runs and 27 RBIs over 63 games.[6] Randolph spent 2017 with the Clearwater Threshers, slashing .250/.338/.402 with 13 home runs and 55 RBIs over 122 games,[7] and after the season, played in the Arizona Fall League for the Glendale Desert Dogs.[8] He spent 2018 with the Reading Fightin Phils, batting .241 with five home runs and forty RBIs over 118 games.[9] In 2019, he returned to play for Reading, hitting .247 with ten home runs and 44 RBIs over 102 games.[10] Randolph did not play in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[11] In 2021, Randolph spent the majority of the season with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs, also appearing in 5 games for the Phillies' rookie-level affiliate, slashing .235/.323/.386 in with 5 home runs and 20 RBI in 48 games for the team. On November 7, 2021, Randolph elected free agency.[12]

Chicago White Sox

On March 8, 2022, Randolph signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.[13] Randolph was assigned to the Double-A Birmingham Barons to begin the season. After struggling to a .118/.211/.117 with no home runs and 1 RBI in 11 games for Birmingham, he was released by the White Sox organization on May 3.[14]

Kane County Cougars

On May 10, 2022, Randolph signed with the Kane County Cougars of the American Association of Professional Baseball.[15] He played in 87 games for the Cougars, slashing .310/.394/.517 with 14 home runs, 64 RBI, and 13 stolen bases. He was released by the team on November 8.[16]

On May 1, 2023, Randolph re-signed with the Cougars.[17]


  1. ^ "ALL-USA Watch: Griffin's Cornelius Randolph following in Beckham's footsteps". USA Today High School Sports. May 26, 2015. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Cornelius Randolph - Player Profile". Perfect Game USA. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Draft Profile: Cornelius Randolph". Major League Baseball. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "Phillies top draft pick Cornelius Randolph gets a sweet deal". June 16, 2015. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  5. ^ Rotolo, Chris. "BlueClaws Notebook: Joe Jordan on Lakewood prospects". Asbury Park Press.
  6. ^ "The Q&A ... With Phillies prospect and former first-round pick Cornelius Randolph". April 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "2018 Reading Fightin Phils Roster Released". April 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "Randolph has eye on big picture with Glendale".
  9. ^ Narducci, Marc. "Mickey Moniak, Cornelius Randolph, Adam Haseley: An all-first-round outfield in Reading".
  10. ^ Staff, Morning Call. "Phillies prospect update: 'Pigs close out 2019 season with loss to Pawtucket".
  11. ^ "2020 Minor League Season Canceled".
  12. ^ "2021-22 Minor League Free Agents for All 30 MLB Teams".
  13. ^ "White Sox's Cornelius Randolph: Lands with White Sox".
  14. ^ "Cornelius Randolph Stats, Fantasy, & News".
  15. ^ "American Association of Professional Baseball - 2022 Transactions".
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