Monday, June 11, 2018

Welcome to the Blue, Daniel Corcino!

The Dodgers bullpen has been a revolving door -- relievers are constantly shuffling back-and-forth between Los Angeles and Oklahoma City. So far, they have used 19 different players in relief. The newest Dodger to join our pen arrived over this past weekend, and has already thrown a scoreless inning. His name is Daniel Corcino. He is a right-hander and will wear #56. Per a Dodgers press release:
Corcino, 27, who will appear on a Major League roster for the first time since 2014, appeared in a combined 14 games (six starts) with Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City going 3-1 with one save and has posted a 2.22 ERA (11 ER/44.2 IP). He has also struck out a combined 43 batters against 16 walks, while limiting the opposition to a .190 average. Corcino has spent the majority of the season with the OKC Dodgers, going 2-0 with a 1.95 ERA (8 ER/37.0 IP) and has held batters to a .182 average, while striking out 34 against 15 walks in 10 games (six starts). The right-hander was a non-roster invitee with the Dodgers during this past Spring Training and appeared in six Cactus League games, posting a 1.35 ERA (1 ER/6.2 IP) and struck out five against two walks.
Corcino, who is in his 11th professional season and his fourth year in the Dodger organization (2015-18), has appeared in five career big league games (three starts) all in 2014 with the Cincinnati Reds, going 0-2 with a 4.34 ERA (9 ER/18.2 IP) and limited hitters to a .188 average. The Dominican Republic native has appeared in 238 career minor league games (126 starts), going 51-55 with eight saves and has posted a 4.03 ERA, while holding the opposition to a .239 average with the Reds (2008-15), Dodgers (2015-18) and Cubs (2017) organizations.
As you know, Corcino came out of the bullpen to pitch on Saturday and subsequently recorded three consecutive fly balls to the outfield to record a scoreless inning. So, so far so good. Per Kyle Downing at MLB Trade Rumors:
It’s been an impressive season thus far for the 27-year-old Corcino, who’s pitched to a 1.95 ERA thus far in 37 Triple-A innings this season. Things haven’t been perfectly rosy, as his 3.54 FIP and 4.62 xFIP might indicate, but he’s struck out almost a batter an inning and has a walk rate (3.5 BB/9) and ground ball rate (41.5%) that are at least passable. He’s made six starts in Triple-A and four relief appearances.
BTW, I found only one scouting report on Daniel Corcino online, via Bobby DeMuro at Baseball Census, from late last year. Check that out here.

In honor of Daniel Corcino's ascension to the Major's I made the above two fantasy Baseball cards of him.

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