Patrick Corbin, RP and SP for the Arizona D-Backs, has been up and down between the minors and MLB 3 times this year. His third trip to the bigs has proven to be his best yet!
Corbin started the year in the rotation and lasted about a month. In that month he had only 1 QS and accumulated a 5.27 ERA. Not great. He was sent down before the end of May.
Corbin’s second call-up happened at the end of June, but this time as a long reliever. He was much better. In 11.2 innings, he had 12 Ks and only gave up 2 runs. In mid July, he was sent down to the minors to get stretched out to be a starter again.
Corbin was called up as a starter on August 1st and has been great since then. He has started 3 games, all of them quality starts. He is striking out a batter an inning (19 Ks, 19 innings pitched), and has an ERA of 1.89 since being back. The left hander says that he is no longer afraid of big league hitters and that he now goes after them. Whatever the case, it’s working so far.
Corbin is a young pitcher (22) on a good team. Not only that, the division is not all that strong. All that adds up to Corbin being a nice addition in deep leagues, medium leagues, and even has potential in shallow leagues if he keeps up this success.