||Birthday: January 14, 1990|
|Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela||Bats/Throws: S/R|
|Height: 5-11||Weight: 175 lbs|
|Pro Experience: 12 years|
Cordero, 30, is set to enter his fifth season with the Skeeters. He would become just the second player to appear in five total seasons with the Skeeters, joining catcher Travis Scott (2013-17).
In 2019, Cordero set career highs with 15 home runs and 65 RBIs while hitting .263/.306/.460 with 24 doubles in 103 games. Following the ‘19 Atlantic League All-Star Game, Cordero proved to be one of the league’s most dangerous hitters, slashing .319/.351/.540 with 10 home runs and 53 RBIs in 58 games.
This came on the heels of a banner 2018 season in which Cordero hit 12 homers to go with 63 RBIs while earning a spot in the 2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game. He is one of two players who’s appeared on both of the Skeeters Atlantic League Championship teams, coming in 2016 and ‘18.
Cordero ranks in the top 10 in numerous all-time Skeeters batting categories: Games (2nd, 380), At-Bats (4th, 1,340), Runs (5th, 155), Hits (4th, 359), Doubles (T2, 76), Home Runs (5th, 32) and RBIs (3rd, 177).
Over his four seasons in Sugar Land, Cordero has hit .268/.304/.399 through 280 games and has flashed superb versatility, appearing at catcher, first base, second base and third base. In 2017, Cordero was named the Skeeters’ Community Man of the Year.
The New York Mets originally signed Cordero as an amateur free agent from Venezuela in 2008. He spent eight years in the Mets’ minor league system, reaching as high as Double-A. Over his eight seasons at the affiliated level Cordero hit .244/.297/.344 with 25 home runs and 78 RBIs in 477 games.